4 important questions we still have about the Switch

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Questions about the Nintendo Switch:

Okay, so I believe I’m speaking for all my fellow gamers when I say we are undoubtedly excited for the Nintendo Switch. I mean what isn’t there to be excited about right? Nonetheless, even with all the anticipation in the air, the fans still have many inquiries about the Switch. I for one have four, in particular, so here are 4 important questions we still have about the Nintendo Switch.

Backwards Compatibility?

 

In the reveal trailer we saw some footage of what appears to be MK8 and Splatoon, however, it has been confirmed that the Switch will not be backwards compatible. As a matter of fact the Switch will not even support discs at all, so where does that leave all of the great Wii U titles? As someone who passed on the Wii U, I would’ve loved to be able to play some of those games on the new system. Hopefully, we’ll be able to at least download some select titles, let’s just hope Nintendo doesn’t handle it the same way Sony handled PS Now. Ehhh a gamer can only hope.
Will those tiny joy cons fit in my wooly mammoth mitts? 

You can barely see the controller in this guy’s left hand

To put it bluntly, I have large chubby hands. The Wii Nunchuck is almost decently sized enough to fit in my hand, but the joy con sticks just look so tiny. Keep in mind I’m going purely off of what I’ve seen in the trailer. It could actually be that small or maybe they’re a little bigger, we won’t really know until we unbox that bad boy.
Will we finally receive the third party support we deserve? 
3rd party support has been a problem for Nintendo for as long as I’ve been alive (literally). Even though Skyrim was in the reveal trailer, it hasn’t been confirmed by Bethesda that the game will be coming to the Switch (unfortunately). If Nintendo can secure third-party support then they will absolutely dominate the video game industry. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, if I could have Grand Theft Auto and Super Mario on the same system then I wouldn’t even need a PS4 or X1 for that matter.

Will Nintendo finally deliver on their third-party promises?

 

How will it stack up against the PS4 Pro and the Xbox One S?

Sony and Microsoft both released updated versions of their home consoles. The PS4 Pro and X1S are faster and more powerful than their original counterparts, it’ll be interesting to see how the Switch will stack up against that. It’s no secret that Nintendo has been last in terms of power this past decade. We won’t know for sure until we see the specs of course. I have faith in the company’s abilities, though, they’ve always been able to make up for the power gap someway or another. Besides its not power and speed that make Mario and Zelda great, it’s the quality of gameplay.

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Last modified: November 6, 2016