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Reddit reviews: The best nintendo switch accessories

We found 7,310 Reddit comments discussing the best nintendo switch accessories. We ran sentiment analysis on each of these comments to determine how redditors feel about different products. We found 970 products and ranked them based on the amount of positive reactions they received. Here are the top 20.

Top Reddit comments about Nintendo Switch Accessories:

u/Oseirus · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

A few disclaimers:

I know I'm late to the punch, and I apologize. I also know I'm going to look like a crazy person for throwing so many items at you, so I apologize for that as well. I may also seem vaguely arrogant by the end of this, so please accept a third apology. I just like to take care of my electronics is all. My only credentials are anecdotal evidence that despite my rather rough job I've never even so much as cracked the screen on my cell phone so I like to think I'm pretty good at the "how do I prevent breakages" question.

Okay. So, I'm gonna rattle off a few items that I've bought for my own Switch, and my reasoning behind them. You DO NOT have to buy all of these items, but they are all useful on some level for the console.

The Joy-Con Controller If you're looking to get a second controller, start here. I'm sure you've figured out by now that one Joy-Con (JC) can be reconfigured to work as two controllers, so simply by buying a second JC you're now able to hit the 4-player local maximum for many of the Switch's games (including Mario Kart!). You can get the spouse, another kid, or even some friends playing during a party.

The Switch Pro Controller A more traditional-style controller. It's slightly cheaper and it's much more comfortable on large hands, but it CANNOT be split into two separate controllers like the Joy-Con can. Well, unless you get a saw or something but then it won't work at all anymore. Besides that it does function exactly the same as the standard JC controllers. There is also a wired version available that is even cheaper, but I personally have become spoiled in this wireless age and don't like cables dangling across my living room anymore.

Fitian Charging Dock for Joy-Cons Pretty self explanatory. Normally you charge your Joy-Cons by plugging them into the Switch, but if you have a second (or more) JC, it becomes a slight hassle to keep them all charged up. A charging dock can be a godsend. This is the one I use, simply plug it straight into your Switch Dock via USB.

FastSnail Joy-Con Grips There's a gazillion different versions of these things floating around, but these are the ones I personally use. I like them cause the shoulder L/R buttons are massive, and the grippy parts are really comfortable for extended use. Simply stick your Joy-Con halves into the plastic holders for a more comfortable grip. Holds them securely but they're still easy to pop back out as needed, no latches or screws or anything.

Orzly Carry Case ONE option for a carrying case. I was a little hesitant to recommend this particular item, but I may as well cause again, it's the one I use. The case itself is fine: durable, carries your Switch plus some games and accessories, and keeps them safe through your standards drops and bumps. However, if you fill it up as much as is shown in the pictures there on Amazon... At best you're gonna feel like you're mashing something, at worst you're gonna have trouble zipping it closed. What I've ended up doing is putting my Switch with an attached set of JCs, the games, and my adjustable stand (see next item) into the case, and then tossing the case plus whatever other particular accessories I need into my backpack. This case is NOT good to haul a lot of Switch stuff, JUST the console itself plus a handful of small bits for maybe a day trip or something. If you want to carry everything, look elsewhere. I've seen a few cases mentioned, but I can't recommend anything as I haven't tried anything.

Younik Compact Adjustable Stand I love this thing. If you're playing on the go and don't feel like holding it (and don't trust that stupid little kick stand on the back), you can unfold this thing and prop up the Switch on any flat surface for a much more comfortable viewing able. When you're done with it, you can fold it back flat and it fits nicely pretty much anywhere (like, for example, in the Orzly case I mentioned previously). Nintendo makes a first-party adjustable stand, but I actually like this one better. It costs a couple dollars less and feels sturdier. Its a luxury item to be sure, but it's nice to have when you want it.

Findway Protective Case A protective "jacket" for the Switch itself. I like this one because it snaps on and off of the Switch and JCs super easily, and is a sort of bendable plastic. Only 3 pieces: one for the tablet, and then one piece each for the left and right JCs. Easy to clean, too. Only drawback is that you HAVE to remove the jacket any time you want to dock the Switch in its charger. However, you're going to find that this is the case for any jacket that you want to buy for your Switch. You do NOT need to remove the jacket if you're simply sticking it in the aforementioned Adjustable Stand.

Pleson Tempered Glass Screen Protector Not much explanation needed here. I'm neurotic about getting screen protectors for all of my portable electronics, and I love the tempered glass ones. This one is cheap, it's durable, and it's easy to install with a steady hand. HIGHLY, HIGHLY recommend, even if only to keep your Switch looking nice through the wear and tear. You won't need to remove it for the dock, unlike the jacket.

I think that's everything for now. Again, I know it's a lot being thrown at you all at once, but you don't have to buy everything. This is all just stuff I've amassed for my own Switch that I've found useful or that I recommend. Pick and choose as you see fit. Feel free to shop around as well, these are just examples of all the particular items and there are MANY choices available for almost everything listed.

If you have any questions, I'm always happy to help.

u/zmattk · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

First, I agree with everyone else so far. The most important things are screen protector, micro SD card, and a carrying case. Second, what you buy will depend on how you will primarily play. If you are using it as your home console on a TV, you'll need different accessories than if you are going to play while travelling. And if you play while travelling, are you going to play tabletop with joycons detached or in handheld mode? Or you can do all 3 and buy everything :)

For the essentials, here's what I'm using right now

Butterfox Case: link

For your travel case, consider what you want with you. The case I use is great to throw in a backpack and have my Switch with me for quick gaming. If you want to travel with a dock so you can actually play everywhere with friends, you'll want something to accommodate that.

Screen Protector: link


One note on the micro SD card. You'll definitely want one with a good amount of storage if you plan on going digital. If you are mostly physical, you can get away with not having one for a while, but you'll probably need one. When purchasing one, make sure you get one from a reputable source. I just watched a YouTube video yesterday on how easy it is to essentially hack a micro SD card to say it has a lot more storage than it actually has. So anything extremely cheap coming from China might not be what you want.



For other accessories that are alittle more exciting, here's a list of the things I also recommend:

Portable Charger: You'll need one that has enough power to charge the Switch. Here's two that I have found work well. The Anker charger is significantly more expensive than the RAVPower, and neither are really cheap, but you'll get a lot of use out of it, and they can work for other electronic devices as well.

Anker

RAVPower

Portable Stand: The Switch's kickstand is pretty bad for tabletop mode. It's not adjustable and you cannot charge at the same time. Getting a portable stand fixes both of these problems. One like this is my personal favorite portable stand. You get more viewing angles than the plastic folding ones and you can use this with multiple devices as well. However, the Hori one or one similar to that works perfectly fine as well.

Pro Controller or Extra Joy Cons: Depends on your preference. I'd go with the Pro Controller if you're planning on playing mostly single player games. The extra set of Joy Cons are nice for multiplayer though as it allows 2 people to play with full controllers, or 4 people to play with a single joy con (aka Mario Kart).

If you go with the extra Joy Cons, I'd also suggest Joy Con Grips. While they might not look the best, it is a significant upgrade to holding the Joy Cons by themselves. They work perfectly fine for multiplayer Mario Kart.

As for games, with you just getting the Switch, I'd probably just stick with Odyssey and BotW for now. There's more than enough content for probably a couple of months depending on how quick you play through the stories. But if you're looking for multiplayer games, I'd probably start with Mario Kart. It's a classic that almost everyone loves and can play up to 4 players. Splatoon 2 is probably my next favorite to play besides Odyssey and BotW if that's your type of game and you really want something else. But everyone is different so if something stands out to you, then you'll probably know better than me what you'd like!

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u/Morrow28 · 4 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I take my switch with me a lot, so my favorite accessory is my backpack. I have one of these:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MS7DVLT/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_bO5UCb8GY83D0


It has specific pouches for everything. Multiple Joycon Controllers, your pro controller, your switch itself, your power cord and hdmi cord, your dock, your headphones, little zipper pouches for your games. Instead of putting my switch in the switch pocket, I leave it in my hard case, and I put a portible stand in the switch pocket.


Other accessories I enjoy:

-Pro controller for more comfort in docked mode, or for better control in fortnite and other multiplayer shooters.


-Portible stand for better tabletop play. The switch has a kickstand, but it can start to lose support and stop working, but it also is low to the table, only has 1 angle, and you can't charge your system while using the kickstand. I have this one: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N9RTMWS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_3T5UCbCYD20HR


-USB to usb-c converter. This is only if you have a wired controller like me. I like to play fortnite from time to time on my break, and I use my controller. But since it's wired, I bought the converter and I can plug it into my switch while I'm away from my dock. But it you get him wireless this won't be necessary.


-Screen protector. For obvious reasons 😁. Preferably a tempered glass one, not plastic.


-Car charger


-Carrying case. I prefer the medium thickness. Usually they're themed, I have a blue Zelda one. Hard shell is better, but usually not themed and is plain. I don't like soft cases at all.


Accessories I don't have but thought about buying:


-Dock Sock. Some people have had their system scratched by the dock, or have had someone else scratch it while docking it. The dock has hard plastic inside of it for some reason, and it can come into contact with the switch and scratch it if your not careful. The dock sock just adds a layer of cloth between the hard plastic and your screen. Not necessary, but can help, and you can find a ton of cool designs on etsy and other sites.


-Dock light. Can't be used with dock sock. Just makes the outside of your dock look cool.


-Better grip for handheld mode. A lot of people like them, I just didn't get one because it doesn't fit in my case and I'm too lazy to attach and separate them every time.


-Switch decals. Make your switch look cooler. I'd only buy from Nintendo as some 3rd party ones werent made correctly and fried people's systems.


-Replacement faceplates. Like decals, but it's completely new plastic casing. Some are awesome, like the ond school nes look or Gameboy crystal purple. They can be a pain to install though, and may void warranty (I don't know for sure, just a guess).


Games I like:


Solo:

-Zelda Breath of the Wild
-Stardew Valley (Now has multiplayer but I think online only, not split screen, could be wrong though)
-Hollow Knight

Solo I haven't bought but heard are good:

-Skyrim
-Dark Souls
-Cuphead
-Binding of Issac


Solo or Split Screen Co-op:

-Snipper Clips
-Overcooked
-Mario (Really any of them, though odyssey is less fun for player 2 as you just play as the hat)
-Minecraft
-Pokemon Let's Go

Solo or SS Co-op I don't have but heard are good:

-Lovers in a Dangerous Space Time
-Splatoon 2
-Boxboy Boxgirl


I'd also suggest you get him Nintendo online. It's free for a year if you have Amazon prime, or $20 a year if you don't. You can't play online multiplayer without it. You also get to download an app on your switch that has a bunch of old school games on it like super Mario, super Mario 2, super Mario 3, Dr. Mario, legend of link, legend of zelda, and a bunch of others. All of them are free as long as you have Nintendo online, and they add new games every month I think.

Long read, but hopefully it helps! Your giving him a gift he can enjoy for a long time, and there is so much to play on this system it's crazy. There are a ton of cheap indy games as well. So you could always just get him a Nintendo Eshop card and let him buy whatever looks good to him if you want. Tons of stuff $20 and lower, and there is always a ton on sale.

u/kratosauron0 · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

I looked online and saw prices ranging from $300-500. Is there any difference between these consoles other than the skin?

The $300 base model of the Nintendo Switch (https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B01LTHP2ZK/) does not include any games, but is still what you should most likely buy. More expensive models may have games bundled or free in-game currency (e.g. Fortnite), but they shouldn't be more than $350 (plus tax). At $360, you're not really saving any money, and anything more expensive than THAT is from a third party trying to make a quick buck. The console itself currently has few variations; most of your customization will depend on what color controllers you get with the console.

What type of accessories am I going to need?

This depends on your use case. I'd recommend getting a screen protector (https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B01N3ASPNV/). If you expect to bring the Switch out of the house a lot, also get a case (https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B01MR63I6F/). Anything else, like special controllers (https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B0748S3GXG/) or a dock cover (https://www.etsy.com/listing/560319070/), is largely unnecessary right now; look into them when you find you need extra joy-cons (https://smile.amazon.comdp/B078GZM4H8/) or a tabletop stand (https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B01N9RTMWS/) for your Switch. In the end, you should not be spending more than $400 for the Switch, one game, and core accessories.

As for games, so far I planned on buying Smash Bros, Let's Go Pikachu, and One's Justice. Can you recommend any other games? I was never into Zelda but hear the new game is very good.

How old is your kid? Super Mario Odyssey (https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B01MY7GHKJ/) is fun, and has a great co-op mode if you want to play together. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is also always a blast (https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B01N1037CV/). I'm also a huge fan of Splatoon 2 (https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B01N9QVIRV/), but it's probably better for older kids because it requires more dexterity. There's lots of games to recommend, but it'll help to know what your kid already likes... or what you want your kid to like ;)

Side note: To play online, you need Nintendo Switch Online (https://www.nintendo.com/switch/online-service/). It's $20 a year for one ACCOUNT, or $35 a year for 8 accounts. Each account also has separate save files, if multiple people will be playing on the same Switch. Smash Ultimate and Mario Kart both have online modes, but Splatoon's primary game modes are online-only.

Whats the difference between mario party and mario space odyssey?

Super Mario Odyssey is an action-platformer for the Nintendo Switch. Super Mario Party is a virtual board game for the Nintendo Switch. Super Mario Galaxy is an action-platformer for the Wii, a completely different console.

Let us know if you have follow-up questions!

u/GreninjaNerfer · 5 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

On accessories - must haves definitely include (like everyone else said):

  • microSD card (64GB minimum imo, 128 is what I have because I have a fair amount of digital games)
  • A TEMPERED GLASS screen protector. This is easily the best screen protector on the market.
  • A travel case. I would recommend a nondescript black one; you don't want something that says "STEAL ME PLS"

    Less important things:

  • A stand (the one on the back of the Switch is pretty bad and if you use it a lot it will just snap off). The good ones are the HORI playstand with 3 angles and the official Nintendo charging stand.
  • Power banks/chargers: u/queuebitt made a whole website for this and regularly posts charger/power bank deals on r/NintendoSwitchDeals.
  • Extra controllers and Joy-Con grips: if you're going to play with multiple people you will need to get more controllers unless you want to play with the single Joy-Cons (which isn't a great experience). The Pro Controller you can find for around $60 now; in my opinion it's a really good investment.

    Before we get on to games, there's always the debate of physical vs digital. Indie games are often cheaper digitally because they have to partner with companies to release physical copies, but for most "big" titles physical or digital really depends on the game.

  • Physical: the big advantage is that you can sell it once you're done with the game. This is good for games with low replayability, like Mario Odyssey; however, it comes with less convenience because you have to swap out the cartridge every time to switch games.
  • Digital comes with convenience; you don't have to swap out cartridges and you don't have to deal with potential cartridge issues, but you're stuck with the game and digital games go on sale way less often that physical games. Digital is great for games you'll open and play for a few minutes or rounds, like Mario Kart.

    On to games. (these are the ones I have and can approve of)

  • Breath of the Wild is a must have if you're going to buy a Switch. It also has fantastic DLC that you'll probably want to buy along with the game.
  • Super Mario Odyssey is also really fun, but doesn't lend itself to multiple playthroughs very well. The first experience is amazing, but subsequent playthroughs don't have the same charm unless you're speedrunning.
  • Super Mario Party is a good experience for the first few times you play it but it suffers from a lack of content. I'd say get it when it goes on sale.
  • Mario Kart is a staple Nintendo game. Consider digital.
  • Smash Ultimate is also fantastic for both large groups and 2 people, but the solo modes aren't as great.
  • Overcooked 1 & 2 are so much fun, especially if you have 4 people. It quickly turns into a glorious mess and I love it.
  • Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is actually surprisingly fun for a game with maniacal rabbits. It also goes on sale ALL THE DAMN TIME so that's also a thing.
  • Splatoon 2 is a very creative, cute and charming game - but it's a team shooter game, so it's easier to get frustrated compared to other games. The DLC (Octo Expansion) is fantastic, though.
  • Hollow Knight, Celeste, and Shovel Knight are all amazing games (especially for the prices you get them at) but they're basically digital only. I'd say get him an eShop card and let him decide which games he wants.

