1-2 Switch Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com 1-2 Switch RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network Cyber Monday Deals You Don't Want to Miss https://www.gameskinny.com/v7qea/cyber-monday-deals-you-dont-want-to-miss https://www.gameskinny.com/v7qea/cyber-monday-deals-you-dont-want-to-miss Wed, 22 Nov 2017 13:43:01 -0500 Joshua Broadwell

Cyber Monday is upon us, and retailers are beginning to post their Cyber Monday deals. Many are adopting an Amazon-like strategy and will be hosting different deals throughout Cyber Week, but some sales are already available, just waiting for your hard-earned cash. This list of deals will be updated as more information becomes available, but here's what's on offer as of now:

Nintendo eShop

Following on from somewhat underwhelming Black Friday offerings, Nintendo published a list of Cyber Monday eShop deals valid until 11:59 am EST on December 11th. A good majority of them are for the 3DS, but Switch and Wii U owners aren't left out in the cold either.

Switch Games
  • I Am Setsuna: $23.99
  • 1-2 Switch: $39.99
  • Disgaea 5 Complete: $49.99
  • LEGO City: Undercover: $39.99
  • And more...
3DS Games
  • Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove: $19.99
  • Bravely Default: $27.99
  • Star Fox 64 3D: $19.99
  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney--Spirit of Justice: $14.99
  • Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse: $29.99
  • Story of Seasons: $14.99
  • Mutant Mudds: $4.49
  • Blaster Master Zero: $6.99
  • And many more...
Wii U Games
  • Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove: $19.99
  • Axiom Verge: $9.99
  • Bit Trip Presents...Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien: $3.74
  • Castlestorm: $4.99
  • Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition: $7.49
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens: $9.99
  • And more...

Best Buy

Best Buy has multiple sales across different categories, including PCs, gaming accessories, and, of course, games themselves. They aren't as comprehensive or well categorized as the Black Friday sales, but here they are nonetheless:

PlayStation 4 Games

Best Buy has several new and popular older PS4 games on sale:

  • Nioh: $19.99
  • Overwatch: Game of the Year Edition: $29.99
  • The Last Guardian: $19.99
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief's End: $19.99
  • Kingdom Hearts 2.8 HD: Final Chapter Prologue: $29.99
  • ARK: Survival Evolved: $49.99
  • And many more...
Xbox One Games

Xbox One fans don't get quite the selection, but there are still some good ones on offer:

  • Overwatch: Game of the Year Edition: $29.99
  • ARK: Survival Evolved: $49.99
  • Quantum Break: $29.99
  • And more...
PC Games

PC gamers don't get too much variety for now, unfortunately, but if you've yet to purchase Overwatch, this is a good chance to do it.

  • Overwatch: Game of the Year Edition: $29.99
VR

There are a couple of good deals for those looking to get into VR as well.

  • Oculus Rift+Touch Virtual Reality Headset Bundle for Compatible Windows PCs: $399.00
  • HTC--Vive Virtual Reality System and Deluxe Audio Strap Package for Compatible Windows PCs: $599.00
  • And more...
Console Deals

From PS4 bundles to PSVR and discounts on consoles themselves, there are some decent offers:

  • PlayStation 4 1TB Console, Black: $199.99
  • XBox One S 500GB Madden NFL '18 Bundle with 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray, White: $229.99
  • PlayStation VR: $199.99
  • XBox One S 1TB Assassin's Creed: Origins Bonus Bundle with 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray, White: $299.99
  • Any many more...

Target

Just like last year, Target is offering 15% off everything on the site. Specific deals are thin on the ground right now, but the retailer is offering a few between now and Cyber Monday itself, including this PlayStation VR Gran Turismo Sport bundle for $300 (normally $400). As practically every other retailer is doing this year, Target will have deals throughout Cyber Week, but here's what is live now.

PlayStation 4 Hardware and Games
  • PlayStation VR The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim Bundle: $349.99
  • PlayStation 4 1TB: $199.99
  • Overwatch: Origins Edition: $34.99
  • The Sims 4: $39.99
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration: $19.99
  • World of Final Fantasy: $19.99
  • Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age: $29.99
  • And more...
XBox One Hardware and Games
  • XBox One S 500GB: $189.99
  • XBox One S 500GB Minecraft Complete Adventure Bundle: $229.99
  • Overwatch: Origins Edition: $34.99
  • Injustice 2: $29.99
  • Battlefield 1: Revolution Edition: $39.99
  • And more...
Nintendo Switch Games

Switch fans don't have as much to choose from, but the 15% discount applies all day for all Switch games too.

