1. jojolapin102's Avatar
    Hi everyone, I am a PC Gamer, I don't have any console, except the Nintendo Wii, and I read a lot of things about the Nintendo Switch. Then I begin to ask me if it would be interesting to buy it. What are the pros and cons ? And exclusive games are good enough to justify the purchase ?
    Sorry if I make english mistakes, I'm French.

    Darktroyd likes this.
    05-14-2017 06:25 AM
  2. Matty's Avatar
    Hey @jojolapin102, your English is good enough for us to understand perfectly!

    The cons for me would be battery life and the lack of a Web browser. If you play demanding titles like 'Zelda'. The battery will only last 3 hours max.

    On the pros side, the screen is pretty clear and it's nice that you can plug it into your TV and have a nice big display for multilayer games. The console is also really portable so you can take it anywhere you go.

    I'm a big fan of the console. There a LOT of games coming so don't get despondent if you don't like anything that's currently being offered. 😃

    It's definitely not for everyone. If you can play on one in store before you buy, I would recommend that.
    xxchai likes this.
    05-14-2017 10:15 AM
  3. B1ack0pz's Avatar
    I think a Nintendo Switch for the PC gamer is the perfect compliment console. There is enough nuance to the Switch to offer a completely different gaming experience to the PC gamer. PS4 and XB1 have too similar a gaming experience, and quite honestly aren't even up to par with PC gaming. Being able to truly game on the go, in bed, in line waiting for whatever is just awesome!
    05-15-2017 12:37 PM
  4. Commodus's Avatar
    I'll echo a bit here and say: if you're a regular PC gamer, the Switch is probably your best choice for a console. It'll give you a unique, portable experience that you can't get with Microsoft or Sony.

    There aren't many games right now, but Nintendo already has a couple of must-haves for the Switch (Breath of the Wild and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe) with more on the way, like Splatoon 2. Look at it this way: many people only bought BOTW alongside the Switch and are still happy playing that one game. You won't need a huge library of titles to enjoy it.
    05-15-2017 12:44 PM
  5. fury's Avatar
    I am primarily a mobile gamer (I've probably logged more hours in Space Miner Wars than anything else ever on my phones in my lifetime), but also have a console (360) and some PC games. I can tell you without a doubt all of those other games are now collecting dust as I've been playing Breath of the Wild on Switch. I don't know if it's the game or the console or a mixture of both. If it's just that game, then you can get it on Wii U if you happen to already have one. Since it's the only full game I've got on Switch right now, it's all the anecdotal evidence I can offer

    The ability to take it out and play for a few minutes at a time and then put it back to sleep
    Plug it into the dock and get a more conventional stationary gaming setup
    = Take a full AAA gaming experience on the go or sit back on the couch

    That is the holy grail of [mobile] gaming in my experience

    There are no cons. If you want graphics, you've got a PC with a more powerful GPU than you'll ever get in a console. Battery life is significantly better than Xbox One or PS4 or said PC with bigass GPU. I'm honestly shocked it'll last a few hours as it is. Battery packs will eventually be designed for it anyway, as they were with phones.

    Only thing I can think of that'd make my experience significantly better is a micro sized controller sorta deal that'll fit in one pocket while the switch tablet itself sits in another, without analog sticks that stick out and get stuck on my pants pocket. That'd be exactly as mobile as the phone I was playing for hours and hours before switch.
    05-15-2017 01:01 PM
  6. Duvi's Avatar
    Same thing I tell my customers when they ask me to make a decision for them, I'll tell you.... "It's for you to decide"

    I got it because I always wanted to get a Wii U and never wanted to pay the price for an old console. I heard no new titles being released for it after BoTW and made the decision extremely easy.
    05-15-2017 01:20 PM
  7. Justin Loh's Avatar
    Thinking of buying one myself. Other than battery life, isn't there an issue with the dock scratching the screen? Is that overblown?
    05-15-2017 01:52 PM
  8. ScottPC99's Avatar
    I have no idea. I don't own a Switch. But it intrigues me as well. So, I'm following the comments closely.
    05-15-2017 02:30 PM
  9. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    Never seen one up close and never played one But I'm thinking about it. I say go for it.
    05-15-2017 02:40 PM
  10. centeg's Avatar
    I wonder if screen protectors would scrape off in the dock.
    05-15-2017 03:07 PM
  11. WoodyWoodchuck's Avatar
    The hybrid nature of the Switch is a REALLY compelling feature. I prefer to play with my Switch docked. However, when I go get my tires swapped or end up in the doctor's waiting room, the ability to while away the time playing a game is just wonderful.

    The downsides are relatively few games right now (getting better every day!), lack of support for Bluetooth headphones, and relatively weak WiFi reception. All in all, the pluses far outweigh the minuses. I would definitely recommend you get a Switch! I love mine!
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    05-15-2017 06:19 PM
  12. WoodyWoodchuck's Avatar
    Screen scratching is easily prevented by getting a "Dock Sock" on Etsy.