    TL;DR microSD card, screen protector, case. eShop card and get Breath of the Wild and Mario Kart at least.

    Also: don't buy anything "Nintendo Switch" branded! They're literally the exact same things as the unbranded ones, just priced higher because of the logo.
u/pmo2408 · 38 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I was Xbox forever, started a new job on the road and decided to go for the switch as well for portability. Good choice.

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Must Buys Accessories:

Screen protector - there is a 2 pack on amazon:

amFilm Tempered Glass Screen Protector for Nintendo Switch 2017 (2-Pack) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N3ASPNV/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_XMpaCbKXMWRXR


SD card (if going digital with games) - maybe go 256gb, amazon has a sale on them, you only need U1 speeds for the switch:

SanDisk 256GB Ultra microSDXC UHS-I Memory Card with Adapter - 100MB/s, C10, U1, Full HD, A1, Micro SD Card - SDSQUAR-256G-GN6MA https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0758NHWS8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_GOpaCbW67RGST

Carrying cases - I have two, one for the whole collection (switch, joycons, dock, charger, hdmi):

AmazonBasics Travel and Storage Case for Nintendo Switch - Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B072C9BVTW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_ePpaCbSBT7C1S

And one for the switch in handheld mode. I use both quite frequently:

Orzly Carry Case Compatible With Nintendo Switch - RED Protective Hard Portable Travel Carry Case Shell Pouch for Nintendo Switch Console & Accessories https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06Y6DYRXF/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_dQpaCbHY3E5B4

Pro controller - easier to play games in docked mode than the joycons.

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Smash is out next Friday, but it looks like the best game of the year material.

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Pokémon Let’s Go is a spin off, remake of yellow version, but it is a great game. Maybe not $60 great for gameplay, but for nostalgia. I’d say a fair price is around $40.

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Games suggested:

Must Play Exclusives:

Zelda: BOTW (10/10) little bit of a learning curve, but open world game with 100+ hours of content

Super Mario Odyssey (9.5/10) very laid back and at times almost too easy, but overall very fun and creative. 30 hours of content

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Exclusives W/ Friends or Online:

Mario Kart 8 (9/10)

Super Mario Party Switch (8.5/10)

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Other Top Tier Exclusives:

Splatoon (8.5/10) (may be stressful online, but awesome game for both online play and “salmon runs”)

Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze (8.5/10) (tough game but such awesome level design, music; this game can become frustrating)

Mario Rabbids (8.5/10) (fun game, again, can become frustrating as it is a strategy, turn based game with Nintendo characters)

Pokémon Let’s Go (8.5/10) (fun game, super nostalgic trip back to the past of Pokémon origins but now in 3D with alolan forms)

We still don’t know about Super Smash Bros Ulitmate, but I can’t imagine it won’t be a 9 or 9.5 out of 10.

Golf story is the next exclusive game I’ll be getting some time down the road, very hit or miss with people however.

Disclaimer: I don’t really get non exclusives on switch, as I can get them on PC for cheap 9/10 times (except red dead). Also, I do not care for JRPG’s, so I can’t comment on Xenoblade, Octopath, Fire Emblem, Monster Hunter etc.

As others have pointed out, indies are great for the Switch, not too demanding to require further CPU or GPU Power to hinder gameplay, but you will pay the “Nintendo tax”. This is that Nintendo hardly has sales on games. But the point of the Switch is gaming on the go, so it’s a good trade off. If that’s not your reasoning, then stick with indies on stronger consoles or PC.

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Joycons are not too small, I would pair them with these if you want to use them single player (like Mario kart or Mario party):

FASTSNAIL Grips for Nintendo Switch Joy-Con, Wear-resistant Handle Kit for Switch Joy Cons Controller, 2 Pack (Black) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XZ1PCKK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_JQpaCbHVQ6NMH

When attached to the switch in handheld mode, you can use this to help:

Orzly Comfort Grip Case for Nintendo Switch - Protective Back Cover for use on The Nintendo Switch Console in Handheld Gamepad Mode with Built in Comfort Padded Hand Grips - Smokey Slate https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077V57CVV/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_xRpaCbJQ25TFS

u/CaptainClough · 7 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Definitely a Screen Protector

A Travelling Case would be nice.

I also added Dr Scholls Moleskin to the front of my dock to reduce the risk of scratching the screen protector. (Two small strips on the parts inside the dock that are raised.)

A Memory Card also helps for the digital only games.

What color Switch did you get? I got the grey switch then bought a pair of Red Joycons and another pair of Blue Joycons. So in total I have a grey, red, and blue L Joycon and a grey, red, and blue R Joycon.

If you got the grey switch and then buy the [two color Joycon packs] (https://www.amazon.com/Nintendo-Switch-Joy-Con-Neon-Neon-Blue/dp/B01N6QJ58Y/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1493753597&sr=8-2&keywords=blue+joycons) then you won't be able to get one of each color for L/R without over paying. This is because the [two color Joycon packs] (https://www.amazon.com/Nintendo-Switch-Joy-Con-Neon-Neon-Blue/dp/B01N6QJ58Y/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1493753597&sr=8-2&keywords=blue+joycons) are always Red L and Blue R.

If you bought a neon switch, then buy the [two color Joycon pack] (https://www.amazon.com/Nintendo-Switch-Joy-Con-Neon-Neon-Blue/dp/B01N6QJ58Y/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1493753597&sr=8-2&keywords=blue+joycons) and a pair of Grey Joycons for all combinations.

Also, don't buy Joycons on Amazon, they are stupid expensive right now.

I don't have a pro controller yet, but people seem to love it.

Games:

Zelda = Must Buy

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe = Must Buy

1-2 Switch = Great for parties/friends

Snipperclips = Great for people who don't play games often (girlfriends/parents/kids). Secret here is to not explain how to play/what to do and let them have fun and try to figure out the puzzles on their own. Act like a support character and you'll have a blast watching them.

Binding of Isaac = I love this game, but put countless hours on the PC version. Mature themes

Super Bomberman R = Classic mode with easy CPUs is fun for roommates. I haven't played through the adventure mode yet.

Wonderboy = Cute/Fun side scroller.

Has Been Heroes = I don't have this yet, apparently very difficult.


Other notes:

I started collecting amiibos after getting a switch (Be very careful, it's easy to get addicted and drop a ton of money here).

I got a Joycon charging dock since the only way to charge extra pairs of Joycons without the Joycon charging dockis to rotate them in and out of the switch while it charges/docked.

Let me know if you have any other questions!

PS I love the Switch so much. It's definitely my favorite console ever.

u/Thopterthallid · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

Hardware:


A Switch is a Switch. The only difference would be what games might come bundled with it.

Extra controllers might help. The console will come with two Joycon controllers. Joycons are sort of "half" controllers. For most multiplayer games, using a single joycon is fine, albiet a bit uncomfortable for big hands. The "main" use of joycons is to link them together into one controller. Some games REQUIRE this setup. Naturally, you can play in "handheld" mode where you connect a joycon to each half of the Switch and use the screen itself to play on.

A second pair of joycons, or a pro-controller wouldn't hurt.

Beyond that, consider getting a sturdy carrying case if you plan on letting him take it with him on outings (It is a hybrid home/portable console after all) as well as some tempered glass screen protectors. The Switch is durable, but why take chances on something that expensive?

Software


Super Mario Odyssey

  • The Switch game. An adventure 3D platformer that's going to set a standard for years to come.
  • An absolute 100% must buy. Basically mandatory for Switch owners.
  • A ton of different worlds, and almost every other character in the game can be "captured" and played as.
  • Has some of the cleanest controls and platforming.
  • Very non-punishing. There's no game overs or lives to worry about. No time limits. Dying always has you reappear very close by with little penalty.
  • One of Nintendo's most polished games, and jam packed full of content.
  • Do not skip this.

    Breath of the Wild

  • The first open world game that's more about exploration than pointless tasks.
  • Takes a close second for mandatory games.
  • Massive open world that's gorgeously atmospheric.
  • Far from being complicated, but kids under 7 might not understand what needs to be done in order to progress the game.
  • The perfect game if kiddo just loves ignoring objectives and exploring. I sure did when I was young.
  • A more serious toned game with more violence than the others. No blood though, and monsters shrivel up and poof away when they die. Link's horses can be killed either by monsters or falling off ledges, going limp and lifeless. Might be a bit heavy for youngest kids.
  • If your kid is up to the challenge, another absolute must buy.

    Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

  • THE party racing game.
  • An absolute blast, and great for multiplayer.
  • Has auto-steering and auto-accelerate options for the youngest gamers.
  • 48 different racetracks and more characters and karts than he'll ever use.
  • Mario Kart is part of the quintessential Nintendo experience, but things will get heated.

    Kirby Star Allies

  • A co-operative adventure game for 1-4 players.
  • Great for young kids, it's very easy and approachable.
  • Tons of characters, easy controls, and can be played with up to four players working together.
  • Kirby gets computer controlled allies that will almost play the game for him. It's VERY easy, but not a bad game by any means.
  • A great first game for a kid.

    Super Smash Bros Ultimate

  • A massively ambitious crossover party/fighting game.
  • The must own Switch game of the season.
  • A bit more violent and serious toned. Characters are going to use swords, guns, and explosives on one another. I don't know how young your child is or what sort of content you don't mind them seeing. There won't be blood or death, but it's a fighting game. The whole point is to beat one another up and knock opponents off the platform.
  • Some of the characters are... A little lewd. Just something to keep in mind when deciding whats appropriate for your kid.
  • There's a good chunk of singleplayer content, but it's intended for multiplayer.

    Super Mario Party

  • A board game interlaced with minigames.
  • Lots of variety and characters
  • Not bad alone, but best played with friends and family.

    Pokemon Lets Go

  • A turn based RPG
  • An HD Remake of Pokemon Yellow from way back in the day.

    Minecraft Switch Edition

  • One of the most popular games among kids this last generation.
  • Encourages self appointed goal setting, creative building, and resource management.
  • Imagine being able to shrink down and live in the lego houses you build and defend them from skeletons and zombies. Every kids dream.

    My Hero One's Justice

  • I don't know a lot about this game, but it's a 1-on-1 fighting game based on the Anime Boku no Hero Academia. He might enjoy it more if he's familiar with the show.

    Fortnite

  • I have to mention this one, as he's GOING to ask about it someday.
  • Fortnite is a free to play battle royale game that's incredibly popular among kids right now. Every playground is full of kids doing dances from the game and talking about the game, and every kid's youtube channel is talking about tips and tricks and showing off promoted outfits and emotes that can be bought in the game. Hundreds of millions of dollars are being thrown around because of this game, and a lot of youtubers make a killing off of getting kids hooked on tips and tricks videos and such. Can't stress enough that youtube isn't safe for kids to browse alone.
  • It's online-only, meaning he's going to be interacting with other players online. If he plugs a microphone into the switch's headphone jack, he'll be able to talk to strangers in game.
  • Don't dismiss it entirely, but it's definitely something you should look into before letting him go at it, and probably supervise closely. Letting him go into the world of Fortnite is going to expose him to things beyond your control.
u/DoombotBL · 4 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Get an SD card, something with data transfer speeds of 80MB/s or better. I recommend at least 128GB if you plan on buying digital moderately, and 200GB if you want to go mostly digital. You can find great deals posted here and on the Nintendo Switch deals subreddit of which I forgot the exact name of. Something like /r/SwitchDeals or something like that.

I would recommend a pro controller as well if you have it in your budget, I have been playing with the Joycons this whole time but I'm starting to feel their limitations for Mario Odyssey. Their tiny joysticks and limited range of motion kind of hurt for precise movements in the game. I played BotW just fine with the Joycons though.

Get a screen protector of some kind because the screen is an easily scratched plastic, not glass. It is more resistant to shattering and less brittle but it can get scratched quite easily. I recommend these:

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MR725H2/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

HORI officially licensed plastic scratch protector is cheap and effective (the one I'm using right now). Just make sure you apply it properly and remove the bubbles as instructed. Then THIS IS IMPORTANT allow the screen to cure for 24 hours before playing the Switch in docked mode so that the glue can bond solidly. If you play it docked right after application the glue will heat up with the console and become undone and develop bubbles.

Also this:
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N3ASPNV/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Tempered glass is a very popular protection option, as it offers the scratch protection of hard glass that the Switch doesn't come with. It even comes with 2 in case the first one shatters in a drop. This is the go to solution for most because it looks great and feels good to the touch while offering superior protection.

Be careful with the Joycon button extender and wrist strap attachment, lots of people put them on wrong early in the Switch's life and didn't know how to remove them as well. There are instructions on how to put them on and remove them on Nintendo's Youtube page. I personally don't use them at all to avoid the hassle.

Be aware the the Switch uses USB-C form factor for all connectivity directly to the console. That means if you want to charge it on the go you need to take that into account. Make sure you buy quality USB-C cables/extensions/adapters as well because a poorly made one could damage the Switch. Benson Leung has information on good USB-C accessories. The Anker Powercore 26800 is a great portable recharging solution to, if you wanna game on the go for long periods and don't have anything to plug into on the way.

Enjoy the Switch and the games! Hope you get lots of fun times out of it.

u/Fidodo · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

You need to get an original Switch, not the Lite to play on the TV. Out of the box you can play multiplayer, but the joycons are a little uncomfortable to play on sideways (although maybe with 6 year old hands they wouldn't be?). If you don't want to use joycons, you'll need at least 1 extra controller, either another set of joycons or pro controllers. The benefit of joycons is you can use them either as one controller or split them for two, so if you got 2 sets of joycons you could split them into 4 controllers. I wouldn't recommend that for an adult, but if you son has friends over maybe it'd be comfortable in their tiny hands.

Everything else is optional, but there are some other things you might want to get. Joycons charge by being attached to the Switch, so if you end up with more than 2 joycons, you'd need to swap them out to charge the other set, so you might want to get a joycon charging stand if you go that route. If you get pro controllers instead, you can charge with any USB-C charger, so you might already have some extra lying around the house.

Memory cards are helpful if you want to get games digitally. The Switch comes with 32GB of storage, but some games are pretty large. Smash Ultimate is 14GB. Also game saves only go on the internal memory so you might want to save the internal storage for that instead. Memory cards are cheap so might as well get one. Any micro SD card is fine, the Switch doesn't support super high speed cards so a basic class 10 card is all you need. Also, you can always delete games to free up space and it won't delete your save file. You can download it again later.

As far as physical vs digital, each have their benefits.

Physical: can be played on any number of Switches on any account, can be resold, requires physically moving the game to each Switch, may require large updates anyways depending on the game.

Digital: can only be played on any account on one switch, can be played on the owning account on any number of switches one at a time. You can actually play the same game on two switches at the same time if you play one on the owning account and one on a different account, and you can even play online multiplayer across the two switches if you have Nintendo Switch online (local multiplayer is locked down if you play on the same copy). That might be something to consider if you end up with another household Switch down the road.

For online play, Nintendo Switch online is $20 a year for one account or $35 a year for up to 8 accounts. It's tied to the account not the system, so if you get the single account subscription you'd have to share an account for online.

You might want a screen protector, I recommend this one, it's very easy to install.

u/Thranx · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

Hey Dad, also a Dad. I got a switch for each of my boys (9 year old and 6 year old). They love them. Here's some guidance.

Custom units/skins don't matter. Just buy whatever package has the joycon colors you think he/she'd like.

Mario Odyssey is excellent. Mario Party is just alright. Odyssey is a great 3D platformer ala Mario 64. Or... if you're REALLY that deeply ignorant of anything non-playstation... a better Crash Bandicoot. :D Mario Party is a mini-games ... game. It's just ok. Gets alot of love, but IMO, boring quickly... didn't last too long for the kids' entertainment either.

Zelda is a must buy. It is fantastic. Unless your dude/dudette is pretty young, do it. Also... clock yourself some gametime there... we're talking, Horizon Zero Dawn with a lighter atmosphere and a little less quicktime... but maybe better.

Smash is Smash.

