I am a late adopter of the Nintendo switch and now that I have one, it’s not a stretch to say it’s the perfect gaming console (for me, at this stage of life). Here’s why:

  1. It isn’t stuck to a tv. Sure, games look better in docked mode, but after the initial “wow that looks good” of a game, how a game feels to play is more important than how it looks (to me). The switch’s screen is sufficient for me, and it’s flexible for different postures and situations.
  2. It’s subtle. I can play a game quietly in the corner sitting in the family room and it doesn’t dominate the space, the kids can be watching a show or colouring at the table and it doesn’t override what they’re doing
  3. It’s private. I can play games with monsters in it, during the day time when my kids are in the room, and I don’t have to worry about them being frightened.
  4. Two controllers in one for family friendly games? Yeah that’s awesome!

I’ve had every version of the playstation since it’s inception. It used to be that portable gaming came with some costs involved gameplay wise, but What really sold me on the switch is some of my favourite ps1 and ps2 games being re-released, and looking better remastered, and being portable on the switch not in a way that diminishes it (for example, playing final fantasy on an ipad touchscreen) but in a way that improves the experience.

I could write about this for days, but I doubt it’s of interest! Here’s my point. Like games? Got a family? On the go? Get a switch!