We’re late, but the Nintendo Switch is not. Behold, the fastest selling console in Nintendo history.
Priced at $299.99, “Nintendo switch is designed to go wherever you do, transforming from home console to portable system in a snap”. You don’t have to read between the lines to understand what this means. You can literally use this anywhere with anything you do. Use it as a portable device while on a plane. Connect it to your TV and use a controller to play; and if that wasn’t enough, the Nintendo Switch is literally composed of a screen and two joystick/controllers that are detachable from it.
From its release date on March 3rd till March 4th, Nintendo reported a higher 2-day-sale than any other product they have ever released. Although this record was only set in the Americas, in Japan it sold over 313,700 consoles in the first week. So you can go about forgetting the Nintendo 64 and the Wii, because this is Nintendo’s next masterpiece. One positive news for you old timers out there is that your all-time-favorite game is back: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
For those of you still confused…
Being the best game currently playable on the Nintendo Switch … It’s kind of the only good game currently playable on the Nintendo Switch. Keeping “hype” on the side, many people are turning to this console for just the Zelda experience. As Gizmodo describes it, the Nintendo Switch is too fat for a tablet, only has close to 3 hours of battery life, and can’t even browse the internet. There are currently 9 titles available, but none seem to be as happening as Zelda; which leaves us thinking: is a multi-functional video game console with only Zelda being the big name, worth $300?
Not to fear. The Sony PSP and PS VITA were also limited on gaming supplies when they released, and Nintendo has been the leader of mobile gaming for more than 30 years. Even though the Switch is the biggest piece of tech currently being discussed today, we have to side with the online hate. “This is a system that still has no idea what it wants to be”, since it’s too underpowered to just sit in your room, yet too overpowered for you to play it for hours (3 hours, specifically).
We’re truly hoping that with the addition of games to the Nintendo Switch, we can explore the full potential that this gaming device has to offer. From what we’ve seen with all the pictures and videos and unboxing and whatnot, this feels like a perfect fit in your hands; but is it worth it right now, or should we wait?
But hey, if you do manage to acquire this portable wonder and seem to hate it, you can always do what this guy did and try to break it.