No clue no One's Justice.

Pikachu should be alright... I'd only recommend that if he/she's already a Pokemon fan. If not, get the real full fledged Pokemon a year from now.

Added recommendation... StarLink is a fun open world exploration game that isn't super difficult and doesn't take tself too seriously. Stereotyping a bit here but, if your kid's a 8-12 year old boy, it's pretty tough to beat flying around with space ships and exploring planets and shooting bad guys. You can safely ingnore the additional toys, or get into it. They actually did a great job of allowing a pretty cheap digital purchase of all the toys, and you don't even have to do that... you can unlock pretty much everything in-game.

Anyhoo... good luck. Spend some time yourself on Breath of the Wild. You won't regret it.

OH! And buy this case: https://www.amazon.com/NINTENDO-SWITCH-DELUXE-TRAVEL-CASE-MULTI-GAME/dp/B01MY9JB2U/ Available iin multiple styles. Great case, most of the other really suck. Those ones are very well made.

u/lazy_eye_of_sauron · 4 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

My advice, get a tempered glass screen protector. Sure, the screen is plastic and isn't going to shatter, but with a console that you can reasonably plan to be using for 3-5 years you want to make sure that nothing is going to scratch that screen, and you might as well not skimp on protection when it's only about 10 bucks.

You should also get a case. I'm using the hybrid case that you can buy from nintendo, but I honestly cant recommend it, while it protects my switch in transit, and acts as a better kickstand, it is uncomfortable to play with in handheld mode, and is annoying to take off the switch to dock it. Also while you can charge the switch while it is inside the case, it is cumbersome. Most of the zippered pouch cases you see will do the job, bonus points if it is hardshell.

The kickstand is okay at best. It can be flimsy at times, and doesnt provide for multiple viewing angles. I recommend the hori stand, because you can play and charge (something you cant do with the default kickstand) and have multiple viewing angles.

Avoid cheepass(tm) charge cables. USB-C can be picky, and not all type-c cables are made equally. Just because it fits, doesn't mean that it is up to the same standard as what's in your box. Your best bet is to check reviews on these before you buy. If you just get the cheapest thing, you might not charge as fast as you should, or worse you can damage your switch.

As for games, You already got BotW and MK8D. If you need more to play, give Shovel Knight a try, as well as Binding of Isaac and Graceful Explosion Machine. All the Neo Geo games are great. Snipperclips is great if you have friends to play it with, and if you have friends AND alcohol, 1,2 switch can be entertaining for a few hours.

u/barbolanero · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

Well, first things first: congrats on getting your Switch! Also, thanks for doing this giveaway, it's pretty cool from you.

Best advice I can give you: don't trust the guys that say that cartridges taste like candy... for some odd reason when the Switch first launched there was a trend of tasting the cartridges... apparently they taste awful. Apart from that, go in blind in the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, the game is about exploration and exploring it it's actually the best thing to do in the world. I'd love to be able to replay the game as if it was the first time.

In case you don't like Zelda, or even if you do and really like metroidvanias as well, go for Hollow Knight, the game is dirt cheap at $15 and it's an amazing game. Same as with Zelda, go in blind, I've been doing that and it's an amazing experience.

As for party games, you obviously have Mario Party, but Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has been the most succesful game for my friends and also for my wife's friends, there's just something to it.

The Switch's Eshop can be a bit chaotic to say the least, the indies are overflowing and it gets hard to find stuff that came out a while back, so try to wishlist everything you're mildly interested in, that way you can actually remember it exists. Trust me on that one. Also, for some odd reason thigns you buy don't dissapear from the wishlist, so do some clean up now and then.

As for protection: get a tempered glass for the screen, I've got this one AM Tempered glass on launch and the first one still looks like I've just applied it, so it's a great value.

Needless to say, get an SD card, a big one. It'll save you the trouble of swapping cartridges or even sd cards if you go for a smaller one.

Finally, enjoy the Switch to your heart's content, it's a great system and it has some amazing games. A not so hidden but sometimes hard to actually convince yourself to buy gem is Mario + Rabbids. I got it on an Ubisoft sale and can't believe what a great game it is.

As for offers, I do have like a bazzillion platinum points (well, maybe only 1000ish) on My Nintendo, in case you like any of the rewards just let me know.

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u/Lorben · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

It'll be possible but I don't think it would be realistic to have more than 2 people play at a time. It wouldn't work well if all 4 people spread across 4 want to play at the same time. Remember, this is a 6.2 inch screen we're talking about. If you wanted more than 2 people to play you would also need to buy additional controllers.

  • You'll want to make sure you get the newly revised Switch with better battery life.

    There's still some older model Switchs on the shelves, you want to make sure you get the new one.

    The old model box has a Switch and TV on a white background.

    The new model box has a Switch and TV on a red background.

    It's model number is HAC-001(-01), sometimes that's listed on the description if you're buying online.

  • Unless you're buying and packing more controllers you'll need to make sure whatever game(s) you get support single Joycon play.

    The Joycons on the Switch slide off to become two separate controllers, but since they don't have all the buttons of a regular controller not every game can be played with a single Joycon. There's a lot that can though, such as Mario Kart 8, Snipperclips, Kirby Star Allies, Super Smash Bros. If you need recommendations or aren't sure if a game supports single Joycon play I'm sure we can answer that for you.

  • The Switch can charge off a portable battery bank to make it last longer.

    However the charging port on the Switch is on the bottom, so if you have it standing up using the kickstand you won't be able to plug it in. You can get a stand to put it on which would both put it at a more comfortable height and make the charging port accessable.

    If you're not already bringing a battery bank with you on your trip you really should be. Couple things to note here.

    Most flights are going to limit you to a single battery with at most 100 watt hours and it has to be in your carry on luggage. 100 watt hours is typically gong to be 26800mAh.

    26800mAh would net you an additional 12 hours of play in addition to the built in battery in the older less efficient Switch. So that would definitely last you the whole flight. You could probably get away with a 10000mAh battery and have the Switch last the whole flight but that might be pushing it slightly.

    If the battery bank doesn't charge at at least 5v3a the Switch will use charge faster than the battery bank will supply it. It'll still extend the battery life because it'll be pulling power from the battery bank, but the charge % will still go down on the Switch. Again, if you have questions about specific banks we can answer them.
u/KoolAidMan00 · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I highly recommend a glass screen protector: https://www.amazon.com/amFilm-Tempered-Screen-Protector-Nintendo/dp/B01N3ASPNV/

Not only will this protect the Switch display but it makes the device feel much more premium like a smartphone.

The Pro Controller is excellent. I have two DualShock 4s (my least favorite), two XB1 controllers for my PC (love them), and IMHO the Switch Pro Controller is one of the best out there. Its a luxury purchase but its worthwhile if you put in as much time as I have.

As for indies, I own many on Steam and will be rebuying as many as I can justify on my Switch. I have Shovel Knight on four platforms and the Switch is my favorite place to play it.

I currently recommend Shovel Knight, Binding Of Isaac Afterbirth+, Gorgeous Explosion Machine, Thumper, Jackbox Party Pack 3, and GoNNER. In the future I'll be buying or rebuying Enter The Gungeon, Overcooked, Stardew Valley, Towerfall Ascension, Rocket League, DUCK GAME, Hollow Knight, pretty much anything I can justify buying twice on top of what I already have on Steam.

Going forward I'll prioritize indie purchases on Switch over Steam unless there is a multiplayer component I need for my PC gaming group or it just plays better with mouse and keyboard.

For non-indies I recommend Puyo Puyo Tetris and Disgaea 5, at least if you're a fan of competitive puzzle games or tactical RPGs. :)

Cheers

u/CuriousMapleTree · 5 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I'm going to copy and paste a comment I made on another post, maybe it will relate to you.

> I just bought a Switch last week and over the week bought BOTW, MM2, and MK8. I was torn between a PS4 and a Switch, but have been so happy with my decision.

>What I wanted to mention though, is how easy it is to get your X1 or PS4 controllers to work on the Switch. I'm not crazy about the joycons, and it was eating me up thinking I had to spend $89.99(cdn) to get a second controller (pro) so my friends and family could play when they are over.

>So i started looking for 3rd party controllers, which lead me to finding 8bitdo, which is a company that makes controllers across all gens of consoles, as well as lots of adapters and other gaming things.

>I bought this adapter for $25 and it will let you use your ps4, xbox, or other controllers on the Switch.

>This was perfect since I alread had two PS4 controllers for my PC. Once the adapter showed up the same day (thanks Amazon) it was as simple as plugging the USB adapter directly into the Switch, and hitting pair on the adapter, then the PS and share button on the controller, and boom, it worked just like that.

>Full rumble, full motion controls, and I get to keep using my favourite controllers on the Switch, with seemingly no compromises. :).

Long story short, if you already have controllers laying around that you like, you can save money by just getting an adapter for them. Once you do the super easy setup, it just works like a Switch controller with no more steps, so it doesn't get confusing. I see someone below recommend 8bitdo's version of the pro controller, and based on my experience with the company, that is probably a good purchase too.

edit: This is the link to the adapter. The quote didn't carry over the link.

One important thing to mention, I believe the adapter only works in docked mode, so there is a compromise. Though if you're playing handheld you likely have the joy cons attached anyway.

u/swissarmychris · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

For accessories, some kind of carrying case is probably a must-have unless you're planning to just use it at home. I don't have any specific recommendations, but there are plenty of them out there and they are all more or less fine. Pay attention to the size -- there are some larger cases that will have room for cables/AC adapter, and smaller ones that just fit the Switch + some games. Which one you go for is up to you.

Other accessories you might want are a screen protector (I'm using this one and it's great) and maybe a Pro Controller if you want a more comfortable docked experience. An SD card isn't necessary unless you plan to download a lot of games instead of buying carts. (Digital-only indie games are generally pretty small.)

The two Joy-con controllers (the things that attach to the sides of the tablet) can be held horizontally and used as independent controllers in a lot of local multiplayer games, so you can do multiplayer out of the box.

The Switch is pretty popular, so MK8DX has plenty of people playing. Zelda is extremely good, and is a perfect jumping-in point for the series. I highly recommend both games.

Some other good games that you might like, depending on your tastes:

  • Splatoon 2: A team-based shooter where you are trying to cover an arena with your team's color of ink. This is primarily online, and doesn't have local multiplayer.
  • Mario + Rabbids: A turn-based strategy game in the vein of XCOM, if you're familiar with that. It's fairly accessible, so if you like turn-based games or strategy games at all, you're probably enjoy this.
  • Snipperclips: A local multiplayer puzzle game where you and your partner cut your paper bodies into different shapes to solve puzzles.
u/JnRx03 · 1 pointr/ShouldIbuythisgame

As someone who's owned a Switch since launch, I say the joycon and comfort grip are fine i'll try to put this in sections.

Controller: You can try the pro controller, but in my experience with the two i've bought, I've found that the left stick if you flick it on direction it bounces back the other direction, you may not find this to be an issue right away, but it caused a lot of issues for me when playing Sonic Mania and other games that require quick stick movement.

Cases: If you can get your hand on the Zelda Special Edition case that'd be great, but otherwise [This](https://www.amazon.com/TAKECASE-Nintendo-Switch-Case-Microfiber-Guarantee /dp/B06XYPPJ6M/ref=pd_cp_63_3?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=RBHQCTFZSKGBBVMX8GZ2) and This seem to be pretty good hefty cases.

Also This protective slim case should serve as nice armor to protect it from scratches.

Games: Personally i'd reccomend, Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Splatoon 2 (my fav), Sonic Mania, Mario Kart 8, Snipperclips (if you have someone to play with), these are all games I mostly enjoy, i'd recommend ARMS as well, but i found the game more frustrating than fun.


Screen Protector: This one shall do they're all mostly the same, just different price points and popularity, the on difference between some is tempered glass vs plastic.

I say always go with Tempered glass, unless you prefer the plastic for one reason or another

u/Saxophobe · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

Similar to you, but for the carrying case there is a much better one. (Nintendo's own one is too soft, so the thumb-sticks are a bit vulnerable in there from getting bashed). While I love the stand feature on it, I hardly ever use that, as there are better ways of doing it where you can access the cable from underneath, like you can with the separate foldaway stands. Also, there's not much room in Nintendo's case to carry any extra stuff (so is no good for the stand, and not even enough room to carry so much as a charging cable).

I've bought and tried quite a few different pouch and accessory combinations in order to solve this, and the best case so far out of all of them is the Orzly Hard Pouch Carrying Case (as there's tones of extra joy-con room aswell as room for lots of extra stuff like cables, games, battery pack, etc, aswell as my foldaway stand).

It's also padded extremely well on the inside whilst being a hard shell on the outside. Yet they've done all that whilst doing an exceptionally good job of being the most space conscious on the inside compared to all the other ones I've used, whilst also not making it too big on the outside.

And the best foldaway stand by far is this one...

BEST STAND:

https://www.amazon.com/Multi-Angle-Nintendo-Switch-Lamicall-Playstand/dp/B01LZAYH58

So the best case for it to fit in with the switch and everything else inside that I use 100% of the time is this one...

BEST CASE:

https://www.amazon.com/Orzly-Carry-Compatible-Nintendo-Switch/dp/B01NAUKS62






u/CallMeMalice · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

(1) I prefer Estore games for three reasons:

() you can't lose the game(tied to your account)

() you don't have to carry the game with you

() you don't waste time switching out the cartridge

Also, I've seen some comparisons that say that games installed on switch/sd have a bit faster loading times, but that's a minor thing.

Some games can be found cheaper on cartridge though, and you can resell the cartridge.

Plus, you can create e.g. japanese eshop account to buy games not available in europe/usa.

(2) Depends on the game and your connection.

(3) I got this glass protector( https://www.amazon.com/Nintendo-Switch-Protector-amFilm-Tempered/dp/B01N3ASPNV ) which is something you're probably going to need, since switch has plastic screen. You get two for ~10$, I have no use for the second one lol. Don't know about the "shock" protection and I try not to scratch it anyway. It's a bit thicker(it's a glass after all), but does not interfere with dock or anything.

(4) I haven't noticed anything out of ordinary. The bummer is that you need to power your switch in the dock in order to display it on other screen(or at least I had this issue), so if you get your dock, be sure to take usb-c charger as well. You might want to check out the mini-docks that came out recently.

(5) BOTW is great, but there are many other great games. I love Slaptoon 2, there is Has Been Heroes which is quite nice, Mario Kart 8 and Disgaea 5 are also great(the latter has demo at eshop). Snipperclips are fun to play with anyone. There are other games depending on what you want, and more are coming. BOTW is great game though, definitely must have.

No games or apps built in.

u/ShaneHaleyPhoto · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

Along with what Joshua said, I'm a huge fan of Death Squared and Human Fall Flat. I play with friends and we have a blast, we love the humor of the games and are always laughing at what everyone's doing in the games. Puyo Puyo Tetris is a great single or multiplayer puzzle game. Astro Bears Party is a quick, fun multiplayer game, I picked mine up on sale for under a dollar. All offline.

Crash Bandicoot is a difficult 2.5D platformer, if you haven't played and are into that. I like it, some levels do get a bit frustrating. Snake Pass is one of my favorite games, you control a snake and it very much relies on weird controls and puzzles you have to figure out, based on the weird controls. If you like Portal, you'll love Chromagun. It's like Portal but with colors. Celeste is a death-happy, 2D platformer with the difficulty set on hard. If you want a challenge, Celeste is your game. All offline, all single player.

Online - I just started playing Fortnite and Rocket League, both seem pretty fun so far. Fortnite is a free download, too!

I travel a lot and LOVE this case. It's super small, it has 8 game pouches(and you can probably double up games in each pouch
too), hardshell, water resistant, looks nice and sleek, and I feel safe with it. I'm also just not an accessory person though -- I have just my switch, 3 physical games, thumb grips(like these)(totally unnecessary, just a personal preference), a screen protector(I've heard putting the switch in/out of the dock can scratch the screen), and that case. The case also came with an accessories pouch, but I've never used it.

u/wchill · 4 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Copy pasted from the project site... https://switch.chilly.codes/

Q: What is this?

