Ever since Nintendo announced the Nintendo Switch and then subsequently the Nintendo Switch lite, the gaming community has been buzzing. Nintendo knocked it out of the park when it comes to revolutionizing the way gaming has worked throughout time and showed everyone that even when you think something can’t be made any “better” it totally can.
But with all the buzz came the question of its price. The Nintendo Switch itself is priced at $300 and the Switch Lite variant, the one that doesn’t have removable joy-cons, is $100 less at $200. For gaming consoles, this is a pretty standard price, but it’s still not “cheap.”
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Most Nintendo Switch games costs around $60
Now, when you drop some serious cash on the console, the next thing one dreads is the amount of money that’s going to go into actually buying the games that are going to be on the console!
Some of the most popular games on the Nintendo Switch tend to run upwards of $60 (sometimes even more if it’s a special edition version of a game) you can buy these online, but they traditionally come in cartridges. The cartridges are what makes the games so expensive too since these are made to be so durable that they stand the test of time.
The problem is that people who aren’t necessarily interested in the “big name” games or just want to save up and get one expensive game here, and there don’t want to be stuck playing just one game, it defeats the purpose of buying an entire console!
There are two options when it comes to this issue. One is to wait for sales for the expensive games to go on sale, they tend to go a lot cheaper that way overall, or you browse through the Nintendo store for “free” games.
Free to play games and free to start games
Free to play
When it comes to “free” games, Nintendo offers two types of them. One is the basic “free to play” type of games we all know and love. These include games like Fortnite, brawlhalla, the dawn of the breakers, Asphalt 9: Legends, and the classic, Tetris. These games are those that you just download onto your switch, and you can play them in their entirety at no additional cost. Sure there are add-ons inside some of these games that you can buy that would make the playing experience a lot more fun but those add-ons are always an option and never a must.
Free to start
The second type of “free games” Nintendo offers is the “free to start” type of games. These were made because not everyone can drop $60 at once on a game they aren’t 100% sure they are going to like playing!
When you get a game that’s “free to start” it essentially lets you begin playing the game so you can get a feel of what it’s going to be like. Most of the time the game either has a few levels that you get to play for free before deciding to buy the full game or even unlock levels while making payments as you go or it lets you play the game almost to the entirety, but in a lower resolution or with locked features, once you make the payment you can go ahead and finish the game!
Although Nintendo Switch games tend to get a little expensive, their free game options tend to make up for it too. With the free to start games, you get the option of not diving in blind and instead try out the game before you buy it, which lets the consumer choose a lot more than most of the other companies allow you to. They still get you as a customer if you end up liking the game and making the purchase, but you end up safe from the risk just in case you don’t l! Their solution is a win-win situation!