It’s been over 6 years since Nintendo released their hybrid-console, the massively popular Switch to the world and it would be fair to say that this combination home console and portable gaming device has had a huge impact on the gaming world.
For the longest time, the Switch was my only games system (not including my iPhone and iPad of course), and the wide range of games certainly makes it an attractive system for many people. Many a family gathering has inevitably ended up in a Mario Kart Grand Prix, or a humiliating defeat at the hands of my nephew in Super Smash Brothers Ultimate.
I’m joined this week by Chris from Switch Weekly to take a look back at the last 6 years of the Switch, why it’s so appealing, where there are some potential improvements, and what the future may hold for Nintendo’s next system.
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- Switch Weekly: Newsletter / Mastodon
- Chris Brandrick – Mastodon
- overkill.wtf – Gaming news site Chris edits.
- The State of Switch 2023 – Switch Weekly Survey Results
- Skull & Co. Jump Gate Dock Review – Crossed Wires on YouTube
- Nyxi Wizard – GameCube like joypad for Switch
- Hori Split Pad Pro – Alternative joy con style controller
- PXN 9607X – James’ Switch Controller
- Switch Online – Nintendo UK
- 00:00:04: Introductions
- 00:03:49: The Appeal of the Switch
- 00:12:52: Hardware
- 00:22:07: The Joys of Joy Cons
- 00:28:46: Other Controllers
- 00:32:01: LABO & Mario Kart Home Circuit
- 00:36:40: Games
- 00:50:31: Switch Online
- 00:58:53: The Future
- 01:05:18: Wrapping Up
Intro and outro theme: Ace of Clubs by RoccoW