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Nintendo Switch Video Game Consoles

A big seller nearly every Black Friday is a video game console, favored as holiday gifts for gamers. Come Christmas morning, it is always rewarding to see the wrapping paper come off and faces light up. Picture the setting: family gathered around the tree, the glow of lights, the tearing of wrapping paper, and the reveal, a gaming system that promises entertainment for the whole family.Now imagine the Switch, from Nintendo, a unique console that you can play on the television or convert into handheld playtime on the go. Players can go on adventures from the comfort of the living room or carry it back to their room for privacy, or even out to the car with the family as you roadtrip to a relative's place for a holiday feast.

How Does the Nintendo Switch Work?

The Switch gaming console can be played in two ways: as a handheld device when it is in portable mode or on the TV when it is in docked mode. There are several main components to consider:

  • Console: The tablet-like game system has a 6.2-inch LCD screen that supports multi-touch capacitive sensing, just like a smartphone. The display has a slot for games, a USB-C charging port, and a kickstand.
  • Dock: The docking station connects the gaming system to a TV via an HDMI cable.
  • Joy-Cons: Each game setup comes with two controls. These thin controllers can attach to a grip controller, the screen component, or function by themselves.
  • Accessories: There are a number of different accessories available to make your gameplay more fun, including the Pro Controller and steering wheel add-ons for racing games.

What Are the Benefits of the Nintendo Switch Console?

The Nintendo Switch has a few benefits that make it stand out:

  • SD cards: The games all load onto SD cards, allowing you to have physical game content that does not take up tons of room.
  • Modes: You can enjoy this system in three different ways, allowing you to game by yourself or with friends. Switching between modes is quick and easy.
  • Parental controls: This app allows parents to allow for a maximum screen time or prevent young users from watching certain videos.
  • Add friends: You can accept friend requests so that you can all enjoy an online game together.

What Are Some Video Games For the Switch?

Nintendo and third-party developers are constantly adding releases for this system. Although many of the standard games are multiplayer games, others are open world. Some of the games include:

  • Mario games: Some Mario games are single-player. Others, like Mario Kart games, allow multiple players and are particularly fun at parties. Top off the last night of Hanukkah with a competitive race or two.
  • Zelda - Breath of the Wild: Since its release, this open world game has been one of the most talked about games on any platform.
  • Rhythm and puzzle games: Games like Thumper and Puyo Puyo Tetris are fun games that test your mind as you tap your feet.

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