Nintendo Switch

One year on, my colleagues and friends are still enjoying their Nintendo Switch. The Nintendo Switch does not seems to be a fad and proved itself to be one of the most exciting gaming consoles so far with periodic game releases.

The Nintendo Switch is interesting. Not only can you bring it around for single player games, you can also spice up a party with multiplayer games directly on the console or on a big screen through the included Nintendo dock. I bought the Nintendo Switch recently after one of my buddies got it. I hope I ain’t too late to the party.

The Nintendo Switch after a week

I picked up the Nintendo Switch with a game (Overcooked Special Edition) for S$461.00 (after a 10% mall discount) at a brick-and-mortar gaming retail outlet, GameXtreme, at Tampines Mall on 9th September 2018.

Mall discount? Yes. Previously I bought some CapitaMall vouchers at 10% discount during their annual sale. A stack of S$110 voucher goes for S$100.

Why didn’t I get it during the recent Lazada’s 9.9 sale? Well, because I am not lucky to land myself a good deal on Lazada.

Unboxing the Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Switch.

I bought the Nintendo Switch with the Grey Nintendo Joy-Con Controllers instead of the package with Neon Nintendo Joy-Con Controllers. It looks great. I will probably be getting the Neon Nintendo Joy-Con Controllers for party plays anyway so it does not matter what colour do I start with.

The package contents according to the box.

The lovely Nintendo Switch within it.

Quick instructions for the impatient.

What is in the Nintendo Switch package?

The Nintendo Switch console, left and right Joy-Con controllers, Joy-Con wrist straps, Joy-Con Grip, Nintendo Switch Dock, HDMI cable and an A/C adaptor.

Within the package, you will find the following:

  • The Nintendo Switch console;
  • Left and right Joy-Con controllers;
  • Joy-Con wrist straps;
  • Joy-Con grip;
  • Nintendo Switch Dock;
  • HDMI cable;
  • A/C adaptor; and
  • Warranty information

The original A/C adaptor.

The Nintendo Switch’s A/C adaptor supports both direct console charging and when docked to the Nintendo Switch Dock. That explains for the dual specifications for power output.

What’s next?

The Nintendo Switch after a week without any protection from scratches and drops.

My Nintendo Switch is still pretty ‘naked’ without all the bells and whistles of tempered screen protector, shell for the console and Joy-Con controllers, carrying case, etc.

I ordered some online and waiting for it to be shipped over. The retail shops are selling the tempered glass screen protectors between S$19.90 and S$45.00. I think I can wait for a little while for the US$2.00 tempered glass screen protectors.

Well, it is probably time to start gaming with my kiddos. I wonder what games are nice for them?

Pss, this super portable Nintendo Dock Station looks great for parties. Anybody using it?