With the announcement of the Nintendo Switch Lite, it had me thinking about this system and how I feel about the it as a whole. Let me just start off by saying that out of the three consoles that I own (Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch), the Nintendo Switch is the least played system out of the three. This blog isn’t going to be a stab at the console, but more of why it’s my favorite system out of the three that I own.
For anyone that may not know what exactly the Nintendo Switch is, it’s the latest gaming system from Nintendo that was released back in 2017. The Switch is a hybrid console, meaning that it can be played on the TV, or can be also played as a handheld system. This YouTube video from Nintendo shows what the system can do, and how it can be a great console for many people. Pretty much anywhere you go, you can take this system with you and play some of the latest and greatest games out there.
I wasn’t a day one buyer on the system, as my funds for a new system wasn’t really there. But I was able to purchase the system earlier in 2018, and there’s times I wish I bought this system a lot sooner. Luckily, I was able to convince the fiancé on buying the system, as she’s not too much of a gamer. She does love Mario games, so when she found out that she could play Mario Odyssey on either the TV, or in handheld, her new sentence was “ok, let’s get this”. I was so happy coming home that night with the new system and was also excited to see if any games were able to catch her attention (spoiler alert, none so far).
One of the biggest features that I love about this system is just the fact that I can either play on the TV, or in handheld. During the fall season, my fiancés TV shows come back around, and with that, I lose some nights that I can game. But with the portability of the Switch, I can just take it off the dock, and play it right on the couch as her shows are on. It’s just easier to have the system in my hand and play the games I want to play at the time. Almost all of that what I game on the Switch is pretty much off the dock, and in my hands (even if the TV is free for me to use).
Next on what I love about this system, is the first party games that are available to play. I have never built a backlog so fast with this system, because all of the great games that are exclusive to this system. Games of Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey, and Octopath Traveler are a few that can give you hours upon hours of fun. And what’s best about Nintendo’s games, is that almost all of them are kid friendly, and can be played with the whole family (Mario Kart, Mario Party, Super Smash).
The last thing that’s been a hit with me is the third-party games that surprise me that this system can play. I traded in my Xbox One copy of Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim because that fact that I can play it on the Switch was already a must buy for me. Games I would’ve never expected to come to the Switch (Witcher 3, Overwatch), are coming within a few weeks. And that’s got me very excited on what will be coming next to this platform. I think Nintendo is going on the right path with opening up to a lot of third-party titles coming, and giving gamers some games that they have missed before.
I’m very excited to see what the new couple of years Nintendo has for this system, because I think it’s up there for top 3 Nintendo consoles for a lot of gamers lately. And with how the Nintendo has been announcing things, we’re in for a good time to have some games to play. There’s a game for everyone on the Switch, which is why I would not hesitate to recommend this for anyone who’s looking for a new console to play.
Once again, thank you for taking the time to read my blog post, as I’ve been slipping on wanting to get more out for you to read. The “tl;dr” of it is, I’ve been having some writers block, and my motivation to sit down and type hasn’t really been there. But I do have another topic for another post, so hopefully that won’t be as long as it took me to type this one out. I appreciate any feedback given, and I look forward to bringing some more content!