Published : 18/06/2020 10:18:20
Categories : General Tech News
Following the not-so-successful launch of Nintendo’s previous console, the Wii U, they have been able to bounce back through its cutting-edge portable Nintendo Switch console. The Switch saved Nintendo from its demise through its innovative console-slash-handheld device that provided a great experience for both solo gamers and for families looking to bond. With games that host fun party experiences with up to eight players, there is no doubt why people were so quick to pick up the switch, despite knowing that Nintendo was weakened.
If you are one of those who picked up a Switch for whatever reason, here are some tips and tricks that will keep your gaming experience fueled positively for the most part:
Games are larger than they used to be, so expand your storage space
With modern games with game files over twenty gigabytes for the Switch, it will be a perfect investment to buy a larger SD Card to store games in. If you plan on going the full distance with your Switch, the 32GB stock storage of the unit will be filled up quickly and frustrate you when you buy a new game and lack the storage for it. Games like Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Animal Crossing: New Horizons has hefty space requirements, so it would be a great idea to invest in storage options.
Fortunately, Nintendo thought this out and provided a memory card slot, and even better is that large storage cards are no longer as expensive as they used to be. Although you may be able to find tons of options and deals online, be aware of fake ones that litter the market because these are usually not viable for storing your favourite games. The last thing you want is corrupted files that will force you to restart your Animal Crossing island that you put hundreds of hours into.
Protect your Switch from clumsy moments
There is no guarantee that you will be able to save your Switch unit from being knocked off a table or slipping out of our hands. This is why you will want to invest in a case and a screen protector to give it a fighting chance against drops and impacts. Having a case will allow you to store the unit and toss it into a backpack without worrying about damage. The touch screen of the Switch is important for some games, so when being used heavily for those kinds of moments, the screen protector will prevent deep scratches from your fingers. The last thing you want is having to send your unit in for repairs that could have been prevented.
Purchase essential accessories
There are many available accessories for the switch, but the two we suggest are the Pro-Controller and an external battery. The Pro-Controller is an amazing accessory that can take away the stress put on the standard Joycons, as those are found to be quite fragile when games like Super Smash Bros. are played on them. Battery packs will offer even more hours of playtime when travelling or when you find yourself away from a power source. With the first generation of Switch units having a smaller battery capacity, power banks are sure to be an invaluable tool in your experience with the console.
Shut off WiFi for better and faster performance
Being a hybrid device, when pulled out of the dock, the Switch will often be sweeping the surroundings for an internet signal. This can cause framerates to dip and often cause the battery to drain extremely quickly. To combat this, when using it in handheld mode and away from home, place the system in Airplane Mode to preserve battery life and have smoother gaming experiences.
The Switch is an extremely revolutionary hybrid device that has crossbred portable consoles with traditional home consoles. The fact that you can play your favourite games on your large-screened HDTV and chuck it in your bag once you leave the house is an amazing feature. With these tips, you will have an even better experience with your Nintendo Switch.
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