bought this for myself and my for my kid, though my kid is using it almost all time. It’s a great system when you can take it with you on the go if you want. The games are a lot more creative and interesting than those you would normally play on phones/tablets. As a dad, it really gives more time to play because of it’s portability. It would almost be impossible to sit down and be allowed to play continuously if you have a young family.
Happen to see Best Buy had some in stock and ordered mine without any problems and received it the following week. Thank you, Best Buy. Not enough games at the moment but I bought it for Zelda and Mario for now. Zelda: Breath of the Wild is beautiful game…by far the best Zelda to date.
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Out of the box, you can charge the two Joy-Con by sliding them on to the Switch tablet and then sliding the tablet into the Dock. It’s a fine solution if you’re putting away the console for the night, but it’s a pretty terrible solution if you’re in the middle of “Breath of the Wild” and your gamepad starts running out of juice.
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A sequel to the cult 3DS release, Steamworld Dig 2 has you digging and drilling through a large underground world, gathering resources and searching for the lost hero from the first title. The gradual, natural progression through the underworld is very satisfying as you gather, upgrade and explore, and the steampunk-western aesthetic is beguiling.
That port is on the bottom, which is inaccessible when the Switch is propped up on a table with the kickstand. HORI’s $13 Compact Playstand raises the Switch up off the ground with a cutout for the charging cable so you can keep your game going while it’s juicing up. Plus, the stand collapses down flat so you can take it on the go without it taking up too much space.
Nintendo Switch is the gaming system you can play at home or on-the-go. Walmart.ca has Nintendo Switch consoles in Grey Joy-Con and Neon Blue and Neon Red Joy-Con options. Once you’ve chosen your console, shop all Nintendo Switch games.
“From the most objective perspective we could muster here at T3 Towers – and trust us, when you’ve played titles such as The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past during your formative years, that is an incredibly hard thing to do – we feel it is quite evident that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is, by quite a distance, the best The Legend of Zelda game ever made. And, what’s more, for those people for who Breath of the Wild will be their first foray into the wonderful world of Hyrule, Zelda and Link, it is going to absolutely blow their minds.”
Nintendo Switch is the innovative gaming console that provides a fun, immersive gaming experience anywhere, anytime. Whether you’re kicking back at home in front of the TV or out with friends, Nintendo Switch gives you the full single player or multiplayer gaming experience. Now your favourite games can go everywhere you do.
The coolest thing about the Switch is how you can take it anywhere. It differentiates itself from other home gaming consoles this way. Unlike the Wii U, the previous system by the same company, you can take the tablet console anywhere you want without having to be within the proximity of the charging station, since the entire system is this tablet. It’s a nice option for those like me who have more time to play on a handheld rather than consoles. If you do plan on taking it to places, I recommend investing on a screen protector and a carry case to protect the system. The two controllers that come included are the joy-cons, which can be used in a variety of ways depending on the game. Simple games will let you use a single controller and attach a wrist wrap which serves as a grip for the otherwise small controller, while more complicated games allow you to combine both controllers and use them as one. When using the two controllers, you can play with them on the sides of the Switch as well, although I find the Switch to be a bit heavy to hold for long periods of time, and the controllers on their own are too small to grip properly if you have big hands. Not to mention, the battery life of the Switch depletes faster when the joy-cons are connected to it, because they are being charged as they are connected. I recommend everyone to play with the joy-con grip, which is basically like using a standard controller, and also saves more battery. The Switch’s online service is offered for free until Fall, which then requires a paid subscription long-term, much like Microsoft’s Xbox Live service. Once games like Splatoon 2 start using the online component, the quality will determine whether it is worth paying the price for the subscription. The console doesn’t offer much more beyond playing games. There’s a news section to keep you updated on games or other Nintendo products, and there’s an e-shop for buying digital games that live right on your Switch’s internal storage. You can’t watch Youtube, Netflix, or even browse the net in it like you could with the Wii U or Nintendo 3DS. At the time of this review, other great games that have been announced have yet to be released. The device only comes with 32GB of internal storage, the same as their previous console despite being a newer product. Long term, you’ll have to invest on a Micro SD card if you plan on taking screenshots or buying lots of games. I quite enjoy the Switch; it is a neat concept and is well built. It is clear that the system focuses on letting you play games wherever you want, sacrificing other features for the games. There are a few things about it that are lacking; good games will eventually come, but there’s also the online service which will cost and the low internal storage. I recommend other gamers to invest on a Switch mostly for its unique handheld advantage.
Super Meat Boy has been a sensation ever since it launched way back in 2010. Requiring unparalleled reflexes, superlative precision and the patience of a saint to overcome its incredible challenge, this is high-level 2D platforming at its finest.
Another home console classic now given a new lease of life on Switch is LA Noire. It’s unusual to see 18-rated games on Nintendo consoles but it’s exciting that the Switch is building up a more mature library.
A love letter to the entire history of the blue blur, Sonic Mania isn’t just fan service — it’s one of the hedgehog’s strongest outings in years. With clever remixes of old levels and dazzling new ones, Mania pays homage to every era of Sonic with some truly incredible Easter eggs. It’s hard not to get caught up in the mania. – Jonathon Dornbush
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.
If challenging run-and-jump games aren’t your thing, Celeste might just win you over anyway. Otherworldly and endearing, Celeste follows a pixel-art character on a journey up a mountain, encouraging you through its fiendish, treacherous areas with affirmations and optimism. A tough game with an uplifting message: don’t let the voice inside your head tell you that you can’t do things.
Major retailers such as GameStop, Target, Walmart and Best Buy as well as Nintendo’s flagship New York store all carry the new console, though some locations have better stock than others. We recommend following your retailer of choice on social media as well as calling up your nearest brick-and-mortar shops often to get the latest updates on availability.