A: A side project that I've been working on since March 2018. You can think of it as a Twitch Plays Switch with some nifty features.

Q: Why did you make this?

A: I was bored. Also, I wanted an easy way to use OpenCV to control the Switch, like this guy.

Q: How does it work?

A: At its core, it takes input either from a locally connected controller or via network and relays it to a Nintendo Switch over USB. I used this project and this project as a base and grafted on everything else. Frankly, very little of the original projects remain.

Currently, I've used the network support to add input support for Twitch/Mixer chat and for a webpage where players can control the Switch via a gamepad.

I'll be writing up more documentation on the workings of this project at a later date.

Q: How does gamepad support work?

A: Plug in a controller into your computer, go to the gamepad control page, press a button to activate it, and you're set! You can request a turn by clicking on the controller image. Each turn lasts 20 seconds unless you are the only person waiting for a turn, in which case you will keep your turn after 20 seconds until someone else requests one. Note that chat can and will mess with your inputs!

Q: How does chat work:

A: Works like you'd expect it to. You can also press buttons simultaneously instead of just one after another. Read the project site for more details.

Q: What makes this better than \<insert other implementation here\>?

A: There are a lot of modifications I've made to mine that aren't present in other versions.

  • User friendly, minimal config desktop software.
  • I've modified the controller to appear as an officially licensed Nintendo Switch HORIPAD instead of a hacked Pokken Tournament Pad like other implementations. There's no change in features, but the hardware emulation is much more accurate.
  • In case the desktop software crashes, the Switch turns off, or the hardware is disconnected, the hardware can recover by simply using the software to reconnect. A sync protocol is in place that brings the hardware into a known state.
  • The hardware's firmware buffers an input frame and checks it for data integrity via a fast algorithm before sending it to the Switch, so a crash will never cause random buttons to be pressed. Other implementations naively trust the input sent by the software and are susceptible to this problem.
  • Input packets are synchronized to the Switch's poll rate in hardware. All commands are mapped to one or more input packets with a certain number of wait frames before the next input packet is processed, so this is as close to TAS as you can get. Most other implementations do not do this and rely on hacks like sleeping for 100ms on the computer side, which can cause variable latency (OS timers are not guaranteed to be accurate) and desyncs for TAS.
  • Easier debugging. I've written some code that stubs out the firmware's AVR-specific calls and replaces them with implementations that allow the firmware to be run on desktop. When used in conjunction with something like socat, developers can quickly test out changes to the firmware without having to reflash the hardware.
  • Other implementations usually only support one input source. By using a TCP server, input commands can be sent from many different clients or feeder sources. This also makes testing very easy since all that is needed to send test inputs is something like netcat.
  • As far as I know, no other "Twitch Plays" project has ever allowed users to use controllers.
  • Chat commands and modifications to gamepad support can be added/modified while the project is running and can be modified in most cases without ever touching code!
u/ikilledschrodiescat · 1 pointr/ShouldIbuythisgame

Hey!

> Does your boyfriend enjoy buying physical copies of the games or are electronic copies fine?

Personally, I buy electronic versions for environmental reasons and so I have a 128GB microSD card. You can probably get a good deal on that given Black Friday. If you don’t have environmental reservations, I would say go with physical copies and a 32 or 64GB card because your bf can sell the game if he’s done with it. You can’t return electronic copies or sell them, so you’re kinda stuck with them forever.

> Switch V1 or V2?

Tbh, I wouldn’t recommend getting the second Switch only for the fact that you cannot remove the controllers. Having V1 off the bat allows your bf to pop the controllers off for 2 player games, the Switch Lite or V2 doesn’t allow that... and it’s something to consider imo. To me, Nintendo is all about playing with friends so I definitely enjoy being able to share immediately. This also removes the need for buying a separate controller.

> Games?

Classic many player games are Mario Kart and Super Smash Bros, closely followed by Mario Party. However, if your bf enjoys single player games, Zelda Breath of the Wild and Mario Odyssey are fantastic.

If you also wanna join in and play with him, I would suggest Overcooked 1 and 2. They’re amazing games and I know many nongamers that got hooked on these two games.

> Accessories?

I recommend getting a bag. You can buy something like this. It’s slim and perfect for carrying the Switch in his backpack.

If you have any questions, I got you! ;)

u/that_90s_guy · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Not OP, but I'm pretty confident he/she is talking about either the Hori wired switch pro controller, or the PowerA wired switch pro controller, since both of them cost about $25 USD, and they are both officially licensed by Nintendo.

However, I strongly recommend you reconsider if you'll be using them for Smash. I've used both of them at work, and honestly speaking...the quality is solid. Sure, they both feel light and cheap, but honestly speaking the finish is pretty darn good for the price. The only major quality con I see is they both have a fair share of hardware issues, with controllers that randomly stop working after some time, thus their low rating on Amazon despite high sales numbers.

The thing that will probably get you though is how bad the controls are for smash, and that if you're going for quality, you just wont beat the Pro Controller. I actually kinda went in depth about this in my other response to you as well above here, but basically, I'm pretty confident that had I bought these cheaper alternatives for Smash, and then tried the Pro Controller, I'd have regretted my decision horribly...

u/Allaakmar · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Here’s my loadout:

First, I like being able to play in tabletop mode as I like having the joycons removed and separated while I play on the go, I carry the straps (though I removed the strap part so it’s just a way to add extra width to the joycons) and this tablet stand because I do like the normal one.

Next up, I use a portable USB-C charger with a PD port on it. I used to use a third party Switch charger since I’m not using it to dock, but I like having the option to charge my phone as well.

Finally, I use a case to carry everything in. The normal slim ones definitely aren’t enough, so I use one like this that fits everything so I can have everything on the go in a compact space.

TLDR: I keep a tablet stand, joycon straps, and a portable charger in a large case for when I’m on the go with my Switch. None of these are must haves, but I enjoy them all.

P.S.
One ESSENTIAL accessory is a screen protector. I got a small scratch on my bezel from my dock and it still bugs me I didn’t get a screen protector immediately. It baffles me that there’d be a design flaw like that, but it happens.

Finally, a lot of people like the Satisfye grips. While I’ve never found them necessary, a lot of people have. It would also be worth getting the bundle with the carrying case since it wouldn’t fit in a normal one.

Hope this helps or gives you some ideas of what you might want.

u/Slamdunkin48 · 3 pointsr/Switch

The switch definitely has the possibility for many accessories. I'll link all the stuff I've bought at the end because I would recommend all of them

There is built in storage but not enough. I will recommend any micro SD card that's either 64 or 128 gb depending on how many games you plan on downloading. If you're going mostly mobile eshop games would definitely be more convenient.

As for other items, I love my pro controller but its not a necessity. I also only use it at home so it might not be for you.

You need a case for it, no two ways about it. The good news is that they are pretty cheap. There's cases that just carry the console, that carry the console and some extras, and that carry pretty much everything you could want to carry. Unless you're taking the dock often, I would just suggest a case with some extra storage.

I'd suggest a battery bank. There are a million options out there, and most of it has to do with cost. Just buy a size you like from a trusted brand like anker, ravpower, or aukey.

You also need a screen protector, because the plastic screen is not exactly durable. Anything works, but I would recommend tempered glass.

Case

Micro SD

Pro Controller

Battery Bank

Screen Protector

u/Smitty2017 · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

This one is the one i use now and the best one I found after trying several.
It’s extremely slim and lightweight, has a soft screen protector tab inside (with places to store game cards), but no b.s. like straps or anything to stop you from getting your switch out nice and easy. It’s a nice prime knit fabric with hardened edges and corners for protection.

You really should take a look; I love it and I throw my switch in this case and take my switch to the office everyday to play. Really easy to put away and pull out, plenty of protection, super slim.


Ultra Slim Carrying Case Fit for Nintendo Switch, tomtoc Original Patent Portable Hard Shell Travel Case Pouch Protective Cover, 10 Game Cartridges, Military Level Protection, Gray https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07C3Z8FFC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_mZSXDb6YQ5BG3

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u/Chokaay · 2 pointsr/Switch

I think most of your questions depend on how you plan to use your Switch. For me, 99.9% of the time I use it in handheld mode, so accessories important for my usage are different than someone who primarily uses it in docked mode.

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u/pxlsquid · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

i got both too, and my switch pro controller just collects dust. honestly never thought i would prefer a third party controller to a first party one but here we are. so much stuff i play on switch warrants a good d-pad and that $70 pro controller just ain't got it.

another suggestion is that if you have and prefer something like a ps4 controller, you can use that with your switch. these adapters will let you use pretty much any controller with the switch. i used the Mayflash one and it works like a charm. until i got the 8bitdo using a ps4 controller to play Mario Maker 2 was the next best thing.

https://www.amazon.com/Mayflash-Magic-NS-Wireless-Controller-Nintendo/dp/B079B5KHWQ/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=mayflash&qid=1568552050&s=gateway&sr=8-3

https://www.amazon.com/Wireless-Bluetooth-Adapter-Nintendo-Switch-Raspberry/dp/B0786JC6VW/ref=pd_cp_147_4?pd_rd_w=BvzBp&pf_rd_p=ef4dc990-a9ca-4945-ae0b-f8d549198ed6&pf_rd_r=45RBA7XJDXQ2Y0ZE3NZN&pd_rd_r=e593b97d-6628-4850-adba-e4166120a4fb&pd_rd_wg=WlqTd&pd_rd_i=B0786JC6VW&psc=1&refRID=45RBA7XJDXQ2Y0ZE3NZN

u/thewintersoldieramc · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

It is really up to you to make the decision, I, myself, have young nephews, my mom ran a daycare for many years, and I started gaming from an early age. The Switch has parental control features that will help you out. Moderation will be key and tailoring their time towards their behavior is a good way to keep them behaving well. I think they can enjoy it at their age, but sharing and discipline will be key.

I'll go with accessories first, screen protector is no 1 buy for young kids and expensive products.


https://www.amazon.com/amFilm-Tempered-Screen-Protector-Nintendo/dp/B01N3ASPNV/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?s=videogames&ie=UTF8&qid=1511199334&sr=1-1-spons&keywords=switch+screen+protector&psc=1

A travel case and possible grips would also do you well. Other things like the wheel are more game dependent and preference dependent.

As for games, Mario Kart and Mario Odyssey are great choices right out of the gate. Cars 3 driven to win is also a competent racing game. Lego games are also good choices Here is a link to commonsensemedia, take it with a grain of salt and look more at the content than the suggested ages.

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/reviews/category/game/platform/nintendo-switch-66151


Hope some of this helps!

Edit: grammar and new link

u/imest58 · 0 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

#1 Suggestion, buy your girlfriend her own switch. This will give you 2 more Joycons for 4 player action in Mario Party. Too many great games to share one console.

#2 Buy a pro controller, get one that is a special edition (Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Smash Bros., etc.) as the original has D Pad issues.

#3 Buy Physical copies of games when available, or if you have to buy digital wait for a sale.

#4 Register with my.nintendo.com and start earning gold coins. These gold coins can be used to get discount on digital games.

#5 Xenoblade Chronicles 2 <- A must!

#6 DeadCells if you are a rouge/metrovania lover.

#7 Purchase a carrying case protection

#8 Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild is a great game, but you need the Amiibos to get exclusive gear. Get these NFC to get the full experience and save you cash!

There is always more info that can be helpful, but the best advise is to enjoy the system the way you want and not what anyone else says. GLHF!

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P.S. Name 4 renaissance painters.

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Name the Teenage Mutant Turtles. See you did know :p

u/IwataFan · 3 pointsr/nintendo

With screen protectors you really want to go with tempered glass. Starter kits are a nice deal, but you do get what you pay for when it comes to screen protectors; such is life.

For a screen protector, I along with the rest of Reddit it seems have settled upon this screen protector as being the absolute best. I even had Best Buy Geek Squad install it to virtually guarantee proper installation, and it looks absolutely fantastic. I had the chance to play for a few weeks without it and personally think it actually makes the screen look better.

For a case I would go the RDS Industries route and get either this or even this larger case that can fit all the related Switch accessories.

u/mundozeo · 12 pointsr/Switch

Be mindful of what accessories you personally need. People needs are different. The only global accessories that seem to be useful to everyone:


  1. A screen protector. This applies to pretty much any tablet accessory where the screen is not covered by design (like the 3DS clam shell). This is the one I got and it works well ($9.00):

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N3ASPNV/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o09_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1


  2. A carrying case. Being portable, odds are you will want to take it out at some point. Seeing it's an expensive piece of hardware, it makes sense to have a case to put everything in it for protection. You can buy the neat ones with colors and crazy designs and space, but for me, this basic one works perfectly fine ($13.00):

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06X97FLWF/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1


  3. An extra charger. Unless you already have a Type C charger, you will likely want to get one. Usually goes for $15.00.

    https://www.amazon.com/Charger-CHOETECH-Included-Nintendo-Supported/dp/B017I7EX46/ref=sr_1_8?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1506098286&sr=1-8&keywords=switch+charger


  4. If, and ONLY if you plan to get your games digitally, you WILL want an additional memory card. The one I paste below has enough space for at least 20 games given the average game space that we've seen so far (BoTW takes 14 GB, but Mario Odyssey takes 5.5 Gb, so in average, it evens out.). Note this is only the games you can have installed at a time, you can always remove one or more if you want to download another one, and games you purchase digitally will always be available for re download as long as the eshop exists.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00V62XBQQ/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o09_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1


    Any other accessory should REALLY be considered on a need-to basis. Not everyone needs a pro controller (depending on the games you play, I've been fine without it with only BoTW, Mario Kart, Fate/Extella and Mario+Rabbids.), and not everyone needs an extra, improved stand/dock.

    Finally, do some research on what games you will actually want to play. What I've seen is that games on the switch are NOT cheap, and unless you have extra disposable income, buying a game you don't really play can lower your overall appreciation of the system. Not only that, but because releases are sparse at the moment, it's easier to jump into the hype in order to keep using your shiny new hardware. Though that really applies to any console.
u/elichondo · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

Hello, I literally just got my Switch yesterday! I'm assuming your son is ~10 years old. Hopefully this can help;

  1. "Updates" only took 1 minute for me. I'm unsure if the console was already up-to-date to a certain point, but updating was practically instant. Same with my Super Mario Odyssey update, took an extra 1 minute. So 2 minutes total doing updates and then I was playing a game.
  2. I highly recommend one. I got the tempered glass amFilm one from Amazon. Really nice screen protector and you get two for ~$10, this one specifically: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N3ASPNV/
  3. I personally recommend a rubber TPU case for the switch/joycons, this is the one I bought: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0716KM5BB/

    I recommend the rubber case because it'll protect the device itself from small drops and scuffs that can occur if the user of the device isn't careful. I'm in my early 20's and I'm extremely careful with my phones(haven't dropped any phones for about 3-4 years now).

    I bought this rubber case for my Switch just in case someone else is using it and drops it. The console and joycons all have their own rubber piece, but the joycons can still snap onto the Switch, however the Switch cannot dock into the TV Dock enclosure with the rubber case on. So if your son wants to play on the TV constantly then this case isn't worth the hassle in my opinion.

u/WHATDAYISITMIKE · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Definitely get a case for your switch. I got this one and really like the designs plus it comes with game cases for you switch.

It only holds the switch, 8 games, and then a small pouch to put the joy con straps in. I literally bought this so I could not worry about it falling off of a table or me dropping it or anything like that. Its great for just carrying it around from room to room. Definitely protect your investment.

I would also get a tempered glass screen protector. The switch can scratch if you are not careful removing it from the dock. The glass I bought literally had one of the best screen protector application directions/processes I have ever had to use.

