The Nintendo Switch is the newest console by Nintendo and has taken the market by storm by selling 1.5 million units since launch of march 13, 2017. Personally for me, I had a lot of trouble getting my hands on a console due to the popularity of it, but I finally got one on March 23, 2017 and here is my review of the Console.
The Nintendo Switch’s core functionality is changing from console mode in a dock to portable mode with a screen. Nintendo has made this functionality seamless by pulling the console out of the dock whenever you want and having the same game playing on a much smaller screen. It has an aluminum build and hard plastic joy cons that can be pulled out of the portable device when playing in console mode. The joy cons are in the smaller side of controllers but they are still comfortable to hold. The screen is 720p but will upscale to 1080p when put in the dock. Its has a solid build quality and feels durable when holding it.
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There are about 81 games being scheduled to release later on in the year including Mario Kart, Skyrim, NBA 2K 18 and Splatoon 2. There are only 21 games out now at the moment but more than half of them are remakes of older games. One of the launch titles Legend of Zelda, Breath of the Wild has been on of the most successful games of all time scoring 10/10 in IGN game reviews.
The Nintendo Switch is a promising piece of hardware that can be very successful if Nintendo release more games for it. The price tag of $399 is at the pricier sides but is totally worth it because you will be getting a console and portable experience in one. The game library is a bit on the weaker sides at the moment but is promised to increase with up to 81 games coming up within this year and more in the upcoming years. Overall I give this console an 9/10 because it is a unique console with amazing features and a unique gaming experience.