You generally know what to expect from new PlayStation or Xbox consoles. Crisper graphics, faster speeds, but generally more of the same.
You can't say that of Nintendo's output. They've consistently surprised the gaming world with their innovate console concepts, from the massively popular motion-controlled Wii, to the far less successful handheld-hybrid Wii U.
So when Nintendo announced that they were unveiling their new console earlier today, people didn't know what to expect.
And now here we have it: the Nintendo Switch.
As you can see, Nintendo has once again geared most of their efforts towards portability, in an attempt to lay claim to the handheld and home console market all at once.
It's a risky strategy, considering the relative failure of the Wii U. One has to wonder, looking at the size of the console, whether it packs much of a processing punch compared to Microsoft and Sony's current, and upcoming, efforts.
The 'Switch' is set for release in March, and excitement for the console will rely on the titles that Nintendo have secured for the coming year. Let's hope they've learned their lesson from the last campaign.