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Ugly Puppy (1 year ago)
Best review I've seen of this system so far. Thanks!
Sam (9 days ago)
agreed, the Wii U was very underrated
R Klooster (3 months ago)
i would like to see that nintendo adds ssd and make the switch able to stream to tv for a secondary screen.
o k (3 months ago)
Ugly Puppy b
ThunderWolf (4 months ago)
Ugly Puppy in
IndieSushi (4 months ago)
It was ok. He got stuff wrong like docked mode only running at 720p when its actually 1080p. And didn't mention other key stuff like what to expect in the future. But the Switch is becoming a huge success and everyone knows the truth so its not relevant now
dario hernandez (1 day ago)
Not everybody has a 4k tv ya know🤷🏻‍♂️
LuckyLukePlayz (1 day ago)
nice shirt bro
Interwave Gaming (2 days ago)
On the tv it’s 180 not 720....
LaineHughes1 (3 days ago)
5:27
Turbo Chook (3 days ago)
Look at all the overly defensive Nintendo fanboys in the comments lol. The Switch sucks as badly as the Wii U, and only has like 5 good games that you can't get better versions of elsewhere.
Anthony Alvarez (4 days ago)
I might be in the minority, but I actually don’t mind the grip, not planning on getting a pro controller tbh.
David Rak (4 days ago)
I just want to play MarioKart 8
lukebromsgrove (5 days ago)
I HATE THE TRIGGERS YOU CAN BARELY HIT IT WITHOUT SHIFTING THE INTIRE TINY CONTROLLER
HUman ofc (8 days ago)
They SWITCH the postion of the controls and joystick.Get it?
j dragoon (8 days ago)
I think I'm going to buy a Wii U. It's still online. I can play Zelda Breath Of the Wild still. I can play tons of great games. Including Splatoon. Smash Bros. Mario Kart 8. And online is free. Lots of virtual consoles games for retro. And its backwards compatible with original wii games. Which makes the library massive. And I can get one for around 100 bucks. Wii U was an amazing console. Just Nintendo America did a horriable job marketing it.
Vatemir Retro Silver (9 days ago)
Let me just get an emulator and a breath of the wild rom. : ) just kidding.
Jovahn Pownall (9 days ago)
Those sexy ass hands instantly made me develope a hand fetish
Artofficial (10 days ago)
I enjoy playing Switch games on my gaming PC with my PS4 controller
Darragh Foran (12 days ago)
The Switch is 100× better then ps4,X box one and PC
Renz star (13 days ago)
Hd rumble is a joke. It's like any other phone vibrator (huehue)
_CrazyCrafter672 (13 days ago)
It's still not the right resolution, but the Switch outputs up to 1080p on TV mode.
Shawn Brasuell (15 days ago)
Dimwit crybaby!!!
Ache Prime (15 days ago)
I was trying to save my money to buy a nintendo switch I'm glad I started to search about the bad side of it. I think it is not yet perfect. Thanks for the review.
Visual - Fortnite (15 days ago)
1080p for the tv not 720
inthere2it (16 days ago)
Luke said Cybuypower lol. Great review guys.
Kingブランドン (16 days ago)
You still need a TV just like a game console~
AnthonyOMEGA (16 days ago)
5:23 Racist Alert😳😂
Matt Franco (17 days ago)
Would love to see an update to this video!
underwater (19 days ago)
This is the coolest video game console I've ever seen. Now I'm just waiting for something from the PC world to rival it. The GPD WIN 2 is not quite there imo (I could be wrong). GPD WIN 3 will be the one, I think.
underwater (19 days ago)
It's 1080p when docked. Not 720.
Doge This! (19 days ago)
no it isnt, it remains 720, idiot it cant even handle UHD
Renegade Raider (19 days ago)
He reviewed it too early I it's life it is wayy better than a Wii u and a PC you may be used to PC but you can shut your fat mouth the joy cons are great and are sure as hell better than a keyboard.
Doge This! (19 days ago)
not better than a PC, definitly not better
NJD stuff (20 days ago)
These guys should probably have known more about the Nintendo switch before they made this video
NJD stuff (20 days ago)
Gives him USB type-c all the same right not the phone power brick is rated at 5 volts not 12 volts which the switch runs on so basically it would charge very slowly or not at all
NJD stuff (20 days ago)
I get that is small for some people's hands but the reason it doesn't have d-pad is cuz that would be kind of hard for playing with one controller
okay (20 days ago)
1:09 you have very girly hands
D- mist (20 days ago)
as a PC gamer i did not enjoy my time with my switch i had it for a year and got a handful first party and indy games but only Zelda kept me playing the thing after i was done i kinda stopped playing the thing i even most of the games on the switch are on steam or have been released on most other platforms
Lee Roy (20 days ago)
Too many accessories and mistakes... Think I'll wait something that is more... Usable.
