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Nintendo Switch

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 reviews of Nintendo Switch. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Game Consoles for all reviews. Comments about the reliability and portability are overall positive. Some have doubts about the size and connectivity, while comments about the usability and design are different.

portability, reliability

price, connectivity, size

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 98/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 31 reviews)

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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...

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

DT Recommended Product

Expert review by: Mike Epstein (digitaltrends.com)

Nintendo Switch review

 

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

Mar, 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. ; Short battery life. Flimsy kickstand.

We'll have to see how the Switch library develops, and just how much power developers can wrangle out of the tablet. But based purely on its own design, flexibility, and ease of use, the Nintendo Switch is a fantastic device. It earns our Editors'...

Mar, 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...

Jun, 2017

Recommended by TR

Expert review by: Brett Phipps (trustedreviews.com)

Nintendo Switch

 

Nintendo does things differently. First came the Wii's motion controllers, then the Wii U's tablet-style GamePad. Now we have the Nintendo Switch, a portable and home console in one that works as well on trains, planes and wherever you want to play as...

Apr, 2017

Expert Reviews Recommended

Expert review by: Nathan Spendelow (expertreviews.co.uk)

Nintendo Switch review: Nintendo’s game-changer switches things up, for the better

 

Nintendo's Switch console hybrid proves that innovation is the key to gaming success, but games are currently thin on the ground

That’s a shame, because by golly if this isn’t one of the best games consoles of this generation, if ever. That console to handheld transition is superb, and the Joy-Con controllers really steal the show. Hardware-wise, it’s near-perfect, but we need...

Mar, 2017

Expert review by: Alex Todd (recombu.com)

Nintendo Switch Review: In Depth

 

Nintendo Switch review: We've been using the new Nintendo Switch for a month to see if it really is a seamless blend of home console and handheld.

Versatile hardware ; Attractive display ; Respectable battery life ; Innovative features ; Clean user experience

Some hardware looks unfinished ; Flimsy kickstand ; Low internal storage ; Small games library at launch ; Underpowered versus rivals

If all Nintendo had to do was make good on the promise of a modular home console that you can pick up and take with you for under £300 (£279.99), then the Switch does its job perfectly, but that’s really just a baseline for expectations of the...

Mar, 2017
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