You may soon start seeing some Nintendo Switch-related posts show up in your Facebook news feed.
Nintendo announced today that its new Switch console will come with Facebook integration, allowing gamers to log-in with their Facebook credentials and share their achievements via screenshots on the social media platform. Facebook has similar login integrations with PlayStation, Xbox, PC, web, and mobile games. This is another example of the tech giant’s growing presence in the gaming world.
“Nintendo Switch is the one system that can be played in various styles, anytime, any place, and with anybody, regardless of where or when you play,” Nintendo executive Shinya Takahashi said in a statement. “And the Facebook feature in Nintendo Switch further enhances the player’s ability to share and enjoy new gaming experiences with others.”
The Switch, Nintendo’s seventh console, is a crucial launch for the company following disappointing Wii U sales compared to competing devices like the Xbox One and Playstation 4. The portable handheld console, which can be hooked up to a TV via a docking station for big-screen gaming, goes on sale Friday for $300.
Watch this recent episode of our Geared Up podcast for a hands-on review with the new console: