Switch Player
CategoriesComputer and video games
FormatOnline distribution, print[1]
FounderPaul Murphy
First issue31 January 2017; 6 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]


Switch Player was founded in 2016, by Paul Murphy, creator and lead editor of PlayStation Vita website and blog The Vita Lounge.[a][4][5] 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 being created for each issue.[6] The first issue of the magazine was released on 31 January 2017.[2]

Shortly after, the magazine was represented on Metacritic, providing over 300 reviews in the first year of the magazines' run.[7][8]


Switch Player magazine includes interviews, reviews and features for upcoming games on the Nintendo Switch.[9][5]

Notes and references


  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. Retrieved 13 June 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Switch Player Issue #1". Issuu. Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  3. ^ Hrin, Brett (30 November 2017). "[Industry Interviews] Paul Murphy from Switch Player Magazine". The Switch Effect. Retrieved 13 June 2018.
  4. ^ a b c d "Interview: Paul Murphy, Executive Editor of Switch Player Magazine". GamingBoulevard. 3 April 2018. Retrieved 13 June 2018.
  5. ^ a b McFerran, Damien (8 February 2017). "Feature: Flicking Through The Debut Issue Of Switch Player". Nintendo Life. Retrieved 13 June 2018.
  6. ^ McFerran, Damien (2 June 2017). "Feature: Leafing Through Switch Player's Second And Third Issues". Nintendo Life. Retrieved 13 June 2018.
  7. ^ "Switch Player Profile". Metacritic. Retrieved 13 June 2018.
  8. ^ "Nindie Feature: Switch Player Magazine". NintenCity. Retrieved 13 June 2018.
  9. ^ McAloon, Alissa (26 June 2017). "How a Retro Studios prototype laid the foundation for Metroid Prime". gamasutra.com. Retrieved 13 June 2018.