  • Monster Jam: Crush It!: $29.99
  • Cartoon Network Battle Crashers: $29.99

Walmart

Walmart's Cyber Monday deals aren't as exciting as Black Friday, but if you're in the market for a new console, it's certainly not the worst place to look.

PlayStation 4 Hardware and Games
  • PlayStation 4 Pro 1TB: $349.00
  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare: $33.88
  • Destiny 2: $49.88
  • Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age: $29.00
  • LEGO Worlds: $19.00
  • Kingdom Hearts HD: 1.5+2.5 ReMIX: $19.00
  • The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series: A New Frontier: $12.88
  • And more...
XBox One Hardware and Games
  • XBox One S Ultimate Halo Bundle (500GB): $229.00
  • XBox One S Assassin's Creed Origins Bonus Bundle (1TB): $299.00
  • XBox One Wireless Controller Minecraft Creeper: $54.00
  • Madden NFL 18 Limited Edition: $39.82
  • Batman: Arkham Knight: $15.00
  • Destiny 2: $49.88
  • Resident Evil 7: $28.49
  • Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus: $29.00
  • And more...
Nintendo 3DS Hardware and Games

Nintendo fans may want to look elsewhere for Cyber Monday deals, but there are a few good offers.

  • New Nintendo 3DS XL Galaxy Style: $179.00
  • Pokemon Sun: $29.00
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D Nintendo Selects Edition: $15.00
  • Mario Sports Superstars: $29.00
  • Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia: $30.00
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes: $15.00

GameStop

GameStop is running several sales and promotions until December 1st. Free value shipping on orders over $35.00 is one, along with Buy 2 Get 1 Free on all retro items, and 25% off collectibles when you purchase $100 or more.

PlayStation 4 Hardware and Games
  • PlayStation 4 Pro 1TB Console: $349.99
  • Middle Earth: Shadow of War: $25.00
  • Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus: $25.00
  • Destiny II: $49.99
  • Kingdom Hearts 1.5+2.5 ReMIX: $20.00
  • Assassin's Creed Origins Deluxe Edition: $54.99
  • BioShock: The Collection: $20.00
  • Yakuza 0: $30.00
  • And many more...
XBox One Hardware and Games
  • XBox One S 500 GB Console: $189.99
  • XBox One S 1TB Middle Earth: Shadow of War Console Bundle: $299.99
  • Middle Earth: Shadow of War: $25.00
  • Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus: $25.00
  • Destiny II: $49.99
  • Assassin's Creed Origins Deluxe Edition: $54.99
  • The Evil Within 2: $25.00
  • Forza Horizon 3: $29.99
  • Resident Evil 7: Biohazard: $19.99
  • Final Fantasy XV: $19.99
  • And many more...
Nintendo Switch

Like with other retailers, Switch fans aren't getting as much for Cyber Monday as they did for Black Friday.

  • Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2: $24.99
  • Sonic Forces: $29.99
  • Has-Been Heroes: $10.00
  • FIFA 18: $39.99
  • Super Bomberman R: $29.99
  • Troll and I: $19.99

ThinkGeek

ThinkGeek started celebrations a bit early with free shipping on orders of $50 or more using the code FREESHIPTO. They're also continuing the 12 days of deals this week with daily doorbusters, which we'll be posting as they become available.

Doorbusters: 11/27
  • Light-up Pikachu Slippers: $19.99
  • Shark Attack Bowl: $6.99
  • Star Trek Enterprise Pizza Cutter: $19.99
  • Star Wars Geeki Tikis--Series 2: $49.99

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Check back soon as more deals and savings are posted!

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Nintendo Switch Co-Op Family Games of 2017 https://www.gameskinny.com/3yub7/nintendo-switch-co-op-family-games-of-2017 https://www.gameskinny.com/3yub7/nintendo-switch-co-op-family-games-of-2017 Tue, 14 Nov 2017 12:25:09 -0500 Lauren Harris

We all know everyone enjoys family gaming and playing with friends. The Nintendo Switch has brought players an all-new experience in family-friendly fun, and here are five titles that offer many co-op features to bring us closer together. 

