Prizes, games … The complete guide

The Nintendo Switch continues its success story with good sales since its release. The console benefits from legendary games like Mario Kart, Zelda, Animal Crossing New Horizons … Here you will find all our tips and our buying guide.

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The Nintendo Switch continues to seduce thousands of gamers around the world and the Japanese console has become a gift of choice, especially for the holiday season. In 2020, the Switch saw a double revolution with the launch of the Switch Lite, the only portable version, and the release of a game that joined the essential Mario Kart or Zelda, the new Animal Crossing New Horizons.

A new version of Mario was also released in the summer: Paper Mario The Origami King. The Paper Mario version allows you to see the world of the famous plumber in a different way and from innovative angles. Mario and Luigi are invited to an origami festival organized by Princess Peach. However, they soon realize that this is a trap set by King Ollie. Mario then gains new strength thanks to Olivia, the king’s sister. This is exactly what this new episode will underline and allow us to offer new mechanics that unlock the full potential of the Nintendo Switch! All practical information can be found on the console below.

With its ability to plug in a TV and bring it to any room in the house in portable mode, the Nintendo Switch is a hot console right now. The Nintendo Switch Lite model, portable only, is aimed at those looking for a nomadic experience at a cheaper price, as it is priced at 100 euros less than the classic version. Sometimes you can find some rare promotions on the Nintendo Switch, especially when it comes as a bundle.

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It has been several months since the Nintendo Switch Lite was released. The prices have thus fallen slightly and are around 199 euros. It should be noted, however, that some French distributors, Amazon and Cdiscount to name a few, regularly offer it for 195 euros.

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The Switch Lite, that sleek version of the Nintendo Switch designed exclusively for portable gaming, was released in September 2019. When it comes to portable games, the first thing that matters is battery life. However, if the gain in autonomy varies depending on the game and allows between 4 and 9 hours of intense gaming, it will be a perfect match for a portable console that is so easy to carry in your pocket. You will quickly fall in love with this model if you are a nomad gamer who does not have the original switch yet. The Switch Lite is 7.6 cm high and 20.3 cm long, much smaller than the classic Switch, 10.1 cm high and 22.8 cm long. It is therefore much easier to transport, especially since the Switch Lite weighs only 276 grams, while the classic Switch weighs 400 grams. To achieve such a reduction, the size of the touchscreen was drastically reduced, but Nintendo managed to keep the same resolution of 1280 x 720, which makes the Switch Lite’s image look smoother. In the end, we come really closer to a portable console thanks to the reduced size, since the 3DS is at the end of the race and Nintendo, together with its competitors, is pursuing the concept of maintaining one console at a time.

The “new” console is separated from a number of functions of its big sister, some of which can be dispensed with, such as: B. Vibrations or motion detection. Nintendo tried to catch up on the ability to add extra Joy-Con to find the ability to play with multiple people, but the lack of a support crutch hurts, which makes Mario Kart’s easy-to-use games difficult. So if you already own a Nintendo Switch, the need to get a Switch Lite is much less as you will end up doubling up on a console with fewer options. The lack of TV connectivity also explains the reduction in the size of the packaging, which is significantly more compact than its predecessor, as the previous version’s dock is absent. On the other hand, it shines because of its weight, as minimalist as possible and freed from everything superfluous.

If you want to get the Switch Lite when you already have the Switch and are worried about restarting all of your games, rest assured. Nintendo has been working on transferring data from one medium to another for several months. It is possible to select a user’s backup file for a specific game and transfer it to another switch. This technology is currently limited to a single file per transfer. The official procedure can be found here. Note that this is not a copy: if a backup is transferred from device A to device B, device A’s backup will be deleted. In the same domain, we can also cite a striking example with The Witcher 3. The transfer of Storing data between a PC and the Nintendo console is now possible, clearing the way to a number of possible ports.

