As of September 30, Nintendo has sold 13.56 million Wii U consoles worldwide since it was released in 2012. By next April, the Kyoto-based game company is forecasting that it will have sold 14 million Switches.
You just bought a new Nintendo Switch. First of all, good job! They’re still kind of hard to find. Now it’s time to figure out what games you want to play. We’ve got you covered.
In case you missed it last week, the Nintendo Switch is still available on Amazon right now for MSRP, making this by far the longest period of time it’s ever remained in stock. That includes preorders of the new Super Mario Odyssey edition, which includes red Joy-Con and a copy of the new Mario game.
The Lego Ninjago Movie Videogame is short and a little rough, but a dynamic new combat system and a couple surprising tweaks to aging mechanics make it one of the most exciting new Lego games in years.
If you own more than one set of Joy-Con for your Nintendo Switch (and Mario Kart exists, so why wouldn’t you?), it can be a pain to keep the spares charged up. But this $26 stand from Hori can juice up two pairs at once while you play a game with the far superior Pro Controller.
Mario’s power as an icon is defined by his versatility. The plumber doesn’t just jump: he fights, he drives, he plays sports, he parties. He does it all, really, without ever looking out of place. And yet earlier in the year, the announcement of a Mario and Rabbids mash-up was met by some skepticism on the internet.…
Earlier this year, there were English language reports of the Nintendo Switch warping and bending. Now, there are similar reports from Japan.
The Nintendo Switch online app is live for Android and Apple devices. It offers some Splatoon 2 utilities that let players to keep track of their stats or buy special in-game items, which is pretty neat. It’s just not a very elegant solution for online voice chat between friends.
The Nintendo Switch seems like it could be the perfect portable gaming console—were it not for the bulky dock required to connect it to a TV. That’s why gamers have gotten excited about a pair of compact Switch HDMI adapters currently being crowdfunded, but you might be better off spending your money elsewhere.
The Nintendo Switch is a tiny console with tiny controllers all powered by tiny batteries with tiny capacities. Charging is just part of life with the Switch, which is why it’s spawned hundreds of power accessories, including this portable battery that looks like the most boring Switch game you can play.
E3 is here and that means it’s crazy gaming gear time! From Microsoft’s latest Xbox to a tiny Atari 2600, here’s the coolest stuff we saw this week.
Nintendo’s recently-announced classic games service will eventually bring your favorite 8-bit and 16-bit titles to the Switch. And when it finally launches, 8Bitdo’s new SNES30 Pro controller looks like it could be the perfect way to play everything from the original NES’ Super Mario Bros., to the Switch’s Zelda:…
Super Mario Odyssey is a wild, ambitious game. It’s got secrets, dinosaurs, and the type of flawless jumping you’d expect from a new main Mario made by the design wizards at Nintendo. It’s less Super Mario 3D World, more Super Mario 64. And it lets you throw around Mario’s hat, which I promise is more exciting than it…
The noun “Nintendo” can also be used as an adjective. When a company makes players download a separate smartphone app for voice chat? That’s Nintendo. Friend codes? Very Nintendo. Not making Metroid Prime 4? SO NINTENDO. But last night, the company behind Switch made a move that was resoundingly un-Nintendo: it…
Twitter user Mohikan noticed that his son made a cardboard Nintendo Switch. “Probably because he wants us to buy it,” Mohikan added. After doing that, Mohikan didn’t just give his son the new Nintendo hardware in its retail packaging. What he did was better.
Gotta love the creativity of kids! Twitter user Ama-chan’s kid brother made this cardboard Nintendo Switch because their mother wouldn’t buy the real deal.
“I’m getting stressed,” I told my coworker Alex Cranz after a week with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, “because I might never run out of shit to do in this game.” The Switch launch title’s map is huge, with shrines and monsters and side-quests in every direction. Areas that look out-of-bounds turn out to be…
The Nintendo Switch has been out for a little over a week now, which is ample time to run out of games to buy and start looking for extra accessories. Here are some of these cases, stands and accessories I’ve been using with my new hybrid gaming system.