What Are the Best Games to Play on the Nintendo Switch?

Yolanda Curtis
March 9, 2017

The Wii U controller checked in at around 80 hours, while the Nintendo Switch controller sits at 40 hours.

But games magazine Famitsu says more than 330,000 units were sold in the first three days in Japan, way more than its previous console the Wii U.

The Nintendo Switch launched last Friday and while the game library is fairly small at the moment, it seems plenty of people have been excited enough to jump in at launch, with the Switch reportedly going on to become Nintendo's fastest selling console in history.

United Kingdom sales estimates published earlier in the week indicated that the Switch had sold double that of its predecessor, the Wii U, over comparable launch weekends, though around half of the Xbox One and a third of the PlayStation 4.

Way back in September, when the Nintendo Switch was still known as the NX and we had no idea what Nintendo was plotting, I wrote that the company should call it quits when it comes to consoles.

The gaming console was not all positive however. In response to a question asking why a gamer would buy the Switch if they already own a 3DS, Fils-Aime explained that while it's still a fantastic handheld, the experience on the Switch is different, as are the games.

Thankfully, if you bought a Switch as well, you can actually use your Joy-Con controllers or your Pro Controller with your NES Classic. Analyst Yuji Nakamura points out that figure is 58,200 lower than the Wii, but beats the Wii U by 5,100 units.

Although Fils-Aime declined to cite specific numbers, he told the Seattle Times that Nintendo plans to ship 2 million consoles worldwide this month.

Most places are retailing Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for £49.99, though you can pick yourself up a copy at Game Seek for £46.50.

While gamers far and wide are scrambling to get their hands on the limited supplies of Nintendo's new console, these two jerks made a decision to destroy one for YouTube glory.

"It's nicely built and cleverly created to be used in a variety of ways, but the bottom line is that the Switch doesn't do any one of the many things it can do without some sort of significant compromise".

The stakes are high for the Japanese firm, after the Wii U failed to replicate the success of the original Wii. The Switch has projected some faults such as the unit's dock scratches the screen and as well as the unrelenting Joy-Con disconnect problem.

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