Nintendo Switch vs. PS4 Pro

Nintendo Switch vs. PS4 Pro

As the video gaming world prepares itself for a massive 2017, the release of the Nintendo Switch is eagerly awaited. This major new console from the Japanese gaming technology giant promises to revolutionize the gaming industry by combining aspects of traditional consoles and handheld devices.


But Nintendo has been reluctant to reveal all of the details relating to the Switch. Specific information regarding the specs, hardware and software capabilities of this machine have been conspicuous by their absence. Nintendo has declined to reveal the exact SoC utilized by the Switch, but we do now have more details regarding the capabilities of the console.
EuroGamer reports that the Nintendo Switch is likely to be powered by the Tegra X1; NVIDIA’s 20nm Cortex-A57 CPU + Maxwell GPU SoC from the NVIDIA SHIELD TV. This would suggest a clock speed of 1.9 GHz, based on official data from the manufacturer. This will be encouraging for Nintendo fans, as the processor in the PS4 Pro is only marginally faster, being clocked at 2.1 GHz.


Another aspect of the Nintendo Switch that we do know about is the capacitive touchscreen included in the device. This will output at 1,280 x 720 pixels. It seems that the battery life and efficiency of this unit meant it was impossible for Nintendo to consider a more detailed resolution, but considering the size of the display this should still appear rather impressive. Perhaps updates in the future may increase the resolution of the screen.


When docked with a television set, the Nintendo Switch is capable of full HD resolution. Nintendo has opted not to embrace quad HD or 4K for the Nintendo Switch; pretty much dictated by the specs of the console.
This will mean that the Nintendo Switch pales in this department compared to the PS4 Pro


It is perhaps slightly misleading to compare the storage confirmed by Nintendo with either the PS4 Pro or Xbox Project Scorpio. The Nintendo console will feature 32GB of internal storage, but this can also be boosted by micro SD cards, in common with the existing Nintendo 3DS. Furthermore, the fact that Nintendo Switch games will come on tiny game cards means that the need for massive storage is negated.
Both the PS4 Pro

Battery life

Nintendo has already confirmed that the Nintendo Switch console will provide somewhere between 3 and 6 ½ hours of gaming on a single charge. This will be very much dependent on the demanding nature of the game in question, but the AAA titles released by the Japanese company will likely be closer to the 3-hour figure.