Everything you Need to Know about Nintendo Switch
We recently got a Nintendo Switch and LOVE it! Here is our video of the unboxing:
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The Switch console is $299.00 you can check out the page to purchase it along with the description here. It is a hybrid video game console, with the main system comprising the "Switch Console", the "Switch Dock", and the "Joy-Con" controllers. Although it is a hybrid console, the Switch is "a home console that you can take with you on the go". It's versatility makes it nice for travel, yet gives you an awesome in home experience without slacking on the display!
Playing in handheld mode is awesome on its huge 6.2" 1280 × 720p LCD screen. It boasts up to1080p via HDMI while docked and viewed on TV or monitor screens!
The Switch has about a 3-6 hour battery life when playing hand held.
You can get a Nintendo Switch Battery bank which will extend the battery life for 8-12 hours without charge. You can purchase this here for $39.99
I do suggest getting a nice carrying case to keep your Switch and games protected during travel... the kit pictured above comes with 2 controller skins, a cable, and a screen protector for only $13.99. Totally worth it! You can purchase it here.
I was really impressed with the controller options...
The unit comes with two controllers, they are called "Joy-cons." You have the option of buying with 1 blue and 1 red, or 2 grey Joy-con controllers. Pictured above is the handheld with the original blue Joy-con controller it came with and 1 green one we purchased extra (see below.)
The Joy-con controllers can be easily removed from the screen.
You can purchase a stand for the screen and play two player while you are traveling or in the car! The stand is $12.99
If you purchase extra Joy-con controllers, you can play 2 ways... you can play with each individually so enough for 4 players you see above.
They sell them in a set of 2, and you can also chose from the following color combos: Neon Red/Blue, Neon Pink and Green, or Grey. You can purchase them here.
Or, you can play with 2 Joy-cons as 1 player. (see below for link to purchase the double Joy-Con Gripper)
We also purchased the double grip controller for them to play with 2 Joy-con controllers each for 2 player games. I personally like this feel the best. It's funny how we all find our own preferences. Our 4 year old also likes playing without any grippers, it's the perfect size for her little hands.
My daughter chose the black one to use with her pink and green Joy-Cons. It looks awesome! This one was only $9.99 and you can purchase it here!
We purchased grippers for individual Joy-cons (they are kind of hard to manage being so small, especially for bigger hands.) So when we do have guests over to pay 4 player everyone has the option to have a regular sized controller!
These FastSnail Grips came in a pack of 2 for $12.95. There are several color options here as well. We chose black so our controllers really popped! However, you can get the gripers to match all of he controllers as well! You can purchase these here!
Some of our favorite Switch Games:
Mario Odyssey Get it here!
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Get it here!
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle Get it here!
Splatoon 2 Get it here!
*Don't forget, when you purchase games from Amazon (where we linked above games to,) there is an option to buy it used and it's fairly cheaper than new! Be sure to read the description and return policy as they vary among sellers!
We are really hoping and wishing for Super Mario Maker to come out for the Switch! We hear through the grapevine that it should be any time now! <3
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Want to see our gaming set up? Head over to our tour post here!