In Time’s top ten list of gadgets released in 2017, the Nintendo Switch has taken the number one spot, beating out the iPhone X and the Microsoft Surface laptop.
The list has been a fixture of Time’s end-of-the-year roundups, looking back and compiling the top people and things from the year. This year, the Switch topped the list, with iPhone X, Samsung Galaxy S8, and the Xbox One X all below it on the list.
“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,” list author Lisa Eadicicco wrote. “Not so with the Nintendo Switch, the first console that’s truly designed for both at-home and on-the-go entertainment.”
The article praises the Switch’s emphasis on playing anything, anywhere and games like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey bolstering its library.
This is the second year in a row that Nintendo has captured the top spot, with last year’s NES Classic winning. This year, the SNES Classic also ranked, but at number six.
[Source: Time Top 10 Gadgets 2017]