Lippy aus Lëtzeburg (21 days ago)
Hey Nowend :) I played one night Zelda with the switch of my cousin using the Gridboard. The day after I got the Procontoller, still have no Switch, just the Controller and a lot of Zelda using the switch of my cousin. ;) Have a nice Day
Lapis Wolf (22 days ago)
The TV output is in 1080p,not 720p. The small screen has more resolution than 720p(it's 960p)
Doge This! (19 days ago)
no, its 720p, always
SSP Gaming (22 days ago)
I am very comfortable recommending the switch. I never thought I would love it, but it's an amazing console. I use it primarily in TV mode, because I have a 3DS. And, yes, I am a little upset that there are some graphical hiccups in games like BotW when IN TV mode, however it is an easily overlooked issue when you consider what you're getting and the experience that you will have playing a game like Zelda. I would wholeheartedly and unconditionally recommend the console to any fan of Nintendo, and good gaming in general.
Cole Knowles (23 days ago)
nintendo really wants a mobile consol that can also be plugged into a TV anywhere and enjoyed with a group of friends.....why don't they just go ahead and partner with Dell, and make a friggin laptop already? with custom controllers, and a super custom power adapter, because without those, it wouldn't be very nintendo now would it?
Josiah Suarez (23 days ago)
boo nintendo switch sucks not worth anything :(
Darragh Foran (12 days ago)
Uh oh Retard alert
U have option between 1080 p and 720
Spaced Invader (25 days ago)
So the best controller for the Switch is an Xbox controller clone. Nice one Nintendo, at least they sucked it up and accepted that it's probably the most ergonomic controller design out there. I play PC, PS2/3 controllers are too puny for my hands. EDIT: Whats all this "Thank you Nintendo", don't be acting like have a decent controller or a USB-C connector is special or something to be wistful about; it's cringe, I stopped the video . They're asking for hundreds of dollars from people, they should be thanking you.
SeeLan (26 days ago)
*Ba ba ba ba It’s a PC gamer’s Paradise*
Sandra Weeks (26 days ago)
Switch actually outputs 1080p in docked, there is an upscaler in the dock
azmir siddiqui (26 days ago)
I have a switch a PC and an Xbox and tried the ps4 but I like the switch in terms of console it is for kids an adults while most of the popular games on ps4 and Xbox one are teen also switch has Zelda so💝
TheProsecutor (29 days ago)
I actually prefer the stick in the joy cons for some games though. The pro controllers stick is just super lose.. also I often times use claw grip which feels super nice actually. I especially use claw grip in games like breath of the wild so i can dash and turn the camera.
I also come from PC gaming, and funnily enough, I prefer the Joycons over the Pro Controller. If the ProC stayed consistent with the JCon's example by putting the Capture and Home buttons lower, then I'd like it more. I love the JCon Grip. Hahaha! Only thing that would make it better in my eyes is customizable controls. I hate how mapping the sprint button to a button that uses the same finger for camera movement is considered "ergonomic." I always had issues with how the Xbox and PS controllers handles this. I like to be able to move my camera around at any time I want. With a mouse, that's easy, because the unit moves with my whole hand, which isn't taken up for any other control. For their "ergonomic" controllers, my thumb is responsible for Y, X, B, A, and the right analog stick. In my opinion, that design is pathetic. I don't see how people like it, but I also don't see anything wrong with observing other people liking it. My only issue is when it is called "ergonomic." Nope, that's the part I disagree with.
Satan Ramirez (1 month ago)
What would you think about the right remote having the joy stick on top and not where it’s at?? And you where to use the remotes on a 2 player game then you won’t like where the joy stick is located so I’m sure that where it is it’s perfect
Satan Ramirez (1 month ago)
The Remotes are like that because you can use them for 2 player gameplay
thebelt24 (1 month ago)
9:55 if you have neither of those options download Cemu and play BOTW on your PC like me
Matthias Schuster (1 month ago)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwVcfTRtj7s << Alternatives to the Joycons :)
IgneousEnderClaw (1 month ago)
this was a very fair review, thanks! i love the switch, and am glad to see somebody make a great review for it.
