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Nintendo Switch Won't Support Netflix at Launch [Update]

The hybrid system reportedly "won't have many multimedia functions at launch."


[Update] In a statement to Kotaku, Nintendo confirmed there will be no video apps available on Switch at launch.

"All of our efforts have gone toward making the Nintendo Switch system an amazing dedicated video game platform," said the publisher. "So it will not support any video-streaming services at launch. However, support for video-streaming services is being considered for a future update."

[Original story] According to a new report, the Nintendo Switch will not support Netflix at launch in March.

Business Insider (via NeoGAF) reports that the hybrid system, which can be played at home or on the go, "won't have many multimedia functions at launch." This information was sourced to a quote from Nintendo's Kit Ellis. "Don't plan to watch Netflix on the Switch, for instance," Business Insider said.

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The Wii U and the 3DS have Netflix apps. As mentioned, it's possible that a Netflix app for the Switch could come later. We have followed up with Nintendo in an attempt to get more details.

The Switch launches on March 3, priced at $300.

Highly anticipated RPG Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is one of the Switch's five launch titles. In other news, series producer Eiji Aonuma recently teased that Nintendo might make another Zelda game for the Switch after Breath of the Wild.

Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime believes the Switch has a bright future. He recently said there were two main reasons why the Wii U underperformed--and Nintendo has taken steps to make sure things go better for the Switch. You can read our interview with Fils-Aime here.

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