5 Reasons You Should Be Excited About the Nintendo Switch

When the Switch launched, it did so to mixed reactions. Within the first year, though, Nintendo proved it wouldn't make the same mistakes that it did with the Wii U. Gfycat takes a look at five reasons why the future of the Switch is exciting and could appeal to a larger market.

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FallenAngel198450d ago

I refuse to jump on board until Nintendo fixes the glaring flaws

Neonridr49d ago

If you want a Switch to play some awesome games, then you don't have to worry. If you are expecting it to do much more than that, then maybe it's not for you.

Some amazing titles released already for this thing and we are just over 6 months in.

carmelo4348d ago

What are those amazing title's you speak of

Kun_ADR48d ago


BOTW, Mario Kart, Splatoon 2, Mario+Rabbids. Soon we'll have Fire Emblem Warrior, Mario O, and Xenoblade 2.

And I only picked out the best one. There are still even more including indie games.

MrFisher2148d ago (Edited 48d ago )

I agree. Now that homebrew has been confirmed to run on the Switch. May be time to get one used that was stolen.

PeaSFor48d ago (Edited 48d ago )


I only have 3 games on my switch: Zelda:Botw, MK8 Deluxe and Mario Kingdom Battle.

I find them "amazing".

So, u mad brah?

EDIT: Oh and im also hyped for Octopath Traveller.

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Benjaminkno49d ago (Edited 49d ago )

It's not quite what I'd like it to be for the price.
Zelda is fantastic.
Skyrim handheld sounds like a dream.
THE indies look good.
THat with Mario isn't quite enough for me not to wait.
I'd like a $300 bundle
That's what I'm waiting for

If fallout 4 is released before then, I might jump in

dougr49d ago

I bought one of these, you really gotta understand what it is your buying. I bought it not for third party titles, I already have a ps4, I bought it for your typical Nintendo franchises. I do wish it had apps like netflix, hulu, etc, and hopefully those are coming, but overall this system is 1000X better than the Wii U, I hated that system, but actually like the switch a lot. I bought Zelda and Mario Kart with it and am waiting for SM:O. One thing is the Joy Con controllers, the buttons are to close to the joy stick, it's really uncomfortable for me to use, I'll have to get a pro controller.

mcstorm48d ago

I'm with you on the switch is better than the wiiu but for me the wiiu was also underrated it had some of the best games from last gen (Xbox one/PS4) as it started off fast with some great games but then was dropped just as fast.

I do feel the wiiu should of been what the switch is but I do wonder if Nintendo had to make the wiiu to then design the switch.

Theknightofnights48d ago

Well, you'll be missing some good games. Hopefully Nintendo fixes whatever issues you have with the system though.

3-4-548d ago

If you haven't jumped on bored, meaning you don't own one, then how are you knowledgeable about these "glaring flaws" you refer to ?

Could it possible be that people just write and talk about the "problems" because it generates clicks, and people like you fall for it?

Yes it's not perfect, but no console or handheld is.

Switch is even starting to get some real solid 3rd party support and the indie games it's getting aren't trash either...they are high quality.

deafdani48d ago

You don't need to own a Switch to know that its online implementation is horrible, that it doesn't have cloud saves, that everything you purchase is tied to your account, which is tied to the machine. You don't need to own it to know that for some unfathomable reason, friend codes are back (despite the fact that Wii U didn't have them)...

That data is easily reachable using simple Google searches. All of these are glaring flaws, stupid shit that this console shouldn't have.

I own the Switch and I love it despite all those flaws, but what the dude above said is perfectly reasonable. You're wrong, pal.

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trumpwonstopcrying49d ago

My 5 reasons would be

Super Mario Odyssey
Super Mario Odyssey
Super Mario Odyssey
Super Mario Odyssey


Super Mario Odyssey

TheGamersGhost49d ago

It's a huge selling point for me. I was on the fence since launch, but after playing a demo, I was swayed very heavily in favor of getting one this year.

J-pi349d ago

I think you forgot Super Mario Odyssey.

carmelo4348d ago

Lol spend 300 to play one game hahahaha

Kun_ADR48d ago

One game that will out-score all the PS4 game this year? Yes please.

MrFisher2148d ago

Kun_sadr, when expectations are low thay is what you will get. It's a Nintendo game. Lol. I own all their previous consoles. But there games are years behind.

EddieNX 48d ago

Mr Fisher. I think it's time to pay your cave a visit.

Nintendo make the best exclusives and Always have. Not Sony, Nintendo.

