The Nintendo Switch is Nintendo's best system in years, but the PlayStation 4 is still the better video game console.
Well of course it is. When was any console over it? The PS4 is close to 80 million with tons of 3rd and first party support. Neither the Xbox one X or the switch can overtake it. I don't see why we even have articles like this.
Only 10% of xboxone owners upgraded have the X the rest that post on here claiming to have it are insecure liars and trolls, its easy to say you have one when you dont have to show proof. Thats the majority of what xboxone owners are insecure compulsive liars just like Greenburg, Nelson and Phil Spencer.
10% upgraded to X? you mean to say they already sold 3 mil xboneX? really?
@badz149. I'm going by how all the og xboone owners on here ALL upgraded on the same exact day it launched.
Of course PS4 is the console to beat, it’s still the best selling platform
Of course it is. It's earned it, mostly through the third party software it's attracted. But some people are under the delusion that it's flawless and nothing has anything comparable to it. That's just arrogance and elitism.
Nah. Nintendo contributes to gaming by both providing ips and for future gamers as well with being kid friendly. Nintendo will always be Nintendo as long as they are providing software.
Most of us Switch owners have long since had PS4s. No reason to fan these flames. I have like every exclusive i could hope for between the two.
but when you put the two together in the same household.. man what a combo. Love my Switch and PS4 Pro. Too many games to play actually..
Real gamers represent!!! :)
I don't have a Pro, but I echo your sentiments, having even a launch PS4 & my Nintendo Switch gives me such a variety of awesome, quality games that there just aren't enough hours in my free time to cater to playing all the games I own, let alone all the games released that I could want or will want in the future. With getting PSVR and building my new PC it's just going to get better/worse, I mean better because of having access to even more experiences and worse because of having to deal with the conundrum of what to devote my free time to. PS4 & Switch are packed with content to soak up, PS4 alone or Switch alone would both be great to fill your free time with any kind of gaming experience you could want. It's not a bad problem to have I suppose, makes me wish I had three of me to be able to take in all these systems have to offer.
oh totally.. the Pro has it's benefits if you happen to have the equipment to take advantage of the added power (4K TV or PSVR), but it's definitely not required and you are still playing all the same games regardless. I totally agree with you. I have two kids, thus my gaming time is already limited so trying to squeeze in the time to play all the PS4/Switch exclusives and throw in some PC time too is a real problem for me. But I guess it's a good problem to have.. ;)
Same combo I have also for this generation (actually its PS4, PS4 Pro, Switch). And yes, I have a crazy backlog too as a result. Still currently playing through Monster Hunter World and BOTW.
2 of my fave systems since SEGA made consoles.
Still on the PS3 side, myself, but I want a 4 for the release of Kingdom Hearts 3 and a few other RPG's.
Cringe worthy article. Nintendo and Sony are literally the best at gaming. Both on fire right now. Both on the road to 100 million. No need for this article. You don't have to choose, you can easily play both. Game preference is seriously personal opinion. Extremely personal.
I had to comment on this.... "And what about upcoming releases like… God of War Days Gone Spider-Man The Last Of Us II " Ok, what about em? Then he just moved on as if Switch won't be getting any new games for the rest of it's life. Switch has only been out since March 2017. But it won't be getting ANY new games people, nope...(sarcasm) Bitch please. ;p
I personally love both machines! Nintendo have created a great system I can take anywhere, with great games from them and other Devs. Sony have built a great system I can play at home, use VR with (I'm finally getting my PSVR this week and can't wait to hear experience all it has to offer), stream games to or from (to my Vita with remote playback), that offers tonnes of great games from all over the industry and with more capable hardware. Besides building a new PC for creative endeavours and to start getting back into the user customizable experience for gaming PS4 & Switch give me access to a world of gaming content and variety that is quite frankly phenomenal. When I think what's possible with Sony and Nintendo games console platforms today, compared to just 10 years ago it's pretty crazy and for right now I don't think I could ask for much more. PC will offer me high Res and high frame rates when I want to mod my new build or tweak game settings to achieve better than PS4/Pro graphics, performance settings, but really the solution, enjoyable console experience is pretty damn awesome today. I can't wait to have those options available to me. PS4 & Switch are both awesome in their own ways.
agreed. the switch sucks as a console. i own it. i can say that. you can disagree... but it does. the one X and ps4 Pro pretty much destroy it on every level.
The X sure destroys it in the "no exclusives" departament
Ever read such a childish headline?
They definitely are becoming more frequent, sadly. The year is just gearing up, so there's time to outdo this one. I remember one article years back that said Xbox gamers were better in bed than their competitors.
This is the kind of BS that Nintendo fans have to put up with every time it gets close to E3. PS fanboys get really defensive around this time every year. You'll see them flooding nearly every single positive Nintendo article for the sake of bashing. It happened back when the Switch was about to launch, too; the comments section on N4G was filled with tinfoil-helmet-wearing console war PS4 soldiers doing everything they could to take the micky out of Nintendo fans, while claiming the Switch wouldn't last a year before dying. Same old song and dance this time, only they're trying harder because the Switch became a success. Haters gonna hate.XD
That's why I have a Switch and a PS4 Pro. Certain games I would buy on Switch over PS4.
