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7 Advantages of Nintendo Switch Over PS4 and XBox One

If asked what is the best game console this year? the answer must be PlayStation 4 or Xbox One. But did you know that Nintendo Switch is also included in the best game console this year? The advantages of the Nintendo Switch are many. You can’t find all of these advantages on PlayStation 4 or XBox One.

Nintendo Switch

Within 1 year, Nintendo Switch managed to sell around 18 million units. Record sales, able to beat the Nintendo Wii U which was only able to sell 13.5 million units in 5 years. So in one year, the Switch could beat the Wii U. What are the reasons why this portable gaming console sells so well? Here, we summarize 7 advantages of the Nintendo Switch over PS4 and XBox One.

1. Nintendo Switch portability

The main advantage of the Nintendo Switch is that it has portability. This advantage is not owned by the PlayStation 4 or XBox One. You can play any game and anywhere. Very practical, so you don’t need to plug in the power or turn on the TV to play games. Besides that, Nintendo Switch game collection also lots and lots of fun. Although in terms of graphics it is still far behind the PlayStation 4, but this portable game console is able to provide the same experience.

advantages of nintendo switch compared to xbox one

2. Play Together Anywhere

The next advantage of the Nintendo Switch is that it can be played together anywhere. Nintendo Switch is equipped with two Joy Con controllers that can be detached (attached) to the tablet or main screen. This controller can be removed and used separately. You can use these 2 Joy Cons to play games together with friends anywhere. This advantage makes Nintendo Switch suitable for all ages. Read: Difference between Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite.

advantages of portable nintendo switch

3. Play in 3 Different Modes

Since both Joycons are detachable and operate wirelessly, you can play Nintendo Switch in 3 different usage modes. Attach the Joy Con to the tablet screen and play in standard or handheld mode. If you don’t want to be sore, you can play this portable console in Tabletop mode. Place the Nintendo Switch on the table, remove the Joy Con and attach it to the Joy Con Grip or Joy Con Wrist Straps. Finally, you can connect the Switch to the TV by installing it on the Nintendo Switch Dock. Play your favorite games on a bigger screen, alone or with friends.

Advantages of Nintendo Switch

4. Solid Build Quality

The next advantage of the Nintendo Switch is that it has good product quality, is durable, and solid. This portable game console is equipped with a 6.2-inch wide screen with HD resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. The screen is not equipped with Corning Gorilla Glass. You can install tempered glass or additional screen protectors to prevent scratches. But even without protection, the Nintendo Switch screen glass is still stronger than the average smartphone screen.

Nintendo Switch console advantages

Then for the Joy Con itself, the letters on the buttons will not be easily lost. Why ? Because the color of the letters on each button is directly injected directly into the button. The flat shape of the Joy Con might make your hands sore quickly. But you can figure it out by installing a silicone case or Joy Con grip.

5. Nintendo Switch Big Battery

The next advantage of the Nintendo Switch is that it has a large battery with a capacity of 4310 mAh. In one charge, you can play games intensively for up to 2 to 4 hours depending on the game. When tested playing Super Mario or Legend of Zelda games, the Switch can last up to 2 hours. Then when you try to play the FIFA 18 game, the Nintendo Switch can last up to 4 hours on a single charge.

Nintendo Switch game

To outsmart the battery to last longer, you can activate Airplane Mode if you don’t play online games. Or you can play games while plugging the Switch into the powerbank. You can also adjust the screen brightness so you can play the game longer.

6. Screen Quality Suitable for Portable Consoles

Although it is only equipped with a 720p HD screen, it is still comfortable enough to play games on the go. The color quality and brightness are also still quite pleasing to the eye indoors or outdoors. The HD screen can display games at 60fps. Actually you can play games in 1080p resolution, as long as the console is installed in the Dock. But unfortunately, the frame rate is only stuck at 30fps.

advantages of nintendo switch over ps4

7. Customized Specifications for Mobile Gaming

Nintendo Switch is only equipped with 2GB of RAM and an HD screen. But make no mistake, even though the specifications are not high, you can still play games smoothly. Nintendo Switch is only equipped with 2GB of RAM, because this device is not designed to be able to run 2 games at the same time. The Switch has a Micro SD slot that can be used as a place to accommodate the games you are playing. It is recommended to install a large Micro SD and have high read and write speeds.

Nintendo Switch Full Specifications

  • Processor/GPU: NVIDIA Tegra Custom Processor
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Internal Memory: 32GB
  • External Memory: up to 2 TB with microSDHC or microSDXC
  • Screen: 6.2 inch LCD Touch Screen, HD 1280 x 720 pixels
  • Wireless: Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.1
  • Output Videos: up to 1080p in TV Mode, up to 720p in Tabletop and Handheld Mode
  • Audio Output: Stereo 5.1ch Linear PCM output or via HDMI connector in TV Mode
  • Connector Ports: USB Type C
  • Audio Input: 3.5mm Audio Jack
  • External Slots: Nintendo Switch Game Card Slot and microSD Slot.