1-2-Switch

This face-to-face party game lets players look at themselves instead of the screen; it’s almost like you're not playing the game. 1-2-Switch offers mini-games such as Wild West Dueling and even cow milking competitions. The Joy-Con controls make it easy for anyone to play. 

Purchase 1-2-Switch from Amazon for $49.88.


ARMS

ARMS is a family-friendly fighting game that allows players to use a variety of extending arms to defeat one another. With a variety of characters, arms, and game modes, players use button controls or flick their fists to throw punches in one-on-one or two-on-two battles. 

Pick up this family brawler now from Amazon for $57.44.


Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

The definitive version of the previously released Wii U game, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe lets you race friends anywhere. It features a revised battle mode with both new courses and previous favorites to enjoy. The game also includes every race track from the Wii U version in addition to previously released DLC. New features include Smart Steering (helpful for younger players or those new to Mario Kart), new characters and vehicles to choose from, and the ability to carry two items at the same time.

Be sure to pick up this addictive racing experience on Amazon for $58.99.

 

Snipperclips - Cut It Out, Together!

An action-puzzle game that requires players to cut their paper pals into just the right shapes, Snipperclips - Cut It Out, Together! lets you interact with objects to solve a series of puzzles and challenges. Blitz mode allows up to four players to compete with one another, or work in teams of up to four players in Party mode to solve difficult puzzles together.

Pick up this creative, fun, and entertaining game on Amazon for $19.99. 

Splatoon 2

The town of Inkopolis has changed over the past two years, and the Inklings return with Splatoon 2, bringing players battles on the go with the Nintendo Switch system. In this version, players can team up online in the new four-player co-op mode Salmon Run to take out enemies together. With new weapons and fashions being added regularly, players are able to customize their Inkling's style while teaming up with friends to ink up the town.

Purchase Splatoon 2 on Amazon for $56.99.


That's it for the list of fun, family-friendly co-op games available now for the Nintendo Switch. These are bound to bring families everywhere closer together. Leave us your thoughts in the comments below.

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5 Best Kids' Games for the Nintendo Switch https://www.gameskinny.com/6r64b/5-best-kids-games-for-the-nintendo-switch https://www.gameskinny.com/6r64b/5-best-kids-games-for-the-nintendo-switch Wed, 27 Sep 2017 11:21:26 -0400 adelgirl

Since its release in March, dozens of games have already been released on Nintendo's newest console. Some of those on the Switch are brand new games, while others are re-releases and ports. And while there are some games that are geared more toward teens and adults, there are still some great games that children of all ages can play.

This list will cover five of the best games for children on the Nintendo Switch. Of course, all of these games can be played anyone at any age, not just children. But these games are those that you'll definitely be able to pick up for your kids this holiday season. 

Let's dive in. 

5. 1-2-Switch

1-2-Switch is a great game to buy a child if you want them to spend time with the family. And although it is a multiplayer-only game, that means everyone in the family can (and probably should) play together. There are tons of mini-games to choose from, each one different from the last. These mini-games make use of certain features of the Switch controllers, such as the Joycons' improved rumble feature. It can also be fun to watch other people

Each mini-game makes use of certain features of the Switch controllers, such as the Joycons' improved rumble feature, motion control, and more. 1-2-Switch has everything from Quickdraw (family-friendly) Wild West shootouts and Samurai Training to Table Tennis, Boxing, Dance Off, and much more.  

You can buy 1-2-Switch on Amazon for $49.99

4. Rayman Legends Definitive Edition

Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition is a Nintendo Switch remake of Raymon Legends. It is a fun platformer game where you play as one of four characters with different special moves. You guide these characters through various (zany) levels as they defeat enemies and rescue those in need. 

Each of these characters also has different outfits that you can unlock or purchase with in-game currency. The colors in the game work very well together, especially in regards to the different characters. And the sound design is impeccable.This is also a great game for multiple people since up to four people can play together.

Rayman Legends is also a great game for multiple people since up to four people can play together at the same time. This could very well be the perfect game to pick up for the entire family this holiday season. 

You can buy Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition on Amazon for $39.99. 

3. Lego Worlds

Lego Worlds is an open-world, Minecraft-style game solely made of Lego blocks. The player has the ability to change the world as they see fit. The player can create anything, including mountains and islands, and they can explore their world however they see fit, whether that be riding on the back of a dragon or riding around on a motorcycle. At the start of the game. they are an astronaut, but the farther they progress into the game, the more they can change their character. 

