Top 5 Best Things About Nintendo Switch

Not everything is bad about this system… Its actually pretty good in somethings.

Launch Date

Most release date predictions seemed to veer towards the end of March, either March 24th or 31st, considering how uncharacteristic it is for a console’s ship date to be unveiled this close.

However, Nintendo shocked us all by announcing that it will in fact land on March 3rd, barely a month-and-a-half from now, meaning fans at least won’t have to wait long at all to get their hands on the tech.

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One can certainly argue that Nintendo should’ve delayed the platform until it could present a more favourable launch line-up, but after the Wii U dive-bombed so hard, fans really need this as soon as possible.

Splatoon 2

Splatoon 2 is coming this summer! Most of the leaks and rumours pointed to Splatoon being ported from the Wii U to the Switch, so seeing a legit sequel was a very pleasant surprise indeed.


Sure, it’ll probably basically be more of the same but with new weapons and stages, but Nintendo have at least promised a ton of new content after launch and special timed events just as with the first game.

Given the immense success of Splatoon, at least Nintendo mostly got this right, though not making it a launch title was a colossal mistake.

No Region-Locking

One of Nintendo’s most-despised practices is their tendency to region-lock hardware, making it impossible to import and play titles from other regions.

Finally, however, Nintendo have relented and “revised” their policy, making the Switch region-free so that gamers can play whatever region titles they want.


Considering the nature of the global market and the Internet helping close up our geographical borders these days, it’s about damn time Nintendo stopped drawing these arbitrary lines, even if they’re incredibly late to the party on this one.

Super Mario Odyssey

Here’s something that undeniably pulled even the most cynical Nintendo fan out of their lull: a new Mario game, and it looks incredibly cool.

Sure, Super Mario Odyssey may not be much more visually accomplished than anything from the Wii U, but the sheer diversity of the locales (including a New York-style city-scape, a desert and a jungle) looks hugely appealing.

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Also, the game will introduce Mario’s sentient cap, which he can use both as a weapon and to traverse environments. The sizzle trailer furthermore showed off the ability to ride animals and a few of the presumed bosses.

Described as a “sandbox” title by Nintendo, it unfortunately won’t be due until the ever-vague “holiday 2017” period, so expect a lot of fans to hold off on purchasing the console until then (especially with Zelda being available on Wii U).

The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild A Launch Title

After teasing fans for an infuriating amount of time by passing the buck literally around the world during their live conference, Nintendo finally confirmed at the conclusion of a seemingly never-ending story trailer that The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild will indeed release on the Switch as a launch title on March 3rd.


Considering all those dreadful rumours about the game launching weeks after the Switch or possibly getting delayed until June, it’s comforting that the platform at least has one major AAA title ready for launch day, even if the rest of the line-up is basically totally lacklustre.

Source – Whatculture

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