I’m sure that you’re a bit confused by the title of this blog. As you know the Nintendo Switch was released on March 3, 2017. It’s now been one year since then and a lot of things have changed. Nintendo has managed to create something that appeals to everyone and successfully changed the minds of doubters everywhere. I wanted to take some time and share my experience with the Switch since its release as it has reached its one year anniversary a couple of weeks a go.
When the Switch was first announced, there were a lot of doubts surrounding it. People speculated at the time that the hardware wouldn’t be as powerful as the PS4 and Xtrash One (I know, I’m petty for that). Nintendo opted to use more standard electronic components, such as a chipset based on Nvidia’s Tegra line, to make development for the console easier for programmers and more compatible with existing game engines. They also went back to using cartridges instead of CD’s which further gave rise to doubts.
I didn’t have as much doubt as most people but I did have my own fair share of concerns. However, once the Nintendo Switch launched worldwide, it changed everything. Let me put this into perspective for you guys. Before the Switch came out, I had PS4 and a PC. Not once, have I ever had a thought or debated whether to get a game on either console.
All games were played on my PC and the PS4 was just for exclusives. That’s it. After picking up the switch and the line up of games started coming out, it was clear that Nintendo had something. It was the first time that I actually debated whether to pick up a game on PC or the Switch. In fact, I’ve chosen the Switch over my PC time and time over.
The privilege of playing your favorite full-fledged games anywhere and anytime is amazing. Especially if you’re a full-time student or employee. After hours of sitting down at your desk, the last thing you’d wanna do is sit down at your desk at home again. However, you still wanna play some games right? The Switch is essentially the ultimate tool that allows you to chose where you want to play and how you want to play. My experience with the Switch has been nothing but amazing.
Honestly, the only people who still hate or belittle the Switch are those who in my opinion don’t own one themselves. I gotta give Nintendo credit where its do, they did an outstanding job with the Switch. Yeah, sure currently it’s plagued with ports, but once we move out of that phase, things will look even better for Nintendo. Nintendo has really recaptured what it means to have fun with games.