Alternative products to Nintendo Switch

14 alternative and related products to Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch

Nintendo's new console for the home and your hands 👾

Nintendo Switch is designed to fit your life, transforming from home console to portable system in a snap. So you get more time to play the games you love, however you like.

14 Alternatives to Nintendo Switch

A new gaming platform from Google

The future of gaming is not a box. Introducing Stadia, a new gaming platform from Google for playing AAA video games across all kinds of screens.

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TechCrunch
Onstage at GDC, Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced the company's latest big initiative, taking on the entire gaming industry with a live-streaming service called Stadia. The service will let gamers leave their hefty GPUs and expensive systems behind. Pichai says that the service can be used o...
The Verge
Earlier this month, a patent surfaced that revealed a possible design for a forthcoming Google game controller. Now that Google has officially unveiled its long-expected cloud gaming service, called Stadia, we can finally get a look at what the gamepad actually looks like and how it works.
5 Alternatives to Stadia

The VCS is a completely new Atari connected device, designed in California by Atari. The company has partnered with AMD who provides the Atari VCS custom processor with Radeon Graphics Technology. The Atari VCS platform will offer support for 4K resolution, HDR and 60FPS content, onboard and expandable storage options, dual-band WiFi and Bluetooth 5.0, as well as USB 3.0 support.

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Atari
Legendary Digital Pioneer Continues Development of New Hardware Platform that Honors Company's Innovative Video Game Roots While Launching a New Era of Interactive Home Entertainment; Will Reveal Atari VCS, Classic Joystick and Modern Controller Prototypes at Game Developers Conference NEW YORK, NY (MARCH 19, 2018) - Atari® - One of the world's most iconic c… See more
Engadget
Atari will be offering two versions of the gaming system: a "time-limited" Collector's Edition featuring the faux wood-front panelling and the $200 Onyx Edition, which is just black. Oddly, it doesn't appear that either of these options will include a controller as the announcement reads "other packages will include the Classic Joystick and Modern Controller… See more
TechRadar
The Atari name still carries a lot of cachet with video game fans, given the company's role in creating the home console market - but its last piece of new hardware, 1993's Jaguar, was a massive flop. Since then, the Atari brand has changed hands multiple times, emerged from bankruptcy, and been used to market social games and online gambling.
The Verge
Atari's long-awaited Atari VCS finally has a preorder date of May 30th, nearly a year after it was initially teased at E3 in 2017, as reported by . The Atari VCS, which uses a design aesthetic inspired by the Atari 2600 Video Computer System, will be offered two different ways: a "time-limited" Collector's Edition with a wood-front finish, and a black Onyx e… See more
GlobeNewswire News Room
NEW YORK, April 30, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Atari® - One of the world's most iconic consumer brands and interactive entertainment producers - today announces that pre-sales of its new Atari VCS™ hardware platform will start May 30, 2018. The pre-sale is exclusive to Indiegogo and features the time-limited Atari VCS Collector's Edition featuring the special … See more
13 Alternatives to AtariVCS

Atari's new mysterious gaming console (?)

Atari displayed its long-awaited and freshly branded retro console at GDC 2018.

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TechRadar
The Atari name still carries a lot of cachet with video game fans, given the company's role in creating the home console market - but its last piece of new hardware, 1993's Jaguar, was a massive flop. Since then, the Atari brand has changed hands multiple times, emerged from bankruptcy, and been used to market social games and online gambling.
The Verge
Preorders for the Ataribox, the classic game company's take on a NES Classic retro console, are slated to go live this Thursday, according to a report from CNET citing an email from Atari sent out today to interested consumers.
4 Alternatives to Atari Box

A controller for gamers with limited mobility.

Create a custom controller experience that is uniquely yours. Designed primarily to meet the needs of gamers with limited mobility, the Xbox Adaptive Controller features large programmable buttons and connects to external switches, buttons, mounts, and joysticks to help make gaming more accessible.

