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Nintendo seen moving to one device, ending two-punch tactic

Prospect of company relying on a single product line triggers concern that revenue will take a hit in the near term

The Switch, which debuted in March, gives gamers the option to play in their living room or on the go as it's essentially a tablet with detachable controllers that can be connected to a TV.


FOR more than two decades, Nintendo Co's twin product lines were the envy of its rivals: a home console and a handheld gaming device. But signs are emerging its new hybrid Switch may upend all of that.

Starting with 1989's Game Boy, the Kyoto-based company has effectively...

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