At the start of the game. they are an astronaut, but the farther they progress into the game, the more they can change their character. Needless to say, this is a kid- and family-friendly sandbox experience that will deliver hours and hours of entertainment. 

You can buy Lego Worlds on Amazon for $39.99.

2. Skylanders Imaginators

The Skylanders franchise has been around since 2011 -- and its popularity hasn't waned in all of those years, especially with kids. This specific variation allows for players to create their own Skylanders in-game, as long as they have the correct creation crystal for the type they want to make. 

So while it can be a bit pricey to get your child hooked on Skylanders, it's an investment that keeps giving back year after year. Activision provides massive support for the game and the figures double as toys -- so you're getting double the bang for your proverbial buck. 

You can buy the Skylanders Starter Pack on Amazon for $58.00. 

1. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Mario Kart is always a big hit with children. This specific version is a re-release of the version for Wii U. However, the Switch version of Mario Kart 8 comes with all of the DLC characters and races from the Wii U version. With a large variety of tracks on which to compete, and a plethora of characters to race as, this game is highly replayable. And di we mention up to four players can face off to see who's the king of the track? 

You can buy Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on Amazon for $59.99. 

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While all of these games vary in type from each other, they are all great for children. And even better? The whole family can get in on the action, too! 

Are there any games you think should have been included in this list? Let us know in the comments.

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The 9 Nintendo Switch Launch Titles & How Much They Cost https://www.gameskinny.com/vzbax/the-9-nintendo-switch-launch-titles-how-much-they-cost https://www.gameskinny.com/vzbax/the-9-nintendo-switch-launch-titles-how-much-they-cost Sat, 04 Mar 2017 14:57:42 -0500 Bryant Pereira

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Well, there you have it: all nine Nintendo Switch titles that will be available at launch. With a wide variety of games to choose from, Nintendo is aiming to have something for everyone.

Keep a look out for reviews of the games here on GameSkinny, and let us know in the comments below what you’re planning on getting at launch (other than Breath of the Wild, of course).

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The original Skylanders spawned the toys-to-life craze that Disney Infinity and Nintendo’s Amiibos followed quickly after. A simple, kid-friendly platforming adventure game, Skylanders: Imaginators allows players to put Skylanders figurines onto the Portal of Power, which allows them to control the characters in-game. Imaginators brings in a new feature -- customizable characters. Unfortunately, the Switch port of the game will not support Traps and Vehicles from some of the previous entries in the series.

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Just Dance 2017
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From the debut release, Just Dance games have been a staple on Nintendo systems. The 2017 edition already released on the Wii, Wii U, and other consoles, but not launching on the newest system would be a major mistake. The Joycon remotes can be used just like the Wii Remotes are, as they track motion within the controller themselves. The base game contains around 40 songs, with much more available for purchase through the e-Shop.

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I Am Setsuna
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Released last year to positive reception on PlayStation systems and Steam, I Am Setsuna is a JRPG that emulates the combat and themes of old school Final Fantasy games and Chrono Trigger. Fans of those series will instantly recognize the Active Time Battle system, random encounters, and storytelling. The story’s central theme is sadness and follows a young woman named Setsuna who must sacrifice herself to appease demons.

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Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove
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One of the best examples of modern 2-D side-scrollers, Shovel Knight and its expansions "Plague of Shadows" and "Specter of Torment" will debut on the Nintendo Switch. The original game and Plague of Shadows were critically acclaimed and considered the best homage to classic 8-bit side-scrollers. The new expansion, "Specter of Torment," has players taking control of the Reaper in an all new story. The Switch version will have two player co-op as well.

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Snipperclips
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A cute indie-like title that is, unfortunately, likely to fly under the radar, Snipperclips is a cooperative game where players can cut each other up into different shapes in order to solve puzzles and complete levels. The game supports up to four players, and like 1-2 Switch, is guaranteed to generate laughter as players either work together to progress through the game or purposely cut each other up to frustrate the other players.

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Super Bomberman R
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Bomberman is coming out of retirement for the release of Nintendo’s new console. Returning in an old-school fashion, Super Bomberman R will look extremely familiar to old-school gamers. Similar to the Super Nintendo entries, Super Bomberman R puts players in a 2D grid where they must attack each other by dropping bombs. The game supports up to eight players both locally and online.

