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Nintendo Switch - Before You Buy

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The Nintendo Switch launches with a big Zelda game and not much else. Is the hardware worth the early adoption? Jake breaks it down. ★Follow Jake on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jakebaldino ★Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jakebaldino/ ★Subscribe for more: https://www.youtube.com/user/gameranxTV *Photography/camera operation by Thomas Johnson
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gameranx (1 year ago)
It's pretty awesome, but not without substantial problems. Leave us questions and we'll try to answer as many as possible in as many threads as we can :D
Derreck Haugen (2 days ago)
I’m looking to trade my Xbox One for a Switch. Found someone to trade with, just wanna know if it’s a smart idea. I already have a PS4, and I barely play my Xbox. Is it a good choice??
Jaeden Royes (13 days ago)
gameranx Somebody buy me a Nintendo switch jk ahahaha 😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣
Frido Gaming (22 days ago)
gameranx can U party up online like ps4 Party ? Do U have voicechat?
Sebastian Michaelis (1 month ago)
gameranx Is it worth buying the switch just for the exclusive games like zelda and xenoblade
Aristides Chaves (1 day ago)
jake Albino
Massimo Lin (1 day ago)
5:40 having fun there😂😂😂😂😂
The Zac Martin (1 day ago)
Pc gamers always worry about them graphics.
SuperMarioMC98 (2 days ago)
the vita has a software recovery by going to safe mode but if the switch glitches you just throw it and thats not cool at all i highly recommend not buying this and for a compare with the ps vita it (ps vita) has a lot more software included and a welcome park if you cant find a game that supports ALL FEATURES ! the vita also has a music and video and A BROWSER app and all the psn stuff that cant be found anywhere else like near ! its just the best with all those wonderful games especially japanese games and killzone and MINECRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAFT !
Colson Pallo (2 days ago)
Omg milking the cow is funny! It tells you to look at it well you're milking!
Dink x (2 days ago)
Dear Nintendo, Bring more Third-party games.... period!!
TexasReaper_4010 _ (3 days ago)
Do you think a screen protector would be necessary with my purchase?
Jojo Star (11 hours ago)
TexasReaper_4010 _ yes. the screen gets scratched easily
Lava Yuki (4 days ago)
I'm kind of wondering, does the Switch replace the 3DS or the Wii? It seems to fit somewhere in between, but I much prefer Sony when it comes to home consoles and also for better the online capability and trophies. Nintendo never really had any games that interested me besides Pokemon which I lost interest in after AS/OR.
Harley Barter (5 days ago)
Can I get gaming stuff?? I subscribed etc
Or or (5 days ago)
Pls do after year reviw
I. Tori (8 days ago)
I‘m a Nintendo Fan but i‘m even more a Zelda Lover! I played every game released for the DS/3DS and now I‘d love to play the new game BotW. Is it worth buying the new device just because of one game (maybe also the next Pokemon as well)? Are there other good games yet?
Jojo Star (11 hours ago)
I. Tori smash and fire emblem are going to come out
Tridib Basu (10 days ago)
SMASH ULTIMATE
Amelia Hadden (10 days ago)
Great job
Sn1p3r31it3 k (10 days ago)
I'm thinking of getting one cuz I love fps games and fpv games like doom or wolfenstein I want to get it for those games but are there gonna be anymore new games?
Stephanie Hackley (10 days ago)
Why does it have to be so expensive 😭
Pouya Koohsoltani (11 days ago)
Great video
RAMZI SUHUNUNU (12 days ago)
give me your nitedo
mickey rodriguez (13 days ago)
they need fortnite
Jojo Star (11 hours ago)
mickey rodriguez it has fortnite
PartyFox games (15 days ago)
I plan to buy one soon since Pokemon let's go Eevee and Pikachu came out
Devan Howard (15 days ago)
I just purchased a switch and I absolutely love it !! once new games come out im sure more people will get one as well
Smackerlacker (15 days ago)
I'm starting to think... we shouldn't teach children how to read. There should be an age requirement, like drinking. Read and write responsibly!
