I previously owned some handhelds from them such as the 3ds, Gameboy and Gameboy color, but in terms of home consoles this is the first one I have purchased. What tipped me over was the announcement of a core pokemon title for it. If they make it 3rd person open world I'm gonna lose it.
But in regards to the system here's my thoughts.
Even though some think the graphics is a problem i find them more than fine. It is still sort of a handheld in the end and it is way more powerfull than my vita which i still enjoy fiddling about with.
I really like that the controllers have so many options for different playstyles. I find myself switching it up regularly between them.
The build quality is decent I suppose but I would have preferred more of a smartphone type of feel with aluminium and glass instead of so much plastic. At least on the front. Especially considering what you hear about how easily it scratches. Knock on wood.
In terms of games I find it to be thus far very much peaks and valleys. Breath of the wild is the first zelda I delve into and while I think it's pretty revolutionary in some ways, there are some mechanics I think works against it. Things such as the breaking equipment, the time spent on cooking and poo rly explained world mechanics. It is a great game but I don't see this as being a 10. Definitely a contender for best launch title ever though.
Mario kart is some mindless fun, but the genre to me just isn't that appealing. Also online seems very unstable with dns errors galore. This makes me not really enthralled for their paid service.
Also picked up metal slug and damn. That title is still dope. Get it if you haven't already.
And that's pretty much all I got. Which leads me to the final part. The e'shop is really dissapointing. First of all there is no virtual console titles on there yet.( And no release date, to my knowledge). And a lot of games on there just seems very expensive compared to other platforms online stores. I mean I would propably have picked up street fighter or some smaller title but it is like 40 dollars. Other games such as bomberman feel way overpriced. Add to that that many retail games from the looks of it feel like having a lack of content 'looking at you arms' and maybe splatoon. All I'm really excited for coming up these months is mario.. And I do not think zelda can hold me over till then.
Something peculiar I noticed though is that I caught myself thinking about if arms and splatoon were on ps4. I propably wouldn't even have given them a second look. But since there is such a lack of other titles I am at least interested here. So I'm really wondering if nintendo fans hype up all their game releases like the second coming of christ, simply because that's all there is?