Nintendo revealed more details last week about its highly anticipated video game console Switch, that also serves as a hand-held gaming device, during a global rollout on Friday.

The price in the U.S. will be $300, a bit above the $200 to $250 that analysts were expecting. It will debut March 3. The Switch is the first major hybrid console / hand-held gaming device.

“Nintendo Switch is a new way to play,” said Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime at a packed event in New York, where several hundred reporters tried out games including the fantasy game “Zelda: Breath of the Wild” and the fighting game “Arms” on the device.

Nintendo needs the Switch to be a hit. Its previous game console, the Wii U, faded quickly, and its 3DS handheld was also a disappointment. The one-time king of the video-game console has since been largely eclipsed by the Sony PlayStation 4 and Microsoft’s Xbox One.

First seen / Source: New York Times

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