2019-06-15
Worths Nov 11, 2017

Is It Worth to Buy A Nintendo Switch?

At $299, the Nintendo Switch rivals Xbox One and PS4, but is it worth the price?

Nintendo’s brand-new console, the Nintendo Switch is all set to bring handheld gaming and living room gaming closer. At $299, this console surely doesn’t offer the best in terms of specifications. But, it does allow you to play some great games such as Just Dance, FIFA, The Legend of Zelda, Mario Kart and Mario Odyssey

At this price, the Switch competes with other popular consoles in the market such as PS4 and Xbox One. But is the Nintendo Switch really worth it? Let’s find out.

 

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Features of the Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch is designed to work as a hybrid home console. It is quite unique as compared to other consoles in the market, especially when considering how the controllers function.

The Nintendo Switch console consists of the main unit, a docking station and special Joy-Con wireless controllers. The main unit of the console can be connected to a docking station and then to a TV. Alternatively, the main unit can also be used in standalone mode thanks to its LCD touchscreen. The Joy-Con controllers are very unique, and they support both handheld gaming and also work as wireless controllers that connect to the docking station.

In terms of specifications, the Nintendo Switch comes with 32 GB of internal memory and supports up to 2 TB of external memory. The Switch includes WLAN and Bluetooth connectivity and supports up to 1080p HDMI in TV mode. Its multi-touch LCD screen measures 6.2” and 1280x720p resolution. The Nintendo Switch is powered by an NVDIA Custom Tegra processor. The Joy-Con controllers include an accelerometer, a brightness sensor and a gyroscope and have a battery life of about 2.5-6.5 hours.

 

Pros and Cons of the Nintendo Switch

In terms of specifications, the Nintendo Switch may not offer much, but it does have some fascinating features. This console exhibits some definite pros and cons.

Let’s consider the pros. First of all, the Switch is a unique console which works both as a handheld unit and as a TV console. It has good portability making it perfect to enjoy gaming on the go. Moreover, the Nintendo Switch includes some great launch titles such as Super Mario Odyssey, The Legend of Zelda, Mario Kart, Splatoon and Arms. Many of these are short and fast-paced games which are perfect when you don’t have too much time to spend on the game. This is actually what sets the Switch apart from other consoles in the market. It allows you to enjoy a quick game anytime and anywhere.

However, the Nintendo Switch does suffer from some definite cons. It is far underpowered as compared to other consoles such as the PS4 and Xbox One. This means that you can’t expect the best of graphics or the best of games on the Nintendo Switch. Switch may have some exciting games, but the overall catalog of games is quite low. This console also has not support for 4K, and it suffers from some design flaws. The kickstand of the console is flimsy, the charging port is inconveniently located, and the joysticks are shallow.

 

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Who should buy a Nintendo Switch?

Nintendo Switch may not be the best console in the market, but it certainly caters to a lot of people. If you’re someone who doesn’t have much time and would like to enjoy quick gaming action on the go, the Switch is meant for you. Also, if you enjoy family games and Nintendo originals, go for it.

 

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Conclusion

The Nintendo Switch is Nintendo’s latest console which competes with the PS4 and the Xbox One. However, the Switch is far less powerful and has a far smaller game catalog as compared to the other consoles. But, the Switch is a hybrid console which supports both handheld gaming and TV gaming. The available games for the Switch includes some Nintendo originals, and the catalog is growing.

If you want to enjoy gaming from anywhere and anytime, and if you enjoy quick and fast paced games, go to the Nintendo Switch. However, if you’re a serious gamer who wants the best titles and the best graphics, the Switch probably isn’t for you. 

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