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Nintendo Switch, two years later: The real Nintendo revolution

Nintendo Switch, two years later: The real Nintendo revolution

Posted  03.05.19
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88 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
88

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

The Switch fixes all of the mistakes of the Wii U and doubles-down on that system's best feature. But there are still plenty of issues and unanswered questions that leave us worried.

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Pros
  • Innovative hardware
  • Being able to play your games anywhere is unique
  • A huge step up from the Wii U
Cons
  • So-so battery life
  • Screen doesn't work well outside
  • Still waiting on more features
  • Expensive accessories

Reviews

76
 
Average Critic Score
Critic Reviews 10

78
 
Average User Score
User Reviews 20
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Specs

Key Specs

Game format
Downloadable, Cartridge
Online features
Multiplayer
Controller type
Wireless
Motion controls
Yes
Video outputs
HDMI
Game format
Online features
Controller type
Motion controls
Video outputs
Downloadable, Cartridge
Multiplayer
Wireless
Yes
HDMI

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88 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
88

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

88
 

User Reviews

80
Ozias
The joycons are junk got the drifting on both of mine within a year Nintendo...read more
10
Georges
I used nintendo switch for a month then the controllers stop working. Even though...read more
90
rochelle
I own most of all the games my control on my Wii switch gets stuck and it's...read more
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