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Fast RMX
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A spiritual successor to F-Zero, Fast RMX pits players against each other in anti-gravity vehicles for high-speed, 60fps races on futuristic tracks. The game supports up to four-player local multiplayer and eight players online. Fast RMX is a remix to the Wii U game Fast Racing Neo, with nearly twice the amount of content and improved graphics. Fans of Captain Falcon’s premiere series are in for a treat.

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1-2 Switch
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This generation's Wii Sports, 1-2 Switch is a complete demonstration of everything the Switch is capable of. A compilation of 28 mini-games, 1-2 Switch will have gamers of all experience levels laughing hysterically as they milk cows, quickdraw against one another, and strut down a runway as a fashion model. The game shows off all of the features of the Joycon and can guarantee some laughs in any party setting.

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
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The Legend of Zelda series is breaking the mold with its newest entry. The highly-praised game is a must-have for Nintendo Switch early adopters as it’s quickly become one of the highest-rated games of all time. Explore a vast open world, uncover hidden weapons and secrets, and save the land of Hyrule in the most progressive Legend of Zelda title to date.

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The Nintendo Switch has just released and it's brought with it 12 launch titles for gamers to choose from. Zelda Breath of the Wild is the obvious choice for most Nintendo fans, but for those uninterested in the series or needing something else to play while they take breaks from their long adventures, there’s a variety of interesting titles to choose from, both digitally and in stores.

Here’s a list of all the Nintendo Switch launch titles, what they are, and how much they’ll cost you.

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How to Convince Your Parents to Get You a Nintendo Switch https://www.gameskinny.com/l5eoa/how-to-convince-your-parents-to-get-you-a-nintendo-switch https://www.gameskinny.com/l5eoa/how-to-convince-your-parents-to-get-you-a-nintendo-switch Fri, 03 Mar 2017 13:40:34 -0500 Rob Kershaw

It's a tough ask. The Nintendo Switch is out, and it isn't cheap. You probably don't have enough money saved up to afford the $300 needed, let alone a copy of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (which is, of course, essential).

Your only hope is convincing your parents that not only do you need one, but also that if you don't get one there will be serious, potentially devastating consequences to your life. But parents are like Dark Souls bosses: tough to overcome. You need an argument, and it's gotta be a good one.

Never fear, GameSkinny is here to help.

Implement this five-point plan, and you'll be clicking, undocking, and on the move in no time at all with your very own Switch.  

Argument 1: It Will Teach You Life Lessons

If there's one thing parents love more than educational stuff, it's educational stuff that you will actually use in the real world. And the Switch has some games that will get you learning the fun way.  

With games like 1-2 Switch you'll learn how to play baseball, perform yoga, eat a sandwich, calm a crying baby, and milk a cow. These, of course, are all essential things that you will definitely do at some point in your life.

And if you're one of those rare, lucky kids whose parents insist that you need to count marbles on a regular basis, then simply show them the 1-2 Switch video and drop the mic -- because they won't need any further convincing. 

Argument 2: You Won't Spend Hours On YouTube

The Switch is not an entertainment center. It's a serious piece of hardware for serious people. Case in point: there's no media player included. How can you waste hours watching music videos and looking at cats if the ability to do so simply doesn't exist?

You can't. 

If your parents thought about it really hard, they could almost class it as an exercise in responsibility and self-control. Maybe they'll think:

"Hey, my daughter/son could have asked for a PS4 Pro, but they didn't. They went for something with far fewer features, and there's less chance of them viewing inappropriate material online!"

Place the argument in that context, and you're almost certainly guaranteed to win them over.

But if not...

Argument 3: You Won't Be Begging for Hundreds of Games

The launch window for the Switch really doesn't have that many games -- and the ones it does have, you may have already played on other consoles (or even PC). You'll have to wait until later in the year to see a decent amount of stuff get released.

Furthermore, Nintendo's online service isn't going to be like the Xbox Game Pass. You won't be paying ten bucks a month for over a hundred games. No, you'll be paying less than $30 a year, for one game a month. And that game will be an SNES or NES game, so the probability you'll want to play it will be minimal.

Look at it another way -- your parents will be investing in a console that will actually help you play less and therefore improve the chances of you getting your homework done. How can they argue against that?

