Nintendo Switch: Console of The Year?

After a bit over four years, Nintendo at last launched their new gaming console the ”Nintendo Switch” to jump back in the console market. If you’ve already gotten your hands on the Nintendo Switch you might also want to play Mario Kart 8 Deluxe which was released on 28th April.

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After Wii U and its remarkable sales, it was important for Nintendo to do something new and unique to make its place in the gaming console market which is being ruled by Xbox One and PS4. That’s exactly what Nintendo did, they came up with Nintendo Switch which gives its users a superb experience of handheld gaming and console gaming both, the console can be used with a dock to connect it to your TV if you want the console gaming experience, or if you want to travel and play games Nintendo Switch allows you to do that too. Nintendo Switch might be a revolutionary step in the gaming industry.

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The Nintendo Switch has a lot of pros and cons both at the same time. The concept of the console and building on the main feature of the Nintendo Wii U was a good step but the lack of hardware and software capabilities is no doubt going to give Nintendo Switch a hard time. No doubt the software that enables the users to seamlessly switch between portable mode and TV mode is really smooth and fast, it doesn’t take any waiting time, but the hardware and the online game support drag down the Nintendo Switch’s progress in the market. The display of the Nintendo Switch is not quite impressive, 720p display in portable mode and 1080p display in TV mode which is nothing compared to what gamers have gotten used to today. A fairly large number of people are buying 4K TVs to support the PS4 pro in order to get the high-quality gaming experience, whereas, people are not liking the idea of having a gaming console which needs a separate dock for TV mode and still gives you less than a 1080p display.

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The Nintendo Switch sure did disappoint us in some things but one thing that didn’t disappoint us and is certain to make a revolutionary change in the gaming world are the new Joy-Con controllers. The new joy-con controller revived motion sensing gaming in a new and excitingly fun way.

The sales of Nintendo Switch were great on launch, in fact, it became the fastest selling Nintendo console till now. In the first few days the numbers were really great but now they aren’t enough for third-party developers to consider making any new games for the Nintendo Switch. In order to make any big changes in the gaming industry, Nintendo needs to show developers and studios how they plan to profit from their new take on the consoles. It might be a bit early to say anything right now, the position of the Nintendo Switch does seem risky but, who knows, Nintendo might be able to make a change for better in the gaming world.

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