WATCH: Nintendo offers sneak peek of its 'Switch' console

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Japanese game maker Nintendo is launching a new mobile console.
Japanese game maker Nintendo is launching a new mobile console.

Tokyo - Japanese videogame giant Nintendo on Thursday gave gamers a sneak peek at a long-awaited new console, a portable device dubbed Nintendo Switch, which could be key to boosting its bottom line.

In a three-minute video on its YouTube channel, Nintendo unveiled a hybrid machine that can be played at home and on the go, thanks to a removable screen like a tablet with the controllers attached.

"The mobility of a handheld is now added to the power of a home gaming system to enable unprecedented new video game play styles," Nintendo said on the website.

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