Argument 4: It's Cheaper to Kill Two Birds with One Stone

Thanks to its portable nature, the Switch is not only the new must-have home console, but the new must-have handheld. And if you consider the cost saving of getting the Switch to cover both bases compared to, say, the PS4 and a 3DS, your parents would actually save money by getting you Nintendo's latest hybrid.

That also means you can sit in the backseat on long trips to visit relatives and keep quiet. Think how much those hours of peace and quiet would mean to your parents. It's almost impossible to put a monetary figure on it. 

Argument 5: All My Friends Are Getting One

When in doubt, roll out the peer pressure. Lay it on thick. Relay to your parents, in graphic, emotional detail, how much of a hit your social life will take if you don't get a Switch. Recount the story of the kid at school who was shunned because his parents refused to get him a PS3 and -- unlike his friends -- he wasn't able to headshot campers in CoD

If that fails to sway them, act miserable, mope about, communicate with one-word responses, and wait until they cave in. It will happen. 

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If you try these tips out and successfully manage to bag a Nintendo Switch, which argument worked the best? Let us know in the comments!

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How the Nintendo Switch Will Be the Real Successor to the Wii https://www.gameskinny.com/3pbvf/how-the-nintendo-switch-will-be-the-real-successor-to-the-wii https://www.gameskinny.com/3pbvf/how-the-nintendo-switch-will-be-the-real-successor-to-the-wii Fri, 13 Jan 2017 11:00:01 -0500 Bryant Pereira

The Nintendo Switch Presentation showed that the Japanese company stuck to its one core value, creating unique experiences. The show was especially reminiscent of the Nintendo Wii reveal.

Just like Wii Sports changed the way people played video games by simplifying gameplay with motion controls, the Switch expands on the pick-up and play style with portability and new features in the controllers.

With support for up to 8 players, "HD Rumble" feedback, and making a controller even more simple than the Wii remote, Nintendo seems to be honing in once again on a mass-appeal system.

The Wii was an instant hit from day one, selling over 100 million units in its lifetime. The Wii U on the other hand, sold less than 15 million units, making it Nintendo's worst selling home console. Selling only a fraction of the systems, the Wii U failed all expectations of being a true successor to the Wii.

The name itself didn't even make it clear that it was a whole new system. Nintendo's marketing focused primarily on the tablet, making it unclear whether they were buying a new system or a fancy controller for the Wii.

The Wii U's Gamepad has a few interesting features which weren't put to use by many developers.

Nintendoland did a fair job at showcasing the different uses of the tablet controller, like five player games where one player plays with the tablet and the rest play with Wii remotes. However, other than Mario Chase, the rest of mini games weren't very memorable.

Many of the best Wii U titles, like Bayonetta 2 or Super Mario 3D World played exactly the same with a Pro Controller. Splatoon is one of the Wii U's most popular games, but the sequel on the Switch is shaping up to be a huge upgrade.

Premiering 1-2 SWITCH as a launch title shows that Nintendo is emulating the broad appeal of Wii Sports by creating a whole new social experience. By eliminating the need to stare at a screen while playing, Nintendo is inviting a whole new audience of gamers to try out their games. They made a point to focus on it being a party game, one that you can bring anywhere and anyone can jump in and play.

The second revealed title, ARMS, leaves the impression of an in-depth, wonky Wii boxing. Combining simple controls with fast-paced fights, the game is also directing a mass audience.

Creating these fun, multiplayer experiences, may not appeal to hardcore gamers, but is what will ultimately make the Switch a household name.

That isn't to say that Nintendo decided to leave its hardcore fanbase in the dust. Following the footsteps of the Wii, the Switch will launch with an all-new Legend of Zelda game that was announced for the previous system.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is an evolution from the most recent home Zelda game, similar to how Twilight Princess was drastically different than The Wind WakerThe Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword was a great game, it even got a 9 out of 10 here on GameSkinny, but unlike Breath of the Wild, it doesn't boast an open world landscape.

Along with Breath of the Wild, Nintendo announced an array of AAA titles such as Super Mario Odyssey, Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Fire Emblem Warriors, and a new entry into the Shin Megami Tensei series.

The Switch presentation was quirky, the translators were awkward, but the overall message was clear: Nintendo is trying to make a fun system that anyone can enjoy, and if all goes according to plan, the Switch will expand the gaming audience like the Wii did before it.

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