Luka Sedlar (18 days ago)
I am planing to buy the htc vive and i was talking to my friends about it, they disliked my idea to buy it and said it is bad and i knew they did not have any idea what they were talking about. So that made me remember the time i argued with a friend who bought the switch, i told him its boring and so on and now that i hear my hipocracy i am doing reserch so can people tell me what the hype is about, tnx :).
Pinkie Love (18 days ago)
u watch a super deluxe one is coming soon
Rainbow six siege (19 days ago)
Well fortnite is coming
Jay B (19 days ago)
“Only going to appeal to a small group of gamers...” One year later, one of the fastest selling consoles of all time.
MusaAnarchy (20 days ago)
I realized about a year ago that having quality games is just so much better than playing at 4K and having the best graphics. Some people just take longer than I did to realize.
Moo Moo (20 days ago)
I never play it docked. If your looking for a home console buy a PlayStation for the same price but for something you can use socially at your friends or even playing Skyrim in bed then buy a switch.
DarkSeeker117 (20 days ago)
As a first Nintendo console owner I just recently bought one for my breaks at work and a few things really disappointed me no Bluetooth audio support, music storage, Netflix or Spotify as a portable gaming device it’s fun with a cool concept but with the next gen devices out there this console is still behind in major ways, doom, LA Noire, Skyrim, are all downgrades from what I’m used to hopefully some new releases or exclusives will help me change my decision but right now I feel like I’m kicking myself for not doing much research on it
A RIS (22 days ago)
It should run better because its docked.. WHAT IN THR FUCK
Cornetmur 04 (23 days ago)
I would buy it.... But I really don't like Nintendo's game... Pokemon, Mario, Zelda is not for me... I prefer a game like the last of us
A Alhamzi (23 days ago)
2018 like
jacob27164 (24 days ago)
Is it worth buying a pro controller?
Cardboardguy 14 (21 days ago)
jacob27164 yes
Texas guy (24 days ago)
Lol the world one year later totally disagreed with you. This console is majorly successful !! With tons of games and games coming year 2!!
Devon Malonson (25 days ago)
Bought the switch a week ago and I love the experience i've had with it. The only issue I have ran into the JoyCon's is ONE time i did not fully click the joycon into place and it interrupted my game once or twice until I finally figured it out. But I love the switch so far.
Jack Jackerra (25 days ago)
I just brought it and it I my favorite console now
THE PROGAMER59 (27 days ago)
I already buy it srry
Joel Maly (28 days ago)
why don't we just be grateful for what Nintendo gave us. It could be there last console for all we know. And I don't want to hear about the debatable topics with what I said. I just wish people would be more grateful. like Nintendo has been going longer then Xbox so.....
Jack Jon (28 days ago)
What was the mario game?
A Random Aviator (29 days ago)
*it's £279..*
McDonald's Hi (30 days ago)
Just never spend your money
_IbrahimPlayz (1 month ago)
Is it a good console because I might get it and is it gonna discontinue thats what I'm worried about. If you guy know the answers please reply.
Omega-Xis (23 days ago)
Zaakir the Gamer You need updated info. The Switch sold millions, passing the WiiU sales numbers by a landslide in the first week. Don’t listen to this video. Almost all the problems have been solved either by accessories or simple software upgrades. When I saw your comment about it being discontinued, LMAO! Being under a rock is harder than I thought.
I like the joy con grip but I might get the pro controller for that classic gaming feel
trevon444 (1 month ago)
bro you look way different than i thought you would ahah based on your voice
BFG_Pz (1 month ago)
Yeah... appeal to a SMALL group of people...
Turret (1 month ago)
“It probably has the biggest but-“ Thicc switch
Judah DS (1 month ago)
my buddie at school brought his in his cargo pocket
Blue Death (1 month ago)
I bought the Switch a year after it’s release to give the console time to update and get some more games. I’ve had it for 6 months now, haven’t broken anything, my screen on the handheld isn’t scratched up. I’m very careful with it of course. I have four joy-cons. The classic Red and Blue and then the Splatoon Green and Pink. I plan on getting the nice black ones sometime soon. I never was a fan of the pro controller and I have a travel case for it. I believe the console is a good 9/10
tomato48 (1 month ago)
Sitting here a year later. Still no good games!!
