Nintendo On Switch Specs Compared To Playstation & Xbox

Reggie Fils-Aime talked to Bloomberg about Nintendo's technological philisophy. He says it's about fun over powerful specs.

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I don't know what Nintendo could possibly say about the specs of their big steaming piece of crap known as the switch. At least it's better than the Game Boy or maybe from the guys who brought you Virtual Boy. But I think would be more like we're Nintendo and we don't care. I will give credit where it's due and say Zelda is fantastic though. My favorite would be Nintendo switch from the guys who did you Dirty on the NES Mini.

cleft5341d ago (Edited 341d ago )

If you are that into graphics than you must only play on PC. Because everything is a big steaming pile of crap compared to a PC that is $3000 plus dollars. If on the other hand you play console games than you do so because you enjoy playing great games. Guess what? Switch has a bunch of great games on it and coming to it.

Is the Switch as powerful as the PS4/Xbox One? Nope, not at all. What the Switch is, is a great platform with great games on it. Would someone only want to own a Switch? Goodness no. A Switch plus your favorite console or PC is the way to go. Honestly, the best thing would be a Switch, Gaming PC, and one of the Xbox Family products and Sony Family products.

If you just want graphics, than you are look for a ultra high-end PC. The Switch is a handheld/console with fun games. Thats all it needs to be right now. If you don't like it then fine, everyone has different taste. But that doesnt make the Switch a bad platform.

UltraNova341d ago

So based on your lecture above the are only two kinds of audiences out there, the guys who hate graphics ( switch owners, apparently) and the super hardcore 3000 dollar PC videophiles?

Forgive me but are you on something? What know the mainstream people aka the largest and most diverse audience there is? (Hint } ps4 and xb1 gamers).

Really dude?

modelgod341d ago

It's trash!! Nintendo knows it's trash that's why the distribution intensity is soooo low; they want the system to be rare so it can create more buzz. All they do is throw you mario Kart, Smash Bros, Pokémon, and a Mario game each gen. I'm grown, I'm tired of their overly vibrant colors!

Glak18341d ago

How come the PC illiterate people always state the only way to PC game is to spend $3000 or some extreme amount of money?

So if I wanted to buy a car does that mean I can only buy a Ford Focus or an Audi R8?

FYI: PC gaming tends to be the best for a lot more than just looking better. It's all about having more control of your experience. The options alone make PC gaming much better. How can console people game without a FOV slider is mind boggling. I guess what they have never used, they won't miss.

Aenea341d ago


According to you anything without an X on the plastic box is not worth it huh? Just leave these types or articles alone then, hmm?

AWBrawler341d ago

I agreed with you cleft5, until you said nobody would want to own just switch. I Own just switch (unless you count Wii U or 3DS) this generation , and I'm happy with it. The type of games released on Xbox almost never appeal to me personally, and for Playstation, I just use my PSTV and PSNow to play the old classics I like for roughly $20 a month. But I play on Just Switch now and haven't touched the PSTV or even hardly my 3DS since March.

tontontam0341d ago

"Forgive me but are you on something? What know the mainstream people aka the largest and most diverse audience there is? (Hint } ps4 and xb1 gamers). "

FAIL comment

OmnislashVer36341d ago (Edited 341d ago )

I don't only play on PC. Plus tons of PS4 AAA exclusives are looking better than Ultra PC games.(Imagine what Ninty 1st party could do with that kind of power)

I'm also not hard to please. I think Switch's graphics are unacceptable at this time. Mario Odyssey's Aliasing looks like a jigsaw puzzle. But if Switch's successor just has some good AA and around 50% better graphics, which it likely will, I'm SO down.

I'm not asking for the world. I'm just disappointed that a $199 stationary console would have had 2x as much power for a cheaper price, and that's where I expect the sequel to be graphically. And that level is 150% acceptable to me for their types of games. I'd be all over that like white on rice. I'm just kind of disappointed that the Ninty experience I want is 5-7 years away.

UltraNova340d ago


"Forgive me but are you on something? What know the mainstream people aka the largest and most diverse audience there is? (Hint } ps4 and xb1 gamers).
FAIL comment

Here I am minding my own business and boom comes crushing down a glowing star called tontontam0...

Tell me what about a discussion between the Switch, PC and everything BETWEEN did you fail to understand?

3DS is not mainstream, not by a long shot its what Soccer mums buy their 6 year old kids(mostly).

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Aenea341d ago

Easy there buddy *pats you on the head*

Feel better now you got that out of your system?

The games they make or are made for their system are awesome, that's what counts in my book, not the power it has or doesn't have.

KwietStorm341d ago

What about all the awesome third party games that aren't and won't be on the system? Does that just not matter generation after generation because it's Nintendo?

MVGeneral340d ago (Edited 340d ago )

Your acting like Ps or Xbox don't have any good games. The Ps4 itself has better overall rated games than the Wii in its whole lifetime. The switch has 1 good game that's it. And that doesn't save it from being the pile of crap it really is. No surround sound, no proper online feature a big miss by not adding sun card technology. These guys don't know anything about making a good console. Just making good games that appeal to simple minded people. (Like you). That's why disney movies make way more money because it's simple, cars just beat wonder woman in the box office. But that doesnt make one better than the other.

