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TAY Theme Week: The Nintendo Switch is Going to be the Death of My Wallet, and That's Great!

Hello everyone! Happy to be participating in this week/month’s TAY Theme Week. On an even brighter note, the Switch is going to blitz through my bank account like a 2011 Steam Sale, but at mostly full price!

As TAY has recently compiled, the latest Nintendo Direct left a lot of us realizing that the Nintendo Switch is developing a vast array of ports, remasters, and new AAA/Indie releases. Candidly speaking, I was not confident during the Switch’s questionable release announcement that it was going to be a strong console purchase. A middling array of AAA game support with mentions of a few Indie ports was not immediately convincing for me, but I am happy to report that I was utterly completely wrong. It turns out the Switch is a smash hit! The only issue now is finding money for all of these great games!


I think it’s important to note that I do not own a Wii U or a PS4. As a result, I am the target audience for a lot of these port announcements. Captain Toad, Bayonetta, Dark Souls, Owlboy, Night in the Woods, and many more are all of interest to me. I want to support the Switch, and more importantly, I want to support the developers who were willing to take the plunge and release high-quality ports of their games. That may involve paying top dollar for games I could get much cheaper elsewhere, but if that means folks like Platinum Games, Trinket Studios, and Infinite Fall get to stay afloat and gain acclaim with Nintendo for future endeavors then it’s worth the price of admission.

Something about the potential portability of the Switch and the excellence of it’s controller design pushes me towards making purchases with Ninty instead of 80% Steam Sales. Well, that, and I don’t have to spend 2 hours trying to get Dark Souls to work. Not to mention numerous AAA titles that we’ve yet to see details on, like the Fire Emblem and Shin Megami Tensei releases!

I’m glad I was wrong about the initial release announcement. If you’re still on the fence about making a Switch purchase, take it from me, you won’t regret it. You just may find yourself having to pace out how many great purchases you can make each month!

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