Nintendo Switch Review: Is The Console - Mobile Hybrid Model Enough To Convince Buyers?

By Nick Halden , Nov 28, 2016 04:30 AM EST

Nintendo Switch is aiming to corner two markets with its console-mobile hybrid model. However, one game developer warned that the niches Nintendo is targeting has well-entrenched competitors.

Nintendo Switch - Game Changer?

Gamesfarm CEO, Peter Nagy said that the Nintendo Switch can be considered as a potential revolutionary game platform. It is certain to attract a lot of new players due to its console and handheld combination. Games can either be played in the comfort of one's home and outside the house or while one's travelling.

Nintendo Switch Faces Stiff Competition?

However, its revolutionary nature will probably be its downfall if it fails to corner its targeted niches. The console market is currently dominated by Sony's PlayStation and Microsoft's Xbox and even Windows PC. The Nintendo Switch will have the most powerful processor yet compared to its predecessors. However, the PlayStation 4 Pro and even the upcoming Xbox Project Scorpio will feature games in 4K resolution. The Nintendo gaming platform will once again retained its reputation as being an underpowered machine. Meanwhile, the mobile gaming market is dominated by Google's Android and Apple's iOS.

Nintendo Switch Advantage

Nintendo has launched a video reveal more than a month ago. It showed a number of games including Legend of Zelda and Splatoon. The most notable game included in the video reveal however, is Skyrim. The Bethesda game got substantial coverage where a gamer can play it using the Nintendo Switch console as well as on the handheld device. Its console-mobile combination definitely brings something new to the gaming community.

Nintendo promise to reveal more updates on January next year. The Switch is scheduled for release on March 2107. The bundled edition is expected to include a Super Mario game title set in an open world environment. The rumored retail price of the basic Switch model is estimated to be around $250 while the bundled model may be sold at more than $300 or more.

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