A Year With The Nintendo Switch

It seems weird to think that this time a year ago I had just traded in my Nintendo Wii U in order to get money towards a Nintendo Switch. I clearly remember walking into my local GAME store going through the trade-in process and then spending a while figuring out which game I would get first for my Nintendo Switch.

I walked in with a Nintendo Wii U plus a handful of games and walked out with a Nintendo Switch, Super Mario Odyssey and Splatoon 2.

Once I had gotten home and set it all up I was hooked. I played Super Mario Odyssey for a few days before giving Splatoon 2 ago. Needless to say, I fell in love with this console pretty early on and as more games released both digitally and physically the more my collection grew.

During the year I’ve picked up a handful of Amiibo’s and also various accessories. The best investment was picking up a Nintendo Pro Controller which has made playing some games a lot easier. I even managed to acquire a Nintendo Labo kit as well which I’m still looking forward to seeing what it is all about when I get around to constructing it.

As for games I have to say I’m pretty happy with my collection as well as what is available. At this moment in time, I think I have a good selection to play through and also many that I’ll be able to keep playing again and again. Currently, I have ten physical games and about half a dozen digital games which include Stardew Valley, Mario Kart 8 and Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle. I’m still really looking forward to jumping into Octopath Traveller and finally getting around to finishing Xenoblade Chronicles 2 but currently, I’m going to be playing through Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu which I’m very much enjoying.

When the Nintendo Switch first came out I knew I wasn’t in too much of a rush to get my hands on one. In some respects, I’m somewhat glad that I waited a while before getting mine. This was for various reasons really. There was a bigger catalogue of games to choose from (to this day that has grown so much and there is just so much choice available now), more bundle deals were available at various retailers and there was just more about for the console.

While I do miss having my Nintendo Wii U the Nintendo Switch has opened up even more possibilities to play on the go and at home. I have on several occasions taken my Nintendo Switch with me while travelling to and from different places and even hooking it up to the television in hotel rooms.

As for the future of the console, I am excited to see where Nintendo takes it. With many new games in the works and some that are just waiting to be released. Currently, I’m looking forward to the exciting new Smash Bros Ultimate that is out in a few weeks and that to my knowledge is the last big release for 2018. I’m sure 2019 will be an even bigger year for the console and full of surprises just like this one that Nintendo teased a few months ago!

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