Nintendo & Starlight Are Rolling Out New Hospital Safe Gaming Consoles!

Nintendo has already introduced multiple iterations of their Switch gaming console, but their latest version of the Nintendo Switch is guaranteed to warm the heart!

Their newest Nintendo Switch, which is a collaboration with Starlight, is created for hospitals and healthcare centers and designed specifically to be easy to disinfect and clean.

The new gaming stations can roll anywhere in the hospital and keep kids entertained and distracted, which is especially important with many playrooms closed due to COVID-19.

Keegan loved being entertained during his hospital stay by playing games on the new Starlight Gaming station. Credit: Starlight.org

The easily portable system comes in 4 different casings (Mario, Princess Peach, Yoshi, and Donkey Kong) and is pre-loaded with 25 games, including The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Maker 2, Super Mario Party, Pokémon: Let’s Go Pikachu, Super Mario Odyssey, Stardew Valley, Cuphead, and Minecraft.

The first units were recently received at Tacoma, Washington’s Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital.

Lyndon was the very first patient at Mary Bridge to play on the newest version of Starlight Gaming! Credit: Starlight.org

I’m not crying, you’re crying!

Per Starlight: “Gaming delivers happiness to kids stuck in the hospital by providing entertainment and much-needed distraction from stressful situations. It can even provide emotional support, resulting in reduced anxiety and improved mood.”

For a detailed look at the process of creating this new Nintendo/Starlight Gaming Station, Check out this LINK.

Starlight and Nintendo have been collaborating on gaming stations for nearly 30 years. Together they have delivered over 7,000 various gaming stations to over 800 hospitals across the United States.

For more on the history of Nintendo Gaming Consoles, Check out this Checklist!

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