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The Nintendo Switch has been one of my favorite consoles of all time since its release date on March 3, 2017.

I got my first Nintendo Switch at the end of April 2017, and I’ve been through a lot with this console in terms of experience.

The experience I’m talking about involves taking the Nintendo Switch to the Philippines in 2017 and 2019, across the Atlantic Ocean to Italy in 2018, and along the US East Coast in 2021.

One of the biggest selling points I had with buying the Nintendo Switch was that I could take it with me wherever I wanted and not have to worry about getting a power converter for my console from portable game.

From 2006 to 2017 I went to the Philippines and Europe, two places with higher tension compared to the United States. In both of these countries they had a 220-240 voltage charger when I wanted to easily play my Nintendo DS and Nintendo 3DS abroad.

The only issue was that I couldn’t play because my Nintendo DS and Nintendo 3DS charger was locked at 100-120 volts, which is what the US uses for their power outlets. I constantly had to ask for a voltage converter that went from 240 volts to a measly 100 volts to play my Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo Switch overseas. This was before USB versions of the Nintendo DS and Nintendo 3DS chargers were available.

Going back to the Nintendo Switch, what I liked the most was its versatility. Being able to have it in handheld and tabletop mode was mind-boggling to me then, but normal for me now.

I love being able to connect my Nintendo Switch to any TV in the world with the universal charger voltage being 100-240 volts. This eliminates the shifting issues I had with the Nintendo DS and Nintendo 3DS.

There are three major issues I have with the Nintendo Switch that are prevalent today. These three issues include “Joy-Con drift”, lack of customization options, and the Nintendo Switch Online service.

Joy Cons are innovative game controls that attach and detach from your Nintendo Switch console, allowing one of the consoles to be used as a second controller for a family member or friend to use.

What makes Joy Con controllers faulty is that the joystick drifts on its own if you don’t touch it. The cause of this issue is any liquid or dust seeping through the controller and thumbsticks. I must have gone through maybe half a dozen sets from 2017 to 2019 alone.

I managed to fix this problem with the Joy Con drift by getting a Nintendo Switch Pro Controller. The Pro Controller may cost $10 more than the Joy Cons, but the build quality is superior in every way. The controller itself is very comfortable for long gaming sessions in front of a TV with your Switch connected.

However, the customization options are not there. You don’t get any custom wallpaper themes, something you can get on the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo Wii U. I loved that I could buy custom wallpaper themes and have my 3DS doesn’t look like anyone else. What’s even worse is that there are no folders for the Nintendo Switch, an option that was on the Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DSi, Nintendo 3DS, and Nintendo Wii U. Folders were used on Nintendo systems to organize your games and streaming apps like YouTube. and Twitch.

The Nintendo Switch offers a gaming subscription service called the Nintendo Switch Online service. There are a lot of problems with this game subscription service that has already been talked about on YouTube. But to sum up, what is offered for $20 or $50 a year is not worth it.

For $20 a year, you only get NES and SNES games per month. The $50-per-year subscription service is called the Expansion Pack, and it doesn’t really offer much in terms of quality either. All you get are NES games, SNES games, Nintendo 64 games and SEGA Genesis games. As a benefit of having the expansion pack, you get the “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” DLC pack for free, although you can pay for it separately from the Nintendo Switch Online service. Nintendo 64 games don’t even emulate well on the online service, mostly due to on-screen controller input lag and frame drops with gameplay.

But in terms of console-exclusive Nintendo Switch games, you get Splatoon 2, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Super Mario Odyssey, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Pokémon: Legends Arceus, and more. . Following. I love these games and being able to play them in any format the way I prefer is why I love the Nintendo Switch so much.

All in all, if you haven’t bought a Nintendo Switch yet and thought about it, you should. The flaws of the Nintendo Switch might be bad, but considering the quality of the games, they are pretty good. I love my Nintendo Switch and it will be my main gaming console for the next few years, if not several years at least. I hope I was able to point you in a direction that might lead you to choose this amazing game console.

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