“The machine can be used both as a home console and handheld device so the higher price is understandable to some extent, but there aren’t really enough software titles to justify that start price,” he said.
There’s a gadget out there for every type of Switch owner, from cases and battery packs for portable players to extra controllers and docks for folks who game at home. Here are the best Nintendo Switch accessories you can buy right now.
Giving the old formula a bit of a refresh, this game sees the traditional Power Ups replaced with a new companion for Mario called Cappy. This sentient hat is Mario’s weapon and friend and he can be used to possess enemies and objects to solve puzzles and defeat foes.
Looking back, the Switch costs just as much as the Wii U did when it was released in 2012. It’s also $50 more expensive than the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, both of which are currently available for around $250. So is the Switch really worth it? The answer largely depends on your preferences and priorities, but here’s a look at what you should consider before buying.
“Thank you so much for the service you provide, I’ve been crying myself to sleep every night because destiny is pretty much sold out everywhere. Thanks to you guys, the river has stopped flowing and I has Destiny.” -J Nasty
Waterfield’s answer to the game case is an exquisite example of how you can look like a grown-up, but play like a kid. The Arcade Gaming Case is a beautiful designer bag made of full-grain leather (let me tell you, this leather feels so nice!) with a soft plush lining. It’s big enough to fit your Switch tablet (with the Joy-Cons detatched), a Hori Compact PlayStand, your Joy-Cons, all your necessary cables, and more. I managed to fit all of the above, plus my Mophie Powerstation XXL (which is a monolith itself) comfortably. It looks so good over your shoulder like a satchel, but also carries around briefcase style thanks to the leather handle on top.
The Nintendo Switch launches today, the Japanese console maker’s first new system in four years. Here’s a list of brick and mortar and online retailers selling the Nintendo Switch, which has pricing at $399.99 CAD MSRP.
When DOOM was first announced for Nintendo Switch we were genuinely blown away. We never imagined such a bloody, demanding shooter would makes its way onto Nintendo’s console. But here it is, and despite some visual compromises, it’s a great experience.
The 3DS best-sellers list also doesn’t contain any surprises, as it remains largely the same as it was when Nintendo last updated it back in February. Three of the top five spots are occupied by Pokemon titles. The series’ first 3DS installments, X and Y, have sold a combined 16.20 million copies, making them the handheld’s all-time best-selling games. The newer Sun and Moon versions aren’t far behind, coming in at No. 3 with 15.91 million copies sold, while the remakes Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire have moved a combined 13.85 million units.
Minecraft features two gameplay options: Survival and Creative Mode. Kids who play Survival Mode will have to mine deep for resources and building materials and will be forced to fend off giant spiders, skeletons, zombies and other mobs of enemies when the sun sets. Creative Mode offers a more relaxed way of playing, giving infinite for players to build whatever they want on their own time at their own pace. The game also features a multiplayer mode, so kids and their friends or parents can join in on building something together.
The Longest Five Minutes is unlike any other RPG on the list due to its risk-taking by providing a different style of gameplay. In this game, players make choices in their character’s memories that ultimately change the present, allowing multiple story paths and outcomes.
Despite it still being early days for Switch, the console is already home to several multi-million sellers. Unsurprisingly, Nintendo’s best-selling title on the system is The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which launched alongside it back in March. As of September 30, the game has sold 4.70 million copies worldwide.
I was lucky enough to purchase this new console. (I agree with previous comments that shortage of supply is an old trick to generate demand, anyway…) The console is really well made (as usual for Nintendo) and smaller than expected. I would love to have at least a game included within the box to start without any additional expense. Based on the specs published on internet, I am also not sure that it is more powerful than the WII U (I own all Nintendo since the SNES) which might compromise its usage with future technology like VR or AI. Just my 2ct.
Nintendo’s biggest Switch release of the holiday season, Super Mario Odyssey, just launched last week, though it isn’t the only major title still in store this year. Three mature titles–Doom, LA Noire, and Skyrim–all launch for the system within the span of a week in November, though as these aren’t published by Nintendo, they wouldn’t appear on these best-seller lists. The system’s next first-party title, the open-world JRPG Xenoblade Chronicles 2, releases on December 1.
