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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%
 
Total:77

I'm surprised to see "Nearly 100% TV mode" winning the poll.
I thought we'd be a small minority.

Last edited by curl-6 - on 23 July 2020

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0% on both until they patch Animal Crossing and my daughter can transfer her save off of my console.

Before AC, I'd say it was 80% mobile (table top) and 20% at home.



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curl-6 said:

I'm surprised to see "Nearly 100% TV mode" winning the poll.
I thought we'd be a small minority.

We probably are, but not on VGC (and also not in 2020).



Before COVID, it was nearly 50/50 since I was on the go quite often. Now it's more 25% portable, 75% TV.



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John2290 said:
Metallox said:
I've become so lazy that I don't like to sit in front of my TV anymore. I feel cramped that way, and so I prefer to lay on the bed and hold the console on my hands.

Ah, the 21st century is a marvel. 

True dat, why bother being limited to stay fixed on 1 position when you can freely use every single space in your house when you feel like it.

The wonderful world of portable tech!



 

 

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I have never taken my switch off of the dock actually. No interest in the portable mode...



FPS are a pain on portable mode. Tried BioShock recently and it was a pain to get used to the controls. Since I don't like using the TV, the solution would've been using the "tabletop" mode, which I don't see thrown around here that much, and it was actually what I used to play DOOM 2016 a few years back.



Metallox said:
FPS are a pain on portable mode. Tried BioShock recently and it was a pain to get used to the controls. Since I don't like using the TV, the solution would've been using the "tabletop" mode, which I don't see thrown around here that much, and it was actually what I used to play DOOM 2016 a few years back.

I'm pretty sure tabletop is included as portable mode for this thread.



farlaff said:
Slownenberg said:
I picked nearly 100% portable but I live in a van and travel full time. I do have a tv tucked in here but rarely pull it out (usually just to occasionally play Ring Fit). Back when I lived in an apartment though I probably split my play roughly 50/50.

This is cool! :) Which country do you live/travel in?

USA. Mostly out west. Been on the road 10 months. In Astoria, Oregon today. Heading up to Washington state soon.



Docked 100%.