The Witcher 3 Switch - 11 Things You Need To Know Before You Buy

Port-begging for the Nintendo Switch has become a meme unto itself, but never even in our wildest, most ridiculous memes would we have thought that The Witcher 3, of all games, would ever come to the Switch. Until recently, that is. Because believe it or not, The Witcher 3 – one of the biggest, most demanding, and most ambitious games of this generation – is coming to Nintendo's tiny little underpowered hybrid.

There's a certain appeal to Witcher 3 on the go that cannot be denied, while for Switch owners who've never played the game before, this is the perfect opportunity to experience one of the greatest games of all time. As the game approaches its Switch release, in this feature, we'll be taking a look at 11 vital things you need to know about this unlikely and unexpected port.



  • John Z

    if cdprojcectred asks you to pay 60 for this game, you better pay for it cause they earned it


    "One of the greatest games of all time" - Damn right it is!

  • Finrod

    - Did you bring Witcher 3 to the Switch? - Yes- What did it cost you?- Good resolution

  • W1cH0 99

    imagine paying $ 50.00 for Mario party switch but complaint about $ 60 for this master piece...

  • Rudiger Schneider

    I asked gaunter o’dimm to bring Witcher 3 to switch. Looks like he delivered at the cost of precious resolution

  • JJ Pagan

    If this can be on switch... then gta 5 can too! Hell I’d be happy with gta 4

  • Dusk Blade

    The Legend of Geralt 3: Breath of The Wild Hunt

  • I tried to change my name but It didn't Work

    Games that got added to the switch:Skyrim: oh cool, that's a good game.Wolvenstein: NiceThe Witcher 3: TAKE MY MONEY NOW, I DON'T CARE IF IT'S 180P.

  • Sk2Neat

    1 thing you need to know is that you will hate yourself for finishing the game

  • 18matts

    This game and overwatch has got me thinking about how Nintendo seems to really be trying to close the gap with 3rd party games. Good on them!

  • Jake Macgregor-Boyle

    I don’t care about resolution. Having Witcher 3 in my hand and on the go.......I’m sold.

  • Destiny Ninja123

    There's only one thing you need to know.Its portable and one of the best rpg of all time. Nuff said.

  • Cam Collier

    Physical version gang wya? 😎

  • dennies barsolaso

    Witcher on switch lite is perfect!

  • Ken Gonzales

    The goodies I got are: a map, 6 postcards of the main characters (minus Yennefer, for some reason), two wolf(?) stickers, and a booklet containing a backgrounder on the Witcher universe. Plus sales weren't good in my country that the price got slashed from 60usd to 54usd in just a month. What a steal!

  • Ignacio Defago

    The best gaming experience I ever have.


    Shadow of mordor and/or War on switch would be amazing too.

  • oOoHCGoOo

    The game may look better on a switch lite because the screen is even smaller than the OG switch(handheld) imo

  • Mumbo Jimbo

    Amazing technical achievement. Buying again for that alone.

  • Theosis27

    Unnecessary video for this game. It is very good. Ive got 190 hours in this game & it is in my opinion the benchmark for single player open world rpgs. Just buy it!

  • Always_Serpico

    They can afford to put this beast on a cart, but Capcom can’t put damn near any of their games on one.

  • Crocodile Bludee

    When you send a message but your WiFi cuts out for a few years before it sends.

  • Pipes61874

    People need to support this game and other developers need to stop being lazy and take notes

  • mackstertube

    I don't play in handheld much but the fact I might and this is either my favourite or second favourite or game of all time makes me want to buy it just in case. Also just to have it.

  • Ayrton Souza

    here i go buying the game for the 3rd time

  • Francis_ Sy

    I would love for them to just recreate witcher 3 on switch with BOTW’s graphics! That will be epic

  • double-o G

    I was planning doing another run for witcher 3 (lost count after 5), been a year now. Gonna wait for the switch.

  • Anonymous Van de Root

    underpowered ? bro are you asleep here some facts hack switch for full potential overclock it then instal witcher 3 mods :60 fps modsettings menu moddynamic resolution mod done have fun now we have a true good running game and adjust settings as you please this fix fps drops better combat response better resolution

  • JustBeCreative

    The only thing you need to know is that it's good. NOW BUY IT!

  • ♡Midnightfury

    Am I the ONLY one who doesn't care about the switchs limitations and just wants witcher because I just want to play it for the fun?

  • bladethorn

    Considering I'm having a blast playing FF12, overlooking graphics to play my favorite game with maximum convenience is absolutely worth it.

  • Ninjas-Roocks- PR

    Theres only one thing you need to know before you buying the witcherIts Fucking awesome Bought it 2 weeks ago and already whit 100+hour.

