With the Nintendo Wii U, the console was a huge flop and many were worried for the future of Nintendo. However, with the Switch, things turned around somewhat dramatically for the company. In fact, according to the latest figures, it seems that Nintendo has managed to sell 41.67 million units of the Switch worldwide to date.
This is quite impressive when you consider how poorly the Wii U did back in the day. According to Nintendo’s latest earnings, the Switch sold an additional 4.8 million units during the past three months ending in September 30. The company had also revealed that the Switch Lite, which was released on the 20th of September, accounted for 1.95 million units, which seems to indicate that the console is doing pretty well.
This is according to a job listing on Riot’s website in which it seems to reference the Nintendo Switch. While there is no specific reference to Wild Rift on the Switch, it does seem to call for developers who are familiar with shipping cross platform games, covering the Xbox, PlayStation, and the Switch.
There is also a position for a software architect where according to the job requirement’s description, “Experience and understanding with two or more of the following platforms: Microsoft Windows OS (desktop), iOS or Android OS (mobile), XB1, PS4, Nintendo Switch (console).”
Just like most video games, the Nintendo Switch supports both physical and digital copies of games. This means that gamers who prefer using cartridges have the option to buy it, while those who prefer digital copies can buy and download them online, so it’s not surprising that Blizzard’s Overwatch for the Switch also comes in physical form.
However, it seems that it isn’t really a physical copy of the game. According to reports, it appears that while you can buy a “physical” copy of the game for the Switch, what’s inside the box is actually a download code for the game. This means that you will still need to download the digital copy when you get home.
According to the original poster who managed to pick up a copy at their local Walmart, “Got mine at a Wal-Mart in the PAC NW today. $49.94. Was stocked on the bottom of the display case with overstock. The rep seemed surprised to see it. The receipt simply shows the game as ‘NSW GAME’. I’m not sure if that’s how Walmart tracks titles in their system, but it seemed rather bland.”
So does this mean that you’ll be able to get your hands on the game at Walmart? Your mileage may vary as in this case, an employee might have accidentally put it up for sale when they weren’t supposed to. Other stores could be a bit more careful with their releases, so like we said, it will vary from store to store, but you could always try your luck.
There have been many comparisons drawn up with the Nintendo Switch and the 3DS handheld console. This is because both consoles feature touchscreen controls and can be played in handheld mode. This is extra true with the Switch Lite that has been designed specifically for handheld gaming.
However, one of the unique features of the 3DS is its included stylus which can be used to play certain games, but now it looks like that line between the Switch and 3DS is about to get blurrer. This is because in a post on the ResetEra forums, it has been discovered that Nintendo has an official stylus designed for the Switch that will be launching later this year.
Despite the Nintendo Switch Lite being pretty much brand new, we have started hearing reports that some owners are already experiencing controller drift issues. In case you’re unfamiliar, this is where there are issues with the controller in which the system thinks the controller is moving even if the user is not touching it.
This can be annoying especially when playing certain games as it means that you are making moves you did not intend to make. However, it seems that Nintendo could already be working on a fix. In a recent FCC filing, it appears that Nintendo could have an updated version of the console in the works sporting the identification number BKEHDH002.
Earlier this year, it was reported that some Nintendo Switch owners were reporting that they were experiencing “drifting” with their Joy-Con controls. This led to a lawsuit over the problem. It was then recently revealed that there are some Nintendo Switch Lite owners who started experiencing the same issues.
Now it looks like the Switch Lite has since been added to the class-action lawsuit that was previously filed by Chimicles Schwartz Kriner & Donaldson-Smith. According to the lawsuit, it alleged that Nintendo did not address the problem with the controllers which then found its way to the Switch Lite.
When the Nintendo Switch Lite was announced in July, many seemed to react pretty positively to it. After all, it was a smaller, lighter, and more portable version of the Switch designed for gamers who wanted to game on the move. However, what if you decided that maybe you wanted to play it on your TV?
If you were hoping that maybe you could buy some kind of adapter or accessory that would allow the Switch Lite to output video to a TV, you might be disappointed to learn that will simply not be possible. This is according to a teardown of the Switch Lite’s hardware by YouTuber Jonathan Downey, where he concluded based on his findings that the console seems to lack hardware that would allow it to interpret and output any type of video.
A couple of months ago, Nintendo officially announced the Nintendo Switch Lite. This is a cheaper and more portable version of the Switch, although for the most part it is still very much a Switch at its core. Unfortunately, it seems to have inherited some of the Switch’s problems as well.
In case you didn’t know, Switch owners have been reporting that they are experiencing “drift” issues with their Joy-Cons. What this means is that even when the player isn’t touching the control, the console will read it as the controls are moving which can interfere with gameplay. Now it seems that according to some user reports, the Switch Lite is experiencing similar issues as well.
Like a lot of online subscriptions these days, family plans are now becoming more popular. This is because it allows more users to use a service in a more affordable manner without having to buy individual subscriptions. If you’re a Nintendo Switch owner, you might be interested in a change the company is making.
In a tweet by Nintendo of Europe, the company has revealed that they will soon be allowing Nintendo Switch Online subscribers to convert their existing memberships into a Family Membership. This means that if you had a solo membership with some time left on it, you won’t have to wait for it to expire before switching to a Family Membership.
Last week, Nintendo teased a new gaming accessory for the Nintendo Switch. The accessory in question looked like some kind of fitness-related accessory where users could squeeze it and attach Joy-Con controllers to it. Now it looks like the accessory has since been made official where it is known as the Ring Fit Adventure.
The gadget comes in two parts, one of which is the Ring-Con and the other is the Leg Strap. This can be used to interact with games, like for example with the Leg Strap, Nintendo has suggested that users can wear it on their leg and run in place to move their characters in a game.
If you thought that Nintendo was done creating new hardware experiences for the Switch with their Labo kits, think again. This is thanks to a new teaser video released by the company in which new hardware experiences for the console have been hinted at. It is unclear as to what kind of accessories we are looking at, but it looks interesting.
According to the video, it seems to be some kind of circular accessory that is stretchy and expandable. It also seems that you can wrap things around your legs and squeeze it, giving gamers a new way of enjoying their games on the Switch console. It seems like it would be more suited for party-style games, so if you do enjoy these types of games, then this could be worth keeping an eye out for.
Earlier this year, Ubisoft released Assassin’s Creed III Remastered for the Nintendo Switch. If that wasn’t enough for you and you would like to see more Assassin’s Creed games launch for the console, you might be interested to learn that Assassin’s Creed: The Rebel Collection has been announced for the Switch during the Nintendo Direct event.
This collection will include both Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag and also Assassin’s Creed Rogue. Both the games will be familiar to gamers if they have played it in the past, although they will be slightly updated to make it more optimized for the Nintendo Switch system and its controls and portability.