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Nintendo Switch

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User ratings:
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4 stars
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3 stars
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2 stars
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1 stars
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Consumer ratings:
4.8 / 5
Editorial reviews:
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4.1 out of 5
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Pros

  • the opportunity to play classic NES is quite appealing
  • versatile and easy to use
  • iPhone X really is an amazing pocket computer

Cons

  • it is still only one game
  • This system is ridiculous
  • not taking the chance that my Switch or game cartridge will drop dead one day

Key specs

  • yes
  • 400 MB
  • yes
  • LCD
  • 6.2 in
  • yes
  • yes

Nintendo Switch - Pros & Cons

Nintendo Switch

Pros

  • the opportunity to play classic NES is quite appealing
  • versatile and easy to use
  • iPhone X really is an amazing pocket computer
  • well-designed; well-built and super bright
  • The capacitive touchscreen and touch-friendly UI
  • an incredibly clever and versatile design
  • It has the best and biggest ever Mario Kart
  • great fun
  • slimmest; slickest and least obtrusive console ever
  • construction feels rock-solid and the metal finish very classy
  • brilliant; ergonomic design

Cons

  • it is still only one game
  • This system is ridiculous
  • not taking the chance that my Switch or game cartridge will drop dead one day
  • chat is not already implemented in the game
  • subscription service is not set up in a tiered system
  • a little difficult to use without
  • the battery had to be fairly small
  • fairly flimsy and lacking any way to adjust the angle
  • there are no themes or backgrounds aside from a light and dark theme
  • lack of an ethernet port and a handicapped online service
  • a little blurry in medium light settings

Nintendo Switch Full Specifications

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Technical details
CPU cores8
CPU clock speed768.0 MHz
CPU typePSP CPU
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Camera
Built-in camerayes
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Design
Colour of product
  • Black,Blue,Grey
  • Black,Blue,Red
  • Black,Grey
  • Black,Red
  • Blue,Grey,Red
  • Green,Grey,Red
  • Grey
  • Grey,Red
Built-in touchpadyes
Gaming control technologyAnalogue / Digital
Gaming control function keysD-pad
Analog thumbsticksyes
Shoulder buttonsyes
Volume controlDigital
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Audio properties
Number of built-in speakers2
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Connectivity
WiFiyes
Wireless networking standard802.11ac
USByes
USB connector type
  • Micro-USB A
  • USB Type-C
Bluetoothno
Bluetooth version4.1
HDMIyes
DC-in jackyes
Microphone inyes
Headphone connectivity3.5 mm
Headphone output1
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Display
Display typeLCD
Screen size6.2 in
Aspect ratio16:9
Screen resolution1280 x 720 px
Touch displayno
Touchscreen typeCapacitive
Second displayno
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Dimensions
Height4.02 in
Width9.06 in
Depth0.55 in
Weight10.55 oz
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Storage
Internal storage400 MB
Memory card readeryes
Compatible memory cards
  • microSDHC
  • microSDXC
Maximum memory card size20000.0 GB
Memory card includedMicroSD
Built-in optical driveyes
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Features
Motion sensoryes
Gyroscopeyes
Accelerometeryes
Built-in microphoneyes
Video game includedyes
Games includedFortnite Bundle
Parental controlyes
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Power
Battery life (max)9.0 h
Battery type
Lithium-Ion
Battery capacity4310.0 mAh
Charging time3.0 h

