Nintendo Switch to get streaming service soon, reports indicate

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Nintendo could finally be bringing the highly awaited streaming feature to its new hybrid gaming console – Nintendo Switch.

If reports are to be believed, Nintendo Switch users in Japan will be getting the streaming feature as early as this month itself enabling users to enjoy multimedia streaming services on their devices with the Switch’s first third-party app being NicoNico. This particular app is similar to and works just like YouTube. The app has already been launched on July 13 and will enable users to experience the services of video streaming providers such as Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu.

Nintendo has already made it clear that it intends to make Switch a wholesome entertainment device, but it did also say that at the time that it wants to focus on gaming first and make Switch a complete gaming platform.

“We built the Nintendo Switch to be a world-class gaming device, meaning we want you first and foremost to play games on the system and have an incredibly fun experience,” said Nintendo of America’s Chief Operating Officer Reggie Fils-Aime in March.

He did acknowledge that the company is already in talks with streaming services providers and said that streaming services will most likely arrive to the console in future.

“In our view, these are not differentiators. What differentiates us is the way you play with the Nintendo Switch and what you can play. And that will continue to be our focus into the future as we continue driving this platform,” he also said.

Five more game titles were added to the Nintendo Switch’s exclusive Eshop.

One of the new games include a classic ACA Neo Geo game called “Fatal Fury Special” that sells for $8. The trendy brawler game called “De Mambo” also comes out on Nintendo Switch for $13, while the indie puzzle game “Death Squared” can be downloaded for $15.

On the other hand, the “I and Me” puzzle platformer game can also be purchased for $10, while the “Levels+: Addictive Puzzle Game” is being sold for $7.

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