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Nintendo has revealed that its next games machine will be a handheld, portable device that doubles up as a home console.

Previously code-named NX, now named the Nintendo Switch, the device looks like a tablet computer with controllers that attach to its sides.

The device was revealed in a short “teaser” video posted on YouTube.

One analyst said the device could be Nintendo’s “last shot” at selling a home console.

“The Wii U was a car crash, basically,” said Paul Jackson of the Ovum consultancy.

“They fudged the communication and confused everybody with the controller and what the screen was for.

“As a result it sold about a tenth of what the original Wii sold.”

The Wii U was rapidly outsold by Sony’s PS4 and Microsoft’s Xbox One, although Nintendo has enjoyed success with its handheld 3DS device.

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