21 October, 2016
This is What's Trending Today.
Video game company Nintendo announced its newest portable gaming device on Thursday. It is called the Nintendo Switch. It lets users play games both at home on their televisions and while moving around.
The announcement came in the form of a video on Thursday morning.
People around the world played the video over 10 million times in the first day.
More than 100,000 people left comments. One person wrote: "This is the future of gaming right here!"
On Twitter, "Nintendo Switch" was the top trending topic around the world on Thursday. One Twitter user wrote "Nintendo switch is going to empty my wallet."
Nintendo says the system will work for games from a variety of game designers. It will be available in March 2017.
Some of the game designers include Activision, Electronic Arts, Ubisoft and Bethesda Softworks. They are the makers of popular games like Assassin's Creed, Fallout and Call of Duty.
The Switch offers gamers flexibility. They will be able to play games at home on a big-screen television, but also while they are away from home.
The video announcing the device showed people playing games at outdoor parties, on an airplane, at basketball courts and while sitting in a park.
Nintendo said more information about the Switch will be available closer to the release date.
I'm Dan Friedell.
Dan Friedell wrote this story for Learning English. Ashley Thompson was the editor.
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Words in This Story
trend – n. a topic or idea that is currently popular or fashionable
variety – n. a number or collection of different things or people — usually + of
gamer – n. a person who plays games and especially video or computer games