Today marks the launch of another Nintendo console/handheld. The Nintendo Switch is basically whatever you want it to be, and then some. For those that have been living under a proverbial rock for the past couple months, The Switch is a new hybrid console developed by Nintendo. It uses a large touch screen when playing in handheld mode, and an overpriced dock to connect it to a tele.
Common Nintendo, that thing is not worth $90 USD
Overpriced plastic accessories aside, Nintendo have a really great product on their hands this time around, and we’re really hoping it can break the curse that the Wii U suffered from. They have promised more third party support this time around, something they promised with the Wii U too, and this time we believe they won’t let us down. This time there is no confusing with the name, the system is capable enough, and runs on a similar enough architecture to the other three main platforms in the market. The Switch also has an edge on it’s competitors with one of the it’s strongest titles shipping with the system at launch, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. This game alone will drive sales in, and with the lineup of upcoming titles heading to the system, it’s very likely that sales for the Switch will surpass every other platform in the market.
So where can you get one of these amazing new gaming platforms?
Well, if you don’t already have one on pre-order you’re out of luck. Based on past Nintendo launches for hardware, we’re speculating that you’ll need to get a time machine, and travel at-least 9 or so months into the future to get one. Jokes aside, it’s likely that the system will be available again later this year, but very likely in limited supply. If you have the ability to set your accounts on any online retailer’s website to notify you when they’re available, then do it.
….And with that we wish Nintendo the best of luck with this new system, NOW BRING ON THE GAMES!