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Every gamer needs a Nintendo Switch (no joke)
Reviewed in Canada on September 2, 2020
This Switch comes with everything that you need to get started: Console, TV Dock, one (1) pair of Joycons with controllers and handstraps, one (1) joycon controller grip, HDMI cable, Type C power adaptor. This console doesn't come with a memory card or game so be sure to keep this in mind as you will need to buy those separately.
If you prefer to play online multiplayer games, a subscription to Nintendo Switch Club is required and a yearly subscription costs $29 CAD but also provides benefits like cloud-saving for your games and the ability to play NES and SNES games on your Switch. If you prefer not to subscribe, you can still access the Nintendo eShop to buy digital games for your Switch console and play offline.
Some people have argued that buying from a specific retailer will give you 20 times the loyalty points. For those thinking about doing that instead of purchasing from Amazon, here are some things to consider:
1. The other retailer usually does not accept returns so if your Switch is defective/damaged straight out of the box, you're out of luck with getting the retailer to replace it. Instead, you'll need to reach out to Nintendo directly for your warranty/replacement options. Amazon however, offers buyer's protection for your purchase.
2. Some store locations are still selling the V1 model of this Nintendo Switch. If you prefer to buy from this certain retailer for their 20x loyalty points, please make sure you're getting the V2* version of the Switch. I still see the V1 version of the Switch stocked at some store locations so buyer beware.
(*Wait, what's this "V2 Nintendo Switch" talk? Well not too long ago, Nintendo made some critical changes to the Switch's system performance so now the revamped Switch has a battery runtime of 4.5 to 9 hours (according to Nintendo) whereas the original launch Switch only had 3 hours battery runtime. Moving forward, all Nintendo Switches being made will have this increased battery life and the easiest way to determine whether you have a V1 or V2 Switch is to look at the box that it came in. If the box cover has a red background on the left side of the cover, it's the newer V2 Switch. If the box cover has a Switch on a white table, it's the V1 version.
Overall, every gamer and every family should have a Nintendo Switch. It's perfect to kill time on your subway commute to and from work or have it keep your kids busy during long car trips. The OG Switch can dock with your TV so when you're home, you can play your games on a big screen and when it's time to go out or go to bed, you can take the Switch with you and continue where you left off.