The Nintendo Switch is turning six this year, which actually makes it a terrible time to buy one brand new. There is no denying that the Nintendo Switch is an impressive device. Nintendo's console was a literal game changer with regard to fluid portable and home gaming sessions as players were able to effortlessly switch between gaming at home on a large TV screen, to picking up the game and taking it on the go as a portable device without even needing to pause their session.
Couple this with the inevitable lower pixel density of the larger OLED screen (potentially significant due to the comparatively low resolution), and some people might prefer to hold on to their original switches.
If I get fed up with how poorly my current switch is holding up i may jump on this. Love the look of it, though basically all the features are rendered absolutely useless since I play basically 100% docked. Maybe if they sold just the tablet part on its own I would be more tempted to pick it up, since its really that part that is slowly breaking down on me (broken cart slot, broken shell, general noise and heat, etc.). Don't really need another set of joy con (already have 3, and thats only because my base set are broken and I needed two sets for mario party), and the dock is basically the exact same since I got an ethernet adapter a while ago. If not, then I'll probably be stuck with my deteriorating console until the successor/pro/whatever, whenever they decide to do that.
Thank you for this helpful guide. Initially I thought, no, i don't need this. But i find myself using portable mode more, and i am an older gamer and i bought my switch at launch. Add those together with my love for Nintendo equals starting to save money for this.
@gaga64 Yeah, this is the only situation where I would think handheld is really the primary use case over the last year or so. Absolutely nothing wrong with it, it just seems odd to me that they wanna push a new version of the switch that is an upgrade almost entirely for the handheld demographic when the world is still up in flames, thus leading me to think that not a huge proportion of people would get that much use out of the new model's features. Perhaps its something the nintendolife staff could poll in a later article (wink wink).
its really tempting, because it just looks so nice. no doubt it will be the best version of the switch. that said, i cannot justify buying a brand new switch(that will almost certainly be marked up because of scalping), when i have a kid on the way and a perfectly fine vanilla switch.
If you're going to play mostly handheld I really recommend the lite, this tiny thing just feels so comfortable for long play sessions. I got the blue one and it has become my main switch since I play mostly handheld, my og switch only sees docked play when I have friends over for smash bros or mario kart.
@zapswitch Switch Pro This is it folks. Nintendo might, and I say might, bring out a dock which allows 4K to the TV but other than that I would be surprised if a more powerful Switch is seen in the next 2 years if ever.
If you use the switch primarly for on the go, i would say, yes buy it. Because amoled (same as Oled) has better contrast (check samsung phones) then lcd-led tech and definetly better colors and black levels.
When it comes to all of the best Nintendo switch games, you have to decide what's age-appropriate for your kid and consider the difficulty of each game. For instance, there are a large variety of Switch games for young kids that even a toddler can play.
The Nintendo Switch gaming console comes with various accessories like a holding switch, Joy-Con controllers, micro-SD Card, and switch dock among others. The warranty covers the accessories together with the game console only when packaged together. When you buy gaming accessories from Nintendo of America Inc separately the warranty covers the product only for three months.
The standard warranty from the Nintendo retailer or distributor is twelve months. Among the gaming community, Nintendo switch warranty is considered the longest as most only cover three to six months. Your Nintendo Switch games and other gaming accessories sold separately come with a three-month warranty.
There exist various options or channels to check if your Nintendo Switch is still under warranty. One option is contacting the Nintendo switch customer service and confirming the console warranty cover. You should contact them through their hotline at 1-800-255-3700. Or visit their official website (Nintendo.com) and contact their support to request your warranty verification.
The cost of fixing your Nintendo switch depends on various factors. First, if your Nintendo switch is under warranty the repairs are free of charge. For expired warranty, and products not insured, you will incur the repair costs to have them fixed. The costs will also vary depending on the damage.
I find it difficult to get excited when the speculated upgrade would just about put the switch on par with last gen (xb1/ps4) for a similar price as new gen consoles. It also means more ports of games already completed and anything new would likely still require downgrades to run on a handheld.
@LtSarge they have just recaptured the casual market that they lost after the Wii. If they drop a new console too early it risks going the way of the Wii-U where only the hard-core fans would pick it up (a large chunk of the Switches player base wouldn't want to pay 400+ for a new console so soon after grabbing a switch) and cause it fail. 59ce067264