I debated buying one for a long time because I was afraid it would be like the Vita was for me, something I liked well enough but didn’t go out of my way to play. I can safely say that’s not the case after using it for a week.
What a great piece of hardware. Feels solid. Great screen. I really like the joycon flexibility (I’ve mostly been playing with them split). The ability to go from handheld mode to docked and pick up right where I left off on the tv feels great. Perhaps best of all, the ease and speed of getting in and out of sleep mode is fantastic.
I did have some trouble with joycon desync last night while playing Zelda, but I hadn’t had that before and have played a lot over the last week, so hope it isn’t an ongoing concern.
Thumbstick on left joycon is being a bit squeaky when pushing upward.
I wish the system were a couple of millimeters thinner so I could use it with my tablift stand.
The e-shop functionality is incredibly barebones. Not sure why Nintendo can’t figure that out. They did add a tab for sale items, which is a nice addition. How about one for game demos? How about being able to choose the genre I want to see without having to go into the search menu?
Dock should have an Ethernet port (I would happily pay 100 bucks more for a pro version with this, a thinner design, and gorilla glass)