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Amount of time using Switch in TV or Portable mode:

Nearly 100% Portable Mode 10 12.99%
75% Portable Mode, 25% TV Mode 19 24.68%
50% Handheld & TV Mode 13 16.88%
75% TV Mode, 25% Portable Mode 11 14.29%
Nearly 100% TV Mode 24 31.17%

Currently a 60:40 split in favor of TV mode. Definitely gets its fair share of both.

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My use of the dock might be closer to 100% than 75%, but I voted for 75% docked. I've spent about 85%-90% in docked mode. I don't play the Switch much outside of the house or care to play it off the TV.

Lifetime Sales Predictions 

Switch: 125 million (was 73, then 96, then 113 million)

PS5: 105 million Xbox Series S/X: 60 million

PS4: 122 mil (was 100 then 130 million) Xbox One: 50 mil (was 50 then 55 mil)

3DS: 75.5 mil (was 73, then 77 million)

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90 tv and 10 portable


100% docked, Switch is essentially a home console to me.

For me, gaming is an experience best enjoyed on the big screen.

Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.

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I play almost always in portable mode, in fact I kinda regret not buying the Lite version to be honest. Visually most games are unimpressive so its more comfortable to play it in portable mode while in bed. 

Probably 50/50 for me. I enjoy TV more, but when I'm wanting to game while watching something with my wife, or if our baby is winding down and we don't want a big screen on to mess up her blue light cycle, or if I'm on vacation like right now, or heck even if I just want a chiller game session on the couch without a big dramatic presentation on the TV, I go portable.

It's a stunningly useful feature of the system.

99% docked. I tried playing on the 6.2" screen with crappy sound, it doesn't compare. I played BotW on a projector, 92" screen, 5.1 surround. Mario Odyssey upscaled by my 4K tv in brilliant colors. Looks so much better than on the pad.

I'll snap a Switch home console version up in a second if it comes with a pro controller. No need for the screen.

90% portable mode... I mostly play it that way as it is more convenient for me. I play local multiplayer titles docked, though this year that was pretty rare, considering that I barely had people come over to my place due to the epidemic.

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I probably use it 2/3 portable and 1/3 docked.  I dock to play multiplayer games or use my arcade stick.  I play portable the rest of the time.  It's just a lot more convenient.