Is the Nintendo Switch Worth It?
The Nintendo Switch has arrived. For those of you who are just catching up, the Switch is a new console that bridges the gap between home-based consoles and handheld gaming. It comes with a fairly hefty price but the console doesn’t have best specs on the market.
That being said, you can play The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild at home or on the go. There is also a Mario game coming out later in the year. But all that aside, one question that people have been asking over and over is the Nintendo Switch worth it? Well, it all depends on what you want from a gaming system. Let’s look at some reasons why you should by the Switch.
Reason’s to Buy the Switch
You should by the Switch if you really love Nintendo’s first-party games. Nintendo has launched the Switch with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. We know for a fact that many Zelda fans will go out and by the Switch purely for the game; that is if they have the money to spend on the console. Nintendo is also planning to release Platoon 2 and Super Mario Odyssey later on in the year. To add to this, Nintendo are releasing a deluxe version of Mario kart.
You should by the Switch if you want to take console games on the go. We have seen it time and again, from online sports betting apps to music, movies and social gaming, everything is going mobile; well portable at least. This is certainly true for gaming. We have seen a few attempts at portable gaming but never has a home console become portable. While the PlayStation Vita can stream games from the PS3, the Switch actually has its own built-in screen and Joy-Con controllers attached to the side.
You should by the Nintendo Switch if want to import games. The good news is that Switch is region-free. This means that you can import games from anywhere in the world and play them on your device. While Nintendo has been stringent in the past, they have decided to loosen up and allow players to play any Switch game on the console.
Reasons Not to Buy the Switch
So now that we have looked at the pros, let’s take a look at some of the cons of owning a switch. You would probably not want to buy a Switch if you enjoy playing third party games. While Nintendo claim to have an interesting line-up of third party games for the coming months, we know from the Wii U that most of the third-party games just dry up.
You will probably not want to buy a Switch if you want top-spec graphics. The fact is that the Switch has no 4K support. The console’s mobile friendly GPU is certainly not anywhere close to being in league with the PS4 or the Xbox One. The Switch’s touchscreen comes with 720p resolution which means no HD gaming.
You should think twice about buying a Switch if you want a want a long-lasting handheld game system. Make no mistake, the Switch is first and foremost a home gaming system. The fact that it can be used on the go is a bonus. The battery life on the Switch is a bit skimpy. Most people report between 2.5 to 3 hours when playing Zelda, which is what most people will be doing.