Welcome to the switch club my friend

Case link:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06Y2JCVNP/ref=twister_B01N14XHML?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

Tempered glass link:
https://www.amazon.com/amFilm-Tempered-Screen-Protector-Nintendo/dp/B01N3ASPNV/ref=sr_1_3?s=videogames&ie=UTF8&qid=1502991731&sr=1-3&keywords=switch+tempered+glass

u/bigylittle · 4 pointsr/NintendoSwitch
  • Screen Protector. I suggest a tempered glass screen protector
  • SD Card. Dpending on how committed you are to digital vs. physical, a 64gb or 128gb should hold you over. Wait for them to go on sale, they go on sale pretty often.
  • Carrying case. I recommend the ButterFox carrying cases, they come in different sizes so pick one that suits you.
  • A stand. By stand I mean something that will hold your Switch and provide access to the USB port for charging. Some recommend the Hori play stand, for me that's a bit too bulky and went with one meant for cellphones, works wonders.
  • Portable battery pack, look for ones with at least 2.1A output to sustain gameplay when charging.
  • Pro controller, it's essential on most games, literally night and day from the joy cons. I suggest getting the Xenoblade version because it has an updated D-Pad that the original has.
  • Another dock, theres a lot of controversy here. There are 3rd party options out there they have been noted as dangerous to your Switch and may brick it and render it useless. From my experience, I've had great success with the Nyko dock and the Best Buy Insignia dock, use these at your own risk. You could play it safe and buy another official Nintendo dock. it's not as cheap however.

    Links for all the items I got for your reference:
    Screen Protector
    Memory Card
    Case
    Stand
    Battery Pack
    Pro Controller
    Nyko Dock

u/avilash · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

I got myself a Multi-Angle Stand to play in tabletop mode, specifically because I was playing games with motion control, but I also found it to be better for longer play sessions in general since it allows you to use a pro controller (or joy con in the grip), and also it makes charging while playing less intrusive than attempting to use a device tethered to a cord.
The built in stand is definitely rubbish, as it really only works on a solid flat, smooth surface. Even one bump or curve and it won't stand. I like the stand I linked since I can have it sitting on a couch cushion and it will still hold it up fine (until a cat decides to jump onto the same cushion). It also allows for going into portrait mode for games where you'd want to do so (e.g. pinball, shoot em ups, old arcade classics, etc.)


Speaking of motion controls, for what little I tried them on Warframe I enjoyed how they felt. I'd definitely recommend turning motion controls on.

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u/ElementaryHufflepuff · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

If you plan on playing it in table top mode, get a good stand, as the built in one leaves much to be desired. I have the Hori one linked below, which has been good, but I plan on upgrading to an aluminum one.
https://www.amazon.com/Compact-Playstand-Nintendo-Switch-Officially-Licensed/dp/B01N9RTMWS/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1519660340&sr=8-4&keywords=nintendo+stand+switch

Also, if you plan on playing docked, you need a pro controller. I have found that the range of movement on the joycon analog sticks leaves much to be desired.

The system is an Indie power house and I love it. If you are in to Rougelites like Gungeon, there is always Binding of Isaac and Darkest Dungeon. Stardew Valley is amazing and is one of my personal favorites. People will recommend Golf Story, but i personally couldn't get into it. If you are into Minecraft, I would recommend Steamworld Dig 2, its a 2D Mining/Metroidvania that surpassed every expectation I had. Runner 3 is going through the certification process, but that's another indie I can't wait for.

u/tacomuchojose · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

I would like to get one of these carrying bags for my Switch because I have a lot of accessories for the Switch and more coming but I'm not sure which one is better. I would like to go with this one ($57.18 CAN) since it is cheaper than this one ($69.99 CAN) but I'm not sure if I would be giving up anything essential. Can anyone with either one of these weigh in with their opinion? Just for reference I'll be carrying the following in the bag:

  • 1 Switch tablet
  • 4 Joy Cons
  • 1 Pro Controller
  • 1 Dock
  • 1 HDMI Cable
  • 1 AC adapter
  • 1 Pokeball Plus
  • 1 Switch Gamecube Controller adapter
  • 1 Joy Con Grip
  • 2 Gamecube Controllers

    Thanks to anyone that can help!
u/forestminish · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

It’s really honestly recommended to use one. If your Switch gets scratched or scuffed over the years, you’ll be SO glad it’s on a protector and not the actual screen.

I promise the tempered glass ones are super easy to put on and they are made to not bubble easily. They are only about $8 and it’s a very worthwhile investment. It comes off pretty easily so even if you did mess up, you can take it off without ruining your screen.

You could probably even buy one at Best Buy or another tech store and ask someone there to help you put it on if you didn’t want to do it yourself.

u/SlashGames · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I really recommend Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Both games are some of the greatest in their respective series, and are outstanding games overall. I also highly recommend a tempered glass screen protector, like this one. If you're interested in multiplayer games, Mario Kart and Smash Bros are the best you'll get.

u/roytoy1678 · 0 pointsr/nintendo

Things that you will require:




Screen protector. The switch has a plastic screen. It will scratch incredibly easily. Don't buy the el cheapo film style protectors. Get a glass screen protector. You can get a two pack of them on amazon for under 10 bucks. Vastly superior to film screen protectors.

Carrying case. IMO, there are two non negotiable things a switch case needs. First, it needs good rigidity. With the DS line, you could get away with a soft case. The clamshell design is fairly impervious to damage in any kind of case. Not so with the switch. You want something that is hard, so it will resist squishing in a backpack, or whatever. It needs to hold the switch in place inside the case rattling around will damage the device over time.

The second thing it absolutely needs is molded cutouts behind where the triggers are. A case that's flat under the switch will press on the triggers when it's in there, and wear it out. You will get many suggestions. Most of them are badly designed or way overpriced. This is the best case for the money. It's super solid, holds 8 games, secures the unit, and has the cutouts.

https://www.amazon.com/Nintendo-Switch-Game-Traveler-Deluxe-Travel/dp/B01MY9JB2U

You'll also want a micro SD. If you're gonna buy physical games, a 32 or 64 should be fine. If you're buying digital, get the biggest card you can afford.


Things you probably want



Buy a good usb-c cable. I recommend Anker brand. Cheap cords are a crapshoot. Not all are standard compliant, and can damage your device

Thumbstick caps. The stick caps as is are frankly shit. I bought a pack of rubber caps for like 4 bucks 100% improvement.

If you're planning to play a lot of Mariokart, get the plastic wheels. They're cheap, and they're cool.

If you want an external controller, I'd advise not buying the official pro controller. 8bitdo.com is currently making a switch compatible controller with gyro, rumble, and usb-c charging. It will be out before the holidays. You can get one of their current controllers for like 40 bucks. It lacks rumble or gyro, but it's a great alternative for games that don't need those. A little small though. The upcoming SNES 30 Pro model looks awesome. I'd advise you to wait for it to drop and check out reviews. The nintendo pro controller is badly designed and super overpriced.

And a plastic folding tablet stand is very useful for tabletop mode. I use one all the time.




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u/CoryBoehm · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

ANY Tempered Glass screen protector will work well. Personally I have Orzly on my Switch but have used Spigen on phones in the past. Both are top notch and have been doing screen protectors for handheld electronics forever.

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The Docks Bands can also help ensure the Switch is not coming into contact with the dock, especially if you have younger kids.

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The other big accessory to consider early on is a hard sided carrying case. Anyone will do. Personally I have the Hori Tough Pouch. Being a step ahead means if for some reason the Switch is leaving the house there is at least a carrying case ready.

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If you know the Switch will be used on long road trips, etc. a battery pack like Ravpower 26800 PD is also great to have around put is much more optional.

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In terms of the SD card, I have had my Switch since launch, have about 12 games now and buy physical cartridges when possible. I have still not exceeded the built in memory and needed an SD card. That said if you are buying one only buy from Best Buy or Amazon and if buying make sure you aren't buying from a third part seller. Also look for a UHS-I or UHS-II card (UHS = Ultra high speed). Sandisk and Samsung are two more reputable brands. In terms of size, go with the largest size that doesn't make your wallet scream as this is something you want to buy only once if possible.

u/talkinmyface · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

https://www.amazon.com/Nintendo-Switch-Game-Traveler-Deluxe-System/dp/B01N23OP50/ref=sr_1_10/145-9781408-3087933?ie=UTF8&qid=1519561659&sr=8-10&keywords=nintendo+switch+case I have this carrying case if you are in the market for one. Super heavy duty, comes with a mesh bag that has two Micro SD card holders and two game holders that each hold 4 cartridges each. It can also carry the switch, dock, cables, joycon grip, and anything else you want to throw in there. You can usually find it at target or Best Buy for ~$30 USD. As for controllers... joy cons are easy to order online through Nintendo or you can get them at Target/Walmart or anywhere that has a video game section. As for holding case, I have this heavy duty grip case. I have dropped my switch before and it’s been perfectly fine with this thing on, so I definitely recommend it. https://www.amazon.com/gp/slredirect/picassoRedirect.html/ref=pa_sp_btf_aps_sr_pg1_2?ie=UTF8&adId=A0148261R5SAG6IFJ04X&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FMumba-Nintendo-Switch-Rubberized-release%2Fdp%2FB071ZRM6C1%2Fref%3Dsr_1_19_sspa%2F145-9781408-3087933%3Fie%3DUTF8%26qid%3D1519561659%26sr%3D8-19-spons%26keywords%3Dnintendo%2Bswitch%2Bcase%26psc%3D1%26smid%3DA1D6JCE5X9R16U&qualifier=1519561659&id=8600541413204391&widgetName=sp_btf
Also, a screen protector is recommended to prevent your screen getting scratched when you dock the console.

Don’t get too addicted to BOTW! XD

Edit: Also, all you have to do to charge your controllers is connect them to the switch while it’s docked.

u/Npakaderm · 4 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

The kickstand is nearly useless but there's a very inexpensive accessory that addresses the issue you mentioned and gives you some more flexibility to get the switch up at a better angle for your neck/back anyway. I am sure you're aware of this, and this doesn't invalidate your criticism but I think the kickstand was likely kind of an afterthought and it's nice to have in a pinch. Amazon link to item

Nintendo is exceptionally good at getting people to buy extras for their consoles, whether first party or third party. I have a closet full of random plastic holders for Wii controllers that were arguably completely unnecessary but for some reason I thought playing Wii Sports with a fake tennis racket was more fun. Not to mention the earlier gameboys, I had so much shit strapped to my OG gameboy that Nintendo arguably could have built into the device (light, better speakers, battery packs, etc) too. This is how Nintendo has always done it.

Edit: forgot to link to the accessory I bought to address the kickstand issue. Added.

u/Tallyburger · 1 pointr/AmiiboCanada

Awesome!!!
This is the one I want to get. It's not specifically game related, but it's clean and simple. I also like this a lot, but the shipping cost is $50 USD for that alone... lol

I did place an order for both, shipping to me here in Canada. I am trying to work my magic and get them to give me free shipping though lol In the end, if Amazon.ca or BB gets it, I'll cancel either way. Just wish there was some more pictures of what that bigger bag looks like.

u/qwertylerqw · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Well, good luck adjusting to Nintendo’s button layout!

If you’re wanting some game recommendations then you can’t go wrong with the popular ones. BotW and Mario Odyssey are fantastic singleplayer games, and Splatoon 2 and Mario Katy 8 are fantastic multiplayer games. The console exclusives are a great place to start

It’s also recommended that you have a screen protector because some users had issues with the dock scratching the screen. amFilm is a commonly recommended brand.

Other than that, the pro controller is great, especially because it’s a more traditional controller like the Xbox controller.

u/Viney1 · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

I would recommend getting a charging dock for the Joy Con if you'll have more than the base 2 pairs. The only way to charge the Joy Con is to have it connected to the system and in the dock (or the expensive charging grip). With a charging dock like (https://www.gamestop.com/nintendo-switch/accessories/nintendo-switch-joy-con-charging-dock/141872) here, for example, you can pop up to 4 joy con in there easily and charge them at any time.

Also, if they won't be playing the Switch docked and you want extra protection, there is a heavy duty rubberized hard case cover to protect it from drops. https://www.amazon.com/Mumba-Nintendo-Switch-Heavy-Rubberized-release/dp/B071ZRM6C1 <- like the one shown here.

Another thing to mention is that if you're looking for traditional controllers, you could buy 3rd party ones now for much cheaper than the pro controller (although the Pro controller is king). First option could be a cable for $16 that allows you to use your other console controllers with the Switch. https://www.amazon.com/FastSnail-Controller-Converter-Controllers-Compatible/dp/B073ZFPJLQ

The other options are about $30 and luckily come in many styles, but the only caveat is that they are wired, like the one I'll mention next.
https://www.amazon.com/Wired-Controller-Plus-Super-Nintendo-Switch/dp/B075DNGDWM

Aside from that info, only other thing I'd say is that the physical game cartridges are small, about same size as a 3DS cartridge, so you'll have to plan that out accordingly. ;)

Good luck, Santa!

u/Igno_ · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

There are only a few updates right out of the box, and they dont' take long at all. I didn't get my console on a big holiday, however, so depending on how many people are trying to connect to Nintendo's servers on Christmas, it might take significantly longer.

A screen protector is very nice to have. I haven't got one myself, but I plan on getting one. Until then, I'm just very careful when docking/undocking my console.

For accessories, it depends. If you travel a lot or on a regular basis, a traveling case is definitely worth it. I got this one, and it's great. It's a tad bigger than the one found on Nintendo's website (even though it is an official Nintendo product), and comes with two four-cartridge cases and two SD card cases.
Depending on what games he has, your son might also want a pro controller. I got the $70 one here, but there is a cheaper $30 option if you really want it (but personally I wouldn't recommend it). I primarily use my pro controller for MK8D and Splatoon 2.
The last major accessory you might want is an SD card. Depending on how many games he wants to download as opposed to using a physical copy, an SD card might be worth it. I think the best option is a microSDXC UHS-I card, but I don't remember. The size depends on how much money you can spend and how many games you wanna download. I wouldn't really go for anything below 64GB, but that's just me.

u/narf1998 · 5 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I really enjoyed having it on the plane, made the time go by quicker. I rarely take my switch anywhere, hardly ever play in handheld mode, so I take the opportunity to play indie games and other mobile-ish games , completed Bulb Boy on my last flight. I definitely would recommend a carrying case if you're concerned about the system.

Depending on your seats, a stand might really come in handy. I used the fairly popular Stand from amazon. Worked really well on the seat in front of me and was pretty stable even in mild turbulence. Picture

I do find that games with motion kinda jack me up. Played MK8 and got a headache after a little while.

u/Stubrochill17 · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I got the blue BOTW case kit. I pretty much use only the case (not the ear buds, joy con grips, etc), but I really like the case. I’m able to fit my own ear buds, charge cable and a wall charger in the mesh pocket. It holds 12 cartridges (so 13 with one in the switch itself) and you could easily throw more in the mesh pocket. I normally would have gotten something a little cheaper, but I wanted to treat myself and I really like the blue that matches Link’s BOTW blue.

PDP Nintendo Switch Zelda Breath of the Wild Starter Kit with Travel Case, Screen Protector, Joy Con Guards and Earbuds, 500-026 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MT8XY4V/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_jEhYzbYDNJ26B

u/mynfpacc · 4 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

congratz dude!

I highly recommend a tempered glass screen protector as well! Someone already linked the screen protector from amFilm,it's the one I use as well and it's really great!

There have been some reports that people got their screens scratched by simply getting the Switch out of its dock. So having a screen protector should be your number one priority.

Honestly, you don't need anything else, at least not right now.

If you do feel like you'll often take the switch with you when you head out then by all means get a travel case as well. Hold off on getting any extra joycon or pro controller. Both aren't exactly cheap, I'd hold off on them unless you really need them.

And just for your interest, the switch is not region locked.

Which means, if you want to buy anything from the nintendo e-shop then check out this site beforehand. https://eshop-prices.com/?currency=EUR

This site compares all the prices for a title through all the different e-shops.

You can simply go on the nintendo website and change your country in the websites settings. Then you have to re-log into your nintendo account on your switch and then you can proceed to directly buy the game through the other nations e-shop.

I've gotten several games for super cheap that way.

u/vaughner · 3 pointsr/Switch

Not if you do it right.

