The Nintendo switch was recently released worldwide on March 3, 2017, but it has raised a few questions. Will it be able to keep up with the great consoles Nintendo has released in the past? Will the gaming experience be any different?
The Nintendo switch has an incredible design with its console being 9.4×0.55×1.12inches having a video output of 720p while in handheld mode. Although it has the same game slot as the 3ds it has a lack of backwards compatibility meaning that it will not be able to use the same game cartridges as you have bought for other Nintendo devices.
The Nintendo switch will not just be a handheld device though, you will also be able to play it while it being projected on the tv and while in HDMI tv mode it will be 1080p. While in your hand it weighs approximately 65 lbs and with the joycon controllers on about 90 lbs.32 GB of internal storage, a portion of which is reserved for use by the system. Users can easily expand storage space using microSDHC or microSDXC cards up to 2TB which will be sold separately. Its headphone jack is the normal 3.5mm.
In terms of sensors, it has an accelerometer, gyroscope, and brightness sensors. It’s operating conditions range from 5º-35ºC so it will be fine unless you’re in a really hot place or really cold place so don’t buy one in a Swedish winter (; It has a lithium-ion battery and can last for approximately 2.5 – 6.5 hours although the battery life will depend on the games you play. For instance, the battery will last approximately 3 hours for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The switch will take quite a long time to charge, 3 hours from 0 to full.
The joycon controllers have various different buttons but all of them are Left Stick: Up/down/left/right/L/ZL/SL/SR/- Buttons, Capture Button, Release Button, Sync Button and for the Right Stick: A/B/X/Y/R/ZR/SL/SR/+ Buttons, HOME Button, Release Button and Sync Button. The joycons are connected via Bluetooth 3.0 and NFC. The joycons sensors are accelerometer, gyroscope and motion IR camera. Joy-Con controllers are charged by attaching them to a console or charging grip connected to a power supply.
So now go ahead and buy your own Nintendo Switch for the price of only $299.99! The Switch has multiple pros and cons which equally balance to produce a gaming experience which just keeps getting better!
So this ends my product review as I give the Switch a hot 8/10!