Nintendo Switch – Gray Joy-Con

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Posted on : 01-Feb-2019 | By : Mary Patterson | In : TV Shows

Introducing Nintendo Switch, the new home video game system from Nintendo. In addition to providing single and multiplayer thrills at home, the Nintendo Switch system can be taken on the go so players can enjoy a full home console experience anytime, anywhere. The mobility of a handheld is now added to the power of a home gaming system, with unprecedented new play styles brought to life by the two new Joy-Con controllers.

PLAY ANYWHERE

Home Gaming System

At home the main unit rests in the Nintendo Switch dock, which connects the system to the TV and lets you play with family and friends in the comfort of your living room.

On-the-Go

Lift Nintendo Switch from the dock and instantly transition to handheld mode for on-the-go gaming. By sharing Joy-Con, players can go head-to-head while away from home. You can also enjoy the same great games in tabletop mode by using the included stand to prop the system up.

New Play Styles

Remove the detachable Joy-Con from either side of Nintendo Switch for more play styles:

  • One player can use a Joy-Con in each hand
  • Two players can each take one
  • Multiple Joy-Con can be employed by numerous people for a variety of gameplay options (additional Joy-Con sold separately)
  • Slip a set of Joy-Con into a Joy-Con grip accessory, mirroring a more traditional controller. Or, select an optional Nintendo Switch Pro Controller.

Bring together up to 8 Nintendo Switch systems for local face-to-face multiplayer.

Product Features

  • Introducing Nintendo Switch! In addition to providing single and multiplayer thrills at home, the Nintendo Switch system also enables gamers to play the same title wherever, whenever and with whomever they choose. The mobility of a handheld is now added to the power of a home gaming system to enable unprecedented new video game play styles.

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Comments (3)

Jumping on the Switch bandwagon, thinking I’ll stay awhile.

Loving it- updated, most recent thoughts at bottom Very satisfying to use. I’ve always been a handheld man, but have enjoyed the occasional console game (or handheld port thereof) for the sheer scope and detail. My main problem with console games, and the reason I can never seem to get up the will to play, is that I can’t take them with me. Life calls me elsewhere, and I inevitably leave them behind. My Nintendo handhelds, however, get lots of love and lots of use because they can come with wherever I go.Needless to say, I love having a… whatever you want to call this combination. As expected, being a console, it sucks power from the battery (which is actually bigger than my drone’s, in capacity) faster than a pure handheld. As a console, its graphics are never going to e photorealistic in 4k, because it’s a handheld. Tradeoffs and compromises: you can hear about these in any Switch review that’s thorough enough to address them.But I like this large handheld/small console because it delivers on the “switch” feature: I can play it on TV and when I need to go somewhere, I can simply lift it from the dock, put on the Joycons (more comfortable to use in any configuration than they look) and take it with me.Too large to fit in my pockets with Joycons attached, I can still get it in one with them detached and in a different pocket or elsewhere.Uh… miscellaneous thoughts:Get a screen protector. Tempered glass. Feels nice to the touch.Haven’t run out of battery once yet, even playing Zelda for 2+ hours handheld (I use about half brightness on any of my electronics, and on it this Switch screen still works well outside, unless in direct mid-day sun). Batteyr lasts longer on indie games or things that aren’t Zelda.Switch gets warmer when docked and playing, but it’s never harmed itself or felt dangerously hot to me. As a handheld, not even Zelda heats it up that I’ve noticed, except that one spot behind the kickstand where the case is thinnest.Not sure how helpful this review is, but I do know I’m loving my new game system, and if you get it for MSRP, I highly recommend trying some of these games. Here’s looking forward to more games than either Wii U or 3DS had, since as I understand it they’re now the same department in Nintendo.TL;DR version: Loving it. Imperfect console, but the early hardware glitches seem ironed out. Room for improvement in future revisions, but I’m left wondering why no one built a first-party portable console like this long ago. I hope everybody makes portable versions of their systems as at least an option in the future.Update July 12 2017: Found out that the Joycons have a little recessed power button right where they slide in to the grip or tablet. If one of your Joycons suddenly isn’t responding or even lighting up when you press its buttons, give this little button a press to check that it’s not just somehow been turned off. Happened to me by accident, storing the Switch as a handheld with one Joycon on the bottom.Update August 25, 2017: It has now been on vacation with me as a handheld, starting the day Sonic Mania came out. Its battery life is pretty dang good with sprite-based games like Sonic: battery lasted 5 hours before arriving at the vacation house and plugging it in at 36%. Wi-Fi in the vacation house was weak on my phone and laptop, and was rarely detected by the Switch- so do note, it’s not the most powerful reciever, but if your wi-fi is at least 50% connection strength, it’ll likely work just fine.The high humidity of northern Wisconsin by the Great Lakes in the summer caused me some concern at first, but even under the load of Zelda, the moisture in the air didn’t cause the system any problems.I still don’t see the need to buy a Pro controller, being a handheld kind of guy, but I still enjoy kicking back with the Joycons in front of the TV, grip or no. And if I want to watch TV while Link explores or Sonic & company collect things, it’s still darn easy to do.I can’t speak for others, of course, but the hardware is holding up well with no blemishes or damage- and that’s with several quick play sessions daily, in and out of pocket, detaching and reattaching Joycons.Update, June 1 2018: Still having fun with this. Mario Odyssey, Mario Kart 8, etc. are nice, but so is the indie scene. The e-shop is “basic” to be extraordinarily kind about the interface, and the vast majority of improvements from system updates have been under the hood and not consumer-facing, but I’m happy we’ll be seeing cloud save backups soon. The Switch still looks new, and I play it both in and out of the dock daily. It has no carrying case, just the screen protector, and I take the Joycons off it and put them in another pocket of my pants or bag when taking it out and about. Battery life is still as stong as it ever was. (Read above- not saying it’s long battery life, but no worse…

Fantastic concept and execution, its becoming even better with maturity.