Aenea340d ago (Edited 340d ago )


Whoa there dude! Was that really meant for me? I think you're mistaking me with someone else!

When did I say the PS4 and X1 don't have any good games for instance? If I had said that then it would be crazy to own so many of them, perhaps I should sell my PS4 Pro huh, 'cos according to you I don't like any of the games?

Don't be so simple minded yourself, clearly you have no clue what's going on here, perhaps you need a little nap?


That sort of thing would only matter to someone who only buys one console and only plays those games. I don't care if the big 3rd party titles aren't being released on the Switch, I will buy them for my PS4 Pro anyways, even if they did release for Switch...

AWBrawler341d ago

since when did being grown mean you have to stop liking bright colors or Nintendo games? I swear i don't get that mindset. There's only 3 real rules to being grown
1.Pay your bills
2.Obey the law
3. Raise your kids (assuming you have any)

no_ripley340d ago

Nintendo is like a blessing in these days of videogaming.

MVGeneral340d ago

Nintendo is poison to the industry. All these casual mainstreamers buy the system and then game developers start catering to them than the core gamers that actually buy more than 2 games a console. (Example wii)

no_ripley340d ago

I'm glad there's Nintendo because their games are 100% fun. Zelda is the best single player game i've ever played and that's saying a lot.

After E3 i feel like 80% of the upcoming games for the "big consoles" look the same.
Personally i'm 100 times more hyped for Metroid 4 than for Anthem.

But to each their own,.

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mcstorm341d ago

I'm sick of all this power talk. When have games ever been amazing because of looks? Nothing about looks at all. Game play is what makes a game. Look at games in the same gore and Mario Kart and how many have had the same quality? Or Super Smash Bros?

We have amazing looking games like Horizon but compared to Zelda it has different things that's added to it. Like things float or catch fire in Zelda they don't in Horizon.

The switch as a hybrid console is a beast so to say and for me I don't want another console saying me to we have the xbox and PlayStation for that.

Enjoy the games you want and let other enjoy the games they want. Really is simple and more important things going on in the world than whos console is the best.

2pacalypsenow341d ago

Well Graphics is what made GTA what is it today, you think the series would be a big if it still had an over the top view? Graphics are more important than you think.

porkChop341d ago

That's a camera angle/perspective. That's not graphics.

Outlawzz341d ago

@2pac Wt your saying is something that was occuring as a generational shift and was huge for the game industry as a whole. The difference between PS4, Xbox, and switch is not that huge. Games still look great on switch only people that nitpick and want to bash the system will deny it or those that haven't played it.

2pacalypsenow341d ago

Right, but Nintendo is the only one that has not moved on from the GC era graphics, they only make minor improvements and moved to HD.

Just look at that UE4 Mario game someone made, that would be a huge leap.

mcstorm341d ago

@2pacalypsenow not really no. GTA was moved over last gen and the WiiU has lego city which is gta type game. Also people did not buy GTA because it was the best looking game and GTA was big before it want to an open world.

My point is that Graphics don't make the game the same in GTA its the openness of the game that makes it sell a lot of copy's. Look at COD games for example we all know they never look as good as BF games yet it always outsells them because people prefer the gameplay.

Don't get me wrong I love games that make me say wow when you see the graphics but if the game is not fun to play then there is no point in it looking amazing.

Also to prove it who do people still go back to classic games on consoles form the 90s. I still own an amiga32 and often play friends and family on games like Speedball 2, Superskidmarks, worms even pull out the n64 and go on golden eye and PD as well as classic's like Marko kart 64, daddy king racing and more.

Fun and game play is what makes a game never its looks.

2pacalypsenow341d ago


GTA had no where near the popularity it got with 3, most people did not even know about GTA until 3 released.

Mr_Writer85340d ago

Errrmmm game play?

Driver 2 did 3D before GTA 3.

By your logic they are both equally in all but graphics?


_-EDMIX-_340d ago (Edited 340d ago )

Not really Grand Theft Auto was a massive success during those PlayStation 2 days using renderware despite it being very dated looking in fact all you have to do is look at Grand Theft Auto San Andreas versus God of War or Resident Evil 4.

Grand Theft Auto Got to where it was by actually being a fun game and omitting graphical fidelity.

Grand Theft Auto received it success because there's a very fun game the game physically feels fun to actually play it's why a plethora of open-world crime games around that time. Did not meet the same level of success as Grand Theft Auto.

mcstorm340d ago

Thank _-EDMIX-_ that was the point I was trying to make.

no_ripley340d ago

No, graphics are absolutely not important to have fun.

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KwietStorm341d ago

Power is about more than looks. I'm sick of people acting like Nintendo gets a pass because "graphics don't matter." All the games people are playing are not on the platform. Having GTA and Battlefield and Battlefront and Fallout and anything shown at E3 outside if Nintendo's showcase would change a lot of people's mind. But nope, all irrelevant because Nintendo. I'm pretty sure people would jump at the idea of taking these games with them if it were possible.

