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Nintendo and Sega working together on Switch?

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DreamStream could be Switch's saving grace

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Nintendo Switch launched several weeks ago and since than has swept to worldwide success. Games like Legend of Zelda and 1-2-Switch have wowed critics and naysayers alike. Conversely, old adversary Sega has taken a step backward into the shadows in the meantime. That could be about to be remedied however, as Nintendo and Sega Europe announce a new partnership.

At a press conference held in Tokyo, Japan Nintendo and Sega Europe announced 'Dream Stream,' an online service that will allow early Switch adopters to stream a select number of HD upscaled Dreamcast games to their devices through a WiFi internet connection. 

A $77.4 million deal

Sega Europe spokesperson Avril Tonto remarked that: "Sega and Nintendo have a long and storied history. With this new partnership, we hope to bring much-loved franchises to a new audience."

The deal is reportedly worth almost $80 million. Time will tell what all this mean, but it can only be a good thing for new owners of Nintendo's newest console since the Wii dominated the gaming world in 2013.

Nintendo's follow up console titled "Wii Yu" was a commercial failure and shipped only 8 million units since it was introduced in 2015, with Nintendo limping on through sales of its mobile enabled Poke Monsters franchise throughout much of 2016.

If this new project with European outfit Sega comes to fruition, the outlook is very promising.

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