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Nintendo Switch

alaTest has collected and analyzed 319 reviews of Nintendo Switch. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Game Consoles for all reviews. Views about the reliability and usability are generally positive. The portability and price also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the connectivity and size.

design, price, portability, usability, reliability

size, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Game Consoles the Nintendo Switch is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 100/100 = Excellent quality.

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Recommended by TR

Expert review by : Brett Phipps (trustedreviews.com)

Nintendo Switch

 

Nintendo does things differently. First came the Wii's motion controllers, then the Wii U's tablet-style GamePad. Now we have the Nintendo Switch, a portable and home console in one that works as well on trains, planes and wherever you want to play as...

Apr, 2017

Expert review by : Robert Jones (t3.com)

Nintendo Switch review: the BigN knocks it out of the park

 

Nintendo partners its superb gaming pedigree with stylish, premium-grade hardware. Read T3's Nintendo Switch review now

Innovative design ; Premium look and feel ; Attractive price point

Not as powerful as PS4 or Xbox One ; Third party support isn't great

Nov, 2018

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Nintendo Switch review

 

Updated 19/07/18: After bringing in an incredible line-up of games, Nintendo's portable has become a gaming great

Brilliant as both a home console and a portable ; Joy-Cons are genius ; Solid line-up of games

Hidden costs of ownership add up ; Online service still up in the air

Nintendo’s 2-in-1 console is the real deal, with a huge list of fantastic games

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Jon Porter (techradar.com)

Nintendo Switch review

 

The dawn of the console-handheld hybrid

Unique hybrid design ; HD Rumble ; Two controllers included ; Bright, crisp, colorful screen

Joy-Cons charge only on console without accessory ; Split D-pad ; Oddly placed right analogue stick ; Limited online service at launch

The Nintendo Switch is one-part handheld and one-part home console, and hopes to be the only device you'll ever need for gaming, wherever you are. The hybrid console is an undeniable success, offering up an exceptional level of handheld graphical...

Jan, 2019

Expert review by : Alex Todd (recombu.com)

Nintendo Switch Review: In Depth

 

Nintendo Switch review: We've been using the new Nintendo Switch for a month to see if it really is a seamless blend of home console and handheld.

Versatile hardware ; Attractive display ; Respectable battery life ; Innovative features ; Clean user experience

Some hardware looks unfinished ; Flimsy kickstand ; Low internal storage ; Small games library at launch ; Underpowered versus rivals

If all Nintendo had to do was make good on the promise of a modular home console that you can pick up and take with you for under £300 (£279.99), then the Switch does its job perfectly, but that’s really just a baseline for expectations of the...

Mar, 2017

Expert review by : Lewis Painter, Chris Martin & Dominic Preston (techadvisor.co.uk)

Nintendo Switch

 

Is Nintendo's hybrid console something you should get excited about, or is it full of gimmicks? Find out in our Nintendo Switch review.

Expert review by : Vaughn Highfield (alphr.com)

Nintendo Switch review: Don't expect Netflix on Nintendo Switch any time soon

 

Nintendo's newest console shows that it hasn't lost its touch with Switch

The sticky subject with the Switch is, unfortunately, price. At £280 it’s not actually all that much for a brand-new console. Both the PS4 and Xbox One retailed at far higher prices at launch and were arguably nowhere near as versatile. However, in the...

Jan, 2018

Expert review by (avforums.com)

Nintendo Switch Review

 

The Nintendo Switch is a brave and innovative attempt to marry hand-held and console gaming and, in many ways, rights the wrongs of the failed Wii U...

Zelda ; Some very nifty engineering ; Generally very good build quality ; Screen is bright, colourful and accurate ; Headphone output of good quality ; Zelda

Joy-Con occasionally disconnects ; Stick & button layout can be awkward ; Headphone only available in handheld mode ; Wi-Fi capability could be better ; No Bluetooth pairing capability ; No bundled software ; Price to performance ratio seems high Vs...

The Nintendo Switch is, for the most part, a very well-engineered device, launched with intent of blending portable and home console gaming in one compact unit. Priced at £279.99, it looks a little expensive against the PS4 and Xbox One, which both...

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Nintendo Switch revisited: Two years makes a big difference

 

Two years after its launch, the Nintendo Switch is an even more capable gaming console. Nintendo's bet on portability has paid off well: While other consoles are stuck under your TV, the Switch lets you bring your favorite games just about anywhere....

Conveniently lets you game on the go and at home ; Has a strong selection of first party titles and choice indies ; Online service is cheaper than the competition

Needs more third-party titles ; Multiplayer voice chatting is wonkier than other consoles ; Still no Bluetooth headphone support

Mar, 2019

DT Recommended Product

Expert review by : Mike Epstein (digitaltrends.com)

Nintendo Switch review

 

The Nintendo Switch is a homerun for Nintendo, and delivers on its innovative premise.