Not sure if this is allowed but here is an Amazon link to the glass protector that I have. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N3ASPNV/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_Z1EhAbRY2ZRJ5

It was easy to install. It came with all the necessary materials to ensure the screen is clean prior to installation. It also has two protectors in the pack so is a very nice deal.

Just take your time doing the installation. Make sure you follow the instructions. Like doing it in a bathroom after running the hot shower for a few minutes. The high humidity prevents dust from floating in the air as well.

u/Veetea · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

Ha, a couple of us must've ordered from the same production run -- I also received my pouch today, and was going to take some pictures till the OP beat me to it.

 

Though I already have this PDP case, I impulse ordered Waterfield's Switch pouch as soon as I saw a photo. I know folks gravitate toward the City Slicker from Waterfield, but I prefer something slimmer -- I don't need protection from dropping it on the ground, just a stylish, sturdy case to carry the thing around with.

 

And that's exactly what this case is. Especially in waxed canvas, it's just a beauty. I hardly adds much size to the Switch, though the pocket gives enough room for two extra Joy-Con, straps, cables, games or what have you. Really impressed by the little touches, like the fur-like main compartment lining, and the yellow textured fabric inside the accessories pocket. Granted, this thing is pricey -- in comparison, the PDP case was low-priced and totally serviceable, but feels definitively cheap in person (and doesn't look quite as nice as it does in photos).

 

Between this and the awesome industrial design of the Switch itself, being a nerd at the airport looks a whole lot slicker than it used to. Really glad that exclusively ugly electronics accessories seem to be a thing of the past.

u/SQUID9968 · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Nintendo Switch Game Traveler Deluxe System Case https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01N23OP50?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf

I have this one, which is very similar to the one posted above. I have to say i love it but it doesnt fit the procontroller very well but can fit the joy con grip with a set of joy con installed perfectly. The one the other poster posted above seems to be a bit bigger but soles the controller issue

u/McLovin_616 · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MY9JB2U/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_ZgAOBb4YHCXS5

This one will not hold your charger, but I highly recommend it because it is a hard case. People have had issues with their switch turning on in their cases and overheating because buttons get pressed and turn on the system. This one keeps the system totally secure and prevents that from happening. It is super durable and nice looking as well. It holds 8 games plus whichever one is in your system. There is a soft flap that protects the screen and it has a zipper enclosure to fit earphones or a few more carts.

u/TopNerdJR · 50 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Hi Dad, Dad, Dad, and Dad. Dad here also. The screen protector I agree is a must have. Mario party and Mario cart are a must for Family fun. I completely agree. BOTW could be to complicated for him but then again, it could not be. Its Fun and I think he could grow into it.

Here is the case I use. It fits everything really well and I am super happy with it:

https://www.amazon.com/NINTENDO-SWITCH-DELUXE-SECURELY-COMPLETE-INCLUDING/dp/B01N23OP50/ref=sr_1_12?s=videogames&ie=UTF8&qid=1541442745&sr=1-12&keywords=Switch+Case

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I use this when I travel on The plane also. It fits perfectly over the handle of my suitcase.

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u/rodfather · 6 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I've been going overboard with accessories. Here's what I picked up so far:

Glass screen protector - Just in case.

128GB microSD card - I rarely buy physical games

Pro Controller - I love it. So comfortable.

PowerA Hybrid Case - I basically use this as a stand for my Switch when I'm on the go.

JDeal portable dock - It works. Make sure to follow the instructions. Works with my Nexus5x 5v 3A portable charger.

[Retractable HDMI cable] (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B019J96PSI/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)

Hestia case - The Switch with the PowerA Hybrid Case, portable dock, portable USB-C charger, and retractable HDMI cable all fit in this.

USB 3.0 LAN Adapter - Faster speeds when on the official dock.


Gooseneck tablet holder - Ultimate comfort. Play while in bed.

Magic NS Wireless Adapter - I had originally bought this so I could use my PS4 controller. This was before I picked up the Pro Controller. It works. There was a recent firmware update that gives gyro support for PS4 controllers and it works well with Splatoon 2.

On the way:


Mumba case - For better comfort/protection while playing in handheld mode.

u/MonolithChaos · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Hey! Your friend is pretty lucky! Here's some of my recommendations:

  1. Only 1 version of the switch. Joy con come in different colors. No difference in performance. Just go for favorite color.

    The most common combinations in box are the grey joy con and the neon blue and red joy con boxes.

  2. Typically there aren't any deals for the switch that I'm aware of but I did see another post where Toys R Us was listing 10% off for the switch as part of stores closing


  3. Get a screen protector. There's a cheaply priced one on amazon. I've copied the link Here. I'd also get a case for the switch. There's a list of cases that can be found on the wiki. Lastly, I highly recommend the pro controller. It's definitely not required but it has significantly improved my gaming experience.

u/DoubleSpoiler · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

Get grips or wheels.

  • Official wheel

  • Official-like wheel

  • Slim wheel

  • Slick grip - Probably the most "normal" controller feel

  • Slim grip - The only grip I found that lets you lock in each joycon so they don't come out. Doesn't seem like a big deal to me TBH.

  • Medium grip - I have these and I like them.

    Grips are more useful for other games if you think people might be turned off by the wheel shape, but the wheels seem like they fit pretty substantially in the hand. Either choice is great.
u/TemptedTemplar · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

> I'm not wanting to use the bulky dock if possible. Will a third-party USB-C to HDMI converter work with the Switch?

It can work, but all un-official docks have a chance to totally fry the system or its ability to output video and accept a charge. So they arent advised. What you can do, is use a dock extension cable and run it where ever you would like, to hide or mount them in a fashion you see fit.

>Can I sell the included Joy Cons to fund the purchase a pair of Pro Controllers?

Selling the joycons is not advised. Some games require a single joycon as their only supported method of control. And there are those that dont work with the pro controller.

Games list their supported control methods on the back of their game case, and on the eShop page.

u/yummynugglets · -7 pointsr/NintendoSwitch
 I purchased [this Switch Starter Kit](https://www.amazon.com/PDP-Nintendo-Switch-Starter-Kit-Links/dp/B01MT8XY4V) , and got the expedited shipping so I could have it on release day, but from what I've been seeing it looks like a lot of amazon dealers aren't able to deliver by launch day for whatever reason. I'm wondering if I should cancel the preorder and try for a case at GameStop or Best Buy on release day? I'm already going to be at my local mall ( I live in Portland Oregon, North America) picking up my Switch at FYE on launch day, and BotW at the GameStop nearby. Can anyone speculate on stock of accessories in those retailers on launch day? I know it's probably impossible as individual stores carry different stocks based on sales and many other factors, but I'm just looking for some insight as to which retailer will be able to get me a case the soonest on launch day. I'm clumsy and I really want to take care of this console from the get go with a screen protector and case. Thanks in advance for your time, Reddit! Just a little while longer before this amazing console is in our hands!<br />


edit: this is exactly why I lurk on Reddit and never comment. Just looking for some conjecture and got downvoted to shit. Thanks guys! Real supportive community here! lol

u/kylejacobson84 · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitchDeals

I just got a switch and love everything I bought. It really depends on what you're going to do with it. If it's for portable gaming, a stand is a must. The HORI stand is only $14 US and allows you to charge while playing.

If you plan on playing with friends, consider another set of joy cons. I also invested in Surge joy con grips so they felt more comfortable in my hand.

If you plan on playing a lot of single player, then pro controller.

I plan on mostly single player and couch co-op games, so here's what I bought:

Screen Protector

Joy Con charging station

Extra Joy Con set

4 Joy Con grips

Pro Controller

*Links are just to show what I bought, and in no way reflect the best/most reasonable price

Since I'm not going to be doing much portable, I held off on stand and case, but will most likely purchase when I am in need. Maybe the stand sooner than later so my wife can watch her shows and I can play my Zelda :)

u/cutekick · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Zelda is great. I am still playing through it and I got it on release day.

Pokemon Let's Go is pretty good and might be fun with the kids. Mario Odyssey is a solid 3D Mario game, tons of fun if you are a fan of them. Captain Toad got a switch port and is worth picking up. Then there are just all the indie games which you can get digital. Oceanhorn, if you want a Wind Waker clone, is only $15 I think.

I got this screen protector. Highly recommend. It doesn't even look like it is there.

u/delta7019 · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

There are videos of the Pokemon game online if you want to check it out. If you played the Gameboy games, it looks a lot like those but with realistic graphics. And apparently you can now see the wild Pokemon hiding in the grass so that you can somewhat avoid them (that was the worst part about the original games).

Screen protector--someone mentioned the amfilm one. While they're close, I chose the Orzly tempered glass after reading a bunch of research and reviews. It's a decent percentage thinner and supposedly has a better coating. But they're the top 2 from what I read. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N9RG3XS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_C9qaCbYQN7X1N

Protective case-- I chose the Mumba heavy duty case, though they make a few kinds. I plan to eventually get the Mumba carrying case as well. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071ZRM6C1?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf

As for other games, people already mentioned many but I just want to second getting Zelda. It's pretty much the sole reason I got the console. That and Mario Odyssey, which are the top 2 rated games in the last few years (out of any console) on many sites. They're also pretty high on the top games of all time on any system on metacritic--which compiles reviews from top sources rather than just 1 reviewer. This is there best all time switch games list:
https://www.metacritic.com/browse/games/score/metascore/all/switch/filtered

Metacritic all games list:
https://www.metacritic.com/browse/games/score/metascore/all/all/filtered

u/Eurynom0s · 1 pointr/LosAngeles

As I've posted previously, if you get a Switch I would very strongly recommend not even opening the box until you have a glass screen protector on hand that you can IMMEDIATELY apply to the device. Personally, I'm someone who gets cases but not screen protectors for my smartphones since I've found that smartphone screens are actually pretty resilient; but the Switch's screen is plastic and is SUPER susceptible to permanent damage, and there's a good chance it'll be right in the middle of the screen where it's completely impossible to tune out.

This screen protector was recommended to me. I have it on order to arrive tomorrow so that when I get my Switch back from Nintendo I can do what I said an immediately apply it (Nintendo tried to charge me for repairing the screen but thankfully I was in the return period and was able to play hardball about "I'm returning this device to Amazon as defective if you don't fix this for me").

u/grymmhain · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

Skull and co gripcase https://www.amazon.com/Skull-Co-GripCase-Set-Comfortable/dp/B078WH32Y7

Yeah price wise it’s steep if you only want the carrying case but the gripcase is easy to slip off and on your switch if it won’t dock for you.

The other case https://www.amazon.com/Nintendo-Switch-Game-Traveler-Deluxe-System/dp/B01N23OP50


Though I may snag https://www.amazon.com/Nintendo-Switch-Game-Traveler-Deluxe-System/dp/B01N23OP50 at some point since it would fit the pro controller and a joy con grip.

Of course the empty grips can really be packed in anything. They won’t break without a good deal of force.

Probably comes down to how often you would use the joy cons in their grip vs just using the switch in hand held mode.

u/justavault · 1 pointr/gaming

&gt; Look online at a store nintendo DOES NOT sell SD cards. They miiight license some third party ones I suppose but why would they prevent another company from selling SD cards they've verified work with their system?

It is a SD card, chief. There exists no "incompatible". It's just a label to rip off customers who do not have the technical knowledge to realize that any SD card is fuckin the same if the speed class matches, no matter the label you put on. A class 6 SD card is the same, no matter if you pay 30 bucks on top because there is a Nintendo label on it.


&gt;Also dude just because a copper spike aggressively scratching a screen will scratch it doesn't mean a round fucking penny will. It's not a scratch off lottery it's a fucking screen. As the video says plastic is a better choice because it avoids cracking which is way more likely than scratching given the usage.

What did I expect? Of course, a fanboy will react with denial of reality - the tester must have "aggressively tried to scratch it" - subjectivity is to be expected by any opponent of my fanboyism.

A penny is pretty sharp on the edge unless it has seen some decades and it was just an example for an everyday item that can easily scratch the device's screen, because it is so soft. You know, to do the transfer of using exemplary items in a rethorical way is kind of expected in a conversation.

There are a multitude of items that will scratch a 3moh screen in your pocket. Like say a metal pen thrown into your backpack, or keys in your purse. Man even a knob could potentially do this if the angle is right.

&gt; As the video says plastic is a better choice because it avoids cracking which is way more likely than scratching given the usage.

Jerry is making a quick assumption, not a sufficiently profound argument here. The Switch is not really shock resistant considering its built and especially compared to gorilla glass 5+, but I expect you to deny this without me linking another video that would show this. (unless me, you, the fanboy, does not have the obligation to proof your points right? You just need to say "no" and all is right)

Plastic does in no way "avoid" cracking, chief. You live in a very awesome world if that does or you should immediately inform Apple about this insight.

&gt;Oh and there are third party cases along with some very small effective cases from Nintendo I'm not sure what you're going on about with cases.

Why don't you link me those cases? And with case I mean a wrap, not a pouch/bag. Instead, you typically fanboying and simply "mentioning it" without linking further proof.

But, I made the research for you. The smallest bag I found on amazon is this. Though, the argument remains, put in their, that thing is not much more portable than a PS4 slim as both require a bag unless you really walk around with "just" a Swatch in your hands, because this does not fit in your pockets... which would be a very funny picture.

With cases we are more talking something like this - you know something that adds protection without adding a lot of bulge - this does not exist because, as aforementioned the used plastic will melt everything away.

So, again, Nintendo is ripping you off with every little Nintendo sticker they put on anywhere including the switch itself. It is a sub par piece of hardware and we are not talking about the games, just about the Nintendo management responsible for the business decisions and those exude greed.

u/Cato_Keto_Cigars · 118 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

GET A Tempered Glass Screen Protector NOW. The screen is plastic and can scratch when taking it in and out of the dock


I can testify on those controller grips, but the model I got had larger trigger paddles. There are a lot of manufactuers of the design - seems some have better triggers than others. Here is the AmazonBasic branded one.




it is also worth pointing out that there is a "Pro" controller that is shaped like a normal console controller.

More general wisdom; If you buy a 2nd dock - be on the lookout for Chinese knockoffs. The Switch does NOT use a normal USB C plug - the voltage is different. (even though it is shaped identically). Using the wrong plug can fry the system (much like first gen USB-C phones. Do research first.

There are cases for the switch to protect when traveling - but not useful when dropped. Examples

There are Grip cases - but they will not protect from a fall. And the joycons will be in the case. Example Which may affect any travel case - if you use one. The Amazon page claims drop protection, but I'm doubtful on any of these. And the Joycons "popping" off when dropped may be a safety feature intended by Nintendo. (much like the console sitting vertical when docked for heat distribution)

There is no drop proof case. IMO.

Also, keep an eye on Bionic, they make some cool joy con chargers. Easiest way is to just leave it connected to the switch charging.

The pro controller will charge via micro USB like a Xbox controller.

u/MentalPackage · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

Get him a screen protector, any that say they are "tempered glass" should be good.

&amp;#x200B;

Gte him a carrying case, I've got this one, it's good enough and portable https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MS7AI9G/

&amp;#x200B;

Get him the 2 games you know he wants, then get him a gift $50 (or higher) eShop card if you don't mind spending the money.

&amp;#x200B;

If you want to really impress, and you haven't gone broke yet, get him a Pro Controller as well, you guys can play together more comfortably too, you with the two joycons, him with his pro controller https://www.amazon.com/Nintendo-Switch-Pro-Controller/dp/B01NAWKYZ0/

&amp;#x200B;

Oooh, and a Micro SD card, at LEAST 128GB ($20) or higher https://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-400GB-microSDXC-Memory-Adapter/dp/B073JYC4XM/

&amp;#x200B;

Let him open it first, and run the updates and set it all up, to me, and as a result, my kids too, it's part of the fun of getting a new electronic toy.

u/JackSparrowUSA · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

The only must haves are probably a screen protector and carrying case. These are good:

Case: https://www.amazon.com/ButterFox-Switch-Carrying-Cartridge-Holders/dp/B06WGSKRKL

Screen Protector: https://www.amazon.com/amFilm-Tempered-Screen-Protector-Nintendo/dp/B01N3ASPNV

Nice to Haves:
Micro SDXC Card if you plan to do a fair amount of digital games. The internal storage should last you a good bit unless you go 100% digital. If you're 100% physical type of person then you won't need an SD for a long while.

