Just as with any other console launch, there seems to be a lot of fanboys from other consoles giving one star reviews, and possibly also Nintendo fanboys giving 5 stars, all without actually owning the console. Like this beautiful example I found and replied to on amazon, where the person was spouting nonsense that wasn't even true: Warning: Spoilers inside! Pretty Disappointing -- we pre-ordered the Switch the day it was available to pre-order and have been anxiously waiting for it. I have a 12 year old and a 9 year old who were so excited to unjbox it. We have owned Game Cube, Wii, WiiU and if you go back far enough I had the SNES. You could say that we are Nintendo's core audience. Some warnings to all of you before you get too excited for yours: 1 - it comes with no games. No combo pack, no free game to throw in on the hard drive -- nothing. The game we were hoping for (MarioKart) is not out for another 6 weeks. Not cool. 2 - the games are expensive and right now there are next to none available at launch. 3 - there is no virtual console at launch - this means you have to buy all the games at the store not load them from the device. 4 - not backwards compatible at all. All your old games are useless on the Switch and there's no way to buy or transfer them. Just SOL. 5 - right now no connecting and playing with your friends over the internet. Eventually they'll charge me for that but it's not available at launch. If I had multiple Switches then I could connect them via my WiFi but I ain't buying 2. 6 - Cheap, TINY controllers. I can't even work them. They are built for children. Not teens -- 9 year olds. If you have man-hands then forget it. 8 - No options for audio out except HDMI. My receiver will pass through HDMI video but doesn't decode audio via HDMI. We've been trying to play all day without any sound. There is no workaround. They have disabled the headphone port when it is docked (in TV mode). Previous models like the WiiU offered an analog option. The Switch has one audio option and one option only when docked -- HDMI port. If your system does not support HDMI audio then you cannot hear your game in TV mode. So on top of the system (which doesn't come with any games) I bought the $60 game that only one of my children can play at a time and that I won't play because the controllers are so tiny, it won't connect to the internet to interact, plus I had to buy a $30 aftermarket adapter to split the HDMI signal so I can hear my game. Shame on you Nintendo for launching without including any games and no online abilities, for making the controllers so small that adults can't enjoy operating the system, and worst of all for thinking that the whole world has HDMI audio capabilities. How hard would it have been to include an audio out in the dock? Oh yeah -- Nintendo Customer Support is a series of forum articles that won't tell you any of this stuff. Wish I had saved my $400. And here is my points on how literally every point that review made was wrong or only needed two seconds of research to not even be a problem: Warning: Spoilers inside! A majority of your points are either your own fault for not researching, or untrue which leads me to believe you don't even own the console. 1: A majority of consoles that come out new don't get a bundled game. Game bundles come out later in the console life. Plus just a few seconds of research would have shown you that Mario Kart wasn't coming out at launch. Your ignorance is not the console's fault 2: I will agree some of the games are overpriced (1 2 switch being my main gripe) but every new console launch will have a limited game list. 3: Virtual Console does not equal eShop. Since day one we have been able to download games on eShop. This is one of the false complaints that lead me to believe you don't actually own the system 4: Having a systems requirement be that it's backward compatible is stupid. The XBOne didn't offer it at launch either, it was added down the line. We may get it later on the Switch, but it would only work for digital games you purchased. 5: Online play IS available on the Switch for any games that support online multiplayer, Bomberman R and Fast RMX being the ones I have personal experience with. Again, this false complaint leads me to believe you haven't actually purchased this system. 6: The controllers don't feel cheap at all. And they appear small but even people with larger hands like myself and others I've talked to have actually found it's still fairly comfortable to use, especially when separated from the switch and held in each hand instead of the grip 8: I just went and tested this, and no you are wrong. It outputs perfectly fine to headphone while docked for me. Once again making me believe you haven't actually gotten the system. Seriously everyone ignore this review, I'm almost positive they haven't actually purchased the system and are just another console's fanboy trying to bring down review scores for the Switch. Pretty much as with any other console release, give the online retailer reviews some time before actually paying attention to them. Extra: Just for curiosity's sake I added a poll asking what you would rate the system with your current experience with the Nintendo Switch.