West Coast Avenger Cast Ep 1: Let's Get Switched!

A new foe has appeared!

West Coast Avenger Gregg is joined by Part-Time Avenger Kenneth (from Bam!Pow!TV and Retrofecta) to discuss Nintendo's latest moneyprinting Legend of Zelda machine, the Nintendo Switch!

While official sales numbers have yet to be released, analysts estimate that the Switch is trending towards 8 million total console sales by the end of 2017.

Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime says it even exceeded "first 2-day sales in Americas for any system in Nintendo history."

For comparison, the Wii sold 600,000 consoles in it's first 8 days (the Wii U may have sold, perhaps 50), and the Xbox One and Playstation 4 took approximately 18 and 14 days, respectively, to have sold about 2 million.

Hardware issues notwithstanding, the Switch's capability of being both a home console and a mobile device is impressive. Even better is that it does so with relative ease.

Less impressive is the lack of proper online functionalities. Currently, the Switch only allows you to save your data onto a microSD card (but that is not transferrable between consoles), and does not currently offer cloud storage for data.

On top of this, adding friends is a major pain (ugh. FRIEND CODES? AGAIN?), and the lack of proper social interactions beyond being able to post meme-worthy screenshots on Facebook and Twitter feels like a major oversight. Also, there's no Netflix or Hulu yet (but that is coming "in due time" says Fils-Aime).

While the library is similarly lackluster, Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a solid launch title, which is single-handedly skyrocketing sales of the console worldwide.

So... should you drop the $299 for a Nintendo Switch?

Kenneth and Gregg break it down!