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James is joined by Chris Brandrick from Switch Weekly to look back over the last 6 years and counting of the Nintendo Switch's success and its shortcomings.
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Show Notes

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.

Do you have a Switch, have you experienced joy con drift, or maybe you’ve got a game recommendation from the vast eShop library! We’d love to hear from you, so please send us a note to [email protected], or why not come join the discussion on our Discord server.

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Chapter Times

  1. 00:00:04: Introductions
  2. 00:03:49: The Appeal of the Switch
  3. 00:12:52: Hardware
  4. 00:22:07: The Joys of Joy Cons
  5. 00:28:46: Other Controllers 
  6. 00:32:01: LABO & Mario Kart Home Circuit 
  7. 00:36:40: Games 
  8. 00:50:31: Switch Online 
  9. 00:58:53: The Future 
  10. 01:05:18: Wrapping Up


Intro and outro theme: Ace of Clubs by RoccoW

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