Since its launch, a short while ago, Nintendo Switch has been rated the fastest selling Nintendo console ever. If we do a ‘pros and cons’ comparison for it we see that it has both of them present, and this has people believing that even though the sales have been amazing the Nintendo Switch might not perform as well as we hope it would.
For starters the Nintendo switch has a lack of online gaming and the users will only have to stick with locally playable games. But this point isn’t strong enough to prove it to be Nintendo’s last console. Let’s take a closer look at what the Nintendo Switch had to offer.
When we heard that Nintendo switch would be a proper hybrid gaming console, we were all very excited but we clearly didn’t think about how long the battery would last and how powerful a portable console could be. Hoping that one console will be able to give us the joy of portable gaming along with a proper home console gaming, but this excitement didn’t last long when we got a full look at the specs. The Nintendo switch is pretty weak in comparison to PS4 or Xbox One hardware. Nintendo switch plays games at only 720p when used in the portable mode and 1080p when used at home connected to a dock.
The second major reason which drags downs Switch’s appeal is that it comes with a built in 32GB internal memory only which means that we’ll have to buy external memory cards to store more games. This brings us to one of the biggest problems with the Nintendo switch, accessories for the Nintendo switch aren’t an option, they’re necessary to buy. If you want to have fun on the Nintendo Switch, then buying more accessories is a must.
THE NEW JOY-CON CONTOLLERS
Nintendo has introduced its joy-cons with the Nintendo switch and they look and perform amazingly well. Playing games like Mario kart and Legend of Zelda are going to be a pleasure to play with the joy-cons attached, although playing games like Skyrim aren’t going to be that much fun in our opinion. A fun thing about the joy-cons is that they can be held in a number of ways which vary from game to game, but FPS games or the games that require excessive controlling options are not a good match for the Nintendo Switch’s joy-cons.
The joy-cons feature HD rumbles according to which Nintendo says,”Will make our players feel every touch, spin and turn exactly the way it was meant.”
Nintendo Switch doesn’t prove to be a reliable option for replacing PS4 or Xbox One. Nintendo switch is far behind them in the terms of hardware, processing power, graphics and gaming diversity. The Nintendo Switch was introduced to tackle the console market in an inventive way but because of its mobile friendly Nvidia Tegra GPU the graphics and the processor of the Nintendo switch are a no match in front of a PS4 or Xbox One. But Nintendo switch plays Legends of Zelda at 1080p with 60fps when docked and 720p with 30fps when in mobile mode, this is a mind changer and tells us that we might want to wait and see how other games work out on the console. Waiting and being patient is highly advised before buying a Nintendo switch.
So Why Are People Buying The Nintendo Switch?
So far the Nintendo switch has been giving a positive feedback from the market, but the real question is that will the people be willing to buy it in the future too? This successful launch might not be the only thing needed to make the Switch a successful gaming console, and by looking at the way the things are going it may be possible that things might go opposite to our expectations.
One can easily tell that the major reason that Nintendo Switch has managed to Sell as Much Consoles as It Has Is because of Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild is one of the finest games to come out in recent years.
Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild follows a strong narrative in which our hero link wakes up from his slumber after hundreds of years only to find the land over taken by Ganon. As Link you’re tasked with the job of stopping Ganon and saving prices Zelda. The characters are well developed and the story is both impactful and filled with existing moments to retain interest regardless of how many times you’ve played through it.
An Open World Experience
In Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild you don’t simply follow a step by step mission line but rather are completely free to do whatever you want. From the very start you have the full freedom to charge to Hyrule Castle as soon as you get out of the initial stage but it’s highly recommended that you don’t try that since you’ll only end up dying. There’s no one forcing you to do something you don’t want or take part in any unnecessary side quests that are absolutely necessary to finish the game.
In every meaning of the word, Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild provides you with a game that is completely free of any restrictions. The world of Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild is developed exceptionally well. Everything from towers to shrines and even enemy camps are well placed to make the experience much more enjoyable and immersive.
The Combat & Mechanics
Nintendo didn’t spare any effort in making the Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild a stunning game. The ways you can interact with the environment are completely amazing. From everything to climbing mountains to grass being cut when you swing your sword, the details to the mechanics and graphics are stunning. Unlike most RPG level based games you soon become strong enough that the game pretty much becomes boring and stops being a challenge. What makes Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild standout is the fact that by the time you reach the end you’ll still have plenty of strong enemies and situations that will give you a run for your money. Though the weapon durability is an annoying aspect of the game but one that definitely adds more variety to it.
Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild is by far one of the key reasons people bought the Switch. It is estimated that 90% of people that bought the switch also bought Legend of Zelda. But what happens after people have had their fill of Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild?
What Does The Future Hold For The Nintendo Switch?
One of the biggest issues with the Nintendo switch is that there is a really less number of games available with the Nintendo switch at the launch. The major reason that the people are buying the console is to play Legends of Zelda and after that there isn’t much to the Nintendo switch to keep people entertained with console, this is no doubt a thing the buyers should be worried about.
In the future even if more games are introduced for the Nintendo Switch, Nintendo switch still wouldn’t be a wise replacement option for the PS4 or Xbox One or your gaming PC. The only thing that attracts us to the Nintendo switch is the first party games and apart from that the Nintendo switch doesn’t have much to offer.
The Nintendo switch was created in an inventive way to feature handheld gaming plus home gaming, but due to the Nvidia GPU the processing power, the graphics and other specs are nothing in front of consoles like PS4, Xbox One and a gaming PC.
The chances of high end games for the Nintendo switch from the 3rd party game developer companies are really scarce, plus, the little number of games currently available for the console isn’t going be enough for the Nintendo switch to be taken as a primary gaming console.
So far the reviews and all the feedback of the Nintendo switch have a number of positive and negative points but when the players are done playing Legend of Zelda, then the future of the Nintendo switch will be decided. Sadly there has not been any news so far of even a single AAA title games launching on the Nintendo Switch from third party game developers. If 3rd party developers don’t start releasing some AAA title on the Nintendo Switch soon chances are it will end up like the Xbox One or like Nintendo Wii U. As of first party games the Nintendo switch is scheduled for 3 big titles launching in 2017, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Mario Kart Odyssey and Splatoon 2.