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Nintendo's Switch gives a jolt to game consoles

New Super Mario coming as gamers seek experience beyond smartphones

Fans enjoying a test run of Nintendo's Super Mario Odyssey Game, on sale Oct. 27.

LOS ANGELES -- Gaming consoles are showing signs of recovery at E3 2017, the world's largest gaming expo, where attendees flocked to the Nintendo Switch for experiences that cannot be had with smartphone games.

This is the first year E3 is open to the general public. As soon as the expo's doors opened on noon Tuesday, gamers from all over the the U.S. rushed to Nintendo's booth to play Super Mario Odyssey. The latest Super Mario installment will go on sale Oct. 27, Nintendo announced at an online news conference Tuesday morning. "Mario's jumping abilities are so smooth and fun," exclaimed one excited fan.

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