While it's only been out for three years, the Nintendo Switch is the greatest console of all-time, proven by its innovative nature and superior software.
PS2 alone shits on it
You say PS2 "alone" like PS2 isn't an outstanding console. I like PS2 more than any other console ever released, but people can respectfully disagree. If someone says Switch is the greatest console of all time, I can respect that. I disagree, but I will still defend that it's a great device.
This whole article, skip
Objectively the PS2 is the greatest console in history. Sales, meta critic ratic, and exclusives. The switch won't even be better than PS4, Series X, or PS5. It might be considered better than Xbox One.
I'm having a great time with my Switch, but I tend to evaluate systems in relation to other systems after their lifecycle has come and gone as it weeds out any bias I have in favour of systems I'm currently enjoying and allows me to take a step back and give them a fair analysis based on a variety of data that I can use to compare them to other systems that have had their time in the sun.
Its indie, first party, and third party support help make its library fantastic
Third party support = gimped version
I'd like to think their next console would be backwards compatible
I bet it has the highest avg rated exclusive system ever. So many great games, if the pace keeps up i might have to agree
No it doesn't .. at least not yet :)
Not gonna lie, I love my switch but I haven’t bought a game for it in awhile. Haven’t even played it for almost two months.. besides Zelda I’m starting to realize that I’m not really into Nintendo’s exclusives like Mario and DK. I’ll give animal crossing a chance tho and the new rune factory. Other than that i don’t really know what to look for. Any suggestions? I have xenoblade, octopath, Zelda, mariocart, and Astral chain.
What about when we finally get to play Metroid? Those games are fantastic. Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu/Evee? Those are good too.
Fire Emblem: Three Houses. I adore it, I have went 4 playthroughs into it. There is Dragon Quest 11 S, which adds loads of new extras. I platinumed the ps4 version, but still playing this one. Rune factory 4 is quite fun, but I am mostly looking forward to the 4th entrance, I have played RF4 too many times. The remake of xenoblade that will come this year, if you only played XC2, then you're in for a treat. Pokemon Sword and Shield is alright, not as good as the other pokemon games but still fun, especially if you like to hatch, train, get your best team for online Pokemon battles, now if only it had all pokemons. And this is all that comes to my mind.
I’m in the same boat. It doesn’t really have a whole lot of games I’m into. I do enjoy a lot of the exclusives but there’s no point in buying 3rd parties that are on other systems. Unless it’s a fav game of mine like DOOM 2016 which I own for PS4/PC/switch.
Having a Switch myself, I guess I'm struggling to see what all the fuss is about. Most of the games coming to it I have a problem buying because I own them on other platforms. I know the "it's portable" argument is a popular one, but the battery life SUCKS at best. With the exception of a couple exclusives, it's library is scarce. To be fair, I've never been one that's liked Mario, Animal Crossing, Pokemon, or the like, these games come off as VERY childish with horrible story lines. Metroid is what I purchase any Nintendo console for, with great respect to previous Zeldas(not this current one, it's more like a dumbed down Witcher for kids). Once they have a lineup that's not rereleases I can see this opinion being credible to a small portion of this generation.
Exactly, how is an underpowered console like the Switch supposed to be the greatest ''console''? It has baby games and ports they begged for.
I've been on the fence of buying a Switch for some time now. I have enjoyed several Nintendo games in the past. However, I am not attached to Nintendo franchises (outside of Metroid Prime) due to their games lacking story. My biggest grip with the switch is the cost of the system's older first party games and the Wii U ports.
Any one who is looking for the best option for themselves should remain on the fence until the right results present themselves. Continue to be critical in your approach to finding what's good for you. Trends have a tendency to spike up until they ultimately collapse. The Swith is a serviceable option for those that only want Nintendo's offering, but with a lack of support for those games that clearly drive the industry(not just sell well) towards new horizons, Nintendo aims to remain a secondary system. Get a Switch or any console based on what appeals most to your desired outcome. I have one, so I can't say that it has nothing I want, just not enough of it. Once I'm done with my 20 or so games it becomes a paperweight until another reason to pick it up presents itself. Happy hunting, and I hope you'll find what you're looking for.
The best jb console to have lol
I still think SNES was better.
N64 will always be my favorite Nintendo console personally.
Agreed. I think SNES is my favorite Nintendo console actually.
