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Nintendo Switch

alaTest has collected and analyzed 319 reviews of Nintendo Switch. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Game Consoles for all reviews. Views about the reliability and usability are overall positive. The portability and price also get good feedback. Many are critical about the connectivity and size.

design, price, portability, usability, reliability

size, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Game Consoles the Nintendo Switch is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 100/100 = Excellent quality.

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Nintendo Switch revisited: Two years makes a big difference


Two years after its launch, the Nintendo Switch is an even more capable gaming console. Nintendo's bet on portability has paid off well: While other consoles are stuck under your TV, the Switch lets you bring your favorite games just about anywhere....

Conveniently lets you game on the go and at home ; Has a strong selection of first party titles and choice indies ; Online service is cheaper than the competition

Needs more third-party titles ; Multiplayer voice chatting is wonkier than other consoles ; Still no Bluetooth headphone support

Mar, 2019

DT Recommended Product

Expert review by : Mike Epstein (

Nintendo Switch review


The Nintendo Switch is a homerun for Nintendo, and delivers on its innovative premise.

Hybrid home/portable console ; Sharp display ; Unique multi-scheme controller ; Intuitive design ; Great Nintendo games

Poor battery life/storage ; Some controller options don’t feel good during long gameplay sessions ; Third-party developer support is thin

The Switch manages to blend Nintendo’s penchant for weird, gimmicky hardware with the high quality design we’ve come to expect of consoles in the modern era. From a hardware perspective, it is the best console from the company in generations — possibly...

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Phil Hornshaw (

‘Arms’ – Nintendo Switch Review


‘Arms' brings back the fun of the Nintendo Wii, but it's most fun if you don't take it too seriously.

Jun, 2017

Recommended by TR

Expert review by : Brett Phipps (

Nintendo Switch


Nintendo does things differently. First came the Wii's motion controllers, then the Wii U's tablet-style GamePad. Now we have the Nintendo Switch, a portable and home console in one that works as well on trains, planes and wherever you want to play as...

Apr, 2017

Expert review by : Robert Jones (

Nintendo Switch review: the BigN knocks it out of the park


Nintendo partners its superb gaming pedigree with stylish, premium-grade hardware. Read T3's Nintendo Switch review now

Innovative design ; Premium look and feel ; Attractive price point

Not as powerful as PS4 or Xbox One ; Third party support isn't great

Nov, 2018

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (

Nintendo Switch


The Nintendo Switch works as both a home game console and a handheld, offering access to a remarkably strong library of excellent games on your TV at home or in your hands on the go.

Attractive, innovative design. Excellent game library. Solid build quality. Joy-Cons feel comfortable to use in multiple configurations.

Attractive, innovative design. Excellent game library. Solid build quality. Joy-Cons feel comfortable to use in multiple configurations. ; Can't copy or transfer save files. Short battery life. Online service needs work. Flimsy kickstand.

Bottom Line: The Nintendo Switch works as both a home game console and a handheld, offering access to a remarkably strong library of excellent games on your TV at home or in your hands on the go.

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Jeff Bakalar (

Nintendo Switch review: Pure fun on a big-screen TV or on the go


It's been an impressive first year for the Switch as the clever hybrid console's ample game library lives up to its promise of being a home-and-away gaming machine.

The Nintendo Switch is a versatile hybrid game console that easily pivots between a big-screen TV and on-the-go portable. The initially slim game library now includes a good mixture of must-have Nintendo franchise exclusives, indie titles and even some...

No Virtual Console (yet) means no access to decades worth of classic Nintendo games. The screen feels small during tabletop sessions. Online multiplayer requires matchmaking on a smartphone app, and Hulu is the only entertainment app.

The unique TV-or-mobile gaming proposition of the Nintendo Switch is now matched by a stellar library of games, including instant-classics like new Zelda and Mario titles.

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Jeff Bakalar (

Nintendo Switch review


If you're a hard-core Nintendo fan or a lover of Zelda games, you probably preordered the Switch -- which retails for $300, £280 or AU$470 -- the moment it was announced. And having played the spectacular Breath of the Wild since day 1, on your TV or...

The Nintendo Switch is a versatile hybrid game console that easily pivots between a big-screen TV and on-the-go portable. Its modular Joy-Con controllers are inventive. The entire hardware feels substantial and refined. Breath of the Wild is one of the...

Besides Zelda, there are only a handful of games and no Virtual Console. The screen feels small during tabletop sessions. Joy-Con layout is cramped and crowded, and the left one can have connection issues when wireless.

The Nintendo Switch is a solid piece of hardware that delivers an impressive gameplay experience in a small chassis. But a shallow roster of launch games beyond Zelda along with no concrete plan for legacy retro games leaves the Switch feeling more...

