The title of this article is written, of course, as a hypothetical question. It’s something that someone who isn’t into video games (yours truly) would ask. So, let’s take a look at Nintendo’s upcoming gaming device, which is set to be released on March 3.
What Is the Nintendo Switch?
The Nintendo Switch is a gaming console that includes a tablet-like device, which gets docked into a docking station when you want to play it on a monitor. It has a 6.2-inch 720p screen and clip-on controllers that can also be used independently as small gamepads. When docked and attached to a monitor, the Nintendo Switch becomes a 1080p display.
When Is It Available?
The Nintendo Switch will be available on Friday, March 3 in the United States. Many Best Buy retail locations will stay open until midnight to sell the device. It is expected to be very difficult to get. Pre-orders for the Switch sold out immediately. If you live in Europe, you will have to wait until March 31.
How Much Does It Cost?
The Switch will cost $300, but you can bet that secondary sellers will raise the price to over $1000.
What Is Included in the Box
The box includes a Switch tablet, a set of Joy-Con controllers, a Joy-Con dock, two wrist straps, and two cables (power and HDMI).
What Games Will Be Available on Launch?
According to Forbes, the list of games that are being launched keep changing. However, it’s certain that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild ($60) will be on sale the same day the Switch goes on sale.
However, Snipperclips, a puzzle game, will only cost $20. Games such as World of Goo, Little Inferno and Human Resource Machine may or may not make the release date — if they don’t, you can bet they’ll arrive within the first two weeks of March.
What Are the Critics Saying?
The Nintendo Switch has received mixed reviews so far. Tech Radar praises the design and screen of the Switch, but criticizes the battery life and lack of games available for launch. Polygon also praises the design, but thinks that the Switch may not be ready for prime time yet.
More official reviews will arrive within the next week. No matter how mixed the reviews are, you can bet that initial sales figures for the Nintendo Switch will be incredible.