Nintendo Switch – The new home gaming system taking SA by storm!

This new console is the ideal festive season gift for TV game fanatics – young and old!

Nintendo unveiled its spectacular new home gaming system, the Nintendo Switch in October 2016, and released it worldwide in March this year.

Since its release, the console has taken the world, and South Africa by storm. The Switch is a “hybrid” console, designed primarily as a home console meant to be connected to a TV set, or tablet computer. It is the seventh video game console developed by Nintendo.

It became the fastest-selling home console in the company’s history.

Proving its popularity, the console shipped over 2.74 million units in the first month of its launch! It became the fastest-selling home console in the company’s history, and has sold over 7 million units worldwide since its release.

In addition to providing single-player and multiplayer thrills at home, the Nintendo Switch system also enables gamers to play the same title wherever, whenever and with whomever they choose. The mobility of a handheld is now added to the power of a home gaming system to enable unprecedented new video game play styles.

Play in the comfort of your living room

At home, Nintendo Switch rests in the Nintendo Switch dock that connects the console to the TV and lets you play with family and friends in the comfort of your living room. By simply lifting the Nintendo Switch console from the dock, it will instantly transition to handheld mode, and the same great gaming experience that was being enjoyed at home now travels with you.

The portability of Nintendo Switch is enhanced by its bright high-definition display

It brings the full home gaming system experience with you to the park, on a train, in a car, or to a friend’s home.

Gaming springs into action by removing detachable Joy-Con controllers from either side of the Nintendo Switch console. One player can use a Joy-Con controller in each hand; two players can each take one; or multiple Joy-Con controllers can be employed by numerous people for a variety of gameplay options.

They can easily click back into place or be slipped into a Joy-Con grip accessory, mirroring a more traditional controller. Or, if preferred, the gamer can select an optional Nintendo Switch Pro Controller to use instead of the Joy-Con controllers.

Furthermore, it is possible for numerous people to bring their Nintendo Switch consoles together to enjoy local multiplayer face-to-face competition.


“I’m incredibly impressed that this dinky little machine can power three hours of gaming with high-end experiences like Breath of the Wild. And if you were to play simpler games that don’t push the hardware as hard, I’m sure you could get far more from the Switch.”–Brett Phipps, .

“Breath of the Wild is a beautiful game with lush colours and expansive vistas. It’s far and away the most beautiful game I’ve ever seen rendered on a mobile processor. Period.”–Jimmy Thang,

“It’s certainly lovely being able to use the Joy-Cons in the grip rather than having them attached to the console. The grip provides just enough extra plastic to make the controllers much more comfortable in the hands, and having the console a little further away from you means that your sitting posture feels a lot more natural.”– Jon Porter,

Find out more about the Nintendo Switch here.

Also, don’t miss the Nintendo Pop Up Zone in Sandton City and Brooklyn Mall this festive season!