Nintendo has introduced a new modular gaming console named Nintendo Switch. Image Source: Polygon

The Nintendo Switch has been out for a little over a week now, and the reviews are in. After trying out the system extensively with games like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, the consensus seems to be mostly positive around Nintendo’s new console.

The Japanese giant is back in top form, delivering real innovation to stay relevant in the console race. Against the likes of Sony and Microsoft, Nintendo brings a breath of fresh air regarding playability when it seems like it is all about performance nowadays.

While it does have some issues, the Switch is a console worth investing on. Below, we list just a few of the reasons why Nintendo’s latest is a system you will want to have not only in your leaving room but everywhere.

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Nintendo will introduce paid online services with the Switch. Image: Kotaku.

You can take the Nintendo Switch anywhere to play on the go

The idea of having a portable console is evolving with the Nintendo Switch. It is not limited anymore to small titles or side adventures of a game franchise on an AA-powered handset with a low-resolution screen.

Now, you can take full games such as Skyrim and Breath of the Wild with you, anywhere you go. According to people who have tried it, this realization does not quite dawn on you until you are playing like it’s no big deal during a flight, a train ride, or waiting for the doctor.

What’s more, being able just to continue playing on any TV you dock your Switch on does away with the hassle of pausing, turning off, and unplugging consoles to move to a different room.

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Nintendo-Switch-rumored price and release date. Image: Be Visual.

The games for the Nintendo Switch are promising

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is just a taste of what the Nintendo Switch could support in the coming months. More exciting adventures with big worlds to explore are coming to the system, and if you want to play, you got to get one sooner or later.

Nintendo is finally jumping onboard the multiplayer boat, although there is a cumbersome subscription system in the way. Still, it only means so much because, up until now, the company had been under a free-to-play model with older systems.

Furthermore, there is a high chance we will hear from the Japanese giant in the coming months to announce the rollout of Virtual Console on the Switch. The platform would give players paid access to hundreds of classic titles on the new console.

Nintendo’s latest announcement introduced the Nintendo Switch, scheduled for launch in March 2017. However, Switch’s features are yet to be compared with Nintendo’s WiiU. Image Source: Ars Technica

It will only get better with time, but it needs support

Much like what Sony did with the PlayStation Pro and Microsoft did with the Xbox One S, Nintendo could, further down the road, debut an enhanced version of the Switch that improves on performance or adds more features.

Considering the console doesn’t have the greatest specs and that the technology that powers it is advancing at a riveting pace, it seems like a safe assumption to say this will happen at some point in the future.

However, this will only be possible if fans and players embrace the new system in the first place. The Switch showed significant sales numbers after its debut, and hopefully, some upcoming titles will end up convincing those still resilient to buy it.

The Nintendo Switch costs $299.99, while games range from $19.99 to $59.99 so far for titles like Snipperclips and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild respectively.

Source: Forbes

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