Nintendo Switch: The Slickest Controller one could get their hands on


The Nintendo Switch is of $300 and it is a unique device and nothing like you have held it before. It has a 6.2 inch 720p capacitive touchscreen and speakers in the lower corners. It is thick, but it is not so heavy. It is well balanced and is very comfortable to hold.  If you compared the Nintendo Switch to other tablets it looks rich, bright and sharp. There are proprietary game cards at the top. It also has a recessed power button, two volume keys and a headphone jack. It has a USB Type C charging port and a microSD card slot below. It has a sturdy kickstand around the back. It is used to rest the tablet on the table.

Nintendo Switch

The biggest selling points of this Nintendo Switch are the hybrid nature. This is a tablet and it is fully portable. It has a home console, which connects it to your television. The most awesome thing it is incredibly flexible and has functional new controllers which is called Joy-Con.  It is the glue which holds the whole Switch concept together. It allows you to play all kinds of games in different configurations and it doesn’t need a bunch of expensive add-ons. It switches from one mode to another and it is the best part of it. Each switch has two tiny controllers. They are dubbed as Joy-Con (R) and Joy-Con (L). Both include different joysticks, buttons, vibration feedback and both motion control.  They can be used in a number of configurations. When you attach the Joy-Con the Switch will turn into a giant gamepad along with similar dimensions to the Wii U.

 

Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch

The analog sticks are laid asymmetrically unlike the Wii U. It gives the controller a feel closer to the Xbox pad than the 4’s PlayStation DualShock. The analog clickable sticks are better than the Wii U’s. There might a problem as they are smaller. But they are also more rigid and lower than any sticks Nintendo has build ever. Above the analog stick the right sided Joy-Con has traditional A, B, X, Y face buttons and a circular home key below.  There is a similar + button in the left of the pad. In the left Joy-Con it has analog up top, circular directional buttons below and also a capture key button at the bottom.  This capture button will be used like the Share key on the DualShock. It can take a screen shot instantly to post for you.

 

Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch

Nintendo said that it is almost like the Sony’s setup. Eventually, it will also capture video. It may look little confusing with multiple configuration that offers multiple ways to play games.  But it is most likely the most impressive part of the Nintendo Switch. All the options that are available come packed in the box.  The same controller with which you can play Zelda on TV, a motion controlled boxing game and as well as Mario Kart with a friend.

Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch

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