I have high-powered game consoles at home, but the one I spend the most time playing is my Nintendo Switch. Portable enough for the subway or bus, but able to dock once you’re home and play on the big screen, it scratches the itch for gaming that my smartphone just doesn’t provide. (Also, pro tip for new parents: You can easily play an undocked Nintendo Switch while a baby sleeps on your chest. Bonding time is so important.)
If you missed out on getting one because they were out of stock, or if you’ve been thinking about getting one, but couldn’t justify the price, now would be the time. Starting today, if you buy a Nintendo Switch, you’ll get $35 in credit for the Nintendo Store to spend on games (which you would have to buy anyway). You can either defray the cost of games like Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild or Super Mario Odyssey, two must-own titles for the Switch, or get indie titles like Dead Cells or Into the Breach (two of my favorite games from last year) for free.
Or you can see that $35 as a windfall, and use it to pick up a few accessories for the Switch. I highly recommend a carrying case to prevent scratches on your screen, a portable battery that uses USB-C to get extra game time while on the go, and a pair of good earbuds so you can game with the sound on while leaving those around you in peace.
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