Nintendo Switch: the new handheld system to buy!

For video game enthusiasts, the arrival of a new console is an important event. When it comes to Nintendo, fans jump for joy and throw themselves into all the news, so they don’t miss a thing. The new Nintendo Switch handheld system will hit the video game shelves in 2017 with its game catalogues. This portable console will certainly please fan of this type of innovative entertainment. But before buying it and to use it better, it is advisable to zoom in on the product.

What is in the switch box?

The Nintendo switch was released in March 2017. A first update has been made to allow access to the e-shop. For proper use of the console, it is important to know everything about the device. Indeed, the portable console does not come alone on the market. It comes with many accessories in its packaging. First, there is of course the switch itself. It looks like a tablet with a 6.2-inch LCD screen. It’s a screen big enough to play in comfort. In the package, there is also a docking station to connect the device to an HDMI TV and to connect two USB controllers. The portable console is also equipped with Joy-Con left and right. They can be used as separate or combined controllers. Then, a Joy-Grip is also provided in the package. The package also contains two straps to secure the Joy-Con on the player’s wrist and optimize user comfort. The Nintendo Switch has a power supply unit that must be connected to the system via USB-C and an HDMI cable for the docking station and TV.

How many players to play simultaneously?

Before buying a game console, people are often interested in how many players can play it simultaneously. In the case of the Nintendo Switch, the maximum it can receive is 4 connected players. However, Nintendo has made it possible to link up to 8 consoles together using a wireless LAN. Thus, it is possible to choose a game with 8 players. The advantage of this handheld is that it is not subject to zoning. Thus, games purchased in America may work well on a console purchased in China or France, etc. It is also possible to link different accounts to several e-shops. As for the controllers to play, the Joy-Con with the Joy-Grip are enough to play with complete peace of mind without having to invest in expensive pro controllers. However, for a better comfort throughout the game sessions, it is preferable to use these pro controllers. While many players have enjoyed the Wii U Pro Controller, the new Nintendo Switch handheld system will offer even more fun for video game enthusiasts. The comfort level of the Joy-Con controllers is reassuring. With their strap, they are larger than the NES controllers, which makes many players happy. In addition, they can last up to 24 hours without ever breaking down. You will just have to plug them back into the console when you don’t use them to recharge them.

What about the autonomy of the Switch?

It is quite difficult to provide a clear answer to this question. In fact, it all depends on the game chosen and the brightness of the screen. To get an idea of the console’s autonomy, you can play Zelda for 2 hours and 45 minutes with maximum brightness. By reducing the brightness, you can stay there for up to 3 or 4 hours. By choosing less demanding games with lower brightness, the Switch’s autonomy can be extended to up to 5 hours. To recharge the Switch, use the USB-C adapter supplied with the console. It can be connected directly to the Switch. It is also possible to recharge the device using a USB type C cable from a smartphone or tablet. To check the charge rate of the Switch, go to the top right of the interface where an icon indicates the battery charge. You can display the percentage of the charge on the screen by entering the parameters then in Console and activate the “console battery” option. By default, the console is in standby mode. The battery is therefore not very stressed. Nevertheless, the Switch can be turned off to conserve battery power when not in use. To turn it off, hold down the power button on the console. A menu appears, choose the Power Option and then “Shutdown”.

Games available in the console

The Nintendo Switch was launched with a catalogue of interesting games. There is a good dozen of them. Among these games, we can mention The Legend of Zelda which is a game very popular with video game fans. There are also Just Dance, Super Bomberman R, Skylanders Imaginators, Fast RMX, Human Resource Machine, World of Goo, Little Inferno, Snipperclips, Shovel Knight. In short, there’s plenty to try the console and have a good time with your friends. However, many other titles are already on the market to complete its catalogue of games.