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Switching It up! | Salinas Monterey Hollister Game Truck Blog


It took some time, but we’ve finally added a Nintendo Switch to our lineup of video game consoles!

The Nintendo Switch is more like a portable game system but is quite powerful and the graphics don’t look like they’re coming from such a small system.

The graphics chip is from Tegra, in conjunction with industry leader Nvidia. The result is amazing graphics similar to what you would see in a PC made for gaming.

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Gray “Joy-Cons” (controllers) for the Nintendo Switch

A new twist are the Switch’s controllers, called “joy-cons”. The joy-con is actually 2 controllers, one held in each hand. There is also a more “traditional” controller similar to the ones used on Xbox and PlayStation platforms. The joy-cons take a little bit of getting used to, but we’ve had terrific feedback so far.

We’ve started out with 3 games for the Switch:

  • Super Mario Odyssey: Mario, once again, has to save Princess Peach from the clutches of the evil Bowser, this time with the help of his new friend, Cappy. Mario and Cappy have to traverse kingdoms and obstacles to get to the princess. This is a 1- or 2-player game and is fine for all ages.
  • Super Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: Much like the game that our young customers have been enjoying on the Wii U, this game is a great racing game and is ideal for anyone who is new to gaming.
  • Splatoon 2: One of the few FPS (First Person Shooter) games rated E for Everyone, Splatoon 2’s protagonist shoots ink instead of bullets or lasers. We usually don’t stock games that are only for a single player, but kids have a great time with this game!

We’ll be adding more Switch games in the near future (Cyber Monday, here we come!), and of course we still have all of our other exciting multiplayer games for the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Wii U!