    Battery life is not that big a problem, IMHO. Who plays a portable console for more than 3 hours straight? Not many people. If you are one of them, then just get a high capacity battery pack to take with you.
    Justin Loh likes this.
    05-15-2017 06:24 PM
  13. SarahJFerg's Avatar
    I never know what gaming console or handheld to purchase any more. It seems like everything becomes obsolete so quickly. Do you think the Nintendo Switch is going to stick around for a while or will kids be asking for the next hot ticket item within a year?
    05-15-2017 06:34 PM
  14. Carjackd's Avatar
    My kids have the switch and love it
    05-15-2017 07:13 PM
  15. fury's Avatar
    I never know what gaming console or handheld to purchase any more. It seems like everything becomes obsolete so quickly. Do you think the Nintendo Switch is going to stick around for a while or will kids be asking for the next hot ticket item within a year?
    I think Nintendo will stick with the Switch for a good long haul, but if you're asking whether something insanely cool will come out next year and all of a sudden we're all "Switch who?", that's kinda up in the air and depends on who throws down what cards.

    I have a good feeling about the Switch. It's got that Wii-like quality to it--a novel gaming experience that sells better than specs. Mashing up the full gaming experience with the mobility of a tablet.

    I'm not going to put it past Nintendo to do some insignificant updates to it within the next year or two (The NEW Nintendo Switch 3DSXLi!), but the original Switch hardware will remain relevant for the next few years while game developers push it to the limits.

    However, a novel gaming experience can only trump specs to a point. The 360 eventually overtook the Wii. Some developers seem to be stuck in a place where they don't want to bring their games over to Switch because they feel like it's too weak (frankly I'm astonished I hold the power of an Xbox 360 or Wii U in the palm of my hands). If Nintendo doesn't try to bump up the performance at least once within the next couple years to make developers more comfortable with it, I could see someone like Microsoft eating their lunch by putting out a portable Xbox One mini. Something like the Switch but with 2x the battery life, the same weight and size, and oh btw it runs all Xbox One games at full 1080p, so it attracts all those developers back to the green pasture. That could slaughter the Switch's chances for third party games beyond that point, even if they don't get the core experience quite as good as Nintendo seems to have done.
    05-15-2017 09:13 PM
  16. zakbrat2004's Avatar
    I would recommend the switch. It has a strong graphics card and good games. Another huge aspect is that you can play your games on the TV and then take it out, pop the Joy-con controllers on and then go anywhere with it. It is parting with over 50 other companies to make games, so expect good games. The Switch is totally worth getting!
    05-15-2017 09:44 PM
  17. erichards2's Avatar
    Hi everyone, I'm considering getting the switch. Question though, any ideas when there might be a price drop or discount? Would love to get the switch, but cash is a bit tight.
    05-28-2017 07:32 AM
  18. jbiz404's Avatar
    I would highly recommend it. It's such a great console, although there's limited options for games depending on what you enjoy playing.
    05-28-2017 08:08 AM
  19. jmr1015's Avatar
    If you have a 4K TV, want to use your console to watch Blu Rays (especially 4K UHD) or to stream content from Amazon, Netflix, Vudu (especially 4K streaming) then No. Spend $50 less and get an Xbox One S bundle.

    If you have a 720 or 1080 TV, want it purely for gaming, (especially with some portability) and will be content with the selection of games (mostly in-house 1st party titles) then sure. Go for it.
    05-28-2017 04:35 PM
  20. Darktroyd's Avatar
    Don't worry, your English is great!

    I recommend the Switch because the console has a ton of potential. I also recommend it because it allows for any type of lifestyle. I don't personally have a Switch, but I have many friends who do and they thoroughly enjoy using them.
    05-29-2017 12:19 AM
  21. radrianne24's Avatar
    For the exclusives alone it'd be worth it I've always been a fan of the Zelda games and now Nintendo has undergone a renaissance it might be time to buy the switch
    07-05-2017 09:49 PM
  22. RayGorman's Avatar
    We've had two versions of the Wii, And moving up to the Switch would follow the trend. Mostly for the nieces and nephews that visit. Personally, I am disappointed in the availability of realistic Driving Sims like Forza or Gran Turismo, etc...
    07-06-2017 09:22 AM
  23. Gadgetenvy's Avatar
    Will there be any fitnesss games for the switch? I lost a lot of weight with my Wii.
    07-07-2017 03:13 PM
  24. GlassHasMass's Avatar

    There's a game called 'arms' that involves boxing

    Where you actually punch in real life
    07-19-2017 05:35 PM
  25. GlassHasMass's Avatar
    It makes more sense if you see it

    07-19-2017 05:36 PM
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