TIME Calls The Nintendo Switch The Best Gadget Of 2017

The comeback story of Nintendo after the failure of the Wii U has been so far, an exciting tale. Starting with a reveal that took the world by storm, the wave the company has ridden since then has only gotten bigger with more and more publishers willing to produce content for the console-handheld hybrid. Since March, Nintendo has seen a wonderous turn this year that’s included new smartphone titles as well as a new console, and a lineup of original games only available on Nintendo consoles.

“For about as long as game consoles have existed, players have had to choose between gaming in front of a TV or holding a tiny screen in their hands while out and about. Not so with the Nintendo Switch, the first console that’s truly designed for both at-home and on-the-go entertainment. The Switch consists of a tablet with a 6.2-inch screen with slots for attaching Nintendo’s Joy-Con controllers on either side, turning it into a handheld video game machine. But when you’re at home, you can slide the slate into a dock that hooks up to your TV and play it like a traditional console. That “play anywhere, anytime” approach, combined with a stellar games roster, from the recently launched Super Mario Odyssey to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, makes the Switch a true knockout.”

TIME magazine has revealed their list of best gadgets of 2017, a list that includes Apple’s iPhone X, Samsung’s Galaxy S8, and Nintendo’s Super NES Classic. The number one gadget this year was the Nintendo Switch, the console that I’ve had a hard time putting down for long since it’s release on March 3, but what takes the cake is Nintendo beating out Apple and Samsung for top honors, with the yearly refreshes on their devices finally seeing fatigue.