Residents line up in the cold at Best Buy to get their hands on new Nintendo Switch console

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Thursday night, a large crowd gathered at the Best Buy in Baton Rouge for a big release from one of the original video game companies.

Nintendo is coming out with a new gaming system called Switch. It's the latest console since the 2012 debut of Wii U.

"Nintendo is always a hot item," said Matthew Jackson, a tech expert with Walmart.

Some stores like Walmart, Best Buy, and Gamestop are selling the Nintendo Switch starting at midnight. What makes this gaming system unique is it combines a hand-held with a home console.

"Start off playing at home, decide to leave and walk away, go anywhere. Bring it to work, take it on the bus," said Jackson.

The Nintendo Switch is selling for $299 and customers can choose from gray controllers or a blue and red combination.

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