WhenÂ Nintendo unveiled the Wii at E3 2005, I was skeptical. Beyond the name being bafflingly stupid, the gimmick of motion controls didn't appeal to me in the slightest. Needless to say, the world didn't share my skepticism, as NintendoÂ went on to sell over 100 million Wii consolesÂ in 10 years.
Cut to 2011. I'm sitting in the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, waiting to see Nintendo's long-awaited response to the PS3 and Xbox 360. As soon as that bulky touchscreen controllerÂ appears on stage, I feel a sense of dread wash over me. Without question, that unveilingÂ was a low point in the history of Nintendo.
Nearly six years later, I'm pleased to say that the Switch has a chance to be a high point.
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