Hundreds head to Digbeth to try the Nintendo Switch

on February 11, 2017

Hundreds of gamers from around Birmingham headed to Digbeth today to be among the first gamers in the country to try Nintendo’s latest console, the Nintendo Switch.

The sold-out event, which started Friday and finishes on Sunday (12th February) allowed gamers two hours to try some of the consoles upcoming titles including Splatoon 2, Mario Kart 8: Deluxe, Arms, 1-2 Switch, Snipperclips and the heavily anticipated Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

Jamie Cox, 20, who waited in line for an hour and a half to try the system said:

“I’ve been a Nintendo fan since I was 4 and a gaming fan since then and going to events like this is great, especially when Birmingham often gets missed when new games and consoles tour.

I had a great blast playing with my friends, Mario Kart 8: Deluxe brought me back to days when we would play co-op games together in our dorm rooms.”

David Garland, travelled from Leicester with his son to try the console and said:

“The games on show were easy enough for my son to pick up and play but were also fun enough to keep me interested. The device also has a great build quality and feels like it would survive the wrath of my 7-year old.”

The event, which is now sold-out for the remainder of the tour will next weekend visit Manchester before heading to London the following weekend.

The Nintendo Switch launches on March 3rd with a price of £279.99. We’ll be live from the Birmingham launch with a live blog throughout the night.

Award-winning journalist based in Birmingham UK. Data Editor @ Birmingham Eastside and owner of @UKbynumbers. Contact me: @Loftysandro or

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