The Nintendo Switch and the PlayStation 4 have a few stark differences, which will likely sway you one way or the other. Read on to learn about the Nintendo Switch vs. PS4.

Nintendo Switch Vs PS4: Which is Better?

Nintendo Switch vs. PS4

nintendo switch vs ps4

Nintendo Switch

A new era of gaming is unleashed with the three-way selection offered by the innovative and versatile Nintendo Switch, a single console that does so much. Play on the go, at home, with friends or solo – however you like it, play your way.

On your TV, you can play solo or multiplayer. Connect the Nintendo Switch to your TV using the dock and use the Joy-Con. The Joy-Con are the controllers on either side of the Switch when it’s in handheld mode.

Care to play on the go? Pop out of your TV for an instant transition to handheld mode to play wherever your heart desires! The Joy-Con comes equipped with unique HD Rumble technology, creating an immersive gaming experience in the palm of your hand.

In our minds, the Nintendo Switch is meant to give options to those who equally enjoy playing on their consoles at home and on the go–the versatility is a huge plus. Check out our post on Nintendo Switch Tips & Tricks to see how you can best utilise your Switch!

xbox vs playstation 4


The PS4 has been substantially slimmed down. Aesthetically, you’ll like this sleeker version. We’re sure of it. In addition to a sleek exterior, you’ll be able to enjoy all of the PlayStation games as all games are fully cross-compatible with PS4 and PS4 Pro, and players compete online in the same multiplayer ecosystem. You’ll also be able to utilise external hard drives and have the ability to upgrade the internal hard drive.

While the Nintendo Switch has a fun controller, the DualShock 4 controller has its merits as well! We’ve gone into more detail here. For a feature teaser, our favourite functions of the DualShock 4 controller are the touch pad and the integrated light bar!

The PS4 does not allow you to play on the go, which is the primary difference. So really, it depends on what you’re going to use your gaming system for.

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