Marius Thune (1 month ago)
Its outputting 1080p in docked mode
vegguid (1 month ago)
It's upscaled 1080p so not that good.
Skeetle Lambert (1 month ago)
if the switch wasn't $400 i buy one but i got a ps4 slim RED DEAD REDEMPTION 2
Bean 6 (1 month ago)
If you are buying a switch, i recommend odyssey
rhoxthebeast (1 month ago)
Cybuy power?
Danneh , (1 month ago)
His gonna say its decent.
Baby Lon (1 month ago)
They made the negative side of switch sound worst than it actually is
AngelXD (1 month ago)
It's cool. Neither do I want it or need it, because I have all I need on my PC
Erich Ludendorff (10 days ago)
I got a desktop and a gaming laptop but damn I still want a switch for some reason.
Lhakryma (1 month ago)
At first joycons feel shitty to hold, but once you get used to them, they're just as good as any other controller. These guys only just held it for a few seconds, that's why they think the joycons suck :P
GoldenPIXEL 105 (1 month ago)
“Ball count is so frustrating, it’s not as good as they say it is” maybe it’s because you’re holding the joy con with your finger tips and not your actual hand
mistehmen (1 month ago)
Great review. I like that you give pros and cons on the console, and not just a bunch of hype. Its been more than a year since this review and the situation is still identical. Lackluster games lineup, awkward hardware and a virtual console service that stands out due to its absence. Nintendo is still doing some weird shit with this console and im hoping it improves soon. Meanwhile, I got a switch and have been hooked on zelda like its crack.
BANANAH SPREAD (1 month ago)
Pc peasent
Engi442 (1 month ago)
Oh epic 300 iq.
BANANAH SPREAD (1 month ago)
+Engi442 pc peasents console gods
Engi442 (1 month ago)
*peasant*
Thai Khoa Nguyen (1 month ago)
Better watting for next version Switch
Mauricio Macri (1 month ago)
FUCKING HATER
Christopher Yates (1 month ago)
I just got a cheap wired pro controller that was used it worked great plus it was some limited edition controller.
Alvin Shiu (1 month ago)
Fuck off mother fucker
PR0WN3D (1 month ago)
on tv mode its 1080p instead of 720p
Nediar 22 (1 month ago)
Thank God The switch Didn't have a dongle
Joseph Barra (1 month ago)
4:05 Nintendo’s vast controller design...includes 8bitdo nes controller
-Co0lFo0l- (1 month ago)
Just so you know, the switch plays at 1080p on the tv...
Communalcamp968 (22 days ago)
Home brew/jail breaking it
Communalcamp968 (22 days ago)
Nikita Lomaev it’ll do 1080 if you overclock it
Nikita Lomaev (1 month ago)
not all games output 1080, e.g. zelda is 900p
kirienitram (1 month ago)
I'm a pc gamer, and I love the joy con grip. And the fact that they can split into 2 controllers is brilliant. I've used that feature countless times and is one of the greatest selling points if you ask me (except for the games). I also don't have a problem with the second analog stick. If i did i would have bought the pro controller.
Toxically Masculine (1 month ago)
you don't have to thank a publicly traded company for making a decent product lol, that's what your money is for
Marcin91 (1 month ago)
I'm PC gamer but I would like to play on the go Nintendo platform games so I bought Switch
Fendera (1 month ago)
7:51 false information, it is 1080p
skydimondlox (1 month ago)
Actually the switch screen is 720p but outputs 1080p through hdmi
Mokel Entertainment (1 month ago)
The Nintendo switches display on the tablet is 720P, when docked into a T.V it's 1080P, so u we're wrong about that.
Dhiran Sodha (1 month ago)
Oi me names Fred
underdog6364 (1 month ago)
Idk man I have huge hands and the joycons feel great to me. Maybe I’m just lucky but i really love the joycons . I guess to each their own though.
Kfc Gamingg (1 month ago)
I really never had a problem with the joycons joystics, the right is placed this way since it's used for camera and for easier access to the abyx buttons and btw i have giant hands so...
Glitchy Glitches (1 month ago)
Why cant i just buy zelda breath of de wild on steam?!?!
zack nicely (1 month ago)
Calling it now. Next switch will be home console only or something. Come with the pro controller Itll be called the switch pro
FyreWolf99 (1 month ago)
hey dumbass the switch outputs 1080p to tvs
KingOfGames (1 month ago)
You do realize you can output 1080p right?
KingOfGames (1 month ago)
I really had no problems with the joycons and joycon dock and prefer the lower right stick
wllot (1 month ago)
finally a review that honestly addresses the many drawbacks of the joycon controllers, unique as they may be.
