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Nintendo Switch

alaTest has collected and analyzed 464 reviews of Nintendo Switch. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Game Consoles for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the game selection and reliability. The design and portability are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the connectivity and price.

usability, portability, design, reliability, game selection

size, price, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Game Consoles the Nintendo Switch is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 100/100 = Excellent quality.

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DT Editors' Choice

Expert review by: Mike Epstein (digitaltrends.com)

Nintendo Switch review

 

The Nintendo Switch is a homerun for Nintendo, and delivers on its innovative premise.

Hybrid home/portable console ; Sharp display ; Unique multi-scheme controller ; Intuitive design ; Great Nintendo games

Poor battery life/storage ; Some controller options don’t feel good during long gameplay sessions ; Third-party developer support is thin

The Switch manages to blend Nintendo’s penchant for weird, gimmicky hardware with the high quality design we’ve come to expect of consoles in the modern era. From a hardware perspective, it is the best console from the company in generations — possibly...

Nov, 2017

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Nintendo Switch

 

The Nintendo Switch succeeds as both a home game system and a gaming handheld, offering a new flexibility in how you play.

Attractive, innovative design. Solid build quality. Joy-Cons feel comfortable to use in multiple configurations.

Attractive, innovative design. Solid build quality. Joy-Cons feel comfortable to use in multiple configurations. ; Can't copy or transfer save files. Short battery life. Flimsy kickstand.

We'll have to see how the Switch library continues to develop, and just how much power developers can wrangle out of the hardware. But based purely on its own design, flexibility, ease of use, and the handful of excellent games we've seen so far on the...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: Eric Abent (slashgear.com)

Nintendo Switch review: Excellent hardware with one roadblock

 

I have something of a love/hate relationship with Nintendo consoles, especially in recent years. While I grew up with consoles like the Super NES, Nintendo 64, and Gamecube, in the time since then my preference has shifted to Nintendo's handhelds like...

Nintendo's dream of hybrid gaming fully realized ; Truly exciting hardware that stands out from the rest ; Fairly solid launch lineup, especially with Zelda

Accessories are far too expensive ; Online systems still need a lot of work ; Launch feels rushed in general

So, where does all of this leave us? I’m a bit torn. I’m a big fan of the Switch hardware itself. As I said in an opinion post I wrote about a week ago , I think this is the coolest thing Nintendo could have done if it’s determined to avoid playing the...

Mar, 2017

Expert review by: Jeff Bakalar (cnet.com)

Nintendo Switch review

 

If you're a hard-core Nintendo fan or a lover of Zelda games, you probably preordered the Switch -- which retails for $300, £280 or AU$470 -- the moment it was announced. And having played the spectacular Breath of the Wild since day 1, on your TV or...

The Nintendo Switch is a versatile hybrid game console that easily pivots between a big-screen TV and on-the-go portable. Its modular Joy-Con controllers are inventive. The entire hardware feels substantial and refined. Breath of the Wild is one of the...

Besides Zelda, there are only a handful of games and no Virtual Console. The screen feels small during tabletop sessions. Joy-Con layout is cramped and crowded, and the left one can have connection issues when wireless.

The Nintendo Switch is a solid piece of hardware that delivers an impressive gameplay experience in a small chassis. But a shallow roster of launch games beyond Zelda along with no concrete plan for legacy retro games leaves the Switch feeling more...

Mar, 2017

Expert review by: Suzanne Humphries (toptenreviews.com)

Nintendo Switch Review

 

The newly released Nintendo Switch is the latest video game console from Nintendo since it released the Wii U back in 2012. It's a step forward for the gaming industry – the entire console is simply a 6.2-inch tablet. Small controllers, called...

Overall, the Switch is a console that brings Nintendo back to its roots, with intuitive gameplay that is great for hours-long solo gaming sessions, competitive multiplayer battles and laughter-filled family fun. It offers one of the most versatile...

May, 2017

Expert review by: Chance Kinney (chipchick.com)

Nintendo Switch Review

 

It's been about a week since Nintendo's hybrid handheld/home console, the Switch, shipped out. One of many units came to my doorstep, and since then, I've been playing it as much as this job allows me to (so, more than I should, but let's keep that...

Mar, 2017

Expert review by: Kirk Hamilton (techspot)

Nintendo Switch Review Kirk Hamilton

 

The Nintendo Switch is a fascinating new game console built around a novel and well-executed central idea. It also has plenty of problems that will doubtless be improved upon in a future version. Nintendo is yet again trying something new, and here we...

Mar, 2017

Expert review by: Pierre Vitré (androidpit.com)

Nintendo Switch hands-on: is this Nintendo's big return?

 

As you may have heard, Nintendo just unveiled its new console, the Nintendo Switch. The Switch is a hybrid console, that is to say, it is a portable console but also a conventional console that sits in your living room. So, it's a mix between the 3Ds,...

Clearly, Nintendo knows how to make fun consoles for the whole family. The Japanese firm has been able to learn from some of their past mistakes to make a product that is flawlessly functional, like a portable Wii U crossed with a Wii.

Jan, 2017

Expert review by: Jon Porter (techradar.com)

Nintendo Switch review

 

The ultimate console/handheld compromise

Unique hybrid design ; HD Rumble ; Two controllers included ; Bright, crisp, colorful screen

Joy-Cons charge only on console without accessory ; Split D-pad ; Oddly placed right analogue stick ; Limited online service at launch

One-part handheld and one-part console, Nintendo's latest piece of hardware wants to be the only device you need for gaming. In many ways it's a big success, offering an exceptional level of handheld graphical quality, before seamlessly transitioning...

Nov, 2017

Trusted Reviews Recommended

Expert review by: Brett Phipps (trustedreviews.com)

Nintendo Switch

 

Nintendo Switch review – After a few growing pains were quickly addressed by Nintendo, has the company created the most exciting console this generation?

Incredibly easy to use ; Gaming wherever you want ; The Joy-Con controllers are packed with tech ; Bright and colourful screen

Accessories are very expensive ; Games cost more than on other platforms

Nov, 2017
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Product Specifications

Design

Built-in touchpad: No
Color of product:Black, Blue, Red / Grey
Gaming control function keys:D-pad, Home
Gaming control technology:Analogue / Digital

Display

Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:6.2
Display Resolution:1280 x 720
Second display:N
Second LCD screen: No
Touch screen: No
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:N
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Multimedia

Built-in camera:Y / Yes
Built-in Microphone:Y
Number of built-in speakers:2

Networking

Bluetooth:N / No
Bluetooth version:4.1
Frequency band:2.4/5
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11ac

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Battery charger: Yes
Battery charger included:Y
Cables included:HDMI
Games included:Splatoon 2
Manual:Y
User guide: Yes
Video game included:No / Y

Performance

Accelerometer:Y
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Internal memory:400 / 4000
Motion sensor:Y / Yes
Parental Control:Y / Yes
Platform:Nintendo Switch
Processor:NVIDIA Tegra 4
Processor cores:8
Processor frequency:768
Processor model:NVIDIA Tegra 4

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack:Y
HDMI:Y / Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
USB connector type:USB Type-A,USB Type-C
USB port:Y / Yes
USB version:2.0/3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)

Power

Battery Capacity:4310
Battery life (max):6.5
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Charging Time:3

Storage

Built-in memory capacity:32
Built-In Optical Drive:N
Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC,MicroSDXC / MicroSDHC,MicroSDXC
Maximum memory card size:2000

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:4.02
Height:0.551
Weight:10.5
Width:9.06 / 9.41