I got some time with the Nintendo Switch this week and was impressed and disappointed in equal measure.
In some ways it felt like a big PSP, but one which is much cheaper and with a sense of ‘toy’ about it. Admittedly I was not playing with it on a big screen which apparently makes all of the difference and the controllers are brilliantly designed, but again the cheap plastic did put me off a little.
Zelda is great, Mario Kart is what it is (an average racing game that is loved by those who played it as children), but there is a sense that the graphics and everything else are a few years from the past. Great to play and fun of that there is no doubt, but it does not offer the wow factor you would expect from a new games console.
I see a sub-set of people really enjoying the big screen / small screen setup and I see the vast majority preferring what they have already which is a gaming experience that does feel cutting edge on the Xbox and PlayStations.
I hope I am wrong because I love Nintendo, but this feels like a missed opportunity to me.