If you have been living without the internet feeds or else you’re just not really watching the Youtube…Then let me tell you that the Nintendo has a big change in 2018. The company has teased its elite successor with a code name Nintendo NX many times around and they finally pulled off the curtain to their brand new gaming console, the “Nintendo Switch”. You can play it on your big screen at home or you can just take it out on the go and play it pretty much anywhere.
This cool “Nintendo Switch” is a new hybrid gaming console that could finally bring the Gaming world back to its Glory Days once again. Without further ado, here are 10 reasons why I believe the Nintendo switch could be a success game changer in 2018.
- 1-Love at First Sight
- 2-Play anywhere anytime
- 3-One eco system, more games
- 4-Third-party developers support the switch
- 5-High-end performance
- 6-Modular joy-cons means infinite opportunities
- 7-E-Sports Gaming
- 8-No gimmicks, just games
- 9-The name Nintendo Switch itself isn’t completely dump
- 10-It is made by Nintendo
1-Love at First Sight
It’s midyear by now, the New Nintendo Switch Creator has announced a bunch of new games and set some game release dates as well. There aren’t enough to really fill out the year yet, and a lot of the games coming to the system are old ports, so there are still some issues to overcome, but all the first party efforts are looking pretty solid.
Since it was announced by Nintendo teams on 3rd March, earlier this year. People didn’t even aware of that and our tech guys didn’t even have time to prepare for it. But just within two day after the initial reveals, the Nintendo Switch video is the number one trending video on Youtube with over 14 million views. That’s really impressive. Although this number could not guarantee its future of success, still judging by this initial impression that people are very interesting with this kinda thing, the Nintendo would bring the success and it is coming back with great console again.
2-Play anywhere anytime
Since the beginning of times, Hand-held and console were always two separated entity. You would play on Nintendo at home and brought a Game boys or a DS on the go. This always mean that it was two eco-system – Games for a console and games for hand-held. They weren’t on par with each other. They weren’t playing the same way. And a lot of games that we available on one system, we not available on the other.
Now with this Nintendo Switch, It merges this gap, meaning that the game you love playing at home. Well, you can bring them anywhere now. This is a brilliant move. No longer do you have to buy the same game twice or you no play a downgraded version of the game on one system. It’s the same game on the same console that you can bring with you anywhere. Epic…Even you might even play it in the toilet…:-D
3-One eco system, more games
Not only as having a console that is a hybrid between home and mobile allow you to game everywhere. It mostly mean more game for us to play. In 2013, Nintendo combine their hand-held and console division to try to make one bigger and more productive team and now that the Nintendo Switch also combine hand-held and console. We will all set for a lot of games. No longer due team has to work separately on different games and different versions of games. They will all work together for one single system – the player and the developer.
The only one main system to rule them all. This mean more people working together to get the best games ever out of the door and this make me super heavy and confident about the future of the Nintendo Switch.
4-Third-party developers support the switch
The biggest problem with the Wii U. It’s because it was lagged of third-party support. It was great at first for force of existing game like Batman and Mass Effect, but it quickly died. Now the only third party game we received are yearly released game like just dance. Nintendo have released a list of third party developer that are already working with Nintendo Swtich and it’s a pretty cool list.
We see big name like Bethesda, Capcom, EA, Ubisoft, Sega, Square Enix, and Nintendo even shown the Skyrim during the SWITCH reveal. So i guess they really want to work hard with third-party developer this time. Imagine this, playing all of your favorite Nintendo games and third-party games on the same platform. This is a dream come true.
With one of the main differences between the Wii U and the PS4 is the performance of the console. It’s obvious that the PS4 is more powerful that the Wii U, but is it more powerful than the Nintendo Switch? It’s hard to tell.
At the time of making this video, there has been no spec release on the switch but we can guess that Nintendo will try to match the PS4 and x-box one to get all the third-party support or even they make it trying to out match it and make it more powerful. A more powerful console, will mean bigger and better looking game altogether and if we take it into consideration that the game has to run on both console and mobile mode. It means that it has to be somewhat powerful in order to do that.
6-Modular joy-cons means infinite opportunities
One thing that have been show about the controller for Nintendo Switch is that it’s Modular. Nientendo calls this little accessories the “Joy-Cons” and they can be slit onto the console screen we you feels like it. For now, we have seen pretty straight forward joy-cons.
You know the one with buttons and Joy pad and D-pad, but could there be more? I know some super smash brother players that wouldn’t mine a joy-con shape like a game cube controller. I am seeing that if everything is modular, then it means that there infinite opportunities to create new experiences and that’s pretty insane.
Whether you like it or not the e-sport scene is growing each and every day and sometimes there’s even more people watching Counter Strike and League of Legends tournament than people watching NFL and NBA games. That says something about this industry. There was one entire segment during the Nintendo switch reveal which focus on the fact that this new console could change the e-sport scene. Team can blender games, their strategies and practice pretty much everywhere using the tablet as a screen and they can easily bring their gear into the big tournament and plug it into the docking station to play on the big screen for the world to see. This mean that your console becomes your very owned. It contains your gear, your character, your level, your everything.
You also can keep it with yourself at all time and it will become your much owned personal little gaming console. You know, like everyone have their personal phone that they have with them all the time. This is brilliant.
8-No gimmicks, just games
Ever since 2006, when the Wii was reveals, people perception of Nintendo changes drastically. Nintendo was now all about gimmick, motion control, dual screen game play, 3D screen, touch screen. People didn’t see Nintendo as a true game maker anymore. Now with the Nintendo Switch, well they make the switch back to gaming. But no gimmicks this time. You have a controller and you would just play game with it. That’s it. Sure you would detach some part of the controller and put them on the screen and you can play on the go, but literally no more gimmick.
Everything that was announce about the switch make sense. You travel around with the tablet equip with dual little controllers to play on the go. And if you don’t want to travel, you would just dock the screen and you play on the TV. That’s it. No gimmick, no string attached, It’s all about the game itself and that’s make me super happy.
9-The name Nintendo Switch itself isn’t completely dump
This next reason might be kind of obvious. If we look at it from a certain perspective. Another reason why this console might succeed is because of its name, Nintendo Switch. It has a certain charm to it but mostly it doesn’t refer to the previous console. When the Wii U has released, everyone though it was an Adam for the week and for good reason, i mean all the accessories for the Wii and Wii in their names. For example, Wii Motion Plus, Wii Remote, Wii Bound forces and then Wii U. People feel confuse.
Now with the Nintendo Switch, there’s no confusion to have. This is something brand new. It has nothing to do with the past and it’s only the thing of the upcoming future 2018. Plus the name can mean so many different things switch to Nintendo, switch from mobile to console, Nintendo Switch has come back to it root. Who knows? The thing is Nintendo Switch is a brilliant name.
10-It is made by Nintendo
Finally, one obvious reason why the Nintendo Switch might succeed reside on the maker itself, Nintendo. It’s no secret that people really love Nintendo games. I have been playing a lots of Sony and X-box fan that don’t necessarily have the Wii U, but they kept telling me that they would love to play Mario on play station or x-box.