Both Fantastic systems I love em both, got the best of what each offers.
I’m happy being an owner of both of both a Pro and a Switch, though I honestly haven’t played my Switch very much lately. Waiting on some new games to come out like Smash and Pokémon.
Lol those atricles titles !
I have them both. Love them both.
Well, I wouldn’t forget the switch, but yes the PS4 is still the console to beat.
Of course ps4 been out for how many years vs switch, so of course my ps4 got more game choices
I won't forget either one. I love em both.
The Switch is what the Wii U should have been. And essentially you are paying double for it since they are reselling you the same games. And yes, I know there are a handful of original games, hurray for that.
Sonys a great home console while switch is a good handheld. different markets.
"Sony's a great home console while Switch is a great hybrid." FTFY
Hybrid lol, switch would be selling wii u levels if it was a home console. Hybrid is a weak term used by nintendo to hide the fact they utterly failed in the home console market. Hybrid this nintendo. i guess my psp is a hybrid since i can connect it to my tv.
"Hybrid is a weak term used by nintendo to hide the fact they utterly failed in the home console market. " That whole line, and all variations of it, is just a lie that the insecure use to brush off the fact that the Switch is breaking records even the PS4 has set. It doesn't change the fact that it IS a hybrid and that Nintendo IS doing well in the home console space again due to that, as well as completely dominating the handheld space. It would be doing worse than the 3DS, heck possibly even worse than the Vita, if it were JUST a handheld, too, because the dedicated handheld side is already filled. The fact that it's both is why it's selling; studies have already shown that the majority of users use both the docked and handheld modes in a balanced fashion, not just one or the other. So yes, hybrid. Not a "weak term". A fact. Both in advertisement and in practice. A streaming-reliant portable like the PSP doesn't even come close to being like a hybrid, let alone a home console. It was never advertised as anything other than a portable and tethering is just a side function rather than one of the main points of the system. The Switch has always been advertised, and emphasized, in both roles. If we're going by YOUR definition, I could strap my Wii U to a small battery bank, stuff it in a backpack, and call it a portable just by playing off the gamepad. That's not how it worksXD.
Nintendo handhelds sell like hot cakes every time they launch, especially in America and japan. Dude nice book you wrote to convince yourself. Nintendo failed at the home console business fact! look at wii u. I can play ALL my psp games on my TV without having to stream. FACT. So by your definition of 'hybrid' PSP is most definitely a hybrid also. Fact of the mater is switch is a handheld 1st and that's its main selling point. everyone i know uses the switch as a handheld and nothing else.
"Nintendo handhelds sell like hot cakes every time they launch, especially in America and japan." Game Boy Micro says Hi. "Dude nice book you wrote to convince yourself. Nintendo failed at the home console business fact! look at wii u. " Dude, nice little lie you've told yourself to stave off the insecurity. Switch has recovered Nintendo from where the Wii U failed. It's doing well as both a home and handheld. It's getting many of the same consumers the PS4 is getting. You CAN'T MAKE THAT UP; it's competing and winning in the same market of consumers as the PS4. "Fact of the mater is switch is a handheld 1st and that's its main selling point. everyone i know uses the switch as a handheld and nothing else." No, fact of the matter is the Switch has been stated, BY NINTENDO THEMSELVES, to be THE WII U'S SUCCESSOR, NOT THE 3DS'S SUCCESSOR. Its portable side is one half of the whole, not its main point. The 3DS is the dedicated handheld, and the home side of the Switch is the replacement for the dedicated home portion that the Wii U could not fill. It's doing both, and THAT is why it's a sales success. No amount of "Oh but muh fwiends don't pway docked!!!" changes that. Most of MY buddies play it using the dock because they like having it on the big TV with better graphics and whatnot. That doesn't make the handheld portion none-existent anymore than the handheld portion makes the docked side none-existent. It's a HYBRID. You're going to have to learn to deal with that instead of getting all knotted up at the thought of Nintendo doing great in the same arena as the PS4. That IS what is happening, and you aren't going to change it, for better or ill, by denying it.
Time will tell.
Time has already told. It outsold its predecessor in 10 months and has not seen any drastic sales loss since. And it did it without the holidays to bolster its launch. At this point it's an undeniable success no matter where its sales finally stop, though I wouldn't bet against it at least coming close to the Wii, if not surpassing it.
Why forget the Switch? I have both and I'm quite happy with both.
Jesus Christ. They are at a cheap price. Just buy them both...
In this week's episode of "console war click bait!"... Seriously, it's fine to love both systems. Forgetting the Switch just because the PS4 has the lead is just silly.XD
I play my PS4 nearly everyday. My Switch has collected dust since Super Mario Oddyssey. it's going to take more than a lazy upres'd 3DS Kirby game and a bunch of Wii U ports to get me to pick it back up.
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