It’s finally here! Nintendo’s newest console, the Nintendo Switch has been unveiled to the world and the gaming community is buzzing with different reactions, mostly positive.
Finally, a gaming console that has the ability to seamlessly switch between TV to console mode, isn’t that awesome?!
I’m a Nintendo fan girl and I own several of their gaming consoles. I’m in love with the 3DS so it just makes perfect sense that I add the Nintendo Switch to my growing Nintendo handheld collection. However, I decided to hold off and wait before I actually get one.
So what made me change my mind after all the hype and the great things the Nintendo Switch has to offer?
When it was announced last year, I thought that it’ll cost around $250 – $300. I know, who am I kidding right? So launch day came and all major gaming stores here in the Philippines are selling it at P26,000 ($530). For some people, The Legend of Zelda is enough reason to get the Switch, and hands down Zelda is a great game. However, a single game doesn’t justify the cost even if it’s one of the greatest.
So I decided that waiting is the best option for now. Wait until the prices drop and more games are added to its library.
And speaking of the games.
Library of games + Backward compatibility
Unfortunately, the Nintendo Switch is not going to be backward compatible as confirmed by Nintendo’s President, Tatsumi Kimishima. However, there’s a possibility of Wii U games being remade for the Switch.
It would be really nice if it could play Wii, 3DS, DS, SNES or even Gameboy games via Virtual Console. We’re not sure yet but hopefully in the future.
I’m also looking forward to more survival horror games, RPG games like Fire Emblem, Xenoblade and Monster Hunter ported to the Nintendo Switch.
More color options
Nintendo is known for offering various styles and colors to their consoles and I am hoping that they’d release more color options for the Switch in the future.
At the moment, you can only get it in gray and black, and a gray console with red and blue Joycon (controllers). I would love to see it in white or pink or yellow.
I believe that the Nintendo Switch is an industry game changer. It’s different and I am sure it’s a fun console to play.
But not today baby…not today.
Til next 🙂