Even if you know nothing about gaming, there’s no chance you haven’t heard of Nintendo. They’re one of the coolest gaming brands out there, founder of the legendary and timeless Super Mario Brothers series and the brand showing the gaming industry how to innovate and stay relevant in today’s modern world.

#1: Nintendo is older than you think

We were blown away when we saw that this Japanese gaming giant began in 1889! And no, they weren’t playing Pokémon during the second Anglo-Boer war but Nintendo began producing Hanafuda playing cards 132 years ago and have gone on to become the mega-brand they are today bringing the latest and greatest in console gaming.

#2: The Indie World platform has niche games you’ll want to get your hands on

Console gaming has a mass following, but gamers know that there’s an ongoing battle between PC gaming and console gaming (check out the article we recently published on this hot topic) that divides the gaming world. One of the reasons is that PC gamers think that there are only mainstream games available on consoles without access to unique indie games available online. With Nintendo’s Indie World platform, downloading awesome independent games on your Nintendo Switch is quick and easy with hundreds of awesome games to choose from.

#3: The Nintendo Switch’s super power is versatility

So what’s the big deal about the Nintendo Switch? It can be whatever you want it to be. No other console offers the versatility of this novel system: dock it to your TV and play at home on a large screen or take the console with you for gaming on the go, the choice is yours. The graphics are incredible and you even have the option of detaching the Joy-Con controllers, place the console on a table and settle in to game your heart out.

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If your budget is a little tighter and the handheld concept appeals to you the most, then look no further than the Nintendo Switch Lite. The Nintendo Switch Lite supports all Nintendo Switch games that can be played in handheld mode, so the only difference is that it can’t dock to your TV and be played on a big screen. There is quite a big difference in price between the two, so consider which mode you’ll play to see which one is best for you and make sure you get the most value from your purchase.

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Nintendo Switch Comparison

Nintendo Switch Nintendo Switch Lite
Play Modes TV, Tabletop and Handheld mode Handheld mode only
Software Compatibility All Nintendo Switch Software Nintendo Switch handheld mode only
Controllers 1 Joy-Con Pair included Integrated Controls

Joy-Con can be purchased separately

Size 6.2 inch LCD screen

1280 x 720 resolution

5.5 inch LCD screen

1280 x 720 resolution

Battery Life Approximately 4.5-9 hours

(The battery life will depend on the games you play. For instance, the battery will last approximately 5.5 hours for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.)

Approximately 3-7 hours

(The battery life will depend on the games you play. For instance, the battery will last approximately 4 hours for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.)

Price R7999 R4999

#4: Say goodbye to gaming FOMO

The Legend of Zelda and Super Mario Bros are arguably the OGs of gaming, so whether you’re looking to play the games of your youth or you’re keen to get in on the Animal Crossing action, the exclusive games available on the Nintendo Switch make it a must-have gaming console for this reason alone.

There are some super exciting upcoming releases like the much-anticipated New Pokémon Snap in the Pokémon series. So be sure to join our Gaming Releases list to make sure you never miss out!

#5: It’s fun for the whole family

The Nintendo Switch is for everyone. There are thousands of amazing games available for kids with a dedicated parental control app so that you can rest easy knowing exactly what they’re playing, nostalgic games for those dreaming of the original NES system and playing multiplayer games is easy using one or pairing multiple Nintendo Switch consoles.

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