I'd give the joycons in the grip (and separated, no grip) a fair shot for a couple of weeks. If you would like improved comfort, the pro controller is excellent.

Almost all games allow for 2 player with each player using a 1 joycon. So it really depends what you want to spend. If you want more than that, then your decision is Pro Controller, extra joycons, or both.

u/XxSliphxX · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

I just expect better design from a company as big as Nintendo. Especially when I see 3rd party DIY docks that look like This. Now that imo has a much more practical design that won't scratch the switch and honestly just looks prettier and more professional than the shit they gave us. I would gladly pay the 60 if the original looked anything like that.

u/i_noah_guy98 · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

If you're mostly going to be playing at home, I would HIGHLY suggest getting the Pro Controller. I know that is a tough money pill for your wallet to swallow, but it is worth every penny. It is ergonomically better than the Joy Con in the grip, and it will serve you well for long play sessions.

Also, even though you are mostly going to buy games physically, I recommend picking up a microSD card anyway for games that are only on the eShop and DLC. A 32GB or 64GB microSD card will be good for your needs.

As for game recommendations:

  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

  • Splatoon 2

  • Steamworld Dig 2 (currently eShop only)

  • Rocket League (currently eShop only)

  • DOOM

  • Skyrim (which releases this Friday)

    EDIT: Formatting.

    EDIT 2: I personally don't use screen protectors, but others will recommend this to you
u/jfriend33 · 1 pointr/Switch

Yes

This is what I got: homase Nintendo Switch Hard Back Case Cover Anti-Scratch Transparent Crystal Protector Shock https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071VHQ9KW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_RvEszbVT1GN2T

No issues, easy to remove for docking. Got this too: amFilm Tempered Glass Screen Protector for Nintendo Switch 2017 (2-Pack) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N3ASPNV/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_3wEszbDD7RE2K

PowerA Switch Everywhere Messenger Bag https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N22YAIP/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_CxEszbS7T1JSP

First screen protector that installed with ease, better than icarez. Do it in a humid bathroom. And messenger bag I didn't want but knew I'd be frequently taking my system solo and sometimes the dock to relatives so it was a good price, $30 like new. It was sealed!

Anyway if you frequently go from docked to not, it all depends on your controller arrangement. If you can leave the stock joycons on its not time consuming to take off the tablet clear protector. But daily removal and installation of controllers for a grip would get annoying?

I'm hunting for either a pro controller from colorware or a rubber cover not black for neon joycons on stock comfort grip. Good luck!

u/chriskmee · 5 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Its plastic, so its pretty low on the scratch resistance scale. Nintendo went plastic over glass probably becasue its less likely to break with kids dropping it, but the downside is that its much easier to scratch.

For only $9 you can get two top rated glass screen protectors. If you care about keeping the screen scratch free, its worth it. You can even do like I did and sell your spare one to a friend for $5 or so.

u/PieBandito · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

Just a heads up if you're in the US (I think some other countries do it also but not sure which) Black Friday is coming up so it might be a good time to pick up some accessories and microSD cards and maybe games.

This is the screen protector I got for my switch and it has worked great so far. It even comes with two, assuming you don't mess 1 up like I did. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N3ASPNV/

I would recommend opening the bundles and turning the switches on to do their updates as well as download their respective digital games. If you get any other games, they may have updates as well and all you need to do is put the cartridge in and launch the game.

u/EpicCakes · 8 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Just to add on, if you travel a lot or plan on taking it on the go, a case would be a good investment. Personally, this case has worked great for me https://www.amazon.com/Nintendo-Switch-Game-Traveler-Deluxe-Travel/dp/B01MY9JB2U/ref=sr_1_3?s=videogames&amp;amp;ie=UTF8&amp;amp;qid=1498246383&amp;amp;sr=1-3&amp;amp;keywords=switch+case . Also congrats on winning a Switch that's pretty awesome.

u/robeschi · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

This site is a great read for chargers, power banks, cables, and has a few gift/traveling guides that you might find useful.

I love the Pro Controller (you may need two, I have a feeling you and your wife will fight over it.)

I don't know if it's to everyone's liking, but I find Diablo 3 an absolute blast and you can do local co-op docked or undocked with 4 people (each person can use 1 joycon, 2 joycons [one in each hand or both in a holder], or a different controller altogether.)

This is the tempered glass screen protector that is most often recommended on this sub. I like these Joy-Con holders - they make the Joy-Cons feel more like full-sized controllers and you can charge them right in the holder. You might want to get a bag to carry everything around in easily.

u/Ness_Success · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

in that case i would say just get the pro controller... It's a great controller with a 'normal' design, and it has a D-pad, so wouldn't that solve the issue?
And the 'share the joy' (i like that tagline, haven't heard it before) feature is mainly only to be used when you are playing multiplayer with friends. I wouldn't expect anyone to use a single joy-con during a 1 player experience. Now if you were to put the D-Pad on there, it becomes less desirable as a solo controller...meanwhile not having the D-pad doesn't necessarily have any cons...no pun intended. But I guess that's just my personal opinion.

Edit: I guess the Pro controller would only be a solution when playing at home, but not on the go. Hori makes an interesting Switch controller, where the D-pad actually is removable and can be placed on the back of the controller for storage, so you can choose whether you want buttons or the D-pad: https://www.amazon.com/Nintendo-Switch-HORIPAD-Controller-Officially-Licensed/dp/B01NAUATSM

Would be interesting if they could make a simple D-pad cover for the joy-con, that snaps over the buttons or something like that.

u/MadhuSharma1 · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

Which is the best slip-on case for Nintendo Switch that will also work with a play stand (so I don’t have to keep on removing the slip case each time I put it on the play stand)?


I was thinking of getting the Hori Play stand and the Orzly hybrid cover.

However, I am not sure if the Switch will fit in the play stand once the Orzly hybrid cover is on it and also if there will be enough ventilation for the slots on the back once the covered Switch in on the play stand.

Thanks for any help anyone can offer.

u/vectini89 · 5 pointsr/Switch

i haven't personally got a sd card for mine but my advice go for as big as you can afford, i would recommend the orzly screen protectors really good quality https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01N9RG3XS/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&amp;amp;psc=1


personally i dont really take my switch outside so never bothered with any cases but I would recommend picking up a LAN adapter if you plan on playing any online games like splatoon, not sure about everyone else's but the signal strength on my switch, unless I'm in the room with the router, its pants. https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00MYTSN18/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&amp;amp;psc=1

u/nndttttt · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Tempered glass screen protector and a nice case are must haves.

I use a Hori Tough Pouch and an Orzly Tempered glass screen protector. I would also recommend thumbgrips, the one on the switch are a bit slippery and it'll prevent wear and tear as well like this. I use Skill &amp; Co. Skin set.

I haven't gotten the pro controller because I spend most of my switch time on the transit and the grip has been okay for home. My friends have all said it's a must have, I'm just waiting for a sale to grab it.

Because you've played botw already, I say get the controller. Better yet, get another game on your list instead! I'd recommend a multiplayer game so you can use the switch for what it's meant for.

u/mothmanex · 7 pointsr/Gaming4Gamers

If you want another dock, buy the original one and a small case for it on amazon.

Usually the issues with usb-c are thanks to the cable. If you want to play it safe, buy one that Benson Leung recommends.

I usually use my ZMI QB820 Power bank with a Veckle USB-C (Benson Leung gave it 4 stars, he decreased a star because when he reviewed it the cable was unbranded. Mine came branded.) with my docked switch without any issues.

So either buy anything related to USB-C from Nintendo, research what you want to buy (reviews, etc) or play it safe buying anything with a good review from Benson Leung.

u/aricberg · 9 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Second this. Had it on my Switch since shortly after launch and it’s amazing. Looks good, feels good, and is super easy to apply. I’ve seen/felt others in person and none of them were near as good. Amazon link if you need it:

amFilm Tempered Glass Screen Protector for Nintendo Switch 2017 (2-Pack) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N3ASPNV/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_6TW.zbCWW742B

u/246011111 · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

If you're worried about the dock scratching the screen, you could pick up a tempered glass screen protector. Bonus: also improves the look and feel of the Switch's plastic screen! I would not recommend DIY solutions like the "dock socks".

For the Joycon straps, don't use the button on the back of the Joycon to attach/unattach them. They have their own mechanism, the little white peg on the bottom. When you attach it they should go on from the top down - check the + or - inset on the strap if you want to be sure, the symbol facing you should match the button on the controller. (I don't find the straps that useful, unless you're going to have an extended Mario Kart session with split Joycons or something.)

Some additional tips:

  • You can switch to a dark theme in the settings.
  • Controllers occasionally get updates as well, but the system won't prompt you for them. Usually there'll be a post here, though.
  • Some physical games require a digital download - they'll usually say so on the box.
  • A Pro Controller is absolutely worth it imo, especially for games like Splatoon 2 and Enter the Gungeon that rely heavily on the triggers. If you get one and notice your D-pad misfiring, there's a simple and effective DIY fix.
  • If you do get Splatoon, consider an ethernet adapter to help with wifi connectivity problems.
u/CBattles6 · 0 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

My #1 tip for a new Switch owner would be to invest in a screen protector and a good carrying case. They don't have to be expensive to be good, and there are a bunch of different options so you can choose the style, color, etc. that fits with how you'll use your Switch. Here are the links to the screen protector and case I use—I would highly recommend both:

amFilm Tempered Glass Screen Protector
Butterfox Carrying Case for Nintendo Switch


My #2 tip for you specifically would be to always keep your eyes open for games you can play with your girlfriend. My wife and I have played and enjoyed all the following games on Switch (and there are many more):

  • Snipperclips
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  • Death Squared
  • Overcooked (and Overcooked 2)
  • The Adventure Pals
  • Picross S

    Welcome to the Switch family, and enjoy!
u/Ryan_Duderino · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

Yes, but there's a cheap and useful solution.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B072LWBYDV/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&amp;amp;psc=1

I bought this alongside the hard shell case, which was this one.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0773KT5VS/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&amp;amp;psc=1

Works great and feels really comfortable to hold.

u/Gariond · 10 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Hey /r/NintendoSwitch, I've been using a packing cube for traveling with my switch, and wanted to share how well it's worked for me. I keep most of this stuff together as a "go bag" and it's really helped keep all my stuff organized. It has made it really easy to just grab this and go, I highly recommend.

With it I've been able to pack all of this into a single pack, about 3/4ths the size of a shoebox:

  • My Nintendo Switch (w/ Joy-Con attached)
  • A Small Switch Case
  • Three additional pairs of Joy-Con
  • Two Pro Controllers
  • Two of extra Joy-Con straps (for set attached to Switch)
  • Nintendo Switch Dock Set (TV dock, power cable, usb c-to a charging cable)
  • HDMI cable

    I photoshopped out the label from the brand for the cube, because I didn't want this to look like hailcorporate material (I put a link below). This cube is approx 11" x 7" x 5" ( 28 x 18 x 13 cm) and ends up fitting all of this snugly, so I'd recommend trying similar dimensions if you give it a shot. It actually fits so perfectly that I have barely any shifting of the contents. I also find that it doesn't put any strain on my switch itself, however it's typically not in the bag. This one has loops on the sides, so I used cable ties to keep the cords organized, an added bonus.

    The cube is a Patagonia "Black Hole Cube 6-L", but any other brand's cube of similar size would probably work out fine. Being able to include a case was a must, the Nintendo Switch Premium Travel Case for Console and Games" by PDP is a *perfect* fit, however it's not my preferred case.

    It's been a really nice travel option for me, so I figured I'd share.
u/Galen640 · 10 pointsr/Switch

First of all: Screen Protector. Once it's on you never notice it, doesn't hurt to get that extra safety!

I've bought 10 games so far, and I'd say get all of these because I have enjoyed them. BOTW, Splatoon 2, Sonic Mania, Rayman Legends, Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 (assuming you like DBZ,) Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Pokken Tournament DX, Street Fighter 2 Ultra, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, and Yooka Laylee.

If I had to pick 3 for you to get to start out then I would pick Breath of the Wild, Splatoon 2, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. I think that's enough variety to keep you busy for awhile.

A carrying is always a good thing, I'd recommend This case because it's the one I use and does its job.

Accessory wise I have joycon grips which are AMAZING when playing with one joycon.

Also, the grip it comes with is trash. Get the Power A Grip it feels A LOT better in your hands.

As for SD Cards, it depends. I have a 32GB SD card. I mainly buy physical games, The extra space is for screenshots and videos, and download only games, like Sonic Mania, Yooka Laylee, etc. If you're going for digital only then get a 256GB. Sure you won't use a ton of space now, but you might a few years down the line. Also, do NOT get the official Nintendo ones. They are a RIP-OFF! Here are some nice alternatives that will get the job done for A LOT cheaper: 32 GB 64 GB 128 GB and finally 256 GB

If you have any other questions feel free to ask OP, and other (potential) switch owners!

Quick edit: sorry that some links won't be put with the text, no idea what the issue is

u/queuebitt · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitchDeals

Those kind of products are more about convenience than being the best option.

You definitely want a screen protector. The amFilm 2-pack is considered the best around here.

You also want a carrying case. I recommend either the Hestia Goods or Butterfox models. I have the former and love it. The later is the most recommended around Reddit.

Between the screen protector and case from Amazon you're at the same $20 as the starter kit. So you can either get two high quality items, or more lower (but doable) quality items.

u/Ouma_Shu · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch
  1. Comes with all DLC and everything unlocked. So that's up to you if it's worth it over the Wii U


  2. shrug


  3. shrug


  4. carrying case, portable charger, tempered glass if stickler for this, stand


    4.5. Just so you don't get hounded for this, keep these type of questions to daily question thread. Many actually hang around there and are very helpful. :)


  5. welcome to the family and hope your experience will be awesome!
u/Cryst · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I bought it last night, its great, I'm fine with the price. I purchased these little joy con grips and playing with the joy cons is awesome! https://www.amazon.ca/Surge-Nintendo-Switch-Joy-Con-Grips/dp/B01MT9RSST/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&amp;amp;qid=1496259502&amp;amp;sr=8-5&amp;amp;keywords=joy+con+grip

u/Anarch1234 · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

Switch online is not necessary to go to the eshop and buy games, but some games may require it to play them so be careful of that. For accessories definitely get a screen protector for it cause the dock is able to scratch the screen. I like this one amFilm Nintendo Switch Screen Protector (2 Pack), Premium Tempered Glass Screen Protector Film for Nintendo Switch (2017) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N3ASPNV/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_OPa3DbGG878H4 . Also I'd recommend at least one more set of controllers whether that's a pro one which or another set of joycons. Ans on a side note joy cons will be on sale for 60 bucks everywhere for black Friday I think.

u/daxattax · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

Hey I am looking for a new travel bag for my switch and accessories. I currently have carry bag, and this body case. I like this setup as often when I am away from home, I play my switch handheld in the bed. Once I am done, I like putting back in the body case on the night stand or use the case for when I am just moving around a house/room. The carry bag worked cause it held the switch in the case, pro controller, power cord, and the joycons edges, all while being easy to carry or small enough to fit into a small duffel bag.

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However, more and more of late I keep finding myself wishing that I brought the dock too and/or the joycon grip. There is no room in the carry bag and I don't like putting the dock in the duffel as I fear it getting crunched accidentally. Anybody recommend a bag that can hold the switch in the body case, while having room for the pro controller (and joycon grip if possible but not needed), dock, power adapter, and HDMI cable securely and safely for the devices without being the size of a messenger bag? If I need another case for the switch handheld itself, that's fine, I just prefer the harder shelled ones. Really if my current bag was just a couple inches thicker to hold the dock too it would be perfect, but it cannot.

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Thank you!

u/MiRiHi · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

Really depends on whether you need gyro controls and/or HD rumble. If you need either of those i would suggest just sticking to the joy-cons in the grip and save up for the pro controller. Otherwise, there are great wired options out there. Most notably the controllers from PowerA and HORI. Also personally I think the PowerA controller looks better than the pro controller but that's just my opinion.

