When the Nintendo Switch was first released at the start of 2017, I did, infact, make an article outlining the main pros and cons from seeing the device and understanding how it works. However, it is one thin drawing up conclusions before using it and another thing drawing up conclusions after using it. The Nintendo Switch has become a part of my life for the past month or so and from using it nearly daily, I think the benefits/drawbacks of my previous article need a little updating. Therefore, here are the main pros and cons to the Nintendo Switch after using it for a month, with a conclusion at the end.
#1 Nintendo Switch Pros
- The best of both worlds – This pro hasn’t changed and is still the main reason to buy the Switch. There is nothing like playing a console graphic game in a living room and then taing your switch out and about, still able to play the same game.
- Very socialable – What I did not realise from having the Switch is that it is a console that is best served when played together with friends and others. Yes, playing individually is fun. But, what most will not realise is that there are many opportunities to play with others, both at home (obviously) and out and about, such as on an aeroplane, car or train journey, while waiting at the dentist etc. – the Switch can turn any boring time of waiting into fun with others.
- The controllers – The controllers, although small, are very good. The rumble vibration motors in them are second to none. As well as this, they can be used in so many different ways, both individually and with others, which makes them the perfect controller for such a console.
Nintendo Switch Cons
- It gets hot – What nobody seems to pick up on is the fact that there is a fan to air cool the processor and graphics card in the Switch. In portable mode, it gets a little warm every now and then. But, in docked mode, it gets very hot – to the point that it will sound like a hard-drive spinning at full revolutions.
- Lack of games – A con from the original article sticks with this article. Zedla, Mario Kart 8 and 1-2 Switch are great. However, that is it for the best games on the console. There needs to be more games coming out sooner.
- Accesories price – Although the console is cheap for a first release, the accessories to acompany the console are very expensive. The controllers are in excess of $50 each and any game starts with an RRP of $40+, which, for mini games such as 1-2 Switch, does seem a little steep.
Ultimately, I think the Switch is worth buying. There is nothing like the Switch in the gaming market and neither will there be for years to come. The console has continually sold out and surpassed expectations which should get more 3rd parties interested in developing games for it, such as Call of Duty, Fifa, racing games and more.