# Hogwarts Legacy Launches on Nintendo Switch To Mixed Reception
## Not Part of The Game Awards, But Still Making Waves
Although “Hogwarts Legacy” has not been nominated for any category at the Game Awards, there is no denying the track record of Avalanche Studios’ title. The game has captivated players on PS5 and Xbox Series S/X since its February release, but there’s been one more platform for it to conquer: the Nintendo Switch.
## Less Than Magical Port Performance Concerns
Given the latest ports to the hybrid console haven’t been impressive, “Hogwarts Legacy” has been under the scrutiny of fans. Nevertheless, since the game became available on the Nintendo Switch, initial reactions have turned out quite positive. The magical world manages to shine on the portable device, despite possessing a notable deficiency when compared to its PS5 and Xbox Series counterparts.
## A Trade-off Between Portability and Immersive Gameplay
“Hogwarts Legacy” loses some of its “open world” charm on the Switch. The game’s appeal lies in the ability to roam Hogwarts and its surroundings freely, a feature that is somewhat hindered on the hybrid console. For instance, when players venture to locations such as Hogsmeade, they are met not with the expected warm butterbeer but a loading screen. These loading intervals break the gameplay’s continuity, as the game pauses to load new areas for exploration.
The SwitchUp video, which doubles as a technical review, clearly demonstrates this loading screen issue:
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## Community Debates: Immersion vs. Portability
This technical workaround has sparked debates among fans, with many arguing that it disrupts the game’s immersion and essence. While it remains uncertain whether such complaints will impact sales figures, “Hogwarts Legacy” is expected to make a significant splash within the Switch gaming ecosystem, especially considering the legion of Harry Potter fans eager for an authentic magical experience.
## Hogwarts Legacy: A New Addition to the Switch Library
“Hogwarts Legacy” is now available on the Nintendo Switch and has joined a growing library that’s recently witnessed an influx of indie games. To discover more about the game and its place among the raft of new Indie World announcements for the console, fans and curious newcomers alike can delve into our curated coverage.
Witness the magic, albeit with a few technical hiccups, on your Nintendo Switch and decide for yourself whether Hogwarts Legacy’s spell-binding adventure outweighs its loading screen interruptions.