Nintendo Switch - Grey Joy-Con
- Enables gamers to play the same title wherever, whenever and with whomever they choose
- Providing single and multiplayer thrills at home
- The mobility of a handheld is now added to the power of a home gaming system to enable unprecedented new video game play styles
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Batteries : 1 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
- Product Dimensions : 35.56 x 13.72 x 29.46 cm; 1.7 Kilograms
- Release date : 3 March 2017
- ASIN : B01LTHP2ZK
- Item Model Number : HACSKAAAA
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Introducing Nintendo Switch, the new home video game system from Nintendo. In addition to providing single and multiplayer thrills at home, the Nintendo Switch system can be taken on the go so players can enjoy a full home console experience anytime, anywhere. The mobility of a handheld is now added to the power of a home gaming system, with unprecedented new play styles brought to life by the two new Joy-Con controllers. PLAY ANYWHERE Home Gaming System At home the main unit rests in the Nintendo Switch dock, which connects the system to the TV and lets you play with family and friends in the comfort of your living room. On-the-Go Lift Nintendo Switch from the dock and instantly transition to handheld mode for on-the-go gaming. By sharing Joy-Con, players can go head-to-head while away from home. You can also enjoy the same great games in tabletop mode by using the included stand to prop the system up. New Play Styles Remove the detachable Joy-Con from either side of Nintendo Switch for more play styles: One player can use a Joy-Con in each hand Two players can each take one Multiple Joy-Con can be employed by numerous people for a variety of gameplay options (additional Joy-Con sold separately) Slip a set of Joy-Con into a Joy-Con grip accessory, mirroring a more traditional controller. Or, select an optional Nintendo Switch Pro Controller. Bring together up to 8 Nintendo Switch systems for local face-to-face multiplayer.
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Nintendo is refusing to cover this under warranty and requires you to send back a $70 JoyCon (at your cost) to be repaired for $10. I'm using the Switch as a couch system so it never goes into a bag to be damaged. Infuriating and ridiculous that a premium $70 controller has this issue.
The only gripes I have is that the battery life is not as high as I need it to be and the lack of a passcode protection so that I can prevent others from picking up the console and start playing with it
Very impressed with the Switch. The transition between docked mode and handheld mode is like nothing i have seen before, very smooth and seamless. The build is very sturdy. We have experienced no issue with it at all and either my son or I have been using it nearly on a daily basis. I do recommend a good screen protector though as i feel the screen might easily get scratched when docking.
My son and I enjoyed this console tremendously. He mainly plays Nintendo first party games and has lots of fun with it. For me it is a little under powered compare to my PS4 Pro but it has become my go-to indie game machine. I have also enjoyed Nintendo exclusive games as well. I'd still prefer play major third party title on more powerful consoles.
All in all, a very impressive console and a good choice for anyone who loves gaming and loves Nintendo games.
I am not saying that the other games are bad, quite the opposite they are awesome and there are so many options if you consider the free to play games and the Nintendo originals included with the monthly subscription, I have to say that I like this a lot more than my PS3 or even my PC games, the fact that I don't need to sit on an assigned space to play makes it so practical.
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My first impression of the console was, wow, this thing is little. The joy cons are actually tiny. I'm a full size adult. But I slid the joy cons onto the sides of the tablet portion of the console and powered it up, created a Nintendo account (on my phone), signed in and did an update to the console and controllers. Neither took long. I never once used the touch screen and it took all of a minute for me to acclimate to the size and shape of the controls. It feels good even with full size hands which was surprising.
Next I popped in the physical copy of Super Mario Odyssey that I preordered alongside my new console. I can't believe how tiny the game cards are, even smaller than 3DS cards. Anyways, the game was ready within a minute or 2, which is a huge relief from the long installs on a lot of PS4/Xbone games. The game fired up fast and runs great, and I played it for quite a while in portable mode before realizing, hey, I could be playing this on my TV.
That's a big point, because the portable mode feels almost completely natural with no restrictions. This is truly the game changing feature it's marketed as. Playing the game with the entire system in your hands makes the Switch's versatility a huge added benefit vs. other consoles. The screen looks fantastic and definitely not too small. Granted you're dealing with significantly less technical power than other consoles, but the Switch makes up for it with polish. Everything I've done so far has worked excellent, and I can't wait to explore more of the Switch library.
I never imagined that coming from gaming on the big screen to this would feel so good, but the Nintendo Switch is probably now the easiest recommendation I could make to anyone looking for a new game console.
The games that are out aren't really that great because most of them are really bad ports either from PC or other consoles. This is okay if you like limited battery life and crappy ports. The Switch itself is just a gaming console, there is no netflix, hulu, facebook etc.. I guess this is because they dont want to have any security exploits, but that really limits the use of the console. Online isn't free and that isn't a surprise nowadays and for $20 a year that isn't bad, but the fact that some of their biggest games don't support cloud saves is unacceptable. The online connection is also a pile because its P2P. The switch isn't for you if you take gaming seriously and what I mean is that if you only like to play a game every once in a while then this is for you, but if you competitively play games online then don't buy this.