5 Reasons why the Nintendo Switch has nothing to fear from PS5 and Xbox Series X and 2 reasons it does

| January 22, 2020

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Since its launch in 2017, the Nintendo Switch has proven to be a popular and innovative console. Unlike any previous gaming system, it allows players to play more in-depth titles both on their TVs and on-the-go. Due to its versatility, this console has made its way into the hands of millions of video game lovers. However, at the end of this year, we will see the launch of the new PlayStation and Xbox consoles. Obviously, Nintendo Switch is different enough from these devices to make it stand out, but it also has a few weak points that could make it lose money this holiday season.

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