There is an untold number of websites, YouTube channels, blogs (like this one right here!), and Twitch streamers who produce Nintendo Switch related content. No one can possibly know about everything that’s available out there. It seems like new channels and sites pop up every week. And each one of us can have a different opinion when it comes to which people/sites are the ones that everyone should be following.
I’ve written a couple of articles in the past, covering different Nintendo Switch related websites, apps, and resources I used on a regular basis. It’s been a while since the last time I talked about this topic and, sadly, nearly all of the places I mentioned have shut down. Thankfully, some new websites have popped up to fill in most of the gaps left behind by those other sites and services shutting down. (I still miss you SwitchList!) And that’s the inspiration for this article.
I wanted to shine a light on some of the sites and resources I use to stay on top of what’s happening in the world of Switch gaming. In addition, I’ll be listing my favorite YouTube channels you should be subscribed to.
What was originally supposed to be an article covering websites, resources, and YouTube channels quickly turned into something else once I started listing my favorite YouTube channels. So that’s where we’re at.
With all that, let’s get into it. Here are some of my favorite Nintendo Switch YouTube channels. My hope is you may even discover a channel or two you didn’t know about before.
YouTube’s Best Nintendo Switch Channels (fight me)
THE channel to follow for everything related to indie games on the Nintendo Switch. Jeff does an incredible job, every week, keeping all of us up-to-date on everything happening in the world of Nindies. Each video has incredible production value. It’s obvious how much time and effort is put into every video. Nindie Nation has a couple of different series of videos that’ll make sure you don’t miss a single indie coming to Nintendo’s hybrid console. And you know that there a shit-load of them announced/released each week. Jeff also hosts weekly live-streams (generally Thursday nights) that showcase two or three recent or upcoming indie titles. If you’re a fan of indie games of any type, you need to go subscribe to Nindie Nation. Then go tell two friends to do the same thing. (and while you’re at it, give ’em a follow over on Twitter as well!)
Switch Corner is a channel I discovered about six or seven months ago. They do a great job of covering everything from the latest reviews and weekly releases to hidden gems and the latest eShop sales. They also do an occasional unboxing or graphics-comparison video. Their reviews are fair, transparent, and unbiased. For being a relative newcomer to the Switch YouTube scene, Switch Corner is already one of my favorite channels to watch. One to check out, for sure. Switch Corner offers plenty of fresh content, presented from a true gamer’s perspective. Another channel I really appreciate and wish more people would follow.
The fellas over at SwitchWatch are a great group of guys who review A LOT of Nintendo Switch games. Juan, James, and Jordan also find the time to cover the latest Switch bargains, the newest imports, as well as doing gameplay videos for new and upcoming titles. Yeah, they definitely cover their bases and provide a load of content. There are a lot of channels doing Switch reviews but, in my opinion, these guys are among the best.
Sonoket covers a ton of games that are overlooked by other YouTubers and a lot of gamers. He mainly focuses on Steam games with less than 100 reviews and games he feels people haven’t heard of. It’s mainly a PC focused channel but the self-proclaimed “Conan O’Brien of gaming” does cover the occasional Nintendo Switch title. And Sonoket is fucking funny! Watching his videos and live-streams almost never fails to make me laugh until I cry.
Here’s another group of guys who do an excellent job covering a wide range of Nintendo Switch games. In addition to reviewing tons of games, the SwitchUp crew do weekly sales videos that include games you should avoid at all costs (a segment I definitely appreciate). Another cool regular feature is the “Top Games” series of videos they produce. The Top Games videos cover things like “games you missed”, “top co-op games”, and “best Metroidvanias”. SwitchUp is another channel to add to your list. Why? They’re fair and honest. Plus, It’s always nice to have different perspectives on games when you’re making buying decisions.
SwitchedOn covers a lot of games that are overlooked and ignored by other Switch related channels. Paul offers first-impression and review videos that cover a wide range of game genres and tastes. If you look through what he already has uploaded, you’re bound to find some games you’re interested in. And, chances are, no one else on YouTube is covering them. Another great channel to add to your list.
Focused on highlighting the best of indie developed games on the Nintendo Switch, the Nindie Spotlight channel has over 1,500 Let’s Play videos of different Switch indie games. You should also check out their “Not Yet a Nindie” playlist. The series shows gameplay of games that have been announced for the Switch but haven’t been released on the system yet. Nindie Spotlight is a one-stop-shop for all things indie on the Nintendo Switch.
In addition to the list above, here are a handful more channels I want to quickly mention and suggest you check out.
Another channel I only recently discovered, XupGeeks does no-nonsense gameplay videos covering a variety of genres.
The channel description for Switch Underground simply says this… “Name is Danny and I record Let’s Plays of Nintendo Switch games to use as ambiance for your family events. Tea and Coffee are good.” Go check out Danny’s channel.
Adam, the owner of Switch Indie Fix, does regular live-streams of Nintendo Switch indie games. There is also a SiF podcast (where Adam and others discuss everything related to Switch indies), and a SwitchIndieFix website that offers lots of indie game reviews.
This channel offers laid-back videos and streams of, mostly, indie games. And, if you’re interested in other platforms, Nintendo isn’t the only one they cover.
Another multi-platform channel that offers lots of Nintendo related content for Nintendo Switch fans. They mainly do Let’s Plays, Reviews, and First Look videos. Like a lot of channels mentioned here, Two Beard Gaming deserves a hell of a lot more subscribers than they currently have.
This isn’t a complete list of the channels I follow (I’ll highlight more in the future) but I wanted to shine a light on some of the channels whose subscriber numbers deserve to be much, much higher than they are. I’d be thrilled if people end up subscribing to a few of them and sharing them with their friends. (Let me know if you do by hitting me up on Twitter!) And I’d love to hear some of your favorite under-the-radar channels. You can’t ever follow too many is my philosophy. Please leave a comment below!