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Switch Player
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CategoriesComputer and video games
Formatonline distribution, print[1]
FounderPaul Murphy
Year founded2016[1]
First issueJanuary 31, 2017; 2 years ago (2017-01-31)[2]
CountryUnited Kingdom

Switch Player is a video gaming magazine that features news and columns regarding the Nintendo Switch, first released in January 2017.[3] The monthly release of the magazine features a print run, as well as a free pdf release.[4][5]


Switch Player was founded in 2016, by Paul Murphy, creator and lead editor of PlayStation Vita website and blog The Vita Lounge.[a][4][6] Murphy created Vita Lounge due to the "lack of coverage" for the console in 2013.[4] Before the release of the magazine, a patreon was set up for the magazine, with backers receiving an A5 printed version of the magazine, with a run of 500 versions being created for each issue.[7] The first issue of the magazine was released on January 31, 2017.[8]

The magazine would shortly after be represented on Metacritic, providing over 300 reviews in the first year of the magazines' run.[9][10]


Switch Player magazine includes interviews, reviews and features for upcoming games on the Nintendo Switch.[11][6]

Notes and references[edit]


  1. ^ Murphy also ran a short lived "360 Lounge", based on the Xbox 360[4]


  1. ^ a b "SwitchPlayer is creating Nintendo Switch Magazines | Patreon". Patreon. Retrieved June 13, 2018.
  2. ^ "Switch Player Issue #1". Issuu. Retrieved 2018-09-15.
  3. ^ Hrin, Brett. "[Industry Interviews] Paul Murphy from Switch Player Magazine". The Switch Effect. Retrieved June 13, 2018.
  4. ^ a b c d "Interview: Paul Murphy, Executive Editor of Switch Player Magazine". GamingBoulevard. Retrieved June 13, 2018.
  5. ^ "Switch Player". Issuu. Retrieved June 13, 2018.
  6. ^ a b McFerran, Damien. "Feature: Flicking Through The Debut Issue Of Switch Player". Nintendo Life. Retrieved June 13, 2018.
  7. ^ McFerran, Damien. "Feature: Leafing Through Switch Player's Second And Third Issues". Nintendo Life. Retrieved June 13, 2018.
  8. ^ "Switch Player Issue #1". Issuu. Retrieved 2018-09-15.
  9. ^ "Switch Player Profile - Metacritic". Metacritic. Retrieved June 13, 2018.
  10. ^ "Nindie Feature: Switch Player Magazine - NintenCity". NintenCity. Retrieved 2018-06-13.
  11. ^ McAloon, Alissa. "How a Retro Studios prototype laid the foundation for Metroid Prime". gamasutra.com. Retrieved June 13, 2018.

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