Nintendo Switch Benefits: Home Docked vs. Handheld Device

The Nintendo Switch has been available in the market for a few days now and the reviews of the device are generally on the positive side. What is arguably most important, however, is that the console delivers on its promise of being a home-docked or portable unit. Each mode offers its own unique benefits and experience.

As noted by C|Net, the Nintendo Switch is relatively big for a handheld console. It has a 6.2-inch screen and feels significantly larger than a phone, more so because of the side-mounted controllers. As such, it does take a little more room and it is slightly harder to carry it around. Oddly enough, however, when the device is docked down, it becomes relatively small.

When docked and played on a television set, the Nintendo Switch is definitely smaller than some of its biggest competitors, the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One. This leaves the unit in new footing in terms of size. Despite this, there is no denying that both modes deliver a good gaming experience that no other unit on the market can completely bet against.

As Forbes reported, the Nintendo Switch as a handheld device offers a crisp and fresh screen and the controls themselves are smooth. The device is definitely an improvement on the 3DS, although the library does need to catch up. Nevertheless, it is a handy device to have during a slow commute home or while waiting for an appointment to get started.

While on its home-docked mode, the publication argued that it does not work as well as in its portable mode. This is because it evidently feels more like an extension of the handheld instead of being its own thing, much like a PS4 and Xbox One. The Nintendo Switch still does, however, deliver on the earlier promises it made when it was just teasing the release of the console.

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