Nintendo just started to widely advertise its new game device (e.g. at this year’s Super Bowl). The Switch comes with revolutionary new features, combining traditional console with a mobile device. Still, the opinions on the Switch range from overexcited to deeply disappointed. We present you the pros and cons of Nintendo’s new flagship.
Amazing design and functionality
What speaks for the Switch is undoubtedly its amazing design and functionality. It has been constructed in a way that it can be used in three different modes. In the tablet mode, it can be used basically without any extra adjustment. Just take the touchscreen device and play on it like on any other tablet. If you attach the JoyCon controllers on the left and right of the tablet, you are able to use it handheld mode which is comparable to the experience on the PS4 and Xbox One. But what beats a big screen when you are at home. Therefore the Switch also features a TV mode. Plug the tablet into the Switch dock, use the controllers separately and you have a proper console at hand. The which also supports some other, more traditionally shaped controllers for the TV mode, though.
The guys from TechAdvisor looked at the specs of the Switch. It seems to have a decent battery that can last for up to six hours. It’s GPU is based on the same architecture as the GeForce graphics cards. A little disappointing was the resolution of the display, though. It supports only up to 720p HD. Surely that is still decent for a 6.2in display. But it is not impressive.
Disappointing game support
The main disadvantage and the main reason for Switch bashing is clearly the game support, though. As it turns out it does so far only four launch titles available for the Switch. They are The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, 1-2-Switch, Skylanders Imaginators and Just Dance 2017. Surely there is a big hype around the new Zelda game. But the other three don’t really seem to impress game insiders much. Nintendo will have to do more than that to convince.
Launch in early March
The Switch is not on the market yet and is scheduled for launch on March 3. It will be priced at $300. Only after it came to the market we’ll see how the Switch performs on the market. And what end consumer have to say about it.