Thoughts on the Nintendo Switch and Niche Games

Occasionally I write articles for sites that aren’t my own (gasp!), and last week I had the opportunity to write my own particular spin on the recent Nintendo Switch news explosion for ZAM.com. The most appealing aspects of the Switch for me are that it 1. is region free and 2. already has a bunch of “niche” games in development (think funky JRPGs, import-only titles, and revivals of forgotten favs), so I combined them into a piece on 3 reasons why the Nintendo Switch has the potential to be a great system for niche game fans. For the third reason, and some elaboration on why those things are so exciting to me, head over to ZAM and read my piece!

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I definitely have a lot of additional thoughts on the Nintendo Switch that didn’t fit the scope of the article, which I discuss in detail with my podcast cohost Sarah on an upcoming episode of Chic Pixel Plus. In the meantime, I’ll be honest and say the promise of games in the future is not enough for me to purchase a console day one, so I don’t envision myself getting a Switch anytime soon. Plus, I’ve made one of my personal goals to finish 5 games in my free time this year (i.e. not for review), so I have plenty of things in my backlog to work on!

I would love to know: are you planning on getting a Nintendo Switch day one? What games are you most looking forward to? Leave your thoughts in the comments! And if you haven’t preordered one yet, grab yours at Amazon, a Chic Pixel affiliate, to help support the site!

About Anne Lee

Also known as apricotsushi. Anne can be written with the kanji for apricot (杏), and sushi was the most quintessentially Japanese thing I could think of when I was 13, resulting in my goofy, albeit memorable, nickname.

  • I think we might end up getting on because of the little guy to be honest. He has been into co-op games and loves Mario thanks to the 1980’s Maria cartoon. XD

    • I think that’s a great reason to pick one up!! Do you like the portability aspect or do you think you/he’ll play it more on the big screen?

  • Meyneth

    I’m getting a Switch day one, although I don’t care for a lot of what Nintendo revealed about pricing, online services, and the lack of games…but then, I just know there will be more to come this year they haven’t revealed, and if I don’t buy one day one I probably won’t get one until Christmas because Nintendo don’t know how to provide enough supply to meet demand. Don’t want a repeat of the Wii all over again >.>

    …plus, Xenoblade 2! Even though I didn’t like X, I loved the original. Kinda obliged to buy one just for that! xD

    • Xenoblade 2 looks great!! And I agree that Nintendo is always really great for first party titles – I think it would be hard to be disappointed in that regard!