There not years behind, they're better. Much much better.

balance2theforce48d ago

Nah, that price to play multiple games. Including 2 GOTY titles in not even it's 1st full year on the market. Something the other 2 have NEVER been able to say 😎.

carmelo4348d ago

@EddieNX you must like playing the same crapy games over an over, nintedo is trash not even diverse to try something new lol, same Mario kart same this same that

EddieNX 48d ago

Caramelo does the truth hurt? If you asked professional, unbiassed video game journalists who the best developer of all time is. Guess what will be there answer? Not naughty dog not SCE not Guerilla games etc, it's Nintendo.

carmelo4348d ago

@EddieNX yeah that s why there systems are well over 60million sold? How those switch numbers coming alone hahahaha

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MrFisher2148d ago

Play it on your pc with higher resolution and fps. The Switch OS has already been cracked and is online for free. Takes nothing to run it and can stream to your phone for mobility.

Theknightofnights48d ago (Edited 48d ago )

Switch's OS kernel has been dumped, but no functioning emulator is available (i.e. you won't be playing Mario Odyssey on your PC for a while)

Kun_ADR48d ago (Edited 48d ago )

The Switch OS has already been cracked? Lmao now you are just pulling info out of your ass. Don’t expect a Switch emulator at least 5 more years. While Wii U emulator needs a high end pc to run BOTW properly, you saying the Switch (which is more powerful than the Wii U FYI) take nothing to run?

No wonder people don’t take your comment seriously.

Sirk7x48d ago

Sounds totally legal and also a great way to support the game industry going forward.

balance2theforce48d ago

Nah, we are good. We will keep playing on the sustem that it us on. Like how it seems certain people do when they claim to have the most amazing PC's when Forza or a beautiful game like Cuphead comes along. I have come to the conclusion that people suddenly only have these PC's when it is convenient and comes to certain arguments .

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DwightSchrute0148d ago

My reasons was super mario odyssey, Metroid, Zelda, Mario karts, fifa football on the go, splatoon. Too many games to name them all.

I bought it for first party and third party games, I'm not one of them fake whimpy gamers that count pixels.
Powerful consoles and pretty graphics don't make great games.

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Travis370849d ago

I'm already excited since it's finally getting another console Pokemon game and isn't a spin-off .

prankster10149d ago

Nah... Not excited at all about a bunch of has-beens and their latest offering.

J-pi349d ago

Those "Has beens" have been in the biggest games to release this year.

prankster10149d ago

I assume by "biggest", you mean blockbuster appeal? Like FIFA? Destiny? CoD? Assassins Creed?

Oh wait, you're talking about Zelda. That is just ONE game.

Ok then... Mario. Not out yet. Anything else? Thought not.

Istolla48d ago

Well Prankster it does have FIFA. But I'm pretty sure he's referring to best selling titles.

MrFisher2148d ago

Lmao. Any mobile phone can run these games. Come on now.

deafdani48d ago

If by Blockbuster appeal you mean sales... take a look at Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Splatoon 2, ARMS, and Zelda. All of them sold past 1 million units on their first month (or even their first week).

balance2theforce48d ago

It is going to be funny to see many on the intetwebs freaking out when these "has beens" are schooling everyone and showing them how it is done when they start racking up quite a few Game of the Year awards from some of their favorite critics and their favorite industry. There's still people down playing, grindung their teeth and freaking out about Zelda getting so much love to this day. And that was 8 months ago lol.

prankster10146d ago

Who cares what critics think. They're not the ones parting with their money...

At the end of the day, it's consumers who decide as to what is "Game of the Year".

J-pi349d ago

I got a Switch, been enjoying it for the most part along with my PC, lastest game I got on it is "Golf Story" pretty funny little indie, hyped for Odyssey and Xenoblade Chronicles 2. Switch is having a pretty damn good year so far, hoping Nintendo can keep up the momentum into 2018.

Kun_ADR48d ago

If you love Golf Story then you need to buy Stardew Valley immediately. You won't be able to put it down.

Ghost_of_Tsushima48d ago (Edited 48d ago )

I just got Stardew Valley when it released on Switch and haven’t put it down since. The game is super addicting.

ibrake4naps48d ago

What do you do in stardew valley? Just farming stuff?

Ghost_of_Tsushima48d ago


Stardew Valley is an indie farming simulation role-playing game.

You farm
You go mining
You do quest
You fight monsters in caves
You build things

instantstupor48d ago

How far have you gotten in Golf Story? I've gotten to the point where I have to bring turtles back to the lake in order to play the second course and be able to continue the game. I have literally no idea where to go at this point and I can't really find any info online about it. I'm guessing I'm missing something super straightforward, but if anyone sees this and can give me a hand, I'd appreciate it! :-)

instantstupor48d ago

Disagreeing with asking for help? That's new lol.

J-pi347d ago

Sorry for the late reply, I think you have to walk up to the turtle and interact with them if I remember correctly, I believe they're in all 3 areas of the region. Sorry I can't be more specific i kinda forgot what to do since I passed it.

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