It seems like this holiday season everyone and their little cousin got a Nintendo Switch. On Black Friday weekend alone 830,000 Switch and Switch Lite units were sold.
The Nintendo Switch is a compact gaming console that allows users to take their favorite video games with them wherever they go. It’s the modern evolution of the classic Gameboy with an online gaming store and an additional memory bank available for purchase.
The Switch gives users the power of an at-home gaming console, but with hardware that can be taken anywhere. It’s compatible with all the classic Nintendo games, as well as tons of other popular games like Stardew Valley, Pokémon, and Fortnite.
The Switch launched in March 2017, so it’s interesting that it’s becoming such a sought after item now. One possible answer is the addition of the Switch Lite option, introduced in September 2019. The Switch Lite is, well, lighter, but it’s also less expensive and great for small hands. Even though the Lite cheaper, the processor still on-par with the larger model Switch.
Another answer is the ever-expanding list of games available. Pokémon Sword and Shield, a super-fun and nostalgic Pokémon game debuted in November. I have it, and it’s awesome. A bunch of kid-friendly games like Just Dance 2020 and Mario&Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 also dropped just in time for the holiday rush.
After some troubles with their online system last year, Nintendo recovered and the Switch has become a gaming must-have for kids and adults alike.