Home Gaming The Nintendo Switch name represents the”defining features” of that console

The Nintendo Switch name represents the”defining features” of that console

1 min read


What’s in a name? Even though it doesn’t have any effect on the hardware itself, a good console name can make or break the sales of such a device. When marketing does their job properly, you get ideas like the PlayStation or Super Nintendo thrown other around. Other times, you get a console named after a terrible British band or the Wii U.

Nintendo’s last console may have suffered for that terrible decision to name itself after the shriek of a Kung Pow: Enter The Fist character, but at least their next device sounds a tad bit more original: The Nintendo Switch. And that’s because it’s a name with multiple meanings. “We decided that this name would be the best fit for our product for two reasons,” A Nintendo representative said to Nintendo Dream Magazine via Nintendo Everything.

It represents one of the defining features of the Switch, the ability to seamlessly ‘switch’ between the TV screen and Switch’s screen, while also embodying the idea of being a ‘switch’ that will flip, and change the way people experience entertainment in their daily lives.

Look, I’ll take anything not branded “Wii U”. But I like what I’m seeing and March can’t come soon enough. Before then, Nintendo will host a big shindig that we probably won’t be invited to, but we’re going to gatecrash anyway. Geoff says he’ll spray me with butter so that I can fit through the airvents, because there’s a nary a console around that can escape the clutches of a half-naked greased-up South African.

And after seeing some more of the next Legend of Zelda game in action in the hands of a hyper-active American talk show host, I’m once again drinking deep from that Nintendo Kool-Aid. Anyway, be right back. I’ve got to pack all his butter into my carry-on luggage for the January trip to New York.

Last Updated: December 8, 2016


  1. Kromas Ryder

    December 8, 2016 at 14:06

    Sounds about right. Every time I see an article about this I wanna “switch” to a PC article. 😛


    • Lu

      December 8, 2016 at 14:06

      pfffffff. Good thing I swallowed my coffee before reading your comment.


      • Kromas Ryder

        December 8, 2016 at 14:07

        Then I did my job. 😛


        • Lu

          December 8, 2016 at 14:13

          I almost think my graphics card is bigger than the handheld part of this console….


          • Admiral Chief Argonian

            December 8, 2016 at 14:16


          • Lu

            December 8, 2016 at 14:28

            Switch 253mm X 106mm (estimated) vs GTX 1060 140mm X 277mm. KEK

  2. Raptor Rants

    December 8, 2016 at 14:07

    I am really excited for this.


    • Original Heretic

      December 8, 2016 at 14:22

      You WANT to see Darryn half-naked and covered in butter?

      Um….No, no I’m not going to ask any questions. I don’t want those answers.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Check Also

Tormented Souls Back on for PS4 and Xbox One

Well, it would seem that fans are being listened to, after all. Who would’ve thunk? Back i…