Hybrid home/portable console ; Sharp display ; Unique multi-scheme controller ; Intuitive design ; Great Nintendo games

Poor battery life/storage ; Some controller options don’t feel good during long gameplay sessions ; Third-party developer support is thin

The Switch manages to blend Nintendo’s penchant for weird, gimmicky hardware with the high quality design we’ve come to expect of consoles in the modern era. From a hardware perspective, it is the best console from the company in generations — possibly...

Nov, 2017

Product Specifications

Design

Built-in touchpad:N
Colour of product:Grey
Gaming control function keys:D-pad, Home
Gaming control technology:Analogue / Digital

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:15.8
Display Resolution:1280 x 720
Second display:N
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:N
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Features

Certification:ESRB
Developer:BANDAI NAMCO Studios Inc. / Camelot Software Planning / Electronic Arts Vancouver / Epic Games / FromSoftware / Good-Feel / Grasshopper Manufacture Inc. / Imagineer / KOEI TECMO GAMES CO., LTD. / Milestone S.r.l. / Monolith Soft / Nintendo / Nintendo Switch / PlatinumGames / Sims / SNK / Square Enix / TT Games / UbiSoft
Distribution type:Physical media
ESRB Rating:E (Everyone) / E10+ (Everyone 10+) / E12+ (Everyone 12+) / M (Mature) / RP (Rating Pending) / T (Teen)
Game edition:Add-on / Basic / Basic+DLC / Champions / Definitive / Remastered
Genre :Action / Action / Adventure / Action / Fighting / Action / RPG / Adventure / RPG / Fighting / Kids / Party / Platform / Racing / RPG (Role-Playing Game) / Shooter / Simulation / Sports
In-game purchases:N / Y
Included DLCs:Deep Freeze Bundle
Language version:English / English, French / English, Italian / English, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese / German, English, Spanish, French, Italian / Italian / Multilingual / Simplified Chinese, German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean / Traditional Chinese, German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Russian
Maximum number of players:1 / 2 / 4 / 6 / 8
Multiplayer mode:N / Y
Multiplayer mode type:Offline / Offline,Online / Online
Number of DLCs included:1
PEGI Rating:12 / 16 / 18 / 3 / 7
Platform:Nintendo Switch
Publisher:Electronic Arts Inc / Epic Games / Grasshopper Manufacture Inc. / Milestone / Nintendo / Nintendo Switch Pro Controller / NIS America / Planet Entertainment / UbiSoft / WB Games
Release date (DD/MM/YYYY):01.01.2018 / 01.01.2019 / 01/12/2017 / 07/08/2018 / 08.02.2019 / 09/02/2018 / 12/10/2018 / 13.07.2018 / 13/07/2018 / 15.06.2018 / 16.11.2018 / 16/02/2018 / 16/11/2018 / 18/01/2019 / 18/05/2018 / 18/09/2018 / 19/10/2018 / 21/09/2018 / 21/12/2018 / 22/06/2018 / 22/09/2017 / 27.10.2017 / 27/07/2018 / 28/09/2018 / 29.03.2019
Split screen:Y
Theme:Bass Pro Shops: The Strike / Bayonetta / Cabela's: The Hunt / Captain Toad / Dark Souls / Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 / Dragon Quest / FIFA / Fitness Boxing / Fortnite / Go Vacation / Legendary Fishing / Lego The Incredibles / Nintendo Monster Energy Supercross The Official VG2 / None / Pokèmon / The LEGO Movie 2 / Travis Strikes Again / Xenoblade Chronicles / Xenoblade Chronicles 2 / Yoshi's Crafted World
USK rating:12 / 16

Multimedia

Built-in Camera:Y
Built-In Microphone:Y
Number of built-in speakers:2

Networking

Bluetooth:N
Bluetooth version:4.1
Frequency band:2.4/5
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11ac

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Battery charger included:Y
Cables included:HDMI
Game controllers included:Gun / Rod
Manual:Y
Number of game controllers included:1
Quantity per pack:1
User guide:Y
Video game included:N

Performance

Accelerometer:Y
Gyroscope:Y
Internal Memory:4000
Motion sensor:Y
Parental control:Y
Platform:Nintendo Switch
Processor Cores:8
Processor frequency:768
Processor Model:Nvidia Tegra 4

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack:Y
HDMI:Y
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
USB connector type:USB Type-A,USB Type-C
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0/3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)

Power

Battery Capacity:4310
Battery life (max):6.5
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Charging Time:3

Storage

Built-in memory capacity:32
Built-In Optical Drive:N
Card reader integrated:Y
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC,MicroSDXC
Maximum memory card size:2000

System requirements

Virtual Reality (VR) headset required:N

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:102
Height :14
Weight:297
Width:239