Nintendo has a history of creating devices that are recognised as a family game console that encourages consumers to play together. The Switch is no different; the console is a handheld device that becomes a home console when docked and plugged into the TV. The Switch is essentially a tablet with two detachable controllers on the sides. Once the controller is out of the docking station the console becomes portable, allowing the consumer to take the device anywhere.
The Switch follows the family and friends brand image with the ability to flip the stand to share the screen, encouraging multiplayer activity. The two controllers, known as the ‘Joy-Cons’, can be played either vertically or sideways. The player can compete against friends, play online and even link with eight other systems to play together.
The price is set around $299.00, with additional costs for the accessories. The battery life supposedly lasts up to 2.5 to 6.5 hours with more than 80 games in development, including a new Mario game. Although many are arguing Nintendo are incapable of beating the success from the PS4 and Xbox One, the Switch is receiving a lot of positive feedback online.
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