Nintendo’s newest console, the Switch, is finally on the market, and, in typical Nintendo fashion, is impossible to find anywhere. Still and all, your intrepid reviewer has gotten his sweaty palms on one, and is finally ready to guide you through all the ins and outs of this weird new system. So, without further ado: wossit like?
The first thing one notices about the Switch is that it’s small. I mean really, really small. The entire console measures just 6.75 x 4 x 0.5 inches and weighs ten ounces — in a world of video game consoles large enough to require their own time zones, this is positively shocking. It also drives home how small the system’s onboard screen actually is; it measures just 5.5 x 3 viewable inches, substantially larger than the 3DS XL but quite a bit smaller than a standard tablet. It is, however, exactly the same size as the Wii U’s onboard screen, and there’s the rub; while Nintendo is understandably keen to distance the Switch from the Wii U in the eyes of the market, it is in reality very much a further iteration of the same basic concepts, as we’ll see.