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Nintendo Switch

alaTest has collected and analyzed 273 reviews of Nintendo Switch. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Game Consoles for all reviews. Reviewers really like the game selection and usability. The reliability and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the connectivity and size.

design, portability, reliability, usability, game selection

price, size, 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 99/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Mike Epstein (

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

Expert review by : Phil Hornshaw (

‘Arms’ – Nintendo Switch Review


‘Arms' brings back the fun of the Nintendo Wii, but it's most fun if you don't take it too seriously.

Jun, 2017

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (

Nintendo Switch


The Nintendo Switch works as both a home game console and a handheld, offering access to a remarkably strong library of excellent games on your TV at home or in your hands on the go.

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

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

Bottom Line: The Nintendo Switch works as both a home game console and a handheld, offering access to a remarkably strong library of excellent games on your TV at home or in your hands on the go.

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Jeff Bakalar (

Nintendo Switch review: Pure fun on a big-screen TV or on the go


It's been an impressive first year for the Switch as the clever hybrid console's ample game library lives up to its promise of being a home-and-away gaming machine.

The Nintendo Switch is a versatile hybrid game console that easily pivots between a big-screen TV and on-the-go portable. The initially slim game library now includes a good mixture of must-have Nintendo franchise exclusives, indie titles and even some...

No Virtual Console (yet) means no access to decades worth of classic Nintendo games. The screen feels small during tabletop sessions. Online multiplayer requires matchmaking on a smartphone app, and Hulu is the only entertainment app.

The unique TV-or-mobile gaming proposition of the Nintendo Switch is now matched by a stellar library of games, including instant-classics like new Zelda and Mario titles.

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Jeff Bakalar (

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 : Ross Miller (

Nintendo Switch review: the best portable console


Now I can take Zelda with me wherever I go — not some limited version, mind you, but the full console Zelda experience.

The Switch has all the makings of something truly great. Now Nintendo just needs to support it.

Mar, 2017

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (

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Wacom Intuos4

Beautiful, slim and well-thought-out new design; extremely fluid pen operation.

Schmutz very visible on black pen grip; buttons could use a bit more tactile differentiation; mouse still a bit awkward; still pricey; need more real-time feedback when configuring; glossy plastic panel shows fingerprints.

With a beautiful and more functional new design, Wacom's Intuos4 tablet demonstrates that a lack of competition doesn't necessarily keep you from innovating.

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Eric Abent (

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 : Mark Peters (

Nintendo Switch game system


Nintendo Switch handheld gaming system : Nintendo provided the first glimpse of its new home gaming system and revealed that it is called Nintendo Switch. In addition to providing single and multiplayer thrills at home, the Nintendo Switch system also...

At home, Nintendo Switch rests in the Nintendo Switch Dock that connects the system to the TV and lets you play with family and friends in the comfort of your living room. By simply lifting Nintendo Switch from the dock, the system will instantly...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by : Brandon Hofer (

ARMS Review - One of the Few Times Having a Noodle for an Arm isn’t a Bad Thing


ARMS is one of those games that appears really simplistic at first but can offer some really deep gameplay and different play styles.

Jun, 2017

Product Specifications


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


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


Developer:FromSoftware / KOEI TECMO GAMES CO., LTD. / Nintendo / PlatinumGames / Square Enix
ESRB Rating:M (Mature) / RP (Rating Pending) / T (Teen)
Game edition:Basic / Definitive / Remastered
Genre:Action / Action / Adventure / Action / Fighting / Action / RPG / Adventure / RPG / Kids
Language version:English, French / German, English, Spanish, French, Italian / Multilingual / Traditional Chinese, German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Russian
Maximum number of players:1 / 2 / 6
Multiplayer mode:N / Y
Multiplayer mode type:Offline / Online
PEGI rating:12 / 16 / 18
Platform:Nintendo Switch
Release date (DD/MM/YYYY):13/07/2018 / 16/02/2018 / 18/05/2018 / 19/10/2018 / 27.10.2017
Theme:Bayonetta / Dark Souls
USK Rating:12 / 16


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


Bluetooth: No
Bluetooth version:4.1
Frequency band:2.4/5
Wi-Fi: 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
Quantity per pack:1
User guide: Yes
Video game included: No


Gyroscope: Yes
Internal memory:4000
Motion sensor: Yes
Parental Control: 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
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
USB connector type:USB Type-A,USB Type-C
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0/3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)


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


Built-in memory capacity:32
Built-in optical drive:N
Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC,MicroSDXC
Maximum memory card size:2000

Weight & Dimensions