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Nintendo Switch - Before You Buy

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The Nintendo Switch launches with a big Zelda game and not much else. Is the hardware worth the early adoption? Jake breaks it down. ★Follow Jake on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jakebaldino ★Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jakebaldino/ ★Subscribe for more: https://www.youtube.com/user/gameranxTV *Photography/camera operation by Thomas Johnson
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gameranx (1 year ago)
It's pretty awesome, but not without substantial problems. Leave us questions and we'll try to answer as many as possible in as many threads as we can :D
Jesus Sowood (5 days ago)
When is the legend of Zelda going on ps4
Paul Moorehead (7 days ago)
Dont care about graphics, framerates and resolutions so this system is perfect for me👍👍👍
ultra Phoenix (2 months ago)
Is there any kind of sidekicks
RANDOM GAMER 360 (2 months ago)
Guys look I buy. A switch or a PC ?!
Derreck Haugen (3 months ago)
I’m looking to trade my Xbox One for a Switch. Found someone to trade with, just wanna know if it’s a smart idea. I already have a PS4, and I barely play my Xbox. Is it a good choice??
David Kurniawan (2 hours ago)
You're right about the Zelda machine, only Breath Of The Wild knows Switch the best, so far. Others are awesome too like AOT 2, but not like Zelda awesome.
Darragh Foran (3 days ago)
0:56 Boy you were 100% Wrong
Nick Mozzicato (4 days ago)
I would prefer the switch not be portable and beef up the graphics and fps. But they went the half and half route that makes it seem like its lacking as a console and more of a glorified portable.
Ramzi Suhununu (4 days ago)
If your pc player give me the Nintendo
MegaSaSoRi101 (5 days ago)
Toooooooo late 😆
Jason dp (7 days ago)
Botw worth getting a switch for ?
Beamist Number (7 days ago)
why am i watching this after i bought it 5 min ago
Dwayne Arroyo (8 days ago)
No Netflix, YouTube or web browser yet.
Sean C (9 days ago)
Somebody likely has, but it needs to be pointed out that there (apparently) seems to be an issue with the dock, mostly because a moron was the designer of the thing. Docking it = the unit is almost completely sandwiched between 2 pieces of plastic, and the vents are blocked, both of those = heating increase & cooling decrease. Bad bad bad. Any PC gamer can tell you heat = death when it comes to these things, and there have been more than a couple cases of the device actually warping because of it.... To be clear, I meant warping in the way of physically bent or twisted out of shape, not warping in the FTL space-travel kind of way.....one of those is cool, the other is not.
The ChăØs NY (11 days ago)
Fortnite is on Nintendo switch i will freaking buy it
School is Hell (15 days ago)
will have it in 11 dyas! cant fuckin wait!!
Michael McNease (16 days ago)
I won It today in a crane game 2 try’s $4 I know!
Dan the great (19 days ago)
I'm considering buying this tried the gamestop demo the joycons feel sturdy unlike the ps3 feeling like hollow plastic
Marije Hammel (19 days ago)
I just bought it and it's just so good. Everything works as promised and it's so beefy considering it's basically a tablet with some tiny (but lovely) controllers.
Ludwig Von Koopa (21 days ago)
Honestly Nintendo games look amazing on a nice big HD flat screen and they're without a doubt the most entertaining games out there so I'll never understand how so many ppl would rather play PS and X box those systems and games get so boring real easily
A1 Face (22 days ago)
I love Nintendo switches and I’m saving for the switch and Mario cart 8 deluxe
I Play Minecraft (23 days ago)
0:37 but but its got a big but
Sem (23 days ago)
I REALLY *REALLY* WANT A SWITCH
Periphery Lover (23 days ago)
Hence why I waited this long to get my switch (still haven't bought in probably will get it in the coming weeks 😁)
Kyle Filbig (27 days ago)
Only my left hand works and I can't play all the games, 😥 but for the games I can play I really like the fact that the joy-con is smaller. Good job Nintendo. 👍
PetBros Ftw (28 days ago)
Well one year later I'm still spending lots of hours on mine. Games like Zelda, Mario odyssey, hollow knight, Mario karts, Rayman, overcooked etc etc etc it's the ones I can remember I spend hours on single player or multi with friends. Defo worth my £350 and I highly recommended. My brother, a very addicted pc gamer, got himself one jut cause of zelda and hollow knight and yet up to this moment he plays every day. Switch is not about graphics and 4K blah blah blah, it's about the enjoyable gameplay that keeps giving you hours and hours or pure gaming joy. Btw I'm not a nintendo fan boy and that's my first nintendo ever just to take that off the occasion
Anabelle Ferreira (29 days ago)
The dock is a big chunk of plastic you are right! Literally just one little circuit with a chunk of plastic for 120 Canadian dollars. What a rip off.