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In the early days of video games, input was simpler. Controllers just had a single digital joystick, or a rotating wheel, and maybe a button or two. But as the industry evolved in the 1980s and '90s, controllers, systems and games themselves became increasingly sophisticated and challenging to navigate.
Ars Technica
REDMOND, Washington-The Xbox Adaptive Controller (XAC), slated to launch "later this year," looks almost incomplete at first glance. The clean, confusing-looking slab, nearly the length and width of an Xbox One S, has no joysticks. The usual selection of Xbox inputs has been reduced down to a few menu buttons, a D-pad, and two black, hand-sized pads.
The Verge
Microsoft has announced the Xbox Adaptive Controller, an Xbox controller designed for people with disabilities. The device was leaked earlier this week. It has two large programmable buttons and 19 jacks that can be connected to a range of joysticks, buttons, and switches to make it easier for a wider range of people to play games.
17 Alternatives to Xbox Adaptive Controller

Microsoft's new game streaming service

Ultimately, Project xCloud is about providing gamers whether they prefer console or PC new choices in when and where they play, while giving mobile-only players access to worlds, characters and immersive stories they haven’t been able to experience before

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IGN
The cloud-based streaming service is looking to expand gaming to every device, and trials start this year.
The Verge
Microsoft is unveiling its game streaming service for the first time today. Dubbed Project xCloud, it's designed to work across consoles, PCs, and even mobile devices. "Scaling and building out Project xCloud is a multi-year journey for us," explains Microsoft's cloud gaming chief Kareem Choudhry.
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Everyone's fave first computer, rebooted at 50% scale.

Launched in 1982, the C64 home computer went on to dominate the home computer scene throughout the 1980s. 35 years later and it’s back. THEC64 Mini plugs into any modern TV via its HDMI port and gamers can play any one of the 64 licensed classic pre-installed games.

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Play enhanced NES™ games the way they're meant to be played

With a Nintendo Switch Online membership, you can play enhanced NES™ games the way they're meant to be played—using Nintendo Entertainment System-style controllers!

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AHEAD OF THE MOMENT where the Nintendo Switch's online play ceases to be free, the company has revealed a couple of sweeteners for the £20-per-year service. Most excitingly, the company is making wireless replicas of the NES pad which charge on the side of the console like unconvincing Joy-Con imposters.
Mashable
Wireless NES controllers are coming to the Nintendo Switch - a perfect pairing with the Switch's upcoming library of NES games. When the long-awaited Nintendo Switch Online service goes live on Sept. 18, subscribers will get access to 20 NES games including staples like Super Mario Bros.
Pocket-lint
Nintendo is holding its first Nintendo Direct presentation since E3 2018, and during the prerecorded broadcast, it is announcing game updates as well as new hardware, such as NES-style controllers for the Switch. Backing up a bit, Nintendo also detailed its upcoming Nintendo Switch Online service, which launches in September for $20 per year.
IGN
Preorders open September 18. NES-style controllers are coming to Nintendo Switch. Announced during today's Nintendo Direct, the controllers will be compatible exclusively with the "growing library" of NES games offered through Nintendo Switch Online - and the controllers themselves will only be available to purchase for Switch Online subscribers, according t… See more
The Verge
Nintendo announced a new, wireless NES controller for its Switch console, so players can enjoy classic titles coming to its online subscription service with the gamepad they were designed for. The company is launching its PSN and Xbox Live-like online service on September 18th, and with it will come 20 classic Nintendo titles that you'll get for free, with m… See more
Engadget
If you want a classic NES gameplay experience on the Switch, be prepared to shell out $60. Nintendo announced new wireless NES controllers today as an exclusive for subscribers of the Switch's online service. From what we can tell from the Nintendo Direct presentation, they seem to be an accurate rendition of the classic console gamepads.
TechRadar
Announced during the latest Nintendo Direct on September 13, gamers will soon be able to purchase a pair of wireless NES controllers for the Nintendo Switch, allowing them to revisit the company's classic 8-bit titles as they were meant to be played.
5 Alternatives to Wireless Nintendo Controllers

Go all digital with the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition and build a library of digital games that travels with you and is available in the cloud. Take your cloud saves on the go

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A new 'digital native'-intended model of the Xbox One won't play discs, but comes cheaper as a result
The Verge
Microsoft is making its disc-less Xbox One S official today. After weeks of leaks, the software maker is unveiling the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition, which is priced at $249 and will be available on May 7th. This is a new model that will be sold alongside the original Xbox One S, and the more powerful Xbox One X.
5 Alternatives to Xbox One S All-Digital Edition
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