The Nintendo Switch Guide

Nintendo Switch is the Best Selling Video game System of All Time!

Nintendo Switch has reached superstardom as it became the fastest-selling video game system in the United States through 21 months according to a report made by The NPD Group. Since Switch was released in March 2017, it has shown a strong following among gamers with more than 8.7 million units sold in November 2018.

And till this day, Nintendo Switch sales are still growing especially with more awesome game titles set to release this year. Hits like Mario Kart and Super Smash Bros are just some of the titles that gamers are looking forward to playing with the Switch. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is another popular title that was offered initially by Nintendo Switch. Nintendo Switch featuring Zelda alone sold more than 4 million units so far.

Why are gamers mesmerized by the Switch?

The fact that the Switch has a completely new concept to handheld and console gaming made it very popular among players across different ages. The design of the Switch is entirely new, and this may be the most significant factor for its overpowering appeal.

You can play it as a handheld device with a large screen in the middle and full game controls on each side, like a typical handheld game. Remove the controllers on each side, and you can share the Switch with a friend. Play Mario Kart and all other fantastic two-player game titles anywhere even while you are on the road.

And if you want a bigger screen, you can connect the Switch to your TV using HDMI and play in full widescreen. Use the game controls and play a two-player game or use the Switch as a single controller and play from your television.

Check out the Nintendo Switch’s features

The Nintendo Switch is jam-packed with all-original features most of these aren’t even in other popular handheld and console gaming devices.

The Joy-Con is the game controller of the Nintendo Switch. You can use once controller or two, use these vertical or sideways, depending on the game you are playing. You will have total flexibility since the Joy-Con controllers may be played on different kinds of games in the Switch platform.

These controllers are super sensitive with outstanding features that will take you deeper in any game. One feature, called the HD rumble, lets you feel very slight differences when it comes to vibrations as you hold and touch different items in a game.

The right Joy-Con controller comes with an IR Motion Camera that has the power to detect the shape and distance of an object in front. It can detect if the object is moving too so you can use this controller to play all kinds of interactive games with the Switch.

Nintendo Switch has a massive 6.2 –inch multi-touch capacitive touch screen which can display vibrant colors and superb details. It has stereo speakers for immersive gameplay as well. The system comes with a battery that can last for more than 6 hours, but still battery life may vary depending on usage conditions. Users have reported playing The Legend of Zelda Breath of Wild for about 3 hours with just one full charge.

The Nintendo Switch comes with 32GB internal memory which is expandable using microSDHC or microSDXC cards. Keep in mind that a portion of the Switch’s memory will be used for its internal system, so it’s recommended that you expand your memory as soon as you start to download games for your Switch.

More things to do with the Switch

The Nintendo Switch has made multi-gaming completely different, and all it takes is your imagination. You can use this to compete against friends or build a team and play at home using one Switch console and multiple Joy-Con controllers.

You can also connect to the Internet using Switch’s Wi-Fi system and challenge other Nintendo Switch players online. Countless matches for different games are happening day after day; all you need to do is sign up and play.

All your friends on the Nintendo Switch? You can link up to 8 systems and play multiplayer games. Arrange game nights or sleepovers and get people together by playing top Nintendo Switch games.

Choose from these awesome Nintendo Switch games

With the Switch, you can play awesome games no matter where you are. Currently, there are new game titles as well as free games that you can easily download and play. The most popular as of press time is Super Smash Bros. Ultimate which features characters from all favorite Nintendo games.

Other popular titles to check out include Fortnite, Super Mario Party, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu, Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee and Octopath Traveler. Watch out for upcoming games in 2019 like Yoshi’s Crafted World, Luigi’s Mansion 3 and Fire Emblem: Three Houses. Definitely, just more reasons to agree that Nintendo Switch is, and will be, the best-selling video game system of all time.

Mike James - 3/12/2019