The Switch’s biggest shortcoming is its online chat function in the Nintendo Switch Online app. For one thing, it only works with Splatoon 2. Another is the fact that you can’t use online chatting at all directly from the Switch. You have to use a second device, like an iPhone. Here’s where SteelSeries saves the day. They updated their most popular headset, the Arctis 3 with Bluetooth support. Not only that, but they also made the Arctis 3 capable of combining audio from two different devices. So, you can plug them directly into your Switch for in-game audio, plus connect them to your iPhone via Bluetooth so you can talk to friends through your preferred online chat channels like Discord. It’s truly the best of both worlds.
It’s nowhere near the control you get with a full-blown racing wheel, but the Joy-Con Wheel gives you a more hands-on approach to Mario Kart or other racing games, which is wonderful if your Switch is often being played by younger gamers. This set includes two wheels, so you can get right to the track with a friend or family member.
The package will include the main console, Joy-Con (L) and Joy-Con (R) controllers, a Joy-Con grip (to which two Joy-Con are attached and used as one controller), a set of Joy-Con wrist straps, a Nintendo Switch dock (which holds the main console and connects it to a TV), a HDMI cable and an AC adapter.
Gritty and rough, Battle Chasers: Nightwar is a role-playing game that’s straightforward in its turned based combat, taking elements from former JRPGS of the past and modernizing it into a solid RPG experience. For anyone who wants to understand the familiarities of how role-playing games work, Battle Chasers: Nightwar is a good starting point for any beginner.
Take on the challenges of your modern day farmer with the North American environment, loads of farming activities, and over hundreds of acres of land. Become the farmer you wanted to be without leaving the comfort of your home for $38.
If you don’t want to be part of the mad dash to snag one at local stores, here are some places that are still selling the Switch and its goodies online. Many of them have much higher prices than you might find at your local store, though.
The Switch is a great deal for those who want to be able to play Nintendo games on-the-go and at home, eliminating the need to purchase a DS as well as a home system. But unless you’re impressed with the games that have already been announced, it might be worth waiting until later in the year to see which new titles are added.
Game all my life, Atari, nintendo(s), sega,…playstation(s). This is where Nintendo won me back. The hybrid console idea is just brilliant!! At first I was skeptical, but I absolutely love the Switch after I was able to finish Zelda Breath of the Wild (120 hours over 3 months) here, there, and everywhere. Get off work, play, cook, play, help wife, help daughter with homework, chill at in-laws and play, etc., life of a gaming dad… but the sleep mode of the Switch works flawlessly! The Switch is the only console that allows me to do that! And Zelda BOTW is the best game of its kind in years! So far I got Zelda, Arms, Splattoon2, Rabbid+Mario, and some indie games. Haven’t had so much fun since the original nintendo from 30 years ago.
This alternative bundle comes with the highly sought after Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, which is packed with all the DLC content from the original version. The carry case is perfect for gamers on the go too. And don’t forget to use your steering wheel attachment! Get this offer direct from Nintendo.
“If you haven’t pre-ordered Nintendo Switch, quantities will be limited. So be sure to head out to a local Best Buy store ahead of time to snag your spot in line,” the company stated. “The console will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Just like on Black Friday, our stores will have a ticketing process for customers waiting in line. We will only pass out as many tickets as we have consoles available, with a limit of one per customer.”
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Having released on PS4, PC and Xbox One in 2016, Furi’s arrival on Switch may be late but, like it’s siblings, it’s absolutely essential for anyone who loves a challenge. For those that don’t know, Furi is a neon-soaked, techno-futuristic action shooter that pits you against increasingly difficult boss fights as you break your way out of a maximum-security space prison. Visually, it’s as if Afro Samurai and Far Cry: Blood Dragon had a lovechild with a synthwave backing track. Brilliant.
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By far the best racing game ever, especially for kids, is Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for the Nintendo Switch. Both kids and parents alike can enjoy the long-established series of Mario Kart, as the game is filled with classic tracks, characters and that familiar rush from previous iterations. Just make sure that no one gets too into it – it’s that fun.