One of the hottest items of the year and this holiday season is the Nintendo Switch. This little gadget launched back near the start of the year. Up until now, the Switch has been incredibly hard to come by in stores. This has since stopped being an issue seemingly out of nowhere as more and more Switchs have appeared. Now, you may have heard your kids or grandkids talking about this thing. So what exactly is a Nintendo Switch and where are the best places to find them now that it won’t be a painful hunt?
You can get a Nintendo Switch at just about any retailer that sells games. The system is $299.99 alone and if you get a bundle will make its way up to 369.99. If you’re looking for the game Splatoon 2 then you will want to get you bundle from Walmart though. There is also going to be a Mario Odyssey bundle launching soon that will come with the newest Mario game. You will also need to choose what color scheme to get with the base system. You can either go for an all grey look or blue and red controllers. For the bundles, they have their own color schemes to go along with the games they are bundled with.
The Switch will come boxed with 2 Joy-Cons that can be used by two different players. If you want a single player game then they can be combined in the included controller piece for more gameplay options. You will also find the Switch’s charging dock. This can be used to connect the console to the TV and charge it when your not home. If you want to take your Switch on the go there charging docks power cord can be detached to directly charge the system. The system will also come with one HDMI cord to connect the dock to the TV.
There are a few items you may want to pick up while buying your Switch. If you think the console will be carried around a lot then you will need a carrying case. The carrying cases can be purchased for around $19.99. They are one of the only safe ways to take around the system and games. The cases will even come with a safe place to store your charger while in transport. See if you can get a screen protector as well for a little bit of extra durability.
Next, consider getting some extra Joy-Cons. These will make it so when your kids have friends over they can all take part in the fun. The Switch already comes with two so all you will need is another two pack. This will run you around 69.99 as the controllers are a little bit expensive. You also may want to look into the classic controller. This is a more traditional shaped controller that is made for games like Zelda. Many older gamers will probably prefer this when playing single player games on their Switch. This will run you around $69.99 as well.