The people at Nintendo never figured that the Nintendo Switch would be sold out everywhere so quickly. Well, perhaps they did and most others didn’t. The popular console has would be customers eagerly waiting for stores to re-stock their shelves.
The Switch is the 7th major home videogame console that Nintendo has developed. It may also be one of its most successful yet. In fact, the Nintendo Switch is the fastest selling video game console in Nintendo’s history. The company cannot ship them fast enough to keep up with the public’s demands. But does that mean that Nintendo is back in the console(no pun intended) game business? Before the Switch, sales at Nintendo were not that great since the Wii U flopped.
What You Get In The Nintendo Switch
Even though the Nintendo Wii U was a failure for the company, the Switch was built around some of the ideas from that console. You can plug the Switch into your television just like a traditional console would. However, a person can continue seamless game playing if they decide to slide the two “Joy-con” controllers away from the screen. That makes it both a TV console and hand-held unit.
The Nintendo Switch also lets you play against friends and family. You can also play online with other Switch gamers just like you. Another great feature is the Switch’s ability to let you link up to 8 systems together. Parents can enjoy the parental controls the console has, to give them better control over what their kids do with the Switch.
Other great features include the removable joysticks on the side. Removing them can let you use the Nintendo Switch as a tablet or a hand-held video game console. You can use a single Joy-Con in each hand or give one to someone else. This all depends on the game you are playing.
The price for the Nintendo Switch begins at $299 and has bundles you can purchase as extras. But the bundles can end up raising the total to almost $500. Apparently, that has not stopped many from buying the Nintendo Switch since it is sold out everywhere. While the sales numbers could not have been better for Nintendo, there are concerns. The lack of production may hurt them in the long run. Plus, if another company comes out with a new console soon, those wafting for the Switch may opt for that one instead.
For now, Nintendo is very happy with the overall success and popularity the Switch is receiving. The truth is that people can’t get enough of the Switch and truly love the console. Many have compared the video game’s popularity to famous celebrities who everyone adores. There is no question that this console has been a much needed lift for the company. The only other console that had this much- success for Nintendo was the Wii. For now, those who want the Nintendo Switch will simply have to wait until the new batch arrives at stores.