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Nintendo has sent out a notice revealing the most wanted videos on Switch news for 2017. The list doesn’t necessarily seem to be in a particular order since it isn’t numbered, but it’s presented as follows:

– Super Mario Odyssey – Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017 Trailer
– Super Mario Odyssey – Nintendo Direct 9/13/17
– Kirby 25th Anniversary Trailer
– Jump Up, Super Star! – Super Mario Odyssey Musical
– Xenoblade Chronicles 2 – Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017 Trailer
– Super Mario Odyssey Game Trailer – Nintendo E3 2017
– Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition
– Super Nintendo World Japan – Teaser Trailer
– Metroid Prime 4 – First Look – Nintendo E3 2017
– Yoshi for Nintendo Switch – Game Trailer – Nintendo E3 2017

One thing to note: unless we hear otherwise, we have to assume that the data is limited to the Americas. This news notice has not been published in any other regions at this time.

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Each time Nintendo ships new hardware, the company already begins to consider new ideas for the next generation. So it won’t come as much of a surprise then that Nintendo’s Shinya Takahashi recently told Toyo Keizai that the company was thinking about the concept for Switch in 2012.

Takahashi further added that by the time 2014 approached, Nintendo was focused on two core ideas. The Big N wanted two people to easily enjoy playing with detachable controllers, which became the Joy-Con. The other important element was creating a home console device that could also be taken outside.

General Switch producer Yoshiaki Koizumi chimed in on the main ideas behind Switch as well. Nintendo noticed how that, in recent years, there has been a split in the gaming population between people playing casually on smart devices and more serious gamers on the likes of the PlayStation 4 and PC. For Switch, there was a desire to combine the elements of both smart devices and home consoles.

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Thankfully, the team is aware of the “hitches” players have reported on Switch and are investigating the issues. A post on the official forums states that “some aspects of the game are beyond a patch-level fix, but there are changes that can be made to improve some elements.” Currently the plan is to update players on the direction the developer will be taking in January.

Here’s the full status update: