Nintendo Switch

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

#1 Product of the WeekOctober 20, 2016
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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.

  • Asher

    - incredibly portable

    - great graphics for its size

    - quickly growing library that includes many popular indie games

    - very stable software


    - battery life can be a bit short

    - cannot charge in "tabletop" mode

    - kickstand is not that sturdy

    - still lacking chat, save data backup

    The Switch is the most fun device I've ever had. It's screen, despite being only 720p, has been plenty decent; I have spent most of my time playing in handheld mode. When docked and playing on a TV, the ability of the console to achieve 1080p at either 30 or 60 FPS is astounding, given its size. The flexibility offered by the Joy-Cons is great, and their ability to switch (ha!) between a PSP style handheld, Wii style motion controls, and a conventional game console controller offers great freedom, especially when games support more than one or even all of those configurations. It also offers a way to have 2 players play on the console without even ordering additional controllers.

    Overall, the Switch is an incredibly fun device, with great games in its library, that has a lot of potential. It strikes a great balance between many different types of gaming without sacrificing its potential to be great in any area.

    Asher has used this product for one year.
  • Jake Crump
    Jake CrumpHead of Support at Product Hunt

    Great first party games, easy to bring with you, and a very comfortable design.


    The battery life isn't great, and the screen is pretty low resolution.

    The Nintendo Switch has become the most played console in my house. This is partly because of the great games that have come out for it and partly because it was made for you to keep playing. In the evenings, I can just pick it up off the dock and keep playing Splatoon 2 in bed. I actually use the handheld mode fairly often; even around my house. The resolution of its screen isn't great, but none of the games released so far have high end graphics so it's not too much of a problem. The battery life isn't awesome, but you can get about 3 hours of game time out of it. It won't last for long flights, but it'll hold up around the house or bringing it in to the office. I highly recommend this. I would also suggest splurging and getting a pro controller with it. Definitely worth it.

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Jack Dweck
Jack Dweck@jackdweck · Product Manager at Unroll.Me
This will always be my favorite Nintendo console:
David McGraw
David McGraw@xmcgraw · Founder • Builder • U.S. Marine Veteran
@jackdweck the best!
adam mashaal
adam mashaal@adammash · Founder of Being. East Village, NYC
@jackdweck Ocarina of Time is still my favorite game of all time.
Christien@clouvi · Managing Partner of
@adammash the way you could get lost in the world on that horse was so innovative and fun!
Steve McGarry
Steve McGarryHiring@stvmcg · Entrepreneur and coffee snob
@jackdweck Agreed
Drew Meyers
Drew MeyersHiring@drewmeyers · Founder, Horizon & Geek Estate
@jackdweck goldeneye..
Ben Tossell
Ben Tossell@bentossell · No-coder 👉
Meaningful comment alert: WANT edit: I do think its a little ugly tho 🙊
Ben Tossell
Ben Tossell@bentossell · No-coder 👉
James Mcnally
James Mcnally@james_mcnally · social advertising expert
@bentossell poor
@bentossell I was thinking the same thing but the design has grown on me
Vamsi Varanasi
Vamsi Varanasi@vamsikvaranasi · Product Manager @ Ola Cabs
@bentossell Mario was a little ugly too, no?
Ryan Hoover
Ryan HooverHunterPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
Super interesting to see it's both a home and handheld console. But it's not the first console they've announced this year. Nintendo has some of the best IP's. I'm probably in the minority but I'd love to see a Super Mario RPG sequel.
Matt Braun
Matt Braun@mattbraun · Principal, magnate interactive ltd
@rrhoover I was just listening to the Super Mario RPG soundtrack the other day! I'd love to see a sequel, too.
Christian Montoya
Christian Montoya@cm0nt0y4 · Maker
@rrhoover That's still in my top 10 games of all time. But I've already given up hope in a sequel :(
Ryan Gilbert
Ryan Gilbert@ryangilbert · Making FAQ Pages easy @askfrequently
@rrhoover really looking forward to that Classic Mini 😬
Justin Jackson
Justin Jackson@mijustin · ⚡️
@rrhoover I think the real play is here is "make gaming social again." If you look at the teaser video most of the examples are people playing the Switch together, in real meat-space.
Michael Ahdoot
Michael Ahdoot@mikeyahdoot · Co-founder of Habit Nest
@rrhoover @mattbraun @cm0nt0y4 If you're a fan of SMRPG, I highly recommend this mod for it -- one of the coolest things I've ever played (FF characters & Pokemon in a SMRPG game!?)
BrianBest@brianbest · Software Developer
This looks amazing, but that battery life better be equally amazing.