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New Nintendo console to launch in March

Nintendo announced the launch of its newest gaming console, Switch, in a Thursday night event. The Nintendo Switch will go on sale March 3 in the U.S. and cost $299.

The new gaming system follows up the Wii U, a relative bust for the company. On the whole, the Switch has gotten positive reviews, with The Verge writing that it "offers countless ways to play, and almost all of the games demoed today work with several of them." Nintendo confirmed some titles that will be released on the Switch on Thursday evening, too, including Splatoon 2, Super Mario Odyssey, Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Fire Emblem Warriors, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Popular Mechanics reports.

Setting the Switch apart from competitors, the consul features a removable on-the-go handheld device that lasts up to six-and-a-half hours off its dock, offering a potentially innovative new way to play games. The Nintendo Switch will also offer a fixed-subscription online service, like Xbox Live or Playstation Plus.

The Switch is available for preorder here.