Rating: Everyone 10+
This week’s episode of All Things Nintendo is all about celebrating the first five years of the Nintendo Switch. The anniversary is right around the corner, so Brian invites Game Informer online content director Ben Reeves back to talk about the biggest milestones of the Switch’s first half-decade, as well as share some stories from the last five years covering the system.
Note: Brian is out on assignment this week, so this episode was recorded a week early. If any noteworthy news hit over the last week, All Things Nintendo will cover it next week.
The All Things Nintendo podcast is a weekly show where we can celebrate, discuss, and break down all the latest games, news, and announcements from the industry’s most recognizable name. Each week, Brian is joined by different guests to talk about what’s happening in the world of Nintendo. Along the way, they’ll share personal stories, uncover hidden gems in the eShop, and even look back on the classics we all grew up with. A new episode hits every Friday!
00:00:00 – Introduction
00:04:57 – Five Years of Switch: Pre-Launch
00:17:31 – Five Years of Switch: 2017
00:26:31 – Five Years of Switch: 2018
00:38:14 – Five Years of Switch: 2019
00:50:50 – Five Years of Switch: 2020
00:57:00 – Five Years of Switch: 2021
01:02:41 – Why is the Switch So Successful?
01:09:52 – Top Five Selling Games of Switch
01:12:28 – Definitive Ranking: Switch Games So Far
01:20:34 – eShop Gem of the Week: Owlboy
01:24:15 – Personal News from Ben
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For more Game Informer podcasts, be sure to check out The Game Informer Show, which covers the weekly happenings of the video game industry, and Video Gameography with host Ben Reeves, which explores the history of video games – one series at a time! We also have From Panel to Podcast from host Andrew Reiner, covering everything from the world of comic books, including the shows, movies, and games that spawn from them!