EddieNX 341d ago

PC and Switch is all you really need.

2pacalypsenow341d ago

PC and Switch is all I really need.

Fixed it for you.

EddieNX 341d ago

I'm currently on XB1S (day 1 XB1X) and Switch and I'm doing fine. Nintendo's exclusives excite me, Sony's don't apart from 2 or 3 games.

2pacalypsenow341d ago

That's why i changed to you personally and not everyone else.

_-EDMIX-_340d ago

@eddie-that might be one of the stupidest statements I've read in a while what's even stupider about it is you stated PC but you own an Xbox despite Microsoft games all being put on PC.

That being said why on Earth would you then buy an Xbox One X if you hide a PC but you also have an Xbox One S wait a minute but you don't own a PlayStation 4?

That's has being stupid as saying you enjoy Netflix but you're going to get the streaming service that has the exact same content as Netflix but you're going to ignore the streaming service that has content you've never seen before.....

I'm sorry but I failing to understand how you own an Xbox and a PC but also buying an Xbox One X day one you're actually going to own three systems that basically play all the same games 😂😂😂

You seriously have to explain this one to me because all logic is completely thrown out the window with this understanding.

Mind you this has nothing to do with whether you like the Xbox or not but it has to question what's the purpose if not for games? Once those games are all coming to PC what benefit would it be for you to have the same system?

It would actually make more sense if you sold that Xbox and didn't buy the Xbox One X and instead bought a PlayStation 4 only because you would then have three systems that were playing the vast majority of all the hardcore games.

Your PC would play all of Microsoft's games as well as games not coming over to consoles

the Nintendo switch would have Nintendo's exclusives

the PlayStation 4 what have Sony's exclusives as well as the Japanese games that likely are not moving to other platforms Yakuza persona etc

Once again simply just based on games in regards to availability it makes very little sense to actually own a PC and then to other versions of an Xbox while not owning a PlayStation 4.

Again so we're clear that's like saying you own Netflix you want to get another streaming service that is exactly like Netflix with all the same content but you also want to get another streaming service that's the like Netflix with all the same content but you don't want to partake in the streaming service that has exclusive content you've never seen before....

To what benefit is it for you to have a PC and Xbox One S and an Xbox One X....

Yeah no PlayStation 4? I mean it literally makes you sound stupid as a consumer because you're basically saying you're spending money on Hardware that's essentially playing 99.9% of the same content.

I don't even know if there's a game that's coming to the Xbox that is even exclusive to that platform specifically.

Protagonist341d ago (Edited 341d ago )

Who are you talking to? Your delusional self?

Razzer341d ago

I can't imagine gaming without PS4 personally. The games, man.

someone72341d ago

Depends on what you like. Ive never cared for sony exclusives, dating all the way back to the psx days. Just not my kind of games. So Im a pc,switch,xb gamer who occasionally buys ps games once the gens are well into play. (no ps4 yet this gen, though im mily interested in a few upcoming titles)

As fpr the topic, Im loving my switch. Cant beat it as a portable, and the ability to drop in in ehen I get home and continue om the big screen is priceless. Games so far are solid(ive bought more than 20)

Aenea341d ago


Name your fave games?

I can't imagine that there aren't Sony exclusives that are in a genre that you also like, their games are rather diverse, so it's weird to hear one doesn't like any of the Sony exclusives since the PS1 days even!!!

Sounds more like you want to convince yourself you made a good decision....

_-EDMIX-_340d ago

@some-it does depend on what you like but I have no clue on what you mean not caring for Sony exclusives what teams are you even specifically talking about? Also how do you even know what these teams are going to make in the future? Isn't Sucker Punch making a new IP? So I don't understand? You know you won't like a game before it's even been presented?

😂😂😂&# 128514; Ok pal.

This isn't like Microsoft or Nintendo where they essentially just make the same intellectual properties over and over and over again Sony actually makes a lot of new intellectual properties it's very difficult to have an opinion on something you haven't even seen yet.

I'm sorry but I have no clue why anyone would be a PC and Xbox gamer especially considering Microsoft move towards multi-platform has actually made owning both essentially irrelevant it would make more sense to own a PlayStation 4 as it would mean you're playing all the categories of games not less.

Would you get Netflix and then also get a streaming service that basically had 99.9% of Netflix as well or would you get a streaming service that had exclusive content?

You don't need to like the current exclusive content with the fact that they're always creating new exclusive Series be enough to justify spending the money elsewhere.

I'm having a hard time understanding how someone spending money on a PC and an Xbox to get the same games..

What game is even coming out on the Xbox that could only be found on the Xbox?

Razzer341d ago

No one is buying Switch for its graphical prowess. It has a great hybrid form factor and some really good games. It still needs a lot of work though. Definitely needs more games and apps. I'm don't favor Switch over my PC and PS4, but it is a great second console as it has less overlap in games. I bought Switch for unique experiences, not more of what I already have.

2pacalypsenow341d ago

Our two competitors believe that it’s all about processing power and beautiful graphics. Candidly, Nintendo believes in releasing the same fun video games over and over and over again. Our technology is a small part of what we deliver”.