Thoughts On The Nintendo Switch

First Thoughts on the Nintendo Switch

So, in the very slim chance that you’ve missed it, Nintendo officially revealed the Nintendo Switch (formerly known only as the NX). In my opinion, the new console looks fantastic! Slim and sleek, it boasts modes both for the television and for on-the-go gaming.

I think the console looks awesome and I’ve never been so excited for anything in my entire life! I like how it seems small and compact, but it’s obviously bigger than the 3DS. I like the idea of being able to bring it with you where ever you go and play with friends in person. That will make game nights a lot easier!

It seems fantastic! Although, I wonder if you’re playing games on the go with friends, how many people can play with one screen. Is it two per screen? How many screens can hook up together to play the same game? Imagine playing 8-player Smash Brothers with it!

Well, at one point in the trailer, each person had their own screen and they were all just sitting around in a circle. But the screen is small, so I’m thinking you can only get 2-4 people on one screen at once. My question is, how long will the battery last?

The battery usage is a good point. I presume the brain of the console, the part that stays home¬†with the television, will be a charging station for the mobile screen. I hope the battery lasts at least about six or so hours, almost like a 3DS. I’m curious as to how the WiFi is going to work on the console. We’ve seen the cartridges for the games, but what about downloads and online multiplayer? Will there be a Virtual Console on the Switch?

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I agree with you on all those points. While the trailer for the console was great and I’m very excited for it, but there are still a lot of unknowns. They’ve shown us what the console looks like and what it’s capable of doing, but not how it’ll do those things and how long it will last or how far it will reach. They didn’t really explain the console, I guess is what I’m trying to say.

They definitely showed off a lot of highlights and I’m excited to learn more and see what it can really do. Despite the few unknowns and questions we have about it, I think it’s a fantastic-looking piece of hardware from Nintendo. They’ve always made strides when it comes to gaming — 3D game play and motion controls, to name a couple — and the Switch looks as if it’ll fit right in.

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The Switch is something we’ll definitely be trying to get right as it comes out. I’m sad it won’t be out in time for the holidays, but with how amazing it looks, I’m sure it’ll be worth the wait.

What are your thoughts on the Nintendo Switch? Are you excited about it? Let us know in the comments! 

Readers Comments (4)

  1. I’m somewhat interested in the Switch, but I still feel like I got burned with the Wii U so I’ll probably be a little cautious. I was late to the party with the Wii U (just bought it last year) and it felt like support for the system ended as soon as I bought it. I got it because I was excited for Mario Maker, but aside from a few quality titles from its earlier life, there hasn’t been much to play on it.
    I probably won’t get a Switch at launch, but will see how it is received early on and think about getting one toward holiday 2017.

    • I see what you mean. Our Wii U ran out of storage space so we had to buy a new one. Hopefully the Switch will hold more, especially with it being so portable.
      It looks good on the outside though.

  2. I’m very excited, as you may expect! I still have concerns about the battery life and other unknowns, just as you do, but I’m still hyped for the idea of a new hybrid system with a possibility of lots of great games from both first- and third-parties. March can’t come soon enough!

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