This holiday season, there are so many consoles and accessories to choose from. It seems the past few years, Nintendo hasn’t been a contender in the consoles wars. I am happy to announce this year, that Nintendo has out done themselves. Here are my 10 reasons a Switch needs to be in your life.
10. The Cartridges are back
As an avid gamer from the early 90s, cartridges exude nostalgia right away. The games come in these little cute cartridges! Yes, I know that the 3DS also use cartridges, but I don’t have one….yet.
9. Kid Friendly Games
Nintendo’s games tend to be more family friendly compared to their competitors. While the game library at the moment is small, the titles they are focusing on are games my kids can get into, while also having challenging enough elements to still be interesting for adults.
8. Decent Specs for a decent price
At $299.99, the Nintendo Switch is not going to break your bank compared to the other options out there this season. While the on board screen is 720p, with 1080p capability as a console. Not only does this put the Switch at a comparable resolution as the other consoles, but also blows the other handhelds on the market.
7. The controllers are great for little hands (or big ones)
Does anyone remember the N64 controller? What about the original Xbox and how fucking ginormous they were? Maybe you were excited for those controllers because you have freakishly huge hands.
Whatever your hand size, the Switch is for you! Choose whatever controller style! Motion controls? Ok! Not for you? Also ok! Do you want a console like controller? They have accessories for that, or you can get the Pro Controller.
Whatever your controller preference or hand size, whether you are 4 or 40, the Nintendo Switch has a mode for you. The colors are pretty sick, too.
6. No more fighting for the TV.
As the oldest of four siblings, ever since I can rememebr, we were fortunate enough to always have two TVs in the house. One I would designate for gaming, and one for the family.
As a parent without the extra income for such a luxury, we have tried multiple set ups while trying to stay kids friendly. Two little ones that need attention, make immersion almost impossible, adult content games unplayable and being locked away in a room somewhere is not an option.
With the versatility of the Switch, not only am I able to play titles that otherwise would be off limits, I can choose not to be a TV hog, and allow other people in my household use it.
5. It’s the ultimate parent gaming device.
For all reasons mentioned above. Period.
4. Nostalgia / Nintendo Exclusives
This may sound cheesy, but I am excited about this new wave of nostalgic things from my childhood. It allows me to heal my Inner Child, share it with a new generation.
Bonus: Kids give me the excuse to spend money on all of it.
Introducing my four year old to Super Mario Odyssey has opened a new adventure for us as a family. His interest in the newest Mario games gave us the excuse to introduce him to all the old classics, which he also loves.
With the latest announcement of Megan Man 11 and Super Metriod’s upcoming release, the excitement I have bringing these titles to the next generation cannot be contained in this paragraph. Come on Mario Party!
3. Multiplayer / Party games.
I love party games. I love LAN parties too, but nothing beats 4 people squeezed around a small ass TV fighting for the road. (We played a lot of Crash Bandicoot CTR growing up).
Pick up a copy of Mario Kart, or Snipperclips, and never have a dull dinner again. Whip out that system and those joy cons, and relive the old time fun of huddling around a small screen.
I also highly suggest the Nintendo Switch backpack.
It’s so good, it deserves it’s own post.
My favorite thing about the Nintendo Switch is the mobility. While I am excited to see what Nintendo has in store for the 3DS, I am glad we chose to invest in the Switch. The ability to treat it as a hand held, while still choosing controller play style, makes this THE most versatile console on the market.
1. It is okay to be a Nintendo fan, again!
I don’t endorse peer pressure. 😒Wave that Nintendo flag high!😍 However, the past few years havent seen Nintendo as a valid participantk in the console wars, while holding the title for hand helds.
Nintendo has always been ahead of their time, helping to make video games a staple in every household. Something happened after the GameCube though, that brought them to the very bottom of the console wars. So much so, PC gamers took their place in the “console” debates.
Flashbacks of Sega Dreamcasts dance in my head. 😪💤
With all of the features, accessories, and games exclusive to the Switch, I highly recommend checking it out before spending twice as much money for the better version of the console you already own. 😏
Are you convinced yet?
Now that you know all my reasons for grabbing a Nintendo Switch this year, let me know if you plan on getting one this holiday season. We can be Nintendo friends!
Already playing? Tell me what you love about it!
Disclaimer: Nintendo doesn’t know who I am. All opinions on my blog are my own and I don’t get any monies no matter what you do.
I just love sharing things I love!