Lol there is no such thing
And also it really isn't a console isn't it ? i primarily game in handheld mode
Simply disagree. You could probably make a better argument as the greatest handheld but it isn’t even top 5 as a console, imo.
The best handhelds imo are the DS and PSP
Yeah, those would absolutely be in the discussion of the greatest handhelds of "all-time". I'm not saying Switch is the greatest handheld, just it has a better argument there than against full-fledge consoles.
Gotta have 1 of these at least once a week for good measure... right? It has its strengths for sure, but the best console ever? Come on Nintendo fans... how about, best Nintendo console orr best handheld console. Id agree with both of those.
Nah that title belongs to the PS2 IMO.
Not by a long shot. Not even the best Nintendo console.
“It’s not just the hardware, but the software as well. While the original PlayStation had some wonderful games (and RPGs), Xenoblade has surpassed those, with a remake of the original coming to the Switch this year.“ Yeah I disagree with this.. Xenoblade is fun and cool but it does not surpass all of the PS2 RPG. I’m excited for the remake but surpassing all of the ps2 rpg.. I don’t think so lol .”With Animal Crossing New Horizons being released in just under a month, the Switch will see yet another masterpiece, which is a pattern at this point.“ I think the author is forgetting all the games Sony has this year also. Yes I will try out animal crossing but don’t forget ghost and last of us which both has the potential of being GOTY from what we saw so far. Also X1 with Ori.
And i disagree with this opinion piece.
Not even close. This article is not written well.
I have the 3 actual consoles, love them all. But in all cases while the portability option is fun, every multiplatform games, the switch versions are not on par with Ps4 and Xbox One versions. It also lacks in sports and driving games. Their excusives are awesome, but ps4 has been rocking in that department too. It also lacks big multiplatform games (Red Dead Redemption 2, Gta V, Dark Souls 3, Assassin Creed Origins and Odyssey, FFXV, Fallout 4, CoD, Battlefield, Borderlands 3, MMOs, etc.). It also lacks in hardware department. I'm not judging console power, but the reliability of their Joy Cons..... Even if it was more reliable, even the pro controller is not as good as ps4's or Xbox one's. Just with Nintendo I still think SuperNintendo is better. It was top of its class.
You hit it right on the head, with all my systems, the Switch is the LAST option I tend to use for my gaming. There are games I love on it(Octapath, Fire Emblem, Xenoblade) but they are few and far between. There is a clear lack of variety to boot, with my other consoles I can go in damn near any direction with graphics that make my TVs sing(Sony A1G and 950G). I absolutely love my portables, but between my Vita and my 3DS there are not many titles I'm willing to repurchase(at ridiculous prices) just to have them on the Switch. I'm always looking for new experiences to justify my purchase, but when I look at something like the Witcher(59.99) on the Switch and Witcher(19.99) on PS4 or XB1, it is a no brainer. Having gimped graphics doesn't help either, they look dated in comparison to their counterparts. I can understand if this is a person's ONLY system, but with other options available, I can't disagree more.
oh boy, here we go
Superior hardware.... News flash for the divorced from reality article writer, the switch is an underpowered, over priced plastic handheld.
switch is a good handheld but is overpriced by next year ps4 and xbox users would have moved on whilst nintendo stuck in past. it has its audience but isnt for me its more for children. the library isnt a fresh dynamic library they are full of rehashes and ports of games some o them i used to play back on my ps3
Love the switch but no. First thing comes to mind is it has less online features than 3ds did somehow and its incredibly underpowered. Yea it "runs" 3rd party triple a games but it's not the first place I'd choose to play those games.
Having a Switch myself, I guess I'm struggling to see what all the fuss is about. Most of the games coming to it I have a problem buying because I own them on other platforms. I know the "it's portable" argument is a popular one, but the battery life SUCKS at best. With the exception of a couple exclusives, it's library is scarce. To be fair, I've never been one that's liked Mario, Animal Crossing, Pokemon, or the like, these games come off as VERY childish with horrible story lines. Metroid is what I purchase any Nintendo console for, with great respect to previous Zeldas(not this current one, it's more like a dumbed down Witcher for kids). Once they have a lineup that's not rereleases I can see this opinion being credible to a small portion of this generation. Its sales are high, but volume doesn't often translate into quality. Porsche, Ferrari, Bugatti, etc never sell in high numbers but there is no match for their quality. High sales tend to generally show that the product is simple enough that a child can operate it. I'm more of a quality over quantity type of guy. I know this is not a popular stance, but I am not willing to ignore the obvious flaws and plagiarisms that are present in the Switch. It's an okay system, but the Gamecube was the last great system from Nintendo followed by 3DS, to me.🤷🏾♂️
Clickbait nonsense. It obviously isnt the best. The vast majority of big 3rd party games not being on the system alone automatically makes this false. Its a secondary console.
