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Trusted Reviews Awards 2017: Nintendo Switch nets Product and Console of the Year double salvo

The Nintendo Switch video games console has picked up two top prizes at the Trusted Reviews Awards 2017.

In a stellar scoop for Nintendo, the recently launched Nintendo Switch has won both Product of the Year and Console of the Year at our annual awards event.

The console debuted in stores on March 3 this year, and quickly became one of the most-talked about gadgets of the year. Particularly helpful was the stellar Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild game, which served to boost the console’s launch sales significantly.

We called the Nintendo Switch 2017’s “most exciting console” in our review, awarding it a very respectable 4/5 score.

Plus points include how easy it is to use, the ability to game wherever you want, the tech-packed Joy-Con controllers, and the bright and colourful screen.

Here’s our verdict, as penned by Gaming Editor Brett Phipps: “I’ve slowly but surely been won over by the charm of the Switch. Its versatility and accessibility make it a joy to play, particularly as a portable machine.”

He continues: “With Nintendo swiftly addressing my biggest concern with the hardware, it’s hard to argue this console isn’t absolutely brimming with potential in the months to come.”

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What do you think of the Nintendo Switch? And do you think these awards were justified? Let us know via Facebook or tweet us @TrustedReviews.