Cardboardguy 14 (21 days ago)
tomato48 Skyrim is good
Rolando KCV (1 month ago)
I'm gonna buy Splatoon 2 I really want to play with my friend but I don't know if I need more than one Game card to play it with friends?
muomo (1 month ago)
What is it with Nintendo and lack of bluetooth?
Mr Memelord (1 month ago)
Bro I only bought it because of Zelda breath of the wild best damn Zelda game I’ve ever played plus it’s portable if you get the black one it’s more sturdy and if you have some nice headphones you can get some pretty good sound out of it too there are a lot of pros and cons about it but overall this was probably the pinnacle of Nintendo
small one (1 month ago)
As a broke gamer, I'm still currently saving up all the money I can for the Switch, and it looks 100% worth it. I've only played what little I have in the store on the demo cart, but even then I'm excited about the quality of not only the hardware, but the games themselves!!! I haven't been this excited in a long time, and I know that even if I have to wait another year that it'll be a great console to have!
Cardboardguy 14 (21 days ago)
small one it's worth it!
Angel Hernandez (1 month ago)
I bought the Nintendo switch.... less than a week I got bored of this shit and fucking sold that muthafucker. Never been happier to sell a console before.
Nolil Quezonalles (1 month ago)
Right Joycon have a problem suddenly it won't responding or stop working.
mronissopwnage (1 month ago)
My switch sits next to my computer so I can jump in and out for quick gaming sessions. Love it.
Mohamed gamer (1 month ago)
what are you taking about its so go ,I had no problems
MAREX (1 month ago)
Does nintendo come with any games or you need to buy them?
Cardboardguy 14 (21 days ago)
MAREX it comes with 30 built in games
Jonathan Jönsson (1 month ago)
Should i buy the nintendo switch and which game?
Cardboardguy 14 (21 days ago)
Jonathan Jönsson Yes you should! I'd get Skyrim or Zelda
Claypenuter (1 month ago)
Good thing I don’t use Bluetooth headphones.
Lisa Knott (1 month ago)
If i get one i could play it on my bus with my friend
MrBlazzin101 (1 month ago)
Has smash bros dropped for this cause if so I'll buy it when I get home from work in 2 weeks! Would be great for me to have to kill time at work.
Benjamin Roberts (1 month ago)
If banjo gets released I’m buying it if I have to sell my left nut
A Casselman (1 month ago)
Love my Switch but I understand the hesitation in buying it straight away. I bought it after both Zelda and Odyssey were released and I have no regrets. Both are masterpieces and they have hours upon hours of quality game play. They are the first games to buy. My reason for getting the Switch at this point is the mass release of games for 2018. I could not afford to buy a Switch and like 5 or 6 $80 games all around the same time. My biggest issue is the lack of Virtual Console at this stage. I really loved it on the WiiU and I desperately want to play the older Zelda games, especially the HD Windwaker and Twilight Princess on the Switch. I really, really want Nintendo to get on this. I mean if they can port Skyrim and other 3rd party games, they really should offer the same vintage library their older console provided. Hell, even the 3DS has the Switch beat on VC.
sean holmes (1 month ago)
Skyrim, La Noire, and Minecraft are my top 3 I'll be playing when I get the switch hopefully in the next month or so! #Hyped #Not #Just #Hype
lil. word (1 month ago)
I just got the switch yesterday (time of this commet) and its dope
Kevin Ramacha (1 month ago)
Unfortunately they got rid of d pad
TheWebCon (1 month ago)
"I think it will only appeal to a small group of gamers" -gameranx One year later, the switch hits 18 milllion units sold
faiz abbas (1 month ago)
How can a device in 2018 not have blu tooth
Carrot Face (1 month ago)
Well thanks you son of a peanut. I wanted to get the Nintendo switch... this made me not lack interest in it anymore. I hate u. But I mean... good points. But your being way to rough.
Emmy Rea Escolano (1 month ago)
You have pretty valid points about this console. I have been thinking of buying this because I love Super Mario games and it would be really cool to share this game with my brothers. I guess I have wait. Thank you.
bu gumbu (1 month ago)
there's a god voice in this video. find it your self.
