Not to sound like a salesman for Nintendo, but the Switch is seemingly designed for the college lifestyle. The portal nature of the system combined with the high caliber games makes this console a must own for college students. Here are a few reasons why you should own a Nintendo Switch!
Games, Games, Games!
From Zelda to Mario, the Switch features multiple critically acclaimed titles. There are enough games to appease every age and demographic. Not only that but the Switch marks the first Nintendo console to finally receive proper support from third-party developers. For instance, you can play Smash Brothers Ultimate on the same system that’s going to receive Mortal Kombat 11! This is a far cry from the previous Nintendo systems that only featured great first-party games but lacked support from other studios.
No matter where you may be on campus, your Switch is guaranteed to be the source of entertainment for all of your friends. Thanks to the revolutionary Joy-Cons, disputes over who’s the best driver can be settled on the spot in Mario Kart. This seemingly back of the box feature seems gimmicky at first sight, but once you take advantage of it, you’ll never wanna look back. Nearly all of the games on the Switch are developed with this feature in mind so get ready to build that library of games up!
The Perfect Time Killer!
Inbetween classes with nothing to do? Had a class at 8 a.m but your next one isn’t until noon? Continue your %100 completion quest in Zelda! Or maybe you’re in the mood to beat up some strangers in Smash Bros? No other system gives you the ability to have fully featured AAA games on the go! Sure, there have been countless handheld systems in the past, but they always have to make substantial compromises to the core experience of many titles.
What better way to break the ice with strangers than some friendly competition? You may think that this only happens in commercials for the Switch, but I’ve turned a few strangers into friends over a few rounds of Mario Kart. The accessibility of the console just facilitates impromptu social gatherings! This paired with the mobile lifestyle of the average college student makes the console a no brainer.
If the current success of the system is any indication, then the Switch is poised to have a bright future ahead of it. Not only is there already an incredible line up of games for the system at the moment, but Nintendo is guaranteed to release even more awesome titles. Classics from previous systems are constantly appearing on the system as well as indie titles. The gaming community feared there would be a lack of support at the system’s launch, but those fears have greatly alleviated.
Sure other consoles can play more AAA titles such as Black Ops and Red Dead, but for those that want an inheritably unique experience, look no further! The console fulfills a niche that perfectly fits the lifestyle of the average college student. Sales numbers and overall interest in the system prove this fact in more ways than one.
If you’re already a gamer and you’re reading this, then more likely you have either a PlayStation 4 or Xbox One. The similarity of the titles between these consoles makes owning both of them make little sense. However, the uniqueness of the Switch makes it’s the perfect secondary or even primary console to own. That way you’ll be able to play the latest Call of Duty title as well as Smash Bros Ultimate. Regardless, the Switch is a console that is full of many surprises and shouldn’t be overlooked this generation!