Console Wars: Enter The Nintendo Switch

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Here with are with what I would call the official “Next Gen” console. When the Playstation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo WiiU were released they were considered the next generation of gaming but this console right here is actually it. The newest Playstation 4 and Xbox one are just slightly upgraded versions of the original ones that released before. Nintendo decided to go outside of the box with this console and make it a home console and portable all in one.

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Now there has been a lot of talk about the idea of this kind of cross console for a while but it is finally here. With the Nintendo WiiU we kinda get a taste of this because you can bring your portable screen with you around your house and play in another room if you had to move. But moving too far would cause you to disconnect from the console and force you to move back in range. With that being said its simply incredible that with the new Nintendo Switch ( previously known as the NX ) there is no “disconnect” range. This console seems to be 100% portable!

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The way this console works is that it has multiple “forms” of which you can switch through ( hence the name Nintendo Switch ) to enjoy your gaming whichever way you prefer. Whether its on your living room tv or with friends on the portable screen or using the portable screen yourself similarly to the WiiU or even using the portable screen and using the consoles remote similar to a Wii mote and nun-chuck. The way you “switch forms” of the console all revolve around the detachable ends of the console. The left and right sides both detach and can be used that way or reattached on a remote or on the console which is what allows it to be portable.

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The consoles other intriguing features seem to be the fact that it has a headphone jack along with a kick stand. You can play quietly (much like the WiiU) and when you’re playing mobile you can pull out the kickstand and relax instead of constantly holding the screen like a Nintendo DS or PSP (Playstation Portable). There is also an accessory that allows you to have your portable screen held for you, kind of like a slide in holding slot. The memory seems to be stored on an SD card which is the same as the Wii and WiiU so that’s convenient.

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Image: Nintendo

While Playstation and Xbox have gone to 4k graphics it doesn’t seem that Nintendo has, even though the graphics look vibrant and pretty damn sexy if I do say so myself. Almost as sexy as the console itself. It has an original sleek design which has the logo on the front, and seems to be the type of material which doesn’t hold many finger prints unlike the WiiU. I cant wait to see if they release different colors besides black, I also cant wait to see what games will be released for it. Actually I cant wait for the console to be released. On march of 2017 records will be set, goals will be met and all gamers will be set… to play how they’d like and where they’d like that is.

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Kirin Thibou
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