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Forums - Nintendo Discussion - Let's settle this - Is the Switch a home console or not a home console

 

You are only allowed to choose one

The Switch is a home console 6 66.67%
 
The Switch is not a home console 3 33.33%
 
Total:9

Hey everyone, the common topic of whether the Switch is a home console or a handheld in and of its own is a useless one. However it has implications.

If the Switch is not a home console, then it should not be grouped with home console sales. This would or could imply, depending on how far you are willing to affect the reality of things, that the Switch sales numbers could not be compared to PS4/5 or X1/sX numbers, much in the way that 3DS numbers were never compared to PS3 or X360 numbers.

The arguments brought for the Switch being a portable and not a home console are:

  • The "Real" home consoles can only be played on a TV, not on the go (debate it).
  • The Switch, like a portable, can be plugged into the TV for extra play at home after on-the-go sessions.

The arguments brough for the Switch being a home console in its own right are:

  • The Switch is both at the same time: it can be played at home, and it can be played on the go.
  • Something can be both things at the same time without contradicting it being one or the other, much like how light is both energy and mass.
  • The Switch was design for home use and for portable use, as proven by its different play modes (docked and undocked)
  • The dock was bundled in the Switch at launch.
  • The Switch Lite is the version of the Switch which is only a portable and not a home console.

I put a poll to see some statistics.

Hopefully we can settle this question once and for all, so we can know how to count the Switch in relation to its competitors (PS4/5, X1/sX)



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The website you are posting on has grouped Switch together with home consoles and fully intends to replace the PS4 and XB1 bars on the frontpage with the PS5 and XSX/S while leaving Switch where it is. Market share will be displayed accordingly.



Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

A Biased Review Reloaded / Open Your Eyes / Switch Shipments

Switch has one hybrid sku that's both home and portable, and another sku that's fully portable. The launch of the Lite tilts it more towards being a portable. I'm sure some people will disagree. I'm gonna go eat mayonnaise.



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It is a hybrid...

How many times do we have to discuss this?



My (locked) thread about how difficulty should be a decision for the developers, not the gamers.

https://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=241866&page=1

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Nautilus said:
It is a hybrid...

How many times do we have to discuss this?

Every time one of the handful of people who don't understand it starts an argument.



Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

A Biased Review Reloaded / Open Your Eyes / Switch Shipments

It is a hermaphrodite.



Sorry but we've had this debate too many times as it is, and don't really need another thread retreading the exact same topic, so I'm locking it.