Nintendo Switch puppy plush combines the two best things in the world

nintendo switch puppy plush nintendoswitchpuppyplush1
Twitter/AnnaTheRed
The two greatest things available on this fine Earth are video games and puppies, and Nintendo appeared to combine them with the announcement of its Switch console last week. The controller dock resembles a floppy-eared black Labrador, and a fan wasted no time in making the design even more adorable.

“I couldn’t wait until March, so I made my own Nintendo Switch,” Twitter user AnnaTheRed proclaimed.

The design makes use of every button on the system’s two Joy-Con controllers, with the thumb sticks representing the puppy’s slightly asymmetrical eyes and the buttons acting as little black patches all over their adorable face. The plus and minus symbols at the top of the two controllers are unique eyebrows, as well. Since the puppy doesn’t have a nose, it obviously has to breath through its mouth, with a tongue popping out the bottom. The tongue can even be folded in to turn off the Nintendo Switch.

The plush can stand on its own — not unlike the main Nintendo Switch console, with a stand build into its back — or it can sit and do that cute “head turn” that puppies do when they can’t hear what you said.

Truly, this is one genuine Nintendog.

The Nintendo Switch is expected to launch in March 2017, with no price point yet released by Nintendo. Eschewing the dual-screen setup of the Wii U, the system will function more like a traditional home console when connected to its dock, and as a portable system when played on its own. Though few games have been officially confirmed for the system, its reveal video showed off what appeared to be a new 3D Mario title, as well Splatoon, a Mario Kart game, and even Skyrim.

Product Review

'New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe' is 2D platforming wizardry

New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe is the latest Wii U game to come back from the dead on Switch. And wow, it’s much better than we remembered.
Gaming

Among hundreds of choices, these are the best 25 SNES games of all time

The Super Nintendo Entertainment System might be the greatest game console ever made, but what are the best titles for the system? Here are our picks for the best SNES games.
Gaming

There’s a secret character in ‘New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe’

It appeared New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe had dropped one of the Wii U version's playable characters, but players have discovered a secret way to unlock them with just a few button presses.
Gaming

Who needs a Switch? These 25 games prove there's fun to be found on 3DS

The 3DS is home to a large library, including some of the greatest games Nintendo has ever published. We've compiled this list of some of the best Nintendo 3DS games currently available.
Gaming

Dataminers discover SNES games, more emulators for Nintendo Switch Online

Nintendo Switch Online may soon launch SNES games and more emulators, according to data miners. The list of hidden SNES titles include Breath of Fire 2 and Star Fox 2, while the other emulators may be the Nintendo 64 and Nintendo GameCube.
Gaming

‘RollerCoaster Tycoon 2’ ride takes 12 years to complete

A RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 player has constructed a coaster in the game that will take more than 12 years to complete from beginning to end, and is actually a tiny ride taking up a small portion of the landscape.
Gaming

‘Battlefield V’ adds Squad Conquest mode in ‘Lightning Strikes’ update

Electronic Arts and DICE have detailed what is included in the Battlefield V update Lightning Strikes. The update includes access to the mode Squad Conquest through the end of January.
Gaming

Here's everything you need to know to trade in 'Pokémon Go'

After literally years of waiting, Pokémon Go finally gives trainers the option to trade Pokémon with others. It's not easy, though, and the cost is quite high if you try trading with strangers.
Gaming

You're never too broke to enjoy the best free-to-play games

Believe it or not, free-to-play games have evolved into engaging, enjoyable experiences. Here are a few of our favorites that you can play right now, including Warframe and the perennially-popular League of Legends.
Gaming

‘Rocket League’ is the latest game to get full cross-platform play

Psyonix has announced that Rocket League now supports full cross-platform play across PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC, joining Fortnite as the only games to do so.
Gaming

Here's what you need to know about 'World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth'

World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth is the latest expansion for the now 14-year-old MMORPG. It goes back to the roots of the Alliance vs. Horde conflict. Here's what you need to know.
Virtual Reality

Think virtual reality is just for games? These awesome apps will change your mind

Virtual reality isn't all about gaming. Swim with turtles, paint in 3D, and immerse yourself in some unique experiences the platform has to offer with our curated list of the best VR apps.
Gaming

Latest ‘Fortnite’ update channels Halo with a scoped revolver

The latest update for Fortnite, update 7.20, is now available, and it brings a new Scoped Revolver weapon to the game alongside the returning Glider item and a limited-time Snipers-only mode.
Gaming

‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’ will make Blackout mode free to play this week

Treyarch and Activision are offering Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's Blackout mode as a free trial download for a limited time. The mode will be available from January 17 through January 24.