The release of the Nintendo Switch follows an attempt by Nintendo to recover from the disappointing performance of the WiiU.
Officially released in March 2017 by the pioneering Japanese company, the Switch is a fully portable games console that can also be used with your TV in full HD. Nintendo wants you to be able to take their console anywhere without tying you to your Wi-Fi network.
The main console is a 6.2 inch 1280 x 720 pixel touchscreen, with two detachable Joy Con controllers that dock to either side.
With a 6.3 inch capacitive touchscreen, the Nintendo Switch offers motion-controlled gaming. Offering 2.5 to 6 hours of battery life, the console has 4GB of RAM.
With 32GB flash storage, the Switch can also operate as a fully portable system when detached from its dock.
Up to 8 consoles can connect wirelessly for a local multiplayer format, while it also never has an install delay.
With stereo speakers, the device also has no headphone jack.
Described as a “home console that you can take with you on the go”, the Nintendo Switch has three gameplay modes. The device is also aimed across all demographics of players.
A review on The Guardian called the Nintendo Switch “most exciting as a handheld that’s powerful enough to take home, rather than ‘a console you can take with you.’”
According to GameSpot, the console is predicted to sell 40 million units by the end of 2020.
Nintendo Switch vs Xbox One
The Xbox One on the other hand, has a 1920 x 1080 resolution, along with an HDMI AV output. The device doesn’t have Bluetooth or speakers.
It has double the memory of the Switch, at 8GB and offers more realistic visuals. Users are also able to play broadcast TV through its extra HDMI port, while it also features three USB 3.0 ports.
Gamers who want to find out which console is better between the Nintendo Switch vs Xbox One can do so by testing each console and getting the most out of the gaming experience.