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Nintendo Switch console

Nintendo Switch console

from  $299+
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.

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).

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

81
 
Average User Score
User Reviews 17
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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

90
Jordan Brown
This has changed the way I game. The only thing I wish is that I'd bought one...read more
90
christran12
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
100
Deric
Probably my favorite console. I mostly use it as a home console, but the ability...read more
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