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The Japanese gaming company Nintendo has [predictive / predicted] the year ending March 2021 will be a [dumper / bumper] year for its Switch games console. Executives said sales will be 26 per cent higher than [initial / initially] forecasts. It expects to ship 24 million of its consoles by the end of the [financial / financials] year. This is a 26 per cent increase from the previous [forecaster / forecast] . The company said the rise [on / in] demand for the Switch console is partly attributable to a pandemic-driven [boom / boon] in gaming. Millions of people have been staying indoors [because / entirely] of COVID-19 and have invested [on / in] a new games console. The result has provided Nintendo with an extra reason [to / for] optimism - its operating profit forecast is up by 50 per cent to $4.3 billion.

The Nintendo Switch was [veiled / unveiled] in October 2016 and released worldwide in 2017. It is a hybrid console [what / that] can be used as either a home console or a portable, [standalone / standardize] device. It has controllers with motion sensing and [tacit / tactile] feedback. These can attach to both sides of the console to support handheld-style play like [this / that] of the Nintendo Wii. Gamers can play online [through / thorough] Internet connectivity, as well as with other consoles on a [locally / local] wireless network. Developers have created over 320 games for the console, many from [third-party / third-person] companies. Switch sales have been led [to / by] Nintendo-created games such [as / was] The Legend of Zelda, Mario Kart 8, Pokemon Sword and Shield, and Animal Crossing.

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