The Nintendo Switch likely won’t be the revolution that the Wii was and can’t really compete with the PS4 or Xbox One, but none of that mattered during the joyous few hours I spent with it at a New York preview event. Nintendo’s wacky new hybrid console had me shooting, racing, and wildly flailing my arms in real life, and while I’m a bit worried about its game lineup, the Switch could turn out to be a vessel for great and unique games from both Nintendo and its partners.

Hardware: Sleek and Simple

(Image credit: Photo Credit: Sam Rutherford/Tom’s Guide)

The $299 Nintendo Switch is remarkably simple. The system itself is essentially a 6-inch tablet that you can play on your TV via a dock or take on the go thanks to a myriad of wireless and detachable control options. You’ll barely notice the Switch when you have it docked and in your entertainment center — it’s that small.

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