Lennypuf (1 month ago)
*Successor to the Wii U* I wouldn't say *successor*.. More like.. The Nintendo Switch is LIT by itself, since I'm shit at explaining things, let's put this into a humanoid scenario.. *Wii U is standing on the ledge* BAM fuck you Wii U it's ya boi the switch out to make some dank sales
whisky echo (1 month ago)
It puts out 1080p not 720 720p is hand held tv is 1080p
Gilatinous Meats (1 month ago)
Nentiendo designed the joy con controllers like that so they could be used more comfortably when playing two player with one set
Mourad Scoufild (1 month ago)
That's very very nice ilove it
fredk (1 month ago)
Damn they had to do me like that in the intro
Nathan Trinh (1 month ago)
Switch resolution: Docked: - Most games are at 1080p HD - Breath of the Wild is at 900p HD - Home menu is at 720p HD Undocked: - Everything is at 720p HD
PeanutFN (1 month ago)
Named Fred 😂😂
Lone Wanderer (1 month ago)
*_C L I C K_*
Jadon Williams (1 month ago)
Honestly this is the best review for the system I've ever seen, I wanted one for smash 5 and for Zelda, but was kind of hesitant. Now I know I'm going to get it for sure. Can't wait for Super Smash Bros Ultimate!
Rogther (1 month ago)
I sincerelly don´t relate to what you said of the joycon grip. In my opinion it just makes a regular, not amazing, but perfectly comfortable controller whenever you have the grip on.
Random Games (1 month ago)
It’s 1080p on a tv 720p on portable
james kris (1 month ago)
junk psp is way better
Pournaras (1 month ago)
+james kris NIGGA A LAPTOP MY NIGGA IN PUPLIC???.
Pournaras (1 month ago)
+james kris IM GOING TO FUCKING RAPE YOU!!!!. YOU AYTISTIC FUCK!!!. YOU PLAY A FUCKING PSP THAT IS TWO GENERATION BACK!!!!. NIGGA THE LEGEND OF ZELDA BREATH OF THE WILD WON GAME OF THE YEAR 2017 AND YOU DEFENCE IS A FUCKING PSP NIGGA??? NIGGA WTF ARE YOU FUCKING AYTISTIC??. THE PS4 COULD BE A DECEND DEFENCE LIKE A DUMBASS SONY FANBOY BUT NIGGA A FUCKING PSP???.
james kris (1 month ago)
+Pournaras have fun with the hype dumpster diver
james kris (1 month ago)
+Pournaras enjoy wastin ur money on a system in 2018 that dosnt even have a youtube app noob an u gota spend tons of money on cartoon like graphics on kiddie games good luck on those AAA titles psp has tons of bad ass games u wasted ur money that why u offended an i got a bad ass laptop for all the free AAA games i want that will smoke that nintindo junk all their systems are trash
Pournaras (1 month ago)
LMAO!!!. ENJOY PLAYING A 6TH GENERATION GAME PORTABLE GRAPHICS LOSER!!. INSTEED O PLAYING SOME TRIPLE A GAMES OF THIS GENERATION LMAO
nico nothing (1 month ago)
5:59 when i go to take a picture and the front camera comes on
GuldorPhotography (1 month ago)
Where the red desk chairs on sale?
منوعات Dz (1 month ago)
good
Joshua Fernandez (2 months ago)
Should I buy the switch even if i have a Mid Range Pc And a PS4? Im thinking about it because I've tried Zelda and as a RPG Lover I really like zelda the first time I tried it for the first time. Plz help me Im really confused!
StealthXtra (1 month ago)
Dude chill. BOTW is the most RPG-like Zelda out there and you can draw a lot of parallels to a game such as Skyrim or The Witcher (as of writing this the top 2 RPG games according to Google). Wide open world, loads of side quests, character development (to some degree at least with the main story), and a wide selection of weapons and abilities. So, for a fan of RPGs to like this Zelda is very understandable. And to the nice man who asked the question, I'd say its a great console, loads of awesome games and more in the future. If you have the money it's definitely worth it.
Pournaras (1 month ago)
ZELDA IS NOT AN RPG DUDE!!!!. ITS NOT AN RPG!!!!!. ITS A ADVETURE GAME!!!. DO YOU EVEN KNOW WHAT RPG IS OR WHAT ZELDA IS???.
Oxeis (1 month ago)
If you have the money, go for it. The Switch is a really good complementary console if you have a PC and/or a PS4

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