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All posts tagged "Nintendo Switch"

  • Nintendo Switch: here’s what to do in SA for left Joy-Con issue

    The Nintendo Switch has enjoyed a load of sales so far, with reports that it was ahead of schedule to meet its first month sales target of two million units. We've also seen a few reports of hardware issues, but the most persistent niggle seems to be a disconnecting left Joy-Con controller. Is it a widespread issue though? "There are no widespread technical problems, and all issues are being handled promptly, including the reports regarding the left Joy-Con Bluetooth connection," Nintendo wrote in a press statement. "The number (of repair orders or replacement requests) is not significant. The total number of repair...

  • Which Nintendo Switch storage medium is fastest?

    The Nintendo Switch differs from traditional consoles by using cartridges rather than discs, making for faster access speeds in the process. But a new report has also shed light on the read speeds of microSD cards and the console's internal storage -- and the results are a little surprising. Eurogamer compared the Switch's 32GB of internal storage to a 16GB Sandisk UHS-1 microSD card, a super-fast SanDisk Extreme Plus 64GB microSD and Switch cartridges. The result? Well, the publication found that the internal storage would beat both microSD cards all the time, suggesting a speed cap was in place for...

  • Review diary: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

    The latest game in The Legend of Zelda series makes for a rather interesting, albeit not unprecedented, situation. During its development, Nintendo decided that the Wii U title should come to the Nintendo Switch as well. It's not the first time that we've seen Nintendo make this decision for a Zelda game, with 2006's Twilight Princess launching on both GameCube and Wii. But Breath of the Wild is far more ambitious than Twilight Princess, owing to its wide-open world, free-form exploration and the constraints of Nintendo's new console. Week one - it's influenced by a lot of franchises I managed to spend...

  • Nintendo Switch sells 1.5m units, ahead of target – report

    The Nintendo Switch has enjoyed brisk sales so far, as the Japanese firm recently revealed that it's broken its own console records in the USA and Europe. Now, research firm SuperData has found that the Switch has actually sold in the region of 1.5 million units, GamesIndustry.biz reported. It was also noted by the publication that most of the figures obtained by SuperData were for the first week, which means the actual sales figure to date will be higher. The figure is good news for Nintendo, which had previously announced a Switch sales target of two million units for its first month. And...

  • Has the Nintendo Switch been hacked?

    It's barely been a week since the Nintendo Switch was launched globally, but it appears that we may already have our first hack for the system. A prominent hacker known as qwertyuiop used a Webkit browser vulnerability to apparently create an exploit on the system, posting a screenshot of the hack on Twitter, Wololo reported. that's just how it goes pic.twitter.com/ztkFrbjz5u — qwertyoruiop (@qwertyoruiopz) March 11, 2017 The hacker claims they only had to tweak their existing iOS exploit to get it running on the Switch. That doesn't mean the Switch is running iOS obviously, but rather that the two devices apparently share a...

  • Nintendo Switch: 6 new features we want via firmware updates

    There’s no doubting that the Nintendo Switch makes for an intriguing proposition, thanks to its hybrid nature. As with many gadgets these days, firmware updates are able to bring new features over its lifetime. But what should firmware updates deliver to the Nintendo Switch? Download while sleeping If there's one fantastic thing about the Switch software, it's the sleep mode, being very frugal in the power department. So it's no surprise that the reason for this is because Nintendo kills almost all connectivity to achieve this goal. Downloads aren't spared either, and the Nintendo Switch lacks a toggle to allow downloads to finish....

  • Nintendo Switch vs PS4: how does first cross-platform game fare?

    There's no doubting that the Nintendo Switch is less powerful than the PS4 and Xbox One, but what is the disparity exactly? Well, Eurogamer's Digital Foundry has spent some time with Dragon Quest Heroes 2, available on PS4 and Switch. The publication noted that they couldn't get their hands on the PS3 version, which would've given us a better idea of where the Switch sits (i.e. closer to PS3 or closer to PS4). So what were their findings anyway? For starters, it was noted that the game ran at 1080p on both the PS4 and Switch version. The former then switched (heh) to...

  • Switch it up: here’s what’s good and bad about the Nintendo Switch

    The Nintendo Switch, the newest console on the market, has hit our shores and by its marketing campaign alone has certainly turned heads. But is it everything it's cracked up to be? It's innovative and exciting certainly but can it hold its own against its competitors. We rounded up the three best and three worst features of the Switch as it launches in South Africa. The Good 8 console local multiplayer You have to admit that's pretty awesome. You can sync up to eight consoles to play both competitive and cooperative multiplayer and while it's not unique to the Switch it also has...

  • Nintendo Switch: what issues are people experiencing?

    The Nintendo Switch has clearly enjoyed plenty of success in its first few days on the market, as reports emerge that European and US opening sales have broken records. Still, gamers are finding that records aren't the only things being broken, as people report several issues... Scratches due to the dock Users on reddit and elsewhere are finding scratches on their screen if they don't dock it absolutely perfectly. The culprit seems to be one of the braces in the Switch dock itself, forcing some users to come up with DIY solutions in order to better protect the screen. The infamous connectivity issue with...

  • Nintendo Switch breaks company records in Europe

    Nintendo has announced that the Nintendo Switch has enjoyed the best launch weekend for a Nintendo console in Europe. "We can confirm that, across Europe, Nintendo Switch sold more in its launch weekend than any other Nintendo hardware in history," the company's local representatives wrote in an email to Gearburn. It's not the only spot of good news on this front, as Nintendo said that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild enjoyed the best first-weekend sales for a Nintendo launch title in Europe. The company added that Breath of the Wild topped Wii Sports in terms of first-weekend sales. Despite some...