Alex Fannin (29 days ago)
being over a year in i love my switch. I was on the fence for a while and now whenever i think about it i say "why did i wait so long to buy this?" now the library of games has grown quite beautifully so id say deff bick one up
Starfire Magic (29 days ago)
Watching in 2018. I am watching as many videos like this because I want to make sure that this is what I want
Nathalia Retana (12 days ago)
This vid doesn't really make it justice. I've had mine for a couple of weeks now and I have reported zero problems. Maybe the only thing is the Bluetooth thing, but I don't really like cordless headsets, so maybe tha¡s why I dont see it as a problem. Games as Doom, BoTW and Mario Kart have me pumped! And the line up of coming soon is great. I hope to buy Skyrim soon.
ninja. (30 days ago)
5:40 LMFAO IM DEAD
meh. (1 month ago)
I only think the switch as a homebrew machine.
Y_u_no_ Come (1 month ago)
Finish? Bezel? What is this, a watch review?
Dr. Love (1 month ago)
To pay 430euros just to play Bayonetta 2 and 3 OMG i hate Nintendo fuckin i9diots they could have more money if they make games for all platforms
fabian mac (1 month ago)
I want to buy it to play Smash, am I making the right decision?
Avenue (1 month ago)
fabian mac yes, smash will be an amazing game if you’re a smash fan, also games like Botw Oddyssey Mario Kart are great on the go or on the couch
GoingToKermitSuicide (1 month ago)
I can’t find any switches for under $200!!
LIL BOI LANDON _ (1 month ago)
mine broke is there insurance for it :(
A beautiful Apple (1 month ago)
Am i the only one having minor problems with my switch? What i mean by that is that, the left joycon goes up and down slightly while attached to the mini screen as well as half of my right joycon going forward and backwards because the rail is a bit flimsy. The last problem is that the right upper side of the screen is a bit out but i don’t think i can push it down meaning its probably ok. I am just putting it out there to see if i should replace my switch but i don’t know if i can since the store i bought it from is a bit strict when it comes to exchanges and a bit risky since they try to repair my switch instead of giving me a new one and if only it is not repairable they then switch my switch.
TalenGio (1 month ago)
A beautiful Apple I feel you with the OCD, if the joycons move even the slightest, I go nuts. I usually just open the stand and use the joycons wireless.
A beautiful Apple (1 month ago)
TalenGio well its not back and forward exactly. Basically the rail is a bit messed up and when i have it on the grip for example i can push half of the joycon infront. Well its not really a problem though its just my OSD hehe. Thanks for reading dude really appreciate it
TalenGio (1 month ago)
The joycons are gonna move up and down SLIGHTLY....but back and forward? Not normal.
TheChosenOne 1 (1 month ago)
Joy CONS
Cat King (1 month ago)
Nintendo switch? More like Nintendo Thicc
For some one who watches videos in 480p the switch is perfect
Communist Memer (1 month ago)
I'm going to get it eventually like on black Friday so it's much less expensive last time I saw it for 250 and maybe even less this year because its been out longer
The Amazing Spider-Man (1 month ago)
PS Vita>>>>>>>>>Nintendo Switch
Mario & Cappy (1 month ago)
I am fine with as low as 720p
John Trump (1 month ago)
Can it run DBXV2????
Nathan ige (1 month ago)
I think it's good cuz good for road trips and coaches unlike the Xbox or PS4 you can't the switch is the best
Sean Shannon (1 month ago)
Why so expensive
Fox 509 (1 month ago)
I’m on iPad I’m used to not 720, bc I’m not sure if it displays that
Dominion of Canada (1 month ago)
You were so wrong it’s one of the best selling consoles and everyone pretty much loves it. I’ve turned over several PlayStation and Xbox fanboys
The legend of The bros (1 month ago)
the joycons can be fragile
Escherichia Coli (1 month ago)
I might be getting a switch this weekend
IKILL4NUTHING (1 month ago)
I got two daughter's. Do i have to buy two of these Damn things for them to enjoy it?
ElrondSeregon (1 month ago)
if they want to play together yes otherwise u can have two profiles on 1 switch
Myles432 (1 month ago)
He’s a spoiled ass PC player complaining about 720p when my 3DS I used to play for thousands of hours had 480p and I was perfectly fine.
