Nintendo Switch: Why Specs Don’t Matter

It is a well-known fact that Nintendo Switch is pretty underpowered compared to the other gaming consoles out there. In the time of 4K, HDR and VR games Nintendo announced their puny hybrid console. It features 6.2 inches 720p multi-touch display panel and 32 GB of storage, you can check the full specification sheet here.

Courtesy of that 720p display, all games run in the HD resolution. When docked, it can stream some games at 1080p resolution and 60 fps. It is clear that the Switch stands no chance compared to PS4 Pro or Xbox One S. Hence, there is no point comparing it to the other gaming consoles. When it comes to the Nintendo Switch, specs don’t actually matter at all.

Better hardware means better-looking games, which mean a better experience, right?

No! That’s not always true, and that’s never true in the case of Nintendo. Nintendo never cares about the hardware specs, you may have noticed how little they talked about the hardware specs in their reveal event. It is not because there is nothing much to talk about or the Switch is underpowered, it is because they want the players to enjoy the gameplay experience rather than how good it looks. With Nintendo, it is always about the experience.

If you have a keen eye for polygons and frame rates, then you are never going enjoy any Nintendo title. For some players, graphics and performance are as important as the gameplay and we get that.  Nintendo Switch is not for them, It is designed for the entirely different group of people. We have already mentioned in our previous article that you can’t compare Horizon: Zero Dawn with The Legend of Zelda Breath of The Wild or Call of Duty with Splatoon. These are two different games, they both run on the two different platforms and they both provide two completely different kinds of experiences.

If you are a Nintendo fan or one of those people who like this kind of games then specs shouldn’t matter for you anyway. You are definitely going to enjoy your games both in the living room and on the go. Nintendo Switch launches on March 3, 2017, and is initially priced at $299.99.

Stay tuned for the updates.

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