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Systems to Run Pokémon Sword and Shield on a Budget.

Release Date 2019-11-15
Developer Game Freak
Publisher Nintendo
Pricing Model Fee-To-Play
Platforms Nintendo Switch (Handheld mode), Nintendo Switch (TV mode & Tabletop mode)
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Several new features for the games are also firsts for the series, including, cooperative raid encounters, akin to those seen in Pokémon Go; the Wild Area, a fully explorable open world area with free camera movement and dynamic weather which has implications on which Pokémon species appear at a given time; and "Dynamax" and "Gigantamax" forms for Pokémon. The latter two enable Pokémon to temporarily grow to a giant size, with Gigantamax being limited to select Pokémon and feature different forms from the Pokémon's normal appearance. A new mechanic called "Poké Jobs" tasks the player's Pokémon with completing requests, such as assisting in construction or cooking, to gain experience or rare items. In addition, Pokémon native to the game's region will be able to be transferred to the games from the Nintendo 3DS app Pokémon Bank, Pokémon Go, and Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! via the Pokémon Home service. Pokémon Gyms make a return after being absent in Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon. As is typical with the series, the two games will have version exclusive features between them, such as available Pokémon and, for the first time, Gym Leaders. Some features from previous entries, such as Mega Evolution and Z-Moves, will be absent from the games. A 'Camp' mode is introduced which allows the player to spend some time interacting or playing with their Pokémon and to cook different types of curry which provide bonuses for Pokémon. New customization options for the player character have been added, like outerwear and other accessories. The PC box can be accessed in some areas outside of Pokémon Centers.

Genres

Adventure, RPG

Tags

3D, 3rd Person, Anime, Based on a Popular Franchise, Co-Op, Collect-a-thon, Customizable Player Character, Cute, Exploration, JRPG, Missions and Quests, Multiple Editions, Online Multiplayer, Open World, Overhead View, RPG, Single-Player, Stylized

Pricing and Current Offers

Compatible Systems

The following Systems meet the minimal system requirements set by Pokémon Sword and Shield's developers. So it should run the game, but you might need to lower visual quality for an enjoyable experience.

Matches are sorted by price, so if what you see doesn't match your expectations and you can afford to pay more, feel free to move on to the next page.

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Nintendo Switch Lite (HDH-001)

Nintendo Switch Lite (HDH-001)

This smaller version of the Nintendo Switch is dedicated to mobile gaming. So you do lose the option to connect this version of the console to the TV

Performance in selected Apps

Pokémon Sword and Shield100th percentile

Who it's For

  • Gamer

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck5th percentile
Versatility72th percentile
Power17th percentile
Storage Space12th percentile
Portability99th percentile
Battery Autonomy15th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Nintendo Switch (Handheld mode)

Screen

6", 1280×720(WXGA, 720p, 0.9MP), Touch Screen

CPU

Nvidia Tegra X1

GPU

Nvidia Maxwell 256

Memory

4 GB

Storage

32 GB total, Media Card Reader

Pricing

Typically sells for C$259.
Nintendo Switch (HAC-001(-01))

Nintendo Switch (HAC-001(-01))

The Nintendo Switch is the game console you can either use in the living room as a "regular" game console, or on the move as a tablet. This slight rev

Performance in selected Apps

Pokémon Sword and Shield100th percentile

Who it's For

  • Serious Gamer

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck4th percentile
Versatility87th percentile
Power17th percentile
Storage Space12th percentile
Portability98th percentile
Battery Autonomy40th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Nintendo Switch (TV mode & Tabletop mode), Nintendo Switch (Handheld mode)

Screen

6", 1280×720(WXGA, 720p, 0.9MP), IPS Display (incl. PLS, AHVA, etc.), Touch Screen

CPU

Nvidia Tegra X1

GPU

Nvidia Maxwell 256

Memory

4 GB

Storage

32 GB total, Media Card Reader

Pricing

Typically sells for C$379.
Nintendo Switch (OLED model) (HEGSKAAAA)

Nintendo Switch (OLED model) (HEGSKAAAA)

The Nintendo Switch is the game console you can either use in the living room as a regular game console or on the move as a tablet. This third revis

Performance in selected Apps

Pokémon Sword and Shield100th percentile

Who it's For

  • Serious Gamer

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck2th percentile
Versatility32th percentile
Power17th percentile
Storage Space26th percentile
Portability97th percentile
Battery Autonomy22th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Nintendo Switch (TV mode & Tabletop mode), Nintendo Switch (Handheld mode)

Screen

7", 1280×720(WXGA, 720p, 0.9MP), OLED Display, Touch Screen

CPU

Nvidia Tegra X1

GPU

Nvidia Maxwell 256

Memory

4 GB

Storage

64 GB total, Media Card Reader

Pricing

Typically sells for C$449.