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Nintendo Switch: Read Exec's Note To Fans On Launch Day

"Thanks for being the best fans."


It's a big day for Nintendo and the industry overall, as the Nintendo Switch arrives today. Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime wrote a note to fans in celebration of the launch.

Posted on Twitter (and reprinted in its entirety below), the note thanks fans for their support. Fils-Aime said the Switch--with its hybrid nature--allows console gaming to go in directions "never possible before." He listed off some of the first-party games coming to Switch this year, including Super Mario Odyssey, which he called a "massive new Mario adventure," and said players can expect "great content" from third-party companies as well.

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One of the reasons why the Wii U struggled was because of its lack of good games that were released on a regular basis. Nintendo is taking steps to make sure it doesn't repeat that mistake with the Switch.

In other news about the Switch, a number of companies, including Microsoft and Sony, have publicly congratulated Nintendo on launching the new system.

For more on the Switch, check out GameSpot's review. One of its launch titles, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, is receiving strong reviews, including a 10/10 from GameSpot.

Reggie Fils-Aime's Note To Fans:

"To our incredible fans,

The launch of any new Nintendo system is a special day. But in particular, we can't wait for you to play Nintendo Switch in the comfort of your living room, on the your commute ... or, really, anywhere you want! That's what makes Nintendo Switch so unique.

Over the course of the year, you can play a new game in The Legend of Zelda series, a sequel to Splatoon, and a massive new Mario adventure--not to mention the face-to-face fun of 1-2-Switch, the intense racing action of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, the surprise that comes from new franchises like Snipperclips - Cut It Out Together or Arms. And you can also look forward to Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Fire Emblem for Nintendo Switch, and all the great content coming from our third-party partners.

I hope you fully enjoy the journey that you're about to begin. Here's to taking console gaming in new directions--and to new places--never possible before. Thanks for being the best fans. Have fun today!"

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