From iterations on the Wii to different versions of the DS, Nintendo is no stranger to redesigning its home and portable consoles. In the wake of the announcement of the Switch (OLED model), which will feature a larger 7-inch OLED display (but the console size is unchanged from the base Switch model), a larger and adjustable base stand, improved sound, 64 GB of internal storage and a wired LAN port in the dock, now is a good time to review how radical it is – or not! – some of Nintendo’s design leaps have taken place over the years.
A History of Nintendo Console Redesigns
Here is the story of Nintendo’s console and handheld redesign, from the NES to the Nintendo Switch.
A history of Nintendo console redesigns
What would you want a subsequent Switch redesign to look like? Which of these old models do you prefer? Let us know in the comments!
Logan Plant is a writer for IGN and a production assistant for Nintendo Voice Chat, IGN’s weekly Nintendo show. You can find him on Twitter at @LoganJPlant.
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