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This Nintendo Switch Calculator game costs £8 and does exactly what you expect it to

Nintendo Switch Calculator
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Nintendo Switch is getting a Calculator... that will set you back £8.09. 

Starting tomorrow, you can buy Calculator for the Nintendo Switch via the Nintendo eShop (opens in new tab) and it does exactly what it says on the tin. This is a fully functional scientific calculator app that is designed to help kids, students, and engineers with their difficult maths problems, according to the store description. 

And while that might seem like it's addressing a problem that doesn't exist - like the fact that Google (opens in new tab) has a free scientific calculator if you search for it - tell us that you aren't now chuckling at the thought of an engineer turning to their Nintendo Switch to do a few sums while they're at work. 

A quick look at the publisher Sabec reveals that the company has created plenty of these single-use apps for the Switch. These include Guitar (opens in new tab), which claims that it can help you learn how to play guitar on your Switch, and Night Vision (opens in new tab), which uses the Switch controller's IR camera to show you things in night vision, and Teddy Gangs (opens in new tab), where you have to rough up evil Teddy Bears. 

Okay, that last one isn't like the others, but Sabec's range of games are the usual sort of extremely cheap-looking games that can clutter the Switch store. While Calculator looks to be a little more specific than those examples listed above, it’s only a 53MB download, so at least it won’t take up too much storage space on your Switch. 

If you'd prefer to use your Nintendo Switch for play rather than work, then check out the 25 best Switch games you can play right now.

Ian Stokes

Ian Stokes is an experienced writer and journalist. You'll see his words on GamesRadar+ from time to time, but Ian spends the majority of his time working on other Future Plc publications. He has served as the Reviews Editor for Top Ten Reviews and is currently leading the tech and entertainment sections of LiveScience and Space.com as the Tech and Entertainment Editor.