With more and more games coming out for the switch, from first party titles like Smash Ultimate and Breath of the Wild to indie hits like Celeste and Stardew Valley, more and more people are wondering, should you buy the Nintendo Switch. So should You Buy the Nintendo Switch? The short answer: yes, yes you should. In more seriousness though, it really depends on what you’re looking for in a game console and what gaming you already do.

With more and more games coming out for the switch, from first party titles like Smash Ultimate and Breath of the Wild to indie hits like Celeste and Stardew Valley, more and more people are wondering, should you buy the Nintendo Switch. The short answer: yes, yes you should. In more seriousness though, it really depends on what you’re looking for in a game console and what gaming you already do.

If you’re a PC gamer like myself, you already have access to many indie games, as well as first party titles available on consoles such as the Dark Souls, Resident Evil 7, and others. Many first party titles, especially those available on Xbox, are being ported or even being released with PC versions. With that in mind, that’s even less motivation to get an Xbox, or even a PS4 due to the amount of overlap in gaming releases (assuming your PC can run them). The Nintendo Switch, on the other hand, has such a wide variety of first party titles available nowhere else, it’s more than worth the money. The portability of the console also helps, as a lot of great party titles like the Jackbox Party Packs are available on Switch, making it a great portable party console.

You also need to look at what kind of games you like to play. While Nintendo is branching off and allowing some more mature games to release for their console like Outlast, most of their games still remain in line with their fun for all ages image. If you only play shooters, or games like GTA with no real interest in branching out, the Switch probably isn’t for you. If you’re a more well rounded gamer that plays a little of everything, on the other hand, then the Switch can be a great investment, leading to hours of gaming, especially with titles like Breath of the Wild that have sprawling open worlds to explore.

The Switch sadly isn’t without its downsides. Buying an additional SD card is nearly mandatory, as the storage that comes with the console is abysmally small at 32GB. The console also doesn’t come with any pack in games, so all you get is the essentials for the console (AC adapter, Joy-Con controller and docking station, the console itself). On top of this, there are a few extra things you’ll want to buy as well, including a screen protector, carrying case for on the go gaming, and another set of Joy-Con left and right controllers for 4-player games. If you have old Game Cube controllers, getting the Game Cube adapter for games like Smash Ultimate might also be a nice benefit. While everything on this list isn’t absolutely necessary, it still makes the initial purchase price a bit higher than one might initially suspect.

The short answer: yes, yes you should. In more seriousness though, it really depends on what you’re looking for in a game console and what gaming you already do.

If you’re a PC gamer like myself, you already have access to many indie games, as well as first party titles available on consoles such as the Dark Souls, Resident Evil 7, and others. Many first party titles, especially those available on Xbox, are being ported or even being released with PC versions. With that in mind, that’s even less motivation to get an Xbox, or even a PS4 due to the amount of overlap in gaming releases (assuming your PC can run them). The Nintendo Switch, on the other hand, has such a wide variety of first party titles available nowhere else, it’s more than worth the money. The portability of the console also helps, as a lot of great party titles like the Jackbox Party Packs are available on Switch, making it a great portable party console.

You also need to look at what kind of games you like to play. While Nintendo is branching off and allowing some more mature games to release for their console like Outlast, most of their games still remain in line with their fun for all ages image. If you only play shooters, or games like GTA with no real interest in branching out, the Switch probably isn’t for you. If you’re a more well rounded gamer that plays a little of everything, on the other hand, then the Switch can be a great investment, leading to hours of gaming, especially with titles like Breath of the Wild that have sprawling open worlds to explore.

The Switch sadly isn’t without its downsides. Buying an additional SD card is nearly mandatory, as the storage that comes with the console is abysmally small at 32GB. The console also doesn’t come with any pack in games, so all you get is the essentials for the console (AC adapter, Joy-Con controller and docking station, the console itself). On top of this, there are a few extra things you’ll want to buy as well, including a screen protector, carrying case for on the go gaming, and another set of Joy-Con left and right controllers for 4-player games. If you have old Game Cube controllers, getting the Game Cube adapter for games like Smash Ultimate might also be a nice benefit. While everything on this list isn’t absolutely necessary, it still makes the initial purchase price a bit higher than one might initially suspect.

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