Nintendo Switch: A Brief Review

The Nintendo Switch is supposed to be the only gaming console you’ll ever need. It’s easily the biggest investment for Nintendo yet. While it lacked some initial launch titles, it has seen the best first-year performances in any modern consoles. Now that, the console is crowded with amazing titles, let’s take a look at how the Switch has held


Buy the Switch for:

  • Innovative hybrid design
  • Premium look and feel
  • Attractive price point
  • Great first-party titles
  • HD Rumble
  • Two controllers included
  • Crisp, colourful, and bright screen

Avoid the Switch for:

  • Lack in power compared to PS4 and Xbox One
  • Mediocre third party support
  • Split D-pad
  • Odd placement of the right analogue stick
  • Inconvenience in charging of Joy-Cons

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Nintendo has mostly marketed the Switch as a home console, but it’s too portable to be pinned down as such. It a harmonious fusion of its home-console knowledge and handheld prowess. It’s made to be friendly and instantly accessible.

Keeping that in mind, it’s basically a tablet flanked by two simple controllers. You’ll want to pick it up and play with it every time you see it. It’s the biggest feature is its versatility. Play with the controllers on or feel free to take them off and place the screen on a counter.

It’s impressively powerful and has a great display to support it. You can play ‘The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’ sitting on a bus, or get some competitive action of ‘Splatoon 2’ on your TV or just enjoy ‘Vegas Party’ much like the live casino games you play at online casinos.

Intuitive UX

The console is intuitive to the core; its four main parts — the screen, the two Joy-Cons, and the dock — work perfectly as a single unit or when separated from each other. The grips that hold the Joy-Cons onto the main body are smooth but rigid, so much so that when you pick it up with one hand, there’s barely any wobble.

The screen part has a Type-C port on its bottom edge that serves both as a charging input and a TV output. It also has three fairly discreet air vents to keep the Switch cool during operation. A clippy rubberised flap covers the game card slot and prevents you from accidentally ejecting your game on the move, neither will the microSD card since its slot is tucked behind the kickstand.

Each Joy-Con is an impressive piece of tech on its own. They feel light and sturdy in hand and as a pair function as a motion-enabled controller. They have the pleasant clicky feel and the buttons feel firm and responsive.


Nintendo has some of the games on its list — The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey, Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Pokken Tournament DX, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Arms, and Splatoon 2. But even such heavy and visually taxing games don’t faze Switch’s Nvidia Tegra X1 processor. It’s fully capable of showing great visuals onto Switch’s 6.2in 720p touchscreen or up to 1080p on a TV at 60fps.

All in all, we would say this console was only coveted by Nintendo fans upon its release, but over time it has turned heads and proven to be amongst consoles out there.

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