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Nintendo Switch

alaTest has collected and analyzed 536 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. People are impressed by the reliability and design. The portability and size also get good feedback. There are some critical opinions about the connectivity. Opinions are divided on the price.

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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 (stuff.tv_in)

Nintendo Switch review

 

Updated 19/07/18: After bringing in an incredible line-up of games, Nintendo's portable has become a gaming great

Brilliant as both a home console and a portable ; Joy-Cons are genius ; Solid line-up of games

Hidden costs of ownership add up ; Online service still up in the air

Nintendo’s 2-in-1 console is the real deal, with a huge list of fantastic games

2018-07

Trusted Reviews Recommended

Expert review by : Stuart Andrews (trustedreviews.com)

Nintendo Switch

 

Nintendo Switch review – One year on, the Switch is not only potentially Nintendo's best console, but the most exciting console on the market.

Gaming whenever, wherever you want ; Bright and colourful screen ; Versatile Joy-Con controllers ; Some truly incredible games

Overpriced accessories ; Expensive games

The Switch has already earned both a place on the great console podium and a place in gamer’s hearts. We’d like to see more big titles, both from Nintendo and third parties, and a few more eShop deals on existing favourites.

2018-04

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...

2017-11

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.

2017-11

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...

2017-06

Expert review by : Robert Jones (t3.com)

Nintendo Switch review: the BigN knocks it out of the park with its innovative new console/tablet hybrid

 

Nintendo partners its superb gaming pedigree with stylish, premium-grade hardware

Innovative design ; Premium look and feel ; Attractive price point

Not as powerful as PS4 or Xbox One ; Third party support is, right now, largely an unknown quantity

2017-04

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...

2017-03

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.

2017-03

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Nintendo Switch review

 

Updated 19/07/18: After bringing in an incredible line-up of games, Nintendo's portable has become a gaming great

Brilliant as both a home console and a portable ; Joy-Cons are genius ; Solid line-up of games

Hidden costs of ownership add up ; Online service still up in the air

Nintendo’s 2-in-1 console is the real deal, with a huge list of fantastic games

2018-07

Expert review by : Jon Porter (techradar.com)

Nintendo Switch review

 

Welcome the dawn of the console/handheld hybrid

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

Nintendo's latest piece of hardware is one-part handheld and one-part console, which means it wants to be the only device you'll ever need for gaming, wherever you are. The Switch is undoubtedly a big success, offering up an exceptional level of...

2018-09

Product Specifications

Design

Built-in touchpad:N
Colour of product:Black, Blue, Red / Grey
Gaming control function keys:D-pad, Home
Gaming control technology:Analogue / Digital

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:15.8
Display Resolution:1280 x 720
Second display:N
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:N
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Multimedia

Built-in Camera:Y
Built-In Microphone:Y
Number of built-in speakers:2

Networking

Bluetooth:N
Bluetooth version:4.1
Frequency band:2.4/5
Wi-Fi:Y
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 included:Y
Cables included:HDMI
Games included:Splatoon 2
Manual:Y
User guide:Y
Video game included:N / Y

Performance

Accelerometer:Y
Gyroscope:Y
Internal Memory:400 / 4000
Motion sensor:Y
Parental control:Y
Platform:Nintendo Switch
Processor Cores:8
Processor frequency:768
Processor Model:Nvidia Tegra 4

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack:Y
HDMI:Y
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
USB connector type:USB Type-A,USB Type-C
USB port:Y
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
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC,MicroSDXC / MicroSDHC,MicroSDXC
Maximum memory card size:2000

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:102
Height :14
Weight:297
Width:230 / 239