We're Getting Closer To A Working Switch Emulator

Danny Woods
January 16, 2018

Those of you who were looking forward to catching up with The Walking Dead or Stranger Things on Netflix from the comfort of their Switch may want to brace themselves: The company has announced there's now no plans to bring the service to Ninty's latest box of wonders. The recent Nintendo Direct Mini also showcased what gamers can expect from the Nintendo Switch, including new games such as The World Ends With You: Final Remix and Kirby Star Allies plus updates for Pokken Tournament DX and Super Mario Odyssey.

Yuzu, however, is described on its official website as an experimental open-source Nintendo Switch emulator that can only be used to launch homebrew apps and for research purposes. The Switch was one of the hottest devices of the year, and instant popularity among consumers has translated to sales that are outpacing the Wii, Nintendo's best-selling home console of all time.

So what is a Switch owner to do? The Hulu app was released for the Switch on November 10, making it the first streaming service in America for the console.

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Interestingly enough, we have already seen one of the most popular Switch games, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, running on PC. "We're talking to a range of companies about other services, companies like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon - things that will come in time", he told the Washington Post last March.

The next day, Polygon reached out to Netflix for a comment and got a response saying that the tweet from earlier was not entirely accurate. Seeing as how Nintendo still hasn't figured out its paid online service yet, there's obviously still some kinks that need to be worked out. What do you think will be the strategy of Nintendo that must follow to meet its goal for 2018?

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