This week has flown by and I was a day off all week. Hence, why this post is late because I thought it was Friday and I didn’t schedule anything because… reasons.
The Nintendo Switch came out in March of 2017 and it was a whirlwind. It took all the gaming stores and Amazon by storm and everyone was doing everything they could to get their hands on one – Kris and I included.
We weren’t able to get the Switch until a month and a half later than its release because it was nowhere to be found. Well, not unless we bought a brand new one from eBay for triple the price.
It’s been almost a year and a half since the Switch came out and there are games for it up the wazoo. Nintendo has a great lineup of games coming for the rest of 2018 and I can’t wait for most of them.
Though there is a slight problem. When Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee! come out, we only have one Switch. Usually, Kris and I will get a copy of each game and we’ll play it on our own, but together so we can experience it all together. Sure, one of us can play on the Switch while the other watches, but we’re not going to be able to start our own journeys together.
Yes, there’s co-op for these new games, but it doesn’t seem like you can take one file from the Switch and bring it over to the next. The second player is just aiding the first player on their own journey with their own Pokemon. At least, that’s what it seems like for right now.
Unfortunately, I can’t remember where or when I saw this, but Reggie said in an interview at one point fairly recently that Nintendo’s goal is to have a Nintendo Switch per person in every home. So, despite the Switch being all about co-op and sharing, it sounds like they’re going to make games where, if you want to play together, you need your own Switch.
The thing is, I don’t know if I want my own Switch. Kris and I each have our own accounts and friend codes. We have a ton of games on the Switch we have now. Most of them are digital downloads so if I wanted to play a certain game, I’d have to use her Switch anyway. If I got my own Switch, I’d be starting from scratch.
And don’t even get me started about the money of it all.
So, yeah. I’m not sure if I should get my own Switch down the line. If I do, it won’t be for a long time. But then it’ll be disappointing not to play certain one-player games with Kris.