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Nintendo Switch

alaTest has collected and analyzed 319 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 reliability and usability. The portability and price also get good feedback. Many are negative about the connectivity and size.

design, price, portability, usability, reliability

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 100/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by (engadget.com)

Nintendo Switch revisited: Two years makes a big difference

 

Two years after its launch, the Nintendo Switch is an even more capable gaming console. Nintendo's bet on portability has paid off well: While other consoles are stuck under your TV, the Switch lets you bring your favorite games just about anywhere....

Conveniently lets you game on the go and at home ; Has a strong selection of first party titles and choice indies ; Online service is cheaper than the competition

Needs more third-party titles ; Multiplayer voice chatting is wonkier than other consoles ; Still no Bluetooth headphone support

Mar, 2019

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.

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 (digitaltrends.com)

‘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 (pcmag.com)

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 (cnet.com)

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 (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 : Ross Miller (theverge.com)

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 (cnet.com)

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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 (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 : Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

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

Product Specifications

Design

Built-in touchpad: No
Color of product: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

Features

Certification:ESRB
Developer:BANDAI NAMCO Studios Inc. / Camelot Software Planning / Electronic Arts Vancouver / Epic Games / FromSoftware / Good-Feel / Grasshopper Manufacture Inc. / Imagineer / KOEI TECMO GAMES CO., LTD. / Milestone S.r.l. / Monolith Soft / Nintendo / Nintendo Switch / PlatinumGames / Sims / SNK / Square Enix / TT Games / Ubisoft
Distribution type:Physical media
ESRB Rating:E (Everyone) / E10+ (Everyone 10+) / E12+ (Everyone 12+) / M (Mature) / RP (Rating Pending) / T (Teen)
Game edition:Add-on / Basic / Basic+DLC / Champions / Definitive / Remastered
Genre:Action / Action / Adventure / Action / Fighting / Action / RPG / Adventure / RPG / Fighting / Kids / Party / Platform / Racing / RPG (Role-Playing Game) / Shooter / Simulation / Sports
Included DLCs:Deep Freeze Bundle
Language version:English / English, French / English, Italian / English, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese / German, English, Spanish, French, Italian / Italian / Multilingual / Simplified Chinese, German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean / Traditional Chinese, German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Russian
Maximum number of players:1 / 2 / 4 / 6 / 8
Multiplayer mode:N / Y
Multiplayer mode type:Offline / Offline,Online / Online
Number of DLCs included:1
PEGI rating:12 / 16 / 18 / 3 / 7
Platform:Nintendo Switch
Publisher:Electronic Arts Inc / Epic Games / Grasshopper Manufacture Inc. / Milestone / Nintendo / Nintendo Switch Pro Controller / NIS America / Planet Entertainment / Ubisoft / WB Games
Release date (DD/MM/YYYY):01.01.2018 / 01.01.2019 / 01/12/2017 / 07/08/2018 / 08.02.2019 / 09/02/2018 / 12/10/2018 / 13.07.2018 / 13/07/2018 / 15.06.2018 / 16.11.2018 / 16/02/2018 / 16/11/2018 / 18/01/2019 / 18/05/2018 / 18/09/2018 / 19/10/2018 / 21/09/2018 / 21/12/2018 / 22/06/2018 / 22/09/2017 / 27.10.2017 / 27/07/2018 / 28/09/2018 / 29.03.2019
Split screen:Y
Theme:Bass Pro Shops: The Strike / Bayonetta / Cabela's: The Hunt / Captain Toad / Dark Souls / Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 / Dragon Quest / FIFA / Fitness Boxing / Fortnite / Go Vacation / Legendary Fishing / LEGO The Incredibles / Nintendo Monster Energy Supercross The Official VG2 / None / Pokemon / The LEGO Movie 2 / Travis Strikes Again / Xenoblade Chronicles / Xenoblade Chronicles 2 / Yoshi's Crafted World
USK Rating:12 / 16

Multimedia

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

Networking

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
Game controllers included:Gun / rod
Manual:Y
Number of game controllers included:1
Quantity per pack:1
User guide: Yes
Video game included: No

Performance

Accelerometer:Y
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
HDMI: Yes
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)

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: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC,MicroSDXC
Maximum memory card size:2000

Weight & Dimensions

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