  • Doom Slayer

    Can't wait for digital foundry to take a crack at this game.

  • adza botchway

    I'm approaching 300 hours in the game. I'm on my second play-through and it's by far my favorite game ever. just buy it honestly. you will not regret it

  • Faye Nguyen

    Going to be my first time buying / playing this :) heard many good things about this game . Hopefully I’ll love it as much as fallout new Vegas

  • David

    Just bought the game. Planning on 100% on my switch once again. Can't wait.

  • S T Powerbuilding

    I just bought this yesterday not knowing much about it, looks like I'm in for a ride lol

  • full metal horseman

    I've played Through the Witcher 3 A few times on different difficulties using different tactics. Now I am excited to 100% the game now that it never leaves my side

  • Jason Howland

    I seen this and thought it’s a joke. But it’s for switch. They should throw in 1&2

  • Kel Raphiel

    that steam sale was so tempting but i asked myself before i pressed purchase how in the hell can i play this game while im at work?

  • John Doughnut

    I'll buy it when they make a switch witcher bundle lol

  • Tim Jones

    I own a Switch, old iPad, iPhone X, Apple TV, MacBook 💻. I bought The Witcher 3 on day 1 for Switch. I like it, it’s pretty good.On international flights, it’s great 👍🏼

  • Dr Enthusiasm! [Roblox,Minecraft,LifeHacksAndMore]

    I pre ordered it after the direct

  • MindPaulPain

    And timecharges menus are 40% less than others consoles, you can notice that in conversations

  • J W

    I kind of want to buy this again, just for the handheld.The hardest choice will be the playstyle.Bear armor + alchemy VS Cat armor + combat/magic VS Griffin + magic.

  • Diotato Brandomato

    before you buybe sure to build feline armor set 😂

  • Haykall Isse

    Its actually $50 on Amazon right now.

  • RJAce1014

    I have this on PS4 and PC already so resolution wise, what I'm paying for here is portability. I can waste 200+ hours providing there's enough charge on my external battery or car charger and I'd be lost to it. I have the same thing when Skyrim came to switch and even now I haven't finish that game since I always get distracted by the things like sidequest and I know Witcher 3 is filled with sidequest that will sidetrack out of the story.

  • Miguel Angel Rodriguez

    It feels so different earning only 10 dollars per day here in the lovely Mexico

  • SumWonElz

    CD Project Red is def one of my fav developers nowadays...Seems like they can do no wrong

  • André Corazza Miguens

    A GamingBolt video that remembers Nintendo exists... Had to see it to believe it

  • superkriIIin

    I feel so happy for all the people that are new to the Witcher who now have a chance to play on switch

  • mackstertube

    The fact it is all on the card without downloading puts other devs & publishers to shame.

  • 34L H445

    Everyone deserves to get their hands on this gem :)

  • MrGarguachas

    A fallout game would be perfect

  • andrian paul manansala

    Do side quests do everything never finish the story

  • Bikertyke 1965

    Bought Switch for Zelda. Sold it now. Playing modded Witcher 3 on PC. It's an awesome game. Sure the gameplay will be the same. You're in for a treat. Only downside is price. Paid less than £10 for it in PC

  • Nivla Avinante

    Just bought my nintendo switch v2 3 days ago, and at first i somehow hesitant because of few AAA game, but after the witcher3 release, im excited of what to come... hail handheld console.. lol

  • Jake Brady

    It felt like you mentioned 1 thing twice.

  • Brett S

    One of the best games ever made


    Starting the video with "port begging" when I remembered many begged for Persona instead of this, but lo and behold....This video need not exists, its Witcher 3 Complete Edition, its in the name. Go out and buy it

  • Imam Jabar

    Already preloaded on my switch before this video exists 😂😂

  • BattleModeBainbridge

    So excited for this port :D

  • Some_Crazy_Dude

    If they can import witcher 3 onto the switch, then square Enix can do it with final fantasy XV.

  • Bravo Mc

    Nintendo entered a pact with Gaunter O Dimm

  • Hikikomori XD

    Reason I bought switch is for Zelda BOTW and now this!

  • iTz Art3mis

    I can't even use a Nintendo voucher 😠

  • Nicky Nacky Noo

    I'm 37, and seeing this particular game on handheld it just blows my mind!!! I'd never expected something so huge and AAA to be in handheld this generation. I think its amazing.They should have special Switch only filters on the game to change the graphics to cell shades or cartoon animations to please Graphics Whores - like of Zelda BotW filter, or Borderlands

  • MrZrazies

    11 thi—- uhh. i know. i just don’t care. buy

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