Though we’re still a week away from the official retail launch, the gaming gods (read: Nintendo of America) have seen fit to bestow upon me early access to the Nintendo Switch. While a full review of the console and its offerings will be available in March, I did make it a point to take copious pictures during the unboxing process. Feel free to enjoy and/or scrutinize them below.
Even though this isn’t my first time playing with Nintendo’s latest hardware–GeekMom Kelly and I got a chance at January’s NYC media preview event–the difference between experiencing the Switch on a crowded, noisy show floor as opposed to in the comfort of your own home is unsurprisingly noticeable. So, while we’ve already shared frantic FaceBook Live videos, quick product shots, and “hot takes” on our initial experiences, here is a collection of photos specifically taken to share my own unboxing and initial setup experience with the Nintendo Switch, with bonus appearances by the Switch Pro Controller, the Joy-Con Charging Grip, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild game cartridge. (You’ll have to wait a bit longer, I’m afraid, before I can talk about the game itself in any detail!)