Myles432 (1 month ago)
Guys this is outdated. The Nintendo switch now is so much better. Definitely worth buying, as there’s an adequate amount of good games and they’ve update some things. I personally love my switch like crazy. I even purchased a pro controller and I thought it becomes better to use than the standard joycon grips once you get used to it.
Arkthus (1 month ago)
Why am I more interested by the guy talking than the console? :3
No matter how good it is, you always get some cons
Awesoman121 (1 month ago)
Wow XD
GhostTrainGaming (1 month ago)
"you cant put it in your pocket" i have some damn big pockets
Nehiel Rivera (1 month ago)
I am interested in buying one and should be getting one and accessories by this fall/Christmas time. I am bummed that it doesn't have an internal memory like a PS or XBox. I wish it had an internal memory, at least 500gb or more. I am very excited about it though because of the games that are out for it, such as Donkey Kong, super mario kart, super smash, kirby, mario party, pokemon tournament, and the pokemon evee/ pikachu game, and splatoon. I love Nintendo, but I am a big fan of Playstation as well. Another main reason why I am very much interested in a switch is for game nights with friends. Although the switch has cool accessories, it really raises the price of getting a switch :/ I am looking forward for game nights with the switch.
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Hyper MaxD (1 month ago)
I'm buying this just for zelda
michał (1 month ago)
me too l'm getting it tomorrow
MattInTheHat128 (1 month ago)
They should put gta on it
MattInTheHat128 (1 month ago)
Yeah u can just search how to on youtube
Awesoman121 (1 month ago)
MattInTheHat128 I'm not sure gta 5 could run on the switch.
MattInTheHat128 (1 month ago)
If only it wasn't so esxensive
Nasreen Khan (1 month ago)
At the end you made a paradox.
Chris Bonner (1 month ago)
I COUNTERACTED EVERY SINGLE REASON OF WHY THE SWITCH IS BAD IN MY HEAD FOR EXAMPLE OH BOO HOO IT DOESNT HAVE 4K POSSIBILITIES WHY DO YOU NEED THE BEST GRAPHICS EVER FOR A CONSOLE TOO BAD IF YOU HAVE SPOILED YOURSELF ENOUGH THAT YOU NEED 4K ON EVERY SINGLE CONSOLE YOU HAVE THEN THAT IS JUST SAD
ashtar assadi (2 months ago)
The only issue i have is that the games are a bit pricy
Misiekzan (2 months ago)
yea its one downside but if you buy for example Zelda for 59 $ you can sell it for 45$ so start is expensive but if you'll focus on cartridge you can complite a game and sell it.
tyler bregg (2 months ago)
and now with it's high number of sales and how well it's doing anyone who says it'll only appeal to a small number of people are eating their words
Flaming Bananas (2 months ago)
Thank u for the tips
Flaming Bananas (2 months ago)
I’m joking
Flaming Bananas (2 months ago)
That hairline tho
Alex Glavascu (2 months ago)
Nickelodeon games might be coming back, and I hope they get put on the Nintendo Switch!
Nathalia Retana (12 days ago)
GIMME NICK TOON RACE
purpleone01 (2 months ago)
Does anyone know if the USB cable is required to charge the switch while it’s docked, or is just plugging it in the wall okay?. I haven’t bought it yet, I’m really not sure about getting it. I only had the DS consoles and I’m not much of a gamer, but am to a point. I noticed a decline in DS games, so I figured the switch is the next best thing besides my PS4, since I love handhelds. Your review really helped me decide, but the cord is the only thing I’m not certain of =/
Misiekzan (2 months ago)
also switch using around 13 w but charger output is 16.
Misiekzan (2 months ago)
you get a charger with USB-c. You plug it in the wall then to dock and switch will charge and display a game.
David C (2 months ago)
Wait for New Nintendo Switch XL? I feel like they gonna make upgrade version of Nintendo Switch.
The tiger clan (2 months ago)
July 2018: every one wants one !
why im watching this i got one
ThonMasterS (2 months ago)
As a black man whos's pockets are deeper than, I guess, the average white man, I can, in fact, put my switch in my pocket And yes I paid for it.
Bio weapon (2 months ago)
We don’t need 4K or 1080p as long as we enjoy the game that the best Some pepole this day always need better and better and don’t enjoy it
Maurice Thomas (2 months ago)
The only thing that really bothers me is that the only streaming service is Hulu
The Nintendo switch has a big butt lol
tombstonex32 (2 months ago)
I got mine yesterday and i love it
Awesome Gamer (2 months ago)
I luv you
super shadow (2 months ago)
No ones gonna buy me this console........sad sad😞😞😞
Samsung's Apple (2 months ago)
How can you compare the switch to a pc....just playing the fucking games and stfu. When did gaming become all about power and specs and not about enjoying the game at hand?!