Nintendo Switch - Q&A

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    mirian
    6 months ago
    Is Nintendo Switch still worth it in 2022?
    eduardo.hand
    5 months ago
    If you have the money and you're a Nintendo fan, the Nintendo Switch is a great investment for 2022. I'd go so far as to say that this is the best time to buy a Switch. Buying now means that you'll have a lot of Nintendo games to play from the last five years—many of which are among some of the best games released in the past decade.
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    madge_mcdermott
    7 months ago
    Does Nintendo Switch have free games?
    margorie
    5 months ago
    It can be hard to avoid spending money on games entirely, but the good news is that Switch owners can download many games for free on the Nintendo eShop. These are a great option if you're on a budget or if you just want to try out some new games commitment-free, and many of them are just great games, plain and simple.
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    darron_schroeder
    6 months ago
    Does nintendo switch come with games?
    yolando
    5 months ago
    There's no pack-in games when you buy a Nintendo Switch. The main Nintendo Switch bundle is just the hardware: the console, the left and right Joy-Con controllers, two wrist straps for them, one Joy-Con grip, one dock, an HDMI cable and an AC adapter. That's about it.
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    devorah
    7 months ago
    Does Nintendo Switch come with HDMI cable?
    delfina.zemlak
    5 months ago
    Nintendo Switch doesn't come with much, but it comes with an HDMI cable. The main Nintendo Switch bundle is just the hardware: a console, two Joy-Con controllers (left and right), two wrist straps for them, Joy-Con grip, HDMI cable, AC adapter and one dock. That's it. Unfortunately there's no pack-in game.
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    errol
    7 months ago
    Can Nintendo Switch play on TV?
    edmund
    5 months ago
    In addition to handheld and tabletop modes, you can use the Nintendo Switch in TV mode. When the console is in TV mode, the game or application appears on your TV screen while you play using the detached Joy-Con controllers.
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    denver
    7 months ago
    Can nintendo switch play 3ds games?
    misti.ferry
    5 months ago
    No, Nintendo Switch does not play Nintendo 3DS games. Nintendo Switch's game cards are smaller than Nintendo 3DS game cards.
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    joaquin_lehner
    6 months ago
    Should nintendo switch be left plugged in?
    misti
    5 months ago
    Yes. It is safe to leave the Nintendo Switch console in the dock while not in use. Leaving it on the dock or plugged in directly with the AC adapter overnight, or past the point where the battery is fully charged will not cause harm to the battery.
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    leo.leannon
    6 months ago
    Does nintendo switch have bluetooth?
    krystin
    5 months ago
    Nintendo Switch supports Bluetooth headphones. That means headphones or any other Bluetooth-enabled headsets can be paired directly to your Switch.
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    elma
    6 months ago
    Does Nintendo Switch download in sleep mode?
    gil_auer
    5 months ago
    You can download software and downloadable content from the Nintendo eShop on your Nintendo Switch console while it is in sleep mode as long as it is connected to the internet and there is sufficient space on your system memory or microSD card. You can also initiate downloads from your PC or smart device while the console is in sleep mode.
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    shanon
    6 months ago
    Does Nintendo Switch have a browser?
    karly.heidenreich
    5 months ago
    At first glance, it might seem like the Nintendo Switch doesn't have a web browser built-in. However, the good news is that you actually can use a web browser on your Switch and you don't have to do anything as drastic as hacking your gaming system.
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    joan
    7 months ago
    Can Nintendo switch Minecraft play with PC?
    glady.bechtelar
    5 months ago
    Minecraft Bedrock Edition is available for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows PC, and mobile devices. The game can be played by people on all these platforms together. This means that players on the console can play with people using mobile or PC.
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    hank
    7 months ago
    How good is Nintendo Switch controller?
    jack77
    19 days ago
    The JoyCon is quite good. Very good for family games. If you don't mind spending the extra cash, the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller is your best bet for playing games with a traditional gamepad. It's compatible with both wired and wireless play, and it has motion control, rumble and NFC functions built in (like default JoyCon).
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    titus_rolfson
    7 months ago
    Can I connect Nintendo Switch my phone's hotspot?
    Nick
    19 days ago
    Yes. Nintendo Switch can connect to any Wi-Fi network, including your phone's hotspot.
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    harley.stamm
    6 months ago
    Does Nintendo Switch have a camera?
    lee
    5 months ago
    While you won't notice a camera lens on the front or back of the Nintendo Switch console, there are two — or one! — lurking on the Joycon controllers.The Nintendo Switch contains two infrared camera sensors in each Joy-Con controller.
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    saturnina_lindgren
    6 months ago
    DoesNintendo Switch have a mic?
    jewel
    5 months ago
    The Nintendo Switch does not have a microphone or built-in voice chat features in its operating system, but there are multiple ways to communicate with other players via the Nintendo Switch Online App, in-game voice chat features, or using Discord.
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Nintendo Switch Editorial Reviews (96)

4.1
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Nintendo Switch Nintendo Switch Review
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TweakTown
Published: 14.03.2017
Nintendo Switch Review
4.4

Nintendo's new Switch merges handheld and console gaming together, but is it worth buying? Let's find out.

Nintendo Switch Nintendo Switch Review: Buying Advice And Tips For Maximum Fun
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HotHardware
Published: 02.05.2017
Nintendo Switch Review: Buying Advice And Tips For Maximum Fun
4.0

Thinking of picking up a Nintendo Switch? Here's all you need to know to maximize fun and get the most value from Nintendo's hybrid game console.

Nintendo Switch Nintendo Switch UK Tesco Bundle in Hands-on Review
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Product Reviews Net
Published: 18.03.2018
Nintendo Switch UK Tesco Bundle in Hands-on Review

Over the weekend we got hands-on with the Nintendo Switch, and in our review it's featuring a UK bundle purchased from Tesco. There's a number of bundles available, although this was one we opted for

Nintendo Switch Nintendo Switch review - Fantastic, flawed console gaming on the go
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Critical Hit
Published: 15.03.2017
Nintendo Switch review - Fantastic, flawed console gaming on the go
3.8

The Nintendo Switch is a truly fascinating console which truly delivers console gaming experiences on the go. Even if it cuts a few corners to get there.

Nintendo Switch Nintendo Switch Online Review: Here's What $20 Gets You
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Tom's Guide
Published: 04.02.2019
Nintendo Switch Online Review: Here's What $20 Gets You

We take a deep dive into Nintendo Switch Online and investigate whether it's worth it.

Nintendo Switch Nintendo Switch review
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Tom's Guide
Published: 05.11.2020
Nintendo Switch review
4.5

The Nintendo Switch is still a big winner over two years later.

Nintendo Switch Nintendo Switch two years on: The only gaming platform I use
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Neowin
Published: 03.03.2019
Nintendo Switch two years on: The only gaming platform I use

The Nintendo Switch turns two years old today, and so we're taking a look back at the life of the wildly popular hybrid console so far. We also discuss the potential for improvements in the future.

Nintendo Switch Best gadgets of 2017 | Cult of Mac
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Cult of Mac
Published: 26.12.2017
Best gadgets of 2017 | Cult of Mac

2017 has been an amazing year for new Apple products, but other makers have been on top of their own respective games.

Nintendo Switch Nintendo Switch 5 Months Later: What We Love and Hate
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Tom's Guide
Published: 26.07.2017
Nintendo Switch 5 Months Later: What We Love and Hate

After spending a lot of quality time with the Nintendo Switch, four Tom's Guide staffers share the console's pros and cons.

Nintendo Switch Verge Editor's Choice: Nintendo Switch
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The Verge
Published: 24.07.2017
Verge Editor's Choice: Nintendo Switch

I have a PlayStation 4 Pro and an Xbox One S attached to my oversized 65-inch 4K television. I haven’t touched either of them since I got my Nintendo Switch. At this point, it seems silly to...

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