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Nintendo Switch Review | How Nintendo Finally Grew Up

Nintendo Switch Review | How Nintendo Finally Grew Up

by May 10, 2017
Release Date

March 3, 2017



At home, Nintendo Switch rests in the Nintendo Switch Dock that connects the system to the TV and lets you play with family and friends in the comfort of your living room. By simply lifting Nintendo Switch from the dock, the system will instantly transition to portable mode, and the same great gaming experience that was being enjoyed at home now travels with you. The portability of Nintendo Switch is enhanced by its bright high-definition display. It brings the full home gaming system experience with you to the park, on an airplane, in a car, or to a friend’s apartment.

Gaming springs into action by removing detachable Joy-Con controllers from either side of Nintendo Switch. One player can use a Joy-Con controller in each hand; two players can each take one; or multiple Joy-Con can be employed by numerous people for a variety of gameplay options. They can easily click back into place or be slipped into a Joy-Con Grip accessory, mirroring a more traditional controller. Or, if preferred, the gamer can select an optional Nintendo Switch Pro Controller to use instead of the Joy-Con controllers. Furthermore, it is possible for numerous people to bring their Nintendo Switch systems together to enjoy local multiplayer face-to-face competition.

Official Nintendo Switch press release


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  • The "switch" between handheld to TV works perfectly
  • The ability to take a full console game on the go fits an active lifestyle
  • The HD Rumble and overall functionality of the Joy-Cons are impressive and have potential
  • Potential
  • The screen scratches too easily for a portable device
  • Complete lack of any bundled software of applications like Netflix or YouTube
  • Not much available during launch
  • The OS has a lack of music and sounds
  • The Joy-Con controllers may be too small for people with large hands to use individually in the sideways position.
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Any gamer who grew up with Nintendo would be happy to know that Nintendo is finally growing up. The Nintendo Switch feels like an adult Nintendo product made specifically for those who live a busy life and don't have the time or ability to play a console game for hours like they used to. There is little reason to rush out and buy a Nintendo Switch today; Zelda is also available for the Wii U and not much will be released until later this year. If you're on the fence or if money is an issue you should wait till later in the year when a bundle is announced. The Nintendo Switch has some serious potential and I can't wait to see what Nintendo has in store.

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Abe Hunter
Graphic artist, designer, writer and overall fan of the gaming industry, you can find Abe with his Nintendo Switch within reach 24/7. Abe is one of the Co-Creators of BlockHead Gaming and a very COOL DUDE who totally didn't write his own bio.