Nintendo Switch – is it still worth buying a hybrid console?

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Intriguing equipment for players.

Today, I'm taking a closer look at Nintendo Switch and wondering if at the end of the current generation of consoles it is worth reaching for this equipment.

Hybrid console

They are already gone almost three years since the world premiere of Nintendo Switch. Since then, a lot of great titles have appeared on the market on both PS4 and Xbox One. However, Big N always stands somewhere next to it, offering players completely new experiences. This time it wasn't just exclusive games. The Japanese presented hybrid equipment, which can be both a desktop and a portable console. The mechanism is extremely simple. Just pull the screen out of the docking station and connect the joycons to enjoy entertainment anywhere in the world. Why has no one had this idea before?

Nintendo Switch

This idea turned out to be a bull's-eye. Let's not hide that Nintendo consoles for many years were not very popular in Europe. A huge library of games on previously released portable devices is not enough for Nintendo DS, 2DS and 3DS to gain recognition from players from the Old Continent. These devices did not offer graphics straight from today's action games, the screen was not very large, and the lack of a charger included with the Nintendo 3DS set was to be the proverbial nail in the casket.

However, Nintendo authorities learn from mistakes and proposed a portable console with 6.2-inch screenthat displays image in 720p resolution (on a TV screen – 1080p). We will not dwell on technicalities here. It is much weaker, compared to competing devices, but no one expected Nintendo miracles.

The console's great strength is the ability to take The Witcher, Diablo or Fifa on a journey. Of course, we are talking about casual players. Fans of the brand will appreciate the exclusive titles, which we will talk about in a moment. However, remember that during the adventures of Geralt of Rivia we will not see so many details and beautiful landscapes that you can admire, playing even on the basic version of PlayStation 4, not to mention the PS4 Pro or Xbox One X. This is not this level. Nintendo simply defends itself by playing outside. Is that enough? Almost 53 million owners should be asked.

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Exclusive games

The exclusive games library is one of the most important factors when choosing a console. The wealth of exclusive titles has been a huge advantage of Nintendo for years. In the case of Switch it is similar. The popular Link from The Legend of Zelda, Mario or Donkey Kong are characters who need no introduction. If they are the heroes of highly-rated productions … the recipe for success is ready. Here are some games where you can swim away for long hours.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

An amazing adventure in the open world. The link tries to uncover the truth about events in the Kingdom of Hyrule. The game is strongly focused on exploration. There will also be a mechanic from RPG, as well as an exciting and demanding fight. One of the highest rated games of 2017. We already know that the sequel is being created, but the developers have not revealed the release date.

Super Mario Odyssey

The most popular plumber in the world embarks on a fantastic adventure. There will be old friends as well as references to old-time production. Mario fans will feel at home here. This is one of those games where the whole family can have fun.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Fantastic fighting game in which there is a whole galaxy of characters known from the world of games. Among them, Mario, Pikachu, Pac-Man, Cloud, Solid Snake, Bayonetta and many others. Each has its own unique skills, which makes this production extremely diverse. An excellent position for a short break in daily chores.

Super Mario Maker 2

A very original production that allows you to design your own levels in the Mario universe. You can share them with other players. We are limited only by imagination. A must have for lovers of difficult challenges.

These are just some of the many impressive titles. Mario fans will also reach for Mario Kart. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, and Luigi Mansion 3. While pokemon enthusiasts will discover Pokémon: Let's Go and Pokémon: Shield Sword. There are also independent games that are very popular. Surely everyone will find something for themselves.

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Who is Nintendo Switch for?

Nintendo Switch should be used primarily by players who have been using devices from the Japanese manufacturer for many years. Famous heroes return in many great productions. The console will also be a great option for people who love to play in portable mode. This is by far the best handheld on the market.

Players who expect high-quality graphics in known multiplatform productions may feel a bit disappointed. However, the exclusive ones look very attractive. Before buying it is worth remembering that the basic controller (grip connected with joycons) is not the most ergonomic.

The sale is much more friendly to use – Nintendo Pro Controller. The pad also works perfectly SN30 Pro + brand 8 BitDo. It is worth adding that a slightly cheaper edition of the console – Nintendo Switch Lite appeared on the market. This version without a docking station offers only the option of playing in portable mode.