Con: Third party titles
I know I mentioned this as a Pro but hear me out. Even though Skyrim and FIFA are definitely coming to the Switch, and that Square-Enix and Ubisoft are working on different game titles, it’s still a mystery to which other third party titles will be coming to the Switch.
If you rely upon past references, you know that most multi-platform titles were only to be released on PC, Playstation and Xbox… rarely on Nintendo Systems. When you have to be strictly honest, these multi-platform non-Nintendo titles are essential to the health of a console. If the Switch gets as much interesting third party titles as its predecessors, which means next to none, there would be a possibility it could mean the downfall of the switch and maybe even Nintendo. This is my biggest concern. Even though I personally trust that things will be different with the Switch, the thought still lingers in my mind that it won’t.
These are the 5 Pro’s and Con’s to why, in my eyes, the Switch will be a success. There are some things I purposefully left behind of mentioning in this list. They’re not so much a Pro nor a Con to the Switch’s success. I do believe they’re worth mentioning, though.
First thing is battery life. I’ve read a lot of comments about the battery life and the opinion really vary. Most of them though are about it being too low. It is said that on one charge, you can play a game in portabe mode for about 2,5 to 6 hours. To make this matter even clearer, it is said that Zelda BOTW will last approximately 3 hours on a single charge.
Most people are disappointed though I don’t really believe that disappointment is justified. Why? Take in consideration that BOTW is not only an extremely extensive game as it is, the graphical aspect is really demanding. If I had to compare it to a game on my phone like, lets take for example Injustice, which is graphically and gamplay wise alot less sophisticated. That game drains my phones battery in about 2,5 hours! So to me 3 hours BOTW is amazing in comparison. If you add up the fact that the official battery life of the 3DS was about 3 to 5 hours (and nobody is complaining about that anymore), then 3 to 6 hours is actually an improvement.
I guess it just really depends on your perspective and how long you plan on gaming on the go. The other big plus is that you are now able to easily hook your Switch up to a powerbank, thanks to the USB-c port. Issues about batteries have always been a thing with mobile devices. For people to complain about it with the Switch is no surprise.
Another thing that is worth mentioning is the resolution of the screen itself. It’s been confirmed that the screen will be a 720p capacitive (finally! multi-touch all the way!) touch screen. There have been a lot of complaints about the resolution being too low for this day and age. Let me just start off by saying that I think that’s nonsense. The display of the Switch will be consisted of 6.2-inch (15,7cm) screen. A screen resolution of 1280×720 pixels is more than adequate for a screen that size. Only holding two same sized devices, one 720p and one 1080p, next to one another would you notice anything. Otherwise you wouldn’t notice a thing.
Nevertheless, we are very excited about the Switch and its upcoming release. Despite the con’s, we are convinced that the Switch will succeed in providing gamers the Nintendo experience we used to know and always trusted. Though, even as Nintendo fans, we also have to take any possible flaws and negative points in consideration. Either way, I for sure can’t wait until the release finally has arrived!
So what do you guys think? Are you as excited as we are or do you believe that Switch is going to be another failure? Please share your thoughts in the comments. We’re curious to what you think about the Switch!
Originally a graphic designer/digital artist but loves to write about the things he’s passionate about. Though unexperienced in writing, he is determined to share his thoughts with a lot of Passion. In his spare time he roams the street as the red Ninja Turtle and is also known as an avid Force user.