Nintendo Switch has a catalog of games, each more iconic than the other. A Switch owner’s dream library is already very large with exclusive products such as Pokémon Sword and Shield, Super Smash Bros Ultimate, Super Mario Odyssey, The Legend of Zelda’s Breath of the Wild or even Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. When it comes to cheap games, we recommend the excellent Rayman Legends or the Switch version of Minecraft or FIFA 20 (if you don’t have version 19 already).

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For sports enthusiasts at home, it pays to opt for RingFit Adventure. The principle of the game is much better thought out than Wii-Fit, as this time Nintendo offers us a complete and classic adventure in terms of video games. So there are several levels offered and you will need to do fitness exercises to be able to overcome them. Everything is designed so that the fitness exercises gradually evolve and adapt to your level. There are several game modes that range from full-length adventures to multi-party mini-games to simple fitness exercises. Everything is well thought out to encourage people to exercise regularly, and Nintendo is positioning themselves very smartly here in a sector that they are the only ones able to touch effectively.

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With the new functions of the Nintendo Switch Lite or the withdrawal of functions, some games adapted to the Switch are from now on less easy to use, if not completely unusable. Here is a list of games that sometimes you may have to forego the Switch Lite in order to play:

Super Mario Party: The principle of the Mario Party is to play with several people on site. However, the Switch Lite doesn’t have a dock to stream it to your TV through. Since the game won’t start until your Switch is found to be in the Dock, it is unlikely to work properly on the Lite 1-2 Switch: the principle behind the Nintendo Switch Lite is the lack of Joy-Con. However, the entire gameplay of 1-2-Switch is based on these controllers and their detection of movement and vibration. Hence, it will be difficult to play with the controllers attached. You can still try by purchasing the separate controllers. Weapons: As one of Switch’s launch games, Arms is also completely reliant on motion detection from Joy-Cons. However, if you can forego this feature and use the more classic keys, the game loses some of its charm. Just Dance: It’s not impossible to play Just Dance again on Switch Lite as you can buy other controls separately. However, the size of the screen significantly reduces readability, as it was primarily designed for broadcasting on a television. Super Mario Maker 2: It is entirely possible to have fun with Super Mario Maker 2 on Switch Lite by browsing the levels available. They keep the same controls and there are no gameplay concerns. Even so, and the allegation has also been directed at the Switch, creating levels in portable mode is an absolute pain and it is highly recommended that you set the levels as soon as your Switch is broadcast on your TV.

The Nintendo Switch was released in 2017 and it still has so much power three years after it was released. Nintendo takes care of its console and continues to spoil it with a wide variety of games and exclusive games. In 2020, Animal Crossing New Horizons, Mario Paper Origami and Super Mario 3D All-Stars came out in particular. The augmented reality version of Mario Kart via Mario Kart Live Home Circuit is eagerly awaited. Harvest Moon One World is already announced in 2021.

Many rumors have been circulating about the possible existence of a Switch Pro since the end of 2018. With the release of the Nintendo Switch Lite, Nintendo wanted to make it clear that there will be no other console this year. This of course means that the upgraded version of the Switch, the “Switch Pro” as it is currently called, will not be released until 2020 at the earliest. “The Nintendo Switch Lite will be the only new Switch console this year as Bowser said the Switch is not improving anytime soon,” CNET said. In both cases, Wall Street Journal rumors point to a redesigned screen for better quality and resolution (1080p). It remains to be seen whether all components will be improved or if there will be few improvements. However, if hardware improvements are expected, the switch may lose mobility and become (almost) a full-fledged home console.

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Nintendo wanted to respond to this lingering rumor on January 31, 2020. “We don’t intend to bring a new model of Nintendo Switch to market in 2020.” This will remove all eventualities from Switch Pro, at least for this calendar year. The timing is odd, however, as rivals Sony and Microsoft are about to introduce and launch their new consoles. Nintendo, which launched the Switch Lite in late 2019, would therefore not respond directly.

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