ZX (2 months ago)
0:39 NOW WAIT A SEC!! how big of a butt are we takin about here?
Super Infinite (2 months ago)
When my exams are over I will buy one and be a show off to my cousin you should see the look on his face haha
Edgar Montiel (2 months ago)
For me in the dock it actually charges faster than plugged USB.
CAndrei98 (2 months ago)
5:40 best moment :))
Woolisy (2 months ago)
Oh Wait a few months.
Clyde Pratt (2 months ago)
I bought one and I love it the games that Nintendo makes have always been my favorites and you can't get them on any other system!
Maple_Hobbit (2 months ago)
If Nintendo released an upgraded switch 2.0 which fixed at least most of the issues with the physical units I’d have no problem picking one up, but every one of my friends who has picked up a switch has had a ton of issues with their units. One of them even got one that had a defective battery, and the damn thing wouldn’t even start! It just doesn’t seem like it’s quite at that level of quality you’d expect from Microsoft, Sony, or even old Nintendo. Also, the tiny thumbsticks drive me nuts.
Sebastian Michaelis (2 months ago)
I like how you made a channel about before buying games and stuff.it really helps clear up any confusion or worries about buying games and consoles.especially when it's not exactly a cheap hobby.So this helps me decide whenever I wanna buy something new.So I decided to subscribe👍
ToastyMcStrudel (2 months ago)
I feel like with the dock you should be able to connect a gpu to it so pc players like me can have some quality back saying its trying to reach all types of gamers Ps. If there is a optimization issue with this tell me bc i just came up with this idea
Jonathan Dominguez (2 months ago)
I don't care about graphics so sign me up!
dj blast (2 months ago)
damn at 3:36 he predicted the future
I LUV TOFU (2 months ago)
I’m trading my 3ds and the games for it for a switch. Is it worth it?
Cardboardguy 14 (21 days ago)
I LUV TOFU Yes!
Giuseppe Spiritoso (2 months ago)
Can you redo do this video or an update?
LIMuscle89 (2 months ago)
I like how they didn't stray away from the good ol' fashion recipe of concentrating on making good games and a good, simple system. This is one of the cases where I honestly believe, less is more. The newest consoles have become too complicated IMHO. I want to just buy a game, pop it in and be able to start playing.
Beavis Christ (2 months ago)
Honestly im gonna buy it just for the pokemon rpg game comming out
AaravInAction (2 months ago)
i hate the bad review i rally want one i tried one at best buy and it was amazing dude pokenn tournament is amazing!!
Tiny T K ! (2 months ago)
I just bought one and it is a some really good kit!
The Landon studios (2 months ago)
To late bought it
Masoncraft7 Gaming (2 months ago)
gameranx: "I definitely think The Nintendo switch is going to appeal to a very small group of gamers" Nintendo: Sells more than 10 million in the first year
Skittles Overlord Niko (2 months ago)
You mean pros and *JOY CONS*
gimmebean (2 months ago)
dat nigga got a M A G I C M O U S E
Wayverlee Just Dance (2 months ago)
The Switch has one of the biggest butts But the WiiU has the biggest
Milo WolfFace (2 months ago)
The Nitendo Switch will only appeal to a small group of gamers.... Yeah....
TheHolyDarkness (2 months ago)
"Small niche of gamers..." "I don't know yet if this is going to be the game changer that Nintendo Switch brings..." It's very interesting watching this from the future.
Yacob1455 (2 months ago)
Don’t have one yet,but I plan on getting one in a few months (saving up)
Home Video Hustle (3 months ago)
Just bought a switch last week with Bayonetta 2 and I'm loving it so far. I've been taking it to work with me and playing it there and I have had no issues with it so far. Looking forward to more games coming out to buy and play on it.
Kokichi Trash (3 months ago)
dont worry, i have to wait until november to get a switch so hopefully new games and hardware fixes come.
Potato Tactics (3 months ago)
Did you just say a small group of gamers!? WTF the switch appeals to everyone except for PC fan boys!

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