It kinda sucks, only use it to pick on mobile users.
Sorry but it will always be linked to the wii u with all the wii u games on it and just because it has variety don't mean squat. Not enough 3rd party big guns (remember gcoat). Add more must have new games and 4g then we can talk.
I wouldn't say all that
This is some guys opinion. In my opinion it’s not.
Not even better than the GameCube. Let's hold on that thought for a min
PS2 is the greatest console of all time. PS4 best console of the decade. Facts. Not opinions.
*Charlie Murphy laugh gif*
I disagree. I don’t even classify the switch as a console. It’s a handheld that you can hook to the tv with very poor results. The switch gets a pass when no other system would. In the age of 4k ray tracing and hdr the switch can’t even do 720p.
It's not even better than the Wii U
What? The WiiU was awful. Gimmicky Underpowered Poorly priced Tiny library of games. The WiiU is probably more like Switch 0.5 The lessons learned from the failure of the WiiU has led to the Switches success.
lol....yes it is
The best handheld of all time sure, but too long a wait between releases for the best games but alot of dribble Inbetween compared to xbox and playstation? Imo of course.
I really like my Switch. But it's awful battery (1st gen) Pathetic joycon sticks, with almost RROD numbers of drifting. Lackluster online features. And no headphone jack. Means it's not even close, to greatest. It's a great console, but that's not the same as the greatest.
It’s an ok system with expensive peripherals and very limited online system. It’s tied to its classic franchises but brings nothing new and original like other consoles. It’s full of remakes. It’s great for party and family games. But to call it the greatest console of all time? Nahhh not by a long shot
If we ignored all software, I maybe would agree. But IMO all generations of Playstation exclusives individually trumps Switch's game library. Also the joy con's are kinda cheapish quality, aiming the bow precisely and quickly in BotW is impossible.
If you ever needed a good click bait title, this is it. I'll forgo clicking though, the opinion already obvious.
No it’s not. Not even close
Morgan Lewis and his never ending hyperbolic, click-baity articles. Downvote me all you want but this website is true definition of click bait factory. I wonder why this website never gets banned by N4G! Hmmm....
"too many high-quality first-party titles" lol. Only two games can undoubtedly be labeled as high quality on Switch i.e. Zelda BotW and Mario Odyssey. The rest vary from very good to bad first party titles.
not the greatest of all-time by a long shot. nintendo could release a dirty rag and fanboys would think it was the greatest console ever. not saying the switch isn’t good, but nintendo has been relying on gimmicks since the original wii. they stopped competing with ms and sony because they don’t want to actually invest the money in a powerful console and they know they basically get a free pass with anything they make. if they put in the r&d for something that could compete with the ps5 and series x, THAT would be a legendary console. i see a lot of people saying how great the switch is because it’s portable, but i’ve never once seen anyone playing it in public before; in canada or japan. unless you value playing it THAT much while you’re taking a shit, then i don’t see what the big deal is. i think it’s the novelty of being able to play “console” games on a handheld and not so much actually being that great. i’m 99.9% sure that if botw came on a pure home console(a more powerful nintendo console), it would have been that much better. but hey, if you’re one of those people that prefers playing the handheld version, good for you.
Yup. The online services and multiplayer are best, the controllers are super comfortable, the graphics and frame rates are mind blowing, storage is easy and plentiful, moving data around is cake and it gets all the huge AAA games and gets them first with the best graphics and performance. lol ok I’m done. I hope we all picked up on the sarcasm here. Pretty thick.
BOTW and Xenoblade Chronicles 2 are two of the best games ever made. Both epic titles. But please.. Animal Crossing?? It doesn't deserve a place in the same article as the previous two titles.
Well, that's one opinion. I don't agree, even if I agree it's one of the better consoles. I don't think it's the best of all time.
Opinions opinions everyone has one.If that was true I would own one,not saying the Switch is a bad gaming console but it's definitely not the greatest gaming console of all time.