Nintendo Explains Why Its Next Console Is Called the Nintendo SwitchWith more details expected on the Nintendo Switch in January, one thing we now know for sure the reason behind its name.

Nintendo Dream, a Japanese magazine featured the Switch in its latest issue. And in doing so, it managed to get a few questions answered on the console from Nintendo itself.

This is why Nintendo called its latest console the Switch.

“We decided that this name would be the best fit for our product for two reasons. It represents one of the defining features of the Switch, the ability to seamlessly ‘switch’ between the TV screen and Switch’s screen, while also embodying the idea of being a ‘switch’ that will flip, and change the way people experience entertainment in their daily lives,” the company said to Nintendo Dream (via Nintendo Everything).
In addition to this, Nintendo revealed what it wanted its audience to take away from the Switch’s announcement trailer.
“We wanted to show people just how much of an enjoyable difference it will make in their entertainment experiences, by having them see and hear for themselves what it can do in an easy-to-digest manner. It allows people to enjoy a home console experience not only in front of a TV, but in rooms with no TV, or outside altogether. And because the controllers are detachable from the main body of the console, each of its forms offer different play experiences for people to enjoy.”

While it’s too early to tell if the console will live up to Nintendo’s intentions, its interesting to see how close it gets to it.