Nintendo Switch: Is it worth buying the portable console?

The Nintendo Switch was developed to be a portable console, being part of the life of its users. You can connect it to your home TV, play with up to 8 friends and family, and challenge other players online.

The gamers of Rio have a certain stop until July 10: the Shopping Boulevard. The venture hosts the immersive Nintendo Switch Shopping Tour event, which invites children and adults to experience the gameplay of the Nintendo Switch.

Boulevard customers will be able to have fun with Nintendo’s newest release: Mario Strikers™: Battle League. The game is a 5-on-5 type of football, with no rule, in which Mario, Peach, Yoshi, and other characters from the Mushroom Kingdom do everything to win.

The activity is free, always from 12:00 to 20:00. To participate, the customer must download the Shopping Boulevard app, access the Events tab, click on the Nintendo Switch Shopping Tour banner, and sign up for the session they want to attend.

After the now-defunct Nintendo DS and Nintendo 3DS, the Nintendo Switch came to market as hope for gamers who love portable consoles. Launched in 2017, the Japanese giant’s console is still one of the top buying options on the market and offers several innovative features for gamers. With the possibility to plug it into a TV or play it wherever you want, is the hybrid still worth it in 2022?

IGN has put together a small guide with the main features and functionalities of one of the best-selling consoles in the world today, in addition to mentioning the models derived from the Nintendo Switch released in recent years.

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Play wherever you want with Nintendo Switch

The Switch has a hybrid system that allows you to play both on the TV, with HDMI cables, both by the console’s own 6.2-inch LCD screen. The portable mode is by far the most surprising, with the possibility of running games in HD and up to 60fps. In addition, several big-budget games are available to all players who want to buy. This is the case for Super Mario Odyssey, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Smash Bros, Ultimate, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Pokémon Sword & Shield, and more.

But remember to compare it to new generation consoles like PS5 and Xbox Series X|S. Even with an amazing power to run games, it doesn’t come close to what the new generation of Sony and Microsoft can offer. You can’t run 4k content at 120fps.

Switch’s exclusive multiplayer system and games

Another positive highlight of the Switch is the multiplayer system. You can connect up to 8 Joy-Con controls or Pro Controls and play at ease with the family. Exclusive games are a great differential of the system, such as Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Super Smash Bros, which work very well in multiplayer mode.

In addition, if more than one person in the family or group of friends has a Switch, you can play team games. Simply subscribe to Nintendo Switch Online and enjoy epic matches by local connection.

Another point of extreme importance is Nintendo’s vast library of games. Enabling several adventures, a large number of games are available only to console users. So if you’re a big fan of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and Pokémon Sword & Shield, the switch is the best and only option at the moment with up-to-date hardware and software that offers the games cited. Remember that Nintendo Switch Online subscribers have access to classic Nintendo 64 and Mega Drive games.

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The big question and possibly the biggest reason to fend off gamers from buying the console is the price of the games. Due to the not-so-varied range, Of course, it is possible to find cheaper games in promotions, but we have to point out that the average price is one of the highest on the market.

Nintendo Switch versions

The OLED version, recently released in Brazil, is the largest and heaviest of the three. Available in white and red/neon blue and built with a 7-inch touchscreen OLED display, the console has 1080p resolution on the TV-connected base and up to 720p in portable mode. Just like, the traditional one has up to nine hours of battery life. Unlike the other two versions, the OLED has more memory space, with 64 GB, but is also the most expensive on the market among models.

With the Nintendo Switch Lite, the brand surpassed the profit estimate, selling 1.95 million units in 11 days. This is the most compact version of the console, which has the smallest size among the three editions and a 5.5-inch touchscreen LCD screen. It is exclusively portable, so the resolution is only 720p. It has 32 GB of memory, along with the possibility of a MicroSD card, and is available in yellow, turquoise, and coral colors.

Verdict: Is it worth buying the Nintendo Switch?

If you’re a fan of exclusive Nintendo games and value portability, the Switch is a perfect choice. In addition to offering amazing games in an amazing high definition, the multiplayer mode is enjoyable and easy to play with friends and family.

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If you value big releases and 4K settings more for playing the most games of the moment, maybe the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S is ideal. However, if the budget is high, there’s nothing to stop you from having the Switch for complementary moments on the go and the PS5 to play at home.

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The Nintendo Switch is designed to be a part of your life by transforming from a desktop console into a laptop in the blink of an eye. Place your Nintendo Switch at the base of the console for fun playing on your television and open the support to share the screen in multiplayer games. Choose your control style one or two controls, vertically or horizontally, docked to the console or not, and play in a variety of ways.