Earliest Nintendo Switch console revealed – and you won't believe what it looked like

Nintendo Switch old
(Image credit: Forest of Illusion on Twitter)

Nintendo's Switch console has been a smash hit, with sales eclipsing the lifetime sales of its older sibling, the 3DS, in just four years. But what did it look like in its infancy? Well, this is your chance to find out as the oldest Switch on record has been found, and images of the console are delighting Nintendo fans on Twitter.

The retro unit in question is a development model (above), which has been procured by a group of Nintendo fans, but it isn't clear where it was dug up from. Made in 2016, a whole year before the first Switch was available to consumers, this is how the console would have looked when it was given to developers to create the games fans know and love. 

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Georgia Coggan

Georgia is lucky enough to be Creative Bloq's Editor. She has been working for Creative Bloq since 2018, starting out as a freelancer writing about all things branding, design, art, tech and creativity – as well as sniffing out genuinely good deals on creative technology. Since becoming Editor, she has been managing the site on a day-to-day basis, helping to shape the diverse content streams CB is known for and leading the team in their own creativity.