Third-party Games on PS4 Vs. Switch – Which is Better?

"Unlike the Wii U, the Nintendo Switch actually entices me to buy third-party games on the console-handheld hybrid. If you know anything about me, you know PlayStation is my go-to platform of choice. Why? Most of the credit goes to the exceptional first-party games (Uncharted, Horizon: Zero Dawn, etc.). Although I’d be lying if I said that PSN trophies had nothing to do with it. (I’m addicted to trophies, please send help) I purchased the Nintendo Switch not long after the console launched to play The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, of course. Unexpectedly, during my time with Breath of the Wild, I’ve fallen in love with the Switch hardware itself." -- PlayStation Enthusiast

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Neonridr340d ago

If I can get a feature comparable version on the Switch then I will have zero problems picking up that version. The visuals will look good enough on the smaller screen, so resolution isn't as important. But a lot of 3rd party devs on the Wii U removed features or functionalities which automatically made the Wii U version inferior regardless of the graphics.

I would love to take some of these games on the go, so I would definitely think twice before I buy the game for my PS4 if it's also available on my Switch.

brettnll340d ago

I agree. Obviously the Switch won't get a pretty big handful of AAA 3rd party games, but the ones that it actually does get, it's going to be tempting to pick them up on Switch.

The 10th Rider340d ago

I'm in the same boat. I don't particularly care if most third party games come to the Nintendo Switch because I can always pick them up on my gaming PC. If they come to the Switch with awful performance and missing features, there's no way on earth I'd be picking them up. However if they have all the features I may be willing to take the hit on graphics to get a portable version. If the game has couch co-op then in most cases I'd likely prefer the Switch version.

tontontam0340d ago

[email protected] disagrees, probably the ones who plays I am setsuna on their overpowered pc boasting to the world how much powerful their pc playing I am setsuna at 4k resolution

Razzer340d ago

Great article. Brett. I'm sticking with PS4 for anything graphically demanding. Here is the thing though. I didn't buy a Switch for those type games. I want my Horizon Zero Dawn type experiences and Switch just won't cut it. But I was playing Zelda and Persona 5 at the same time and I couldn't help wishing I had P5 on Switch rather than PS4 (except for missing out on trophies). Switch is perfect for games like Persona and I'm really hoping third parties can deliver in bringing those type games to the console. In that respect, I feel like PS4 and Switch compliment each other extremely well whereas X1 and PS4 suffer from too much overlap.

brettnll340d ago

Thanks for checking it out. And yeah I'm playing through P5 now too and I wish it was on Switch or Vita! But Persona has always worked well on the go haha, kinda like Pokemon. Hopefully more third-party games make it to Switch, I'm willing to miss out on trophies to have the game anywhere.

Or Sony could make another handheld! HA! *dies a little inside*

CocoaBrother340d ago

These articles do nothing but incite the fanboys.
Own a PS4? Get it on PS4
Own a Switch? Get it on Switch?
Own both? Great news, you can decide based on how you define 'better'.

What is defined as 'better' is subjective. Graphics better? Get the PS4 version. Portability better? Get the Switch version.

EddieNX 340d ago

The ps4 has better graphics and Switch is portable. You decide. I personally adore my Switch it s growing on me day by day. I cannot wait for the new games and features.

Nyxus340d ago

I'd choose the PS4 version because I don't use the Switch as a portable anyway, so that feature is lost on me.

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