Despite its form factor, and the fact that Nintendo is not trying to win the console wars in terms of raw power, the Switch is one of the most compelling and exciting ways to play video games. Being able to have a portable console that can quickly switch to a living room experience is pretty great. And there’s no denying that the exclusive games Nintendo has to offer are pretty awesome, too.
But it’s that mobility I want to focus on, mostly because the Switch is such a solid option to play games on while on the move.
It all comes down to what you like to play, of course. If you prefer to play games that focus on quick sessions, then playing the variety of titles available on iOS and Android will probably suffice. Meanwhile, the Switch does have plenty of similar games, but there are plenty of bigger, longer games to choose from.
Which means it can also come down to how often you play games, and when you play them. Playing a mobile game on the train or other transit options, for instance, might make more sense than hopping into a session of Super Mario Odyssey. But! A quick match of Mario Tennis Aces, or a building session in Super Mario Maker 2.
There are options, which is why the lighter version of the Switch, aptly named the Switch Lite, could prove to be a pretty popular device. Especially for those who do like to play games, and might want a bit more to choose from their gaming libraries.
Plus, the Switch Lite is even better designed to be a portable device -- because it can't connect to a TV for that living room experience. It's lighter in the hand, and the controls can't be removed from the main unit like they can with the Switch. Nintendo doesn't want this to be its primary portable gaming device, but, at the same time, it could probably fit the bill for most people.
That's what I'm curious to know, especially for the folks who have already been carrying around a Switch proper. The smaller price tag of the Switch Lite already makes it a worthwhile option, so do you plan on picking one up and making it your primary mobile gaming console while out and about? Let me know!