This week for Video Game Tuesday I’m talking about the news regarding the upcoming Nintendo “console”. It’s all about whether you should Switch or Ditch Nintendo!
Switch?: In case you didn’t hear the news last week for whatever reason, Nintendo revealed their latest “console”, what we called NX up till now, is the Nintendo Switch and will be a home console that you can pick up and play on the go. That’s about all we know about it’s functionality in general although we know that it will have a touchscreen, that won’t be in use when in console mode, and two types of controllers, the basic which is sort of goofy looking and probably way too small for adult hands, and a pro controller that takes after the Xbox 360 controller. We don’t much else about the system, although they showed off Skyrim on the system and announced a whole bunch of developers who will be making games for the system, we’ll have to see how it pans out as that really doesn’t mean anything.
Ditch?: Because this is yet another gimmicky console, the PlayStation 4 is boring compared to the Switch, but it gets the job done and does it with flying colors. The switch looked like it had a hard time playing the upcoming Zelda game. That doesn’t bode well for the system considering that usually Nintendo’s first party games have always run amazingly well on their systems. In addition we have no clue how we’ll be able to play on the go. Will it be off Wi-Fi only? Will we have to buy a data plan like any other tablet? What about the battery life? Will it last an hour? Five? 50? We don’t know any of the answers to those questions yet, and frankly that’s unacceptable. It will release sometime next year and we won’t learn of the release date and price until January 2017. Again unacceptable in this day and age. I loved playing Nintendo games growing up, and I love their IPs. But I won’t be buying a Nintendo Switch for myself with my own money if it can’t prove to me that it can match the PlayStation 4 Pro in power while it’s working in console mode at bare minimum. So for now my answer to the question of “Switch or Ditch?” is a definite Ditch.
That’s it for this week’s Video Game Tuesday!