After failing to generate much excitement for the Wii U, Nintendo has higher hopes for its new Switch console, which was released amid much hype at the beginning of this month. Did you buy one? If so, how do you like it and are the games worthwhile?
The gimmick with the Switch is that it can be used as either a portable handheld device or connected to a dock and played though a TV like a traditional gaming console. Apparently, it does so in a much more compelling manner than the Wii U did. It also has a much less stupid name.
Since its launch on March 3rd, the Switch has sold out at many retailers. Of course, like many game console launches, a lot of that may be due to an artificial shortage designed to drive up demand. If you’re not the sort of person who needs to own a new toy right away, I’m sure the Switch will be much easier to acquire in a few months. If you can’t wait that long, third-party sellers on Amazon seem to have a bunch at inflated prices.
From what I understand, the best of the launch titles is ‘The Legend of Zelda: The Breath of the Wild‘. In fact, that seems to be the only truly exciting game available so far.
I don’t do a lot of gaming, and have not even bothered to upgrade to the Xbox One or PlayStation 4 yet. I don’t see myself buying one of these either, but then I’m certainly not the target audience. Nevertheless, I’m curious.
Have any of our readers put in some hours with the Nintendo Switch yet? What are your thoughts?