Tired Animations (2 months ago)
Since consoles needed more power and specs to so people can enjoy those games. We all have a preference for games and there's absolutely nothing wrong with that.
Jdawgs Skitz (2 months ago)
Oh my gosh, Jake at 5:39.....😂
Michael Lucero (2 months ago)
Before CD's, there was no load time. So is there load time?
Michael Lucero (2 months ago)
Had a atari, don''t recall a load time and as for amiga, computers load information on disks of some kind. Hard drives, floppy... It takes time to spin disks to a specific rpm, and the the reading can begin. I want to know if this is sold state loading. Sorry for not being more technical with my question.
Misiekzan (2 months ago)
yea look at amiga and atari 15 minutes to load a game.
Bill McCready (2 months ago)
I love it! Over all 100% But what happens when more 4 player games come out? After playing more than an hour in handheld mode as a 31 year old gaming veteran. My hands are not what they used to be, or maybe I should buy the pro controller? or make the joystick arms maybe 1-3mm longer It would cause less stress in my hands? Only time will Tell, If the Nintendo switch has the capabilities to handle all controllers, in real time competitions! Keep me informed
TalenGio (1 month ago)
Bill McCready The joycons can cause some cramps. Get a Pro Controller....you won't regret it.
Isaiah Morris (2 months ago)
All they got to do is make a switch XL
gwpito pito (2 months ago)
this is awesome for my kids.
Xyrticius Yloien Disward (2 months ago)
I'll buy this shit if there's a good RPG game with it
DARKPOTATO18 (2 months ago)
The only problems I got was once my *right* joy con got disconnected it mostly only happens on the left one
Forest Dave Sanchez (2 months ago)
I will be buying this just because of sword of zelda
the Witch-King (2 months ago)
Oof i am not sure yet yes it has alot of pros but the cons are pretty heavy and i am talking about games i am so used to playstation that i am not sure how many times i will use it
Ninja_do (2 months ago)
"probably has one of the biggest butts" XD
PokeObsession (2 months ago)
Looking at this a year from the post date, I do think the Nintendo switch is doing well and the small preferences are not causing a decrease in sales at all.
Zombified81 (2 months ago)
I was with you until you disrespected the best Nintendo Pro Controller ever made...
SimranYT (2 months ago)
I would buy it if the games weren't so DAMN OVERPRICED!
Howard Osborn (2 months ago)
I just got mines this week, I am impressed with it so far
Caden Carson (2 months ago)
If I already have an Xbox one should I buy this with splatoon 2
Faiz Hafiz (2 months ago)
here's my comment. i'm a sony fan since child. i was raised with the playstation from 1 to 4. i've never own a single nintendo console or handheld before. like you said, i thought at first i was going to hate it cos i was never a nintendo fan. i just bought it because i love the concept of playing games like fifa and nba 2k in portable mode. and yes i was right. it's awesome. but i hated all the nintendo games like mario.. the only game from nintendo that i like is the zelda. other than that, 3rd party titles works great. yes i do own a pc, and all the ps generations. but after seeing the ces18, im kinda disappointed.. i really wanted other third party titles in there like maybe a gta or witcher. i dont mind playing the games at mid or low setting at 30 fps as long as it's playable. but i dont think thats gonna happen anytime soon. sooo.. yeah.. the concept is great. if you dont own a portable device right now, get the switch. its great. but if you want good games on the go, i prefer the vita..
Papi Chulo (2 months ago)
ur picky as shit..... u sound like u were spoiled as a kid....
Fascist tyrant (2 months ago)
Appeal to a small group of gamers? 1 year later it’s a bestseller in Australia 🇦🇺 The future market can’t be predicted Benjamin Graham The Intelligent investor
Adam Hawks (2 months ago)
The screen is too small? Bruh. You can use it on a tV,
Xero The Hero (2 months ago)
You can't really hit it because it's 720p it's a handheld hybrid, it's a giant leap
Aristides Chaves (2 months ago)
jake Albino
Massimo Lin (2 months ago)
5:40 having fun there😂😂😂😂😂
The Zac Martin (2 months ago)
Pc gamers always worry about them graphics.
Chance Desai (13 days ago)
Because graphic fidelity is a core piece of the gaming experience.
Mike Browski (21 days ago)
No, but its a shame its so weaksauce and I own one. Wish it had achivements or something

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