If you play a lot of 2D games I'd recommend this controller. Probably the best 2D controller for the switch and has thumbsticks for 3D games.

u/kkundlas786 · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

The best option is generally agreed to be to just gut your original Dock and put its components into a shell. About as small as a pair of Joy Cons side by side, still gives you access to all the ports, surprisingly easy to get done with the right instructions, and removes the risk and annoyance of scratching and overheating with the original dock. Also, and this is just a personal thing, I like the far better customization options with it and the fact it displays my Switch a lot more prominently. Sure you lose the signature look, but I think it better represents just what the Switch really is and the power of the tablet itself. Bottom link is the one I used since July and I haven't regretted it since. Top one offers more air flow and probably is worth the extra 2 bucks.

https://www.amazon.com/Nintendo-Portable-Replacement-Requires-Original-Electronics/dp/B0746QJZC6/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&amp;amp;qid=1519597009&amp;amp;sr=8-2&amp;amp;keywords=switch+dock+shell
https://www.amazon.com/BASSTOP-Portable-Nintendo-Replacement-original/dp/B071YVC3NJ/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&amp;amp;qid=1519597009&amp;amp;sr=8-3&amp;amp;keywords=switch+dock+shell

u/Tesadus · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

5th game should be rocket league. You already know you love it. Xenoblade is a big game like Zelda and, for me, I can’t have two games like that to play. I’ve heard a lot of mediocre things about Pokken.

As for the screen protector, get the amFilm screen protector. I’ve been using it for over a year and have had no issues. It’s by far the most popular for a good reason.

Enjoy the Switch!

u/Ice_Scream_Cake · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

Here you are friend! It's pretty basic but I actually love it. It's a sort of harder shell and keeps the Switch pretty secured. The little mini cases are underneath where the Switch sits.

https://smile.amazon.com/Nintendo-Switch-Game-Traveler-Deluxe-Travel/dp/B01MY9JB2U/ref=sr_1_4?s=videogames&amp;amp;ie=UTF8&amp;amp;qid=1518210899&amp;amp;sr=1-4&amp;amp;keywords=nintendo+switch+case

u/pete245 · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Probably the best thing to buy is a tempered glass screen protector to make sure you get no scratches at all. I think that's the only must have thing.

Asides from that you can get a carrying case, stand like this or something like this and portable charger (if you're taking it on the go).

From reading a lot of experiences, even if you intend for it to be mainly docked some people found themselves gravitating towards handheld mode just because of how easy it is. So even if these aren't must buys for you it's something to keep in mind if you find yourself using handheld mode a lot.

Otherwise the only other thing you might get for couch co-op is a pro-controller. If you're going to be doing 2 player especially with mario kart, need a 2nd controller and you know a traditional controller never hurts when playing zelda!

Also definitely buy snipperclips, from personal experience that's just hours of fun to play especially with your SO.

u/brisnipe · 5 pointsr/Switch

This is the screen protector that I got. Looks great, feels great, works great. And it’s a super cheap investment to keep that screen looking amazing. I had the plastic film one on my switch ( it came with my hybrid cover ) it was ok for a little while but definitely got scuffed up quick and didn’t feel nearly as good as the glass ones.

u/agnt_cooper · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I haven’t applied this one without doing the shower trick so I can’t really say. I’ve applied these to two different switches and had great results using the shower trick but if you don’t have a particularly dusty house (no carpet or pets) you could probably go without. Here’s the one I’m talking about by the way.


amFilm Tempered Glass Screen Protector for Nintendo Switch 2017 (2-Pack)

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N3ASPNV/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_oWpxDbFXJYZRY

Oh! The one thing I will say is that you’ll have much better luck wiping the screen with a prepackaged lens wipe like what you get from the eye care section at Walmart or your grocery store than you will using the included wipes. They’re too wet and streaky.

u/ecto88mph · 1 pointr/gaming

Zelda was amazing.

Seriously Skip 1,2 Switch. Its a tech demo at best and not worth the price

Get Mario Kart 8

Get Snipperclips. Seriously is like $20 and a hidden gem.

Invest in screen protectors
I got this one and it looks amazing https://www.amazon.com/amFilm-Tempered-Screen-Protector-Nintendo/dp/B01N3ASPNV/ref=sr_1_3?s=videogames&amp;amp;ie=UTF8&amp;amp;qid=1498412955&amp;amp;sr=1-3&amp;amp;keywords=nintendo+switch+screen+protector

I also recommend the pro-controller if you plan to play on your TV, plus with having the pro controller you can now play 3 players in Mario Kart.

u/GooseRider960 · 5 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Reposting this because it got buried in the last thread.

I need help on deciding a case. I've narrowed it down to four, but I suppose if none of them are great, I could go for a fifth option.

Protection is a big thing here, so if any of these are flimsy, let me know.

PDP Nintendo Switch Premium Console Case

RDS Industries, Inc Nintendo Switch Game Traveler Deluxe System Case

Orzly Carry Case for Nintendo Switch

2017 Switch Hard Shell Carry Case

While I like the portability the smaller ones have, the big one being able to carry everything is a big bonus. Protection is a huge factor too.

u/Forrester777 · 1 pointr/AmiiboCanada

I got:

Grey Switch console

4 Pro Controllers

Extra set of Joy-Cons (Neon Red/Neon Blue)

Neon Blue/Neon Red Joy-Con Straps

Extra AC Adapter

Joy-Con Charging Grip

Official Case &amp; Screen Protector

2 X HORI Play Stand (Strongly recommend this or another stand for Tabletop mode) - Not sure how we got 2 when we only paid for 1 as far as I know.

PowerA Joy-Con Charger (Holds 4 Joy-Cons) - Got it for $26.00 off Amazon when the price was that low.

Casebase and Orzly Tempered Glass Screen Protectors

HORI Game Card (24) Case (Free from Amazon after credits)

PowerA Everywhere Messenger Bag for Switch - Got this for $29.09 thanks to a credit and it was listed much cheaper than it is now.


We definitely overbought, haha. A lot of this stuff (Everything except one Pro Controller, The official Case/Screen Protector and one PlayStand is still completely sealed, haha)

I wanted to get all of the accessories out of the way, so I just have to save for games over the next few years.

u/FuriousFalcon · 5 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

My impression is that the exact position of the joystick doesn't really matter. The joycons are small enough that one isn't significantly less or more comfortable than the other. As someone who is preparing for MK8D myself, and recently bought another set of Joycons... I'd definitely recommend something like Surge's JoyCon Grip (https://www.amazon.com/Surge-Nintendo-Switch-Joy-Con-Grips-Thumb/dp/B01MT9RSST/) to help make the controllers a little larger and more comfortable though.

u/Reality_Gamer · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Yep. Got this one which comes with 2 glass protectors. The first one actually came with a bit of dust on the sticky side which meant I had to throw it away. The second protector worked like a charm. I made sure to apply it on a flat, clean, desk with a lot of light. They included a hard cardboard card which I used to smooth out bubbles from the center of the screen to the edges.

Loving the protection it gives. Touchscreen works perfectly although it leaves noticeable smudges when the Switch is powered off. Not sure if this is true without the screen protector or not. Regardless, it blends right into the console. People don't even realize I put on a screen protector

u/Teggert · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

If you don't mind playing wired, the HORIPAD is an awesome value. That's what I ended up going with after getting a Pro Controller. However, the HORIPAD is so comfy, sometimes I use it instead of the Pro Controller, especially with how much better its D-pad is. I have certain friends that are really rough on my controllers as well, so it's a perfect one to hand them.

u/TheBeast1981 · 1 pointr/Switch

If you plan to play all together (4 players) and the budget is limited you can get just 1 more set of joycons since every joycon can be used as a controller so with 4 joycon (2 pair) you can play all together.

If you want to use a full joycon set as a single controller you may need a joycon controller grip or you can use them without it using the wriststraps included.

You can buy cheap but good wired horipad so you don't have to worry about charging batteries or kids throwing them since they are pretty cheap.

As other said you'll need a bigger MicroSD and I would recommend too to setup your switch the night before so it will be updated and ready when the kids open it christmas morning.

u/martinskrtel · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

this guy goes through some thoughts! particularly about good SD cards and the Pro Controller and JoyCon accessories.

https://youtu.be/v8U58MaSu4U

i want to get a nice case, which is important when throwing it in your backpack. i have this for the 3DS XL and am looking forward to a nifty upgrade for the Switch. i don't even plan on buying physical games (if the price is right) so maybe one without game slots would be sleeker. this one looks quite good and comes with a screen protector, that's from Play Asia. as mentioned in the video i linked, a company called RDS Industries is also doing some good looking cases

u/__radical · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

Personally, I think that having a Switch with very young children could very be risky, but, that's your decision. Definitely buy a screen protector, and maybe you will want to consider modifying the dock additionally. Doesn't have to be anything huge. I don't have a protector, but what I did was used double sided tape and taped a piece of a paper towel on the part of the dock that scratches the Switch. If you want a screen protector, apparently this one is good: https://www.amazon.com/amFilm-Tempered-Screen-Protector-Nintendo/dp/B01N3ASPNV/ It's on sale too. Best games for 5-6 year old would probably be LEGO city undercover, Mario Kart, and Cars

u/MandomeLife · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Sure -- I'm using this case by RDS Industries paired with this screen protector. I bring along a USB adapter for charging my Switch when I'm working in my studio.

The case that I use is decent -- hard shell exterior, inner binding straps, and a near-edge fit keep the switch from jostling around. There's an inner mesh-bag for holding extra joycons and protected SD cards. The 2 game card holder cases that it comes with are questionable. They both hold four game cards each, and fit into crevices on one interior side of the Switch case. What doesn't work about them is that they often pop out of the crevices they were designed to fit and they never completely hold on to the game cards placed in them -- when you open the cases, the cards pop out of their place pretty easily. This got annoying to me as I took the Switch out of the case frequently, so I DIY'ed some cheap adhesives to both the outside and inside of the card holder cases, which ended up working very well. All in all, the case does its job -- I'd say that newer cases would probably be better, however, as companies have had the chance to iterate on the models they've developed. It also gets brownie points from saving my switch from a leaky bottle of water that I had in my backpack. Not sure if it's entirely waterproof, though.

u/thecoachfridge · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

Get a screen protector for sure, I got this one. Then look into a case for gaming on the go. Butterfox makes an awesome carrying case and it holds 19 games.

For a first timer I would recommend to go physical. It means that you can trade things in if/when they get old to you and you will be downloading E-shop games for sure anyways.

As for games all I can say is do some research. We can all say to go get all of our favorites but you know your own taste best. I would watch some youtube videos to figure out which games are to your liking. That being said you need Zelda, Mario Odyssey, Hollow Knight, and Smash(coming soon).

u/Irrelevant231 · 10 pointsr/Switch

I personally have an Orzly tempered glass screen protector, but these are mostly useful against scratches; Nintendo opted for a plastic screen which can scratch very easily, whereas glass is more prone to cracking (I have heard that plastic won't do this as easily). Tempered glass, as the wikipedia article states that when broken, because of the way it is manufactured it will 'crumble into small granular chunks instead of splintering into jagged shards as plate glass (a.k.a. annealed glass) does. The granular chunks are less likely to cause injury.' This should, therefore, protect the screen, and the worst case scenario isn't dangerous.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Screen-Protector-Nintendo-Switch-Tempered-2x-TRANSPARENT-Glass-Protectors/dp/B01N9RG3XS/

For something to protect it when in use, I have no personal experience. However, both my travel case and screen protector are from Orzly, and they appear very high quality, the screen protector had a very helpful tutorial video on youtube regarding application, and a few days after ordering I got a helpful email with tips for application. Because of this, I am inclined to believe they have high standards, so I am not surprised that their grip case is Amazon's choice for "Nintendo Switch grip". The description mentions impact resistance, and it has very positive reviews and several questions answered. Because of this, I highly suggest you have a look at the Amazon page yourself.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/ORZLY®-Comfort-Grip-Nintendo-Switch/dp/B077V57CVV/

Edit: both links work if you change '.uk' for 'm', if you are in the US

u/maxk713 · 20 pointsr/smashbros

Well since no one seems interested in answering the question and instead wants to criticize your life choices, I'll quickly go through a few things you may want to consider.

  • USB-C car charger. I got no reason to suggest this other than I really like USB-C. It honestly won't make a difference. Assuming you have a cell phone, buy whatever car charger will work with your phone too. My phone came with a USB-C to USB-C, so I got no need for USB-A ports.
  • Pro Controller. Instead of getting a GC controller and adapter, it might be easier to just buy a pro controller. It comes with a USB-C to USB-A cable, so that would be one less purchase you have to make.
  • Neither Pro Controller or GC Controller. The Switch comes with two Joy Cons and a Joy Con grip to make a pretty standard controller layout. It might not be the most comfortable, but its reasonable and obviously cheaper than buying any extra accessories.
  • Power bank. If you are going to be in a car, you may want an extra source of power for when your car isn't running. Of course that is money and if you are conscious of when you are charging, you don't need it, but it may be nice to have. Worth a thought.
  • Screen protector. Get it anyways. It would suck really bad if you bought all of this only for the screen to break. Especially if you are only playing in tabletop mode. I would recommend getting this one.

    That's all I can think of for now. Feel free to ask me if you got any questions.
u/Dcon6393 · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitchDeals

I actually own this case, but this one looks exactly the same. So assuming that both cases are the same:

Its pretty sweet. It does the basics and thats all I really need for it. I would say the only negative is the game holders. They are a little tough to slide games into. But I have another case for games that I can just slide into the case anyway.

You can fit a good amount of joy cons in it, assuming that is what you would want to carry with it. If you are looking for something that can store a pro controller/the dock look elsewhere though.

u/Strong_Right · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I have the licensed switch case (https://www.amazon.com/Industries-Nintendo-Switch-Traveler-Deluxe-Travel/dp/B01MY9JB2U)

and it's great imo. Very sturdy, you get small carrying cases for games and SD-cards, there's an extra pouch inside that can fit an extra set of joycons (it's a tight fit, but it still easily closes) and that pouch has an extra layer of padding on the screen.

And a nice bonus is that it's really cheap.

u/Greenmario16 · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

One of us... One of us...

Seriously though, congrats and welcome. Glad to hear you are enjoying it so far.

Besides all the game recommendations above, you might want to start thinking about some accessories as well.
First and foremost, grab a screen protector for that bad boy. The Switch's screen is made of plastic, so while you don't have to worry about it shattering, its a good idea to keep scratches from ruining your experience. I personally have been rocking an amFilm Tempered Glass Screen Protector since launch, and have never looked back. Good price, great quality, and comes with a spare should anything happen (like an incompetent owner failing at installation.......like me).

Next, decide on if you want to buy any games from the eShop. If so, try and get a hold of a decent capacity SD card. The storage space included with the Switch is....practically nonexistant, TBH. Its going to be a little pricey, but being able to play dozens of Nintendo and Nindie games wherever you go without having to carry/swap cartridges is a damn good feeling.

That also leads in to my final point: physical storage. Truthfully, your Switch is quickly going to gather a load of very small items that you are not going to want to lose. Also, as a semi-handheld, your new console is going to be put into far riskier situations that most homebound systems. For both these reasons, it would be wise to invest in some kind of carrying case to house all the various knickknacks when you inevitably begin traveling. There are virtually dozens, if not hundreds, of options available, so take your time and find one that works best for you.

Ugh, apologies for the wall of text.
TLDR: Think about getting a screen protector, SD card, and carrying case. They will serve you well. :P

u/blandbento · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I respectfully disagree. I bought the Surge grip and it is extremely comfortable for both the right and left joy-con. It has made my 2-player playthrough of Snipperclips much more enjoyable. My only complaint is that the shoulder buttons are a little bit small but it's not bad. The TopAce grips looks like it fixes this problem. In my opinion, these third party grips offer a much more pleasant experience than the one Nintendo provides with the joy-con straps.