Mar, 2017

Expert review by : Ross Miller (

Nintendo Switch review: the best portable console


Now I can take Zelda with me wherever I go — not some limited version, mind you, but the full console Zelda experience.

The Switch has all the makings of something truly great. Now Nintendo just needs to support it.

Mar, 2017

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (

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Wacom Intuos4

Beautiful, slim and well-thought-out new design; extremely fluid pen operation.

Schmutz very visible on black pen grip; buttons could use a bit more tactile differentiation; mouse still a bit awkward; still pricey; need more real-time feedback when configuring; glossy plastic panel shows fingerprints.

With a beautiful and more functional new design, Wacom's Intuos4 tablet demonstrates that a lack of competition doesn't necessarily keep you from innovating.

Mar, 2009

Product Specifications


Built-in touchpad:N
Colour of product:Grey
Gaming control function keys:D-pad, Home
Gaming control technology:Analogue / Digital


Display diagonal:15.8
Display Resolution:1280 x 720
Second display:N
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive


Developer:BANDAI NAMCO Studios Inc. / Camelot Software Planning / Electronic Arts Vancouver / Epic Games / FromSoftware / Good-Feel / Grasshopper Manufacture Inc. / Imagineer / KOEI TECMO GAMES CO., LTD. / Milestone S.r.l. / Monolith Soft / Nintendo / Nintendo Switch / PlatinumGames / Sims / SNK / Square Enix / TT Games / UbiSoft
Distribution type:Physical media
ESRB Rating:E (Everyone) / E10+ (Everyone 10+) / E12+ (Everyone 12+) / M (Mature) / RP (Rating Pending) / T (Teen)
Game edition:Add-on / Basic / Basic+DLC / Champions / Definitive / Remastered
Genre :Action / Action / Adventure / Action / Fighting / Action / RPG / Adventure / RPG / Fighting / Kids / Party / Platform / Racing / RPG (Role-Playing Game) / Shooter / Simulation / Sports
In-game purchases:N / Y
Included DLCs:Deep Freeze Bundle
Language version:English / English, French / English, Italian / English, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese / German, English, Spanish, French, Italian / Italian / Multilingual / Simplified Chinese, German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean / Traditional Chinese, German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Russian
Maximum number of players:1 / 2 / 4 / 6 / 8
Multiplayer mode:N / Y
Multiplayer mode type:Offline / Offline,Online / Online
Number of DLCs included:1
PEGI Rating:12 / 16 / 18 / 3 / 7
Platform:Nintendo Switch
Publisher:Electronic Arts Inc / Epic Games / Grasshopper Manufacture Inc. / Milestone / Nintendo / Nintendo Switch Pro Controller / NIS America / Planet Entertainment / UbiSoft / WB Games
Release date (DD/MM/YYYY):01.01.2018 / 01.01.2019 / 01/12/2017 / 07/08/2018 / 08.02.2019 / 09/02/2018 / 12/10/2018 / 13.07.2018 / 13/07/2018 / 15.06.2018 / 16.11.2018 / 16/02/2018 / 16/11/2018 / 18/01/2019 / 18/05/2018 / 18/09/2018 / 19/10/2018 / 21/09/2018 / 21/12/2018 / 22/06/2018 / 22/09/2017 / 27.10.2017 / 27/07/2018 / 28/09/2018 / 29.03.2019
Split screen:Y
Theme:Bass Pro Shops: The Strike / Bayonetta / Cabela's: The Hunt / Captain Toad / Dark Souls / Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 / Dragon Quest / FIFA / Fitness Boxing / Fortnite / Go Vacation / Legendary Fishing / Lego The Incredibles / Nintendo Monster Energy Supercross The Official VG2 / None / Pokèmon / The LEGO Movie 2 / Travis Strikes Again / Xenoblade Chronicles / Xenoblade Chronicles 2 / Yoshi's Crafted World
USK rating:12 / 16


Built-in Camera:Y
Built-In Microphone:Y
Number of built-in speakers:2


Bluetooth version:4.1
Frequency band:2.4/5
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11ac

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Battery charger included:Y
Cables included:HDMI
Game controllers included:Gun / Rod
Number of game controllers included:1
Quantity per pack:1
User guide:Y
Video game included:N


Internal Memory:4000
Motion sensor:Y
Parental control:Y
Platform:Nintendo Switch
Processor Cores:8
Processor frequency:768
Processor Model:Nvidia Tegra 4

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack:Y
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
USB connector type:USB Type-A,USB Type-C
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0/3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)


Battery Capacity:4310
Battery life (max):6.5
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Charging Time:3


Built-in memory capacity:32
Built-In Optical Drive:N
Card reader integrated:Y
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC,MicroSDXC
Maximum memory card size:2000

System requirements

Virtual Reality (VR) headset required:N

Weight & Dimensions

Height :14