With more power than other portable consoles on the market, the variety of experiences the Switch can deliver is a big plus for it, along with the smooth way it delivers them. A recent bummer I’ve had with certain portable ports of console games is the removal of certain HD textures or jumpy frame rates, but so far all my experiences on the Switch haven’t suffered from this fate. A demo I used for comparison recently was the Japanese demo for Lost Sphear. Between the PS4 version and the Switch version docked and undocked, the experiences were very similar despite a differing frame rate, with the PS4 being the technically better version. While the PS4 is the highest powered of the three methods, all were comparable experiences and I didn’t feel I was missing out with the Switch version, meaning I can take more games out with me with confidence I'm still getting a high quality experience.
A minor complaint I heard from a lot of people who own a Nintendo Switch is that although it is portable, the system is big and heavy. I both agree and disagree with this, as the Switch in its handheld form is a decent size and feels nice to hold thanks to its width. Yes it's a bit wider than other consoles, but it feels much more like a console than a toy with its weight which I personally prefer. The only problem I've had with its size is that once it's in a protective case, it does take up a considerable amount of bag space. As someone who carries a big handbag or backpack usually, I don't mind shoving it into my bag so much, but it is something to consider if you're buying it for use outside home. It's a small trade-off for the nicer screen and higher quality games, and being able to take a better game on the go makes this a non-problem for me.
Do you have a Nintendo Switch? Which handheld console do you spend the most time playing?
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