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Game & Watch

Made between 1980 and 1991, these one-game portables featured a built-in LCD screen and eventually inspired Nintendo to create the Game Boy. Classic titles like Donkey Kong, Super Mario Bros. and Zelda. (Evan-Amos/Wikipedia)

In pictures: A brief history of Nintendo consoles

The Nintendo Switch has finally landed bringing new hope to the legendary gaming firm that has struggled in recent years.

Strong opposition from the Xbox One and PS4, plus the onslaught of mobile gaming has meant that the Japanese firm has a lot riding on its latest device.

From the vintage NES, though the Game Boy glory days, all the way up to the 3DS and Wii U, here’s a brief history of Nintendo consoles and handhelds…