Product Comparison: Nintendo Switch vs Sony PlayStation Vita

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General Specifications
PS Vita Wifi
About the Product
Nintendo Switch is designed to go wherever you do, transforming from home console to portable system in a snap. So you get more time to play the games you love, however you like.
Take the greatness of PlayStation® on the go with the ultimate gamer’s companion. This slim and sleek device also features high-precision dual analog controls for a more immersive gaming experience away from your console and TV.
Key Specs
Screen Resolution
720 p
544 p
Game Sources
Nintendo Switch game cards, Nintendo eShop
PlayStation®Vita card, PlayStation Store
Internal Memory
32 GB
0.5 GB
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Nintendo Switch with Gray Joy-Con
  • Bought for myself for Christmas, works great. Screen resolution is really good, Mario is very clear and no lag or frame rate drops.
  • The best thing is Nintendo Switch is reliable portable and had a great resolution personally I recommend this
  • This switch is good for Zelda. Other consoles don't have Zelda.
  • Wish it had more memory.
  • Just needs more memory.
Sony PlayStation Vita WiFi
  • Superior resolution and screen. Lively colors and fluidity
  • Screen resolution and quality is amazing and sound is great.
  • Seems a little fragile compared with the older PS Vita 1000 model. But they have improved battery life, and comes with 1GB of internal memory. I had to buy a 16 GB memory card, and I have 4-5 games. Great stuff!
  • Once memory card is inserted, it switches and prevents access to internal memory.
  • Thanks to the small internal memory and the high price of memory cards, it will be difficult to download many games from the PSN Store
Size & Weight
4.02 in.
3.4 in.
12.2 in.
7.2 in.
1.12 in.
0.6 in.
0.88 lbs.
0.5 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Nintendo Switch with Gray Joy-Con
  • Ergonomic design makes using it easy
  • The screen resolution and the ergonomics of the controls will bring hours of portable gaming enjoyment to any gaming enthusiast..
  • Nice game unit, slim light weight.
  • I love this system. It’s light in weight, easy to transport.
  • The Switch is a very compact and quite entertaining unit. Perfect for use while traveling due to its size.
Sony PlayStation Vita WiFi
  • Lighter, better ergonomics, smaller rear touch-pad, better joysticks, and longer batter life.
  • It's much more ergonomic and handles better, especially for someone with relatively small hands.
  • Ideal game for me. light weight durable and works as expected!
  • less impressive screen, feels like a slightly cheaper and less durable construction.
  • It has all the fire power and durability you expect from Sony, but the operating and set-up was way too complicated.
Screen Type
Screen Size
6.2 in.
5 in.
What customers say about "Screen"
Nintendo Switch with Gray Joy-Con
  • The handheld mode is nice and the LCD is top notch.
  • Awesome system for tv and for on the go!
  • An excellent portable game system with large screen that can be played on a TV.
  • Screen is plastic, so you have to buy a screen guard to keep the docking station from scratching i
  • Plastic screen scratches easily
Sony PlayStation Vita WiFi
  • The touch screen is super responsive
  • The screen is amazing - large and clear
  • The touch screen and "back touch screen" plays a great role on some games
  • The new model has an LCD screen, still sharp picture but maybe a little less contrast, but much improved battery life
  • The only bad part is that the screen is LCD and its a little dimmer than the last version of the ps vita. A great buy and its good for everyone!
Multimedia Features
Multiplayer, News, Nintendo eShop, Album, Parental controls, amiibo
PlayStation Store, Internet browser, Photo, Video, Music, email, Calendar, Multiplayer, Parental controls
Expansion Card
2000 GB
64 GB
Front Camera
0.3 MP
Rear Camera
0.3 MP
What customers say about "Multimedia"
Nintendo Switch with Gray Joy-Con
  • The online shop is stuffed with indie games and some 1990's favorites from SNK
  • The online multiplayer is very smooth (a lot smoother than I expected) which is perfect for playing with friends.
  • The switch is great for multiplayer use and one player as well
  • I love how it has parental controls and a timer on it so my boys won't be on the game all night long.
  • Games are still nonexistent, the interface is boring and incomplete, the store has no media available yet. No other media apps available.
Sony PlayStation Vita WiFi
  • Good for trips or travelling! Plus there is a lot of master piece games you can download or purchase through PSN.
  • It has excellent graphics, but also it has an excellent camera so we used it to take photos.
  • Also it has wi-fi so we used it while overseas to get onto the internet- so very useful for our trip when I did not want to be bringing my laptop!
  • Some of games on psn don't even have descriptions & or pictures to explain the games purpose.
  • The system it self is also disappointing , with certain features missing like battery percentage, skipping music with L& R.
Joy‑Con [L]: Left Stick, Up/down/left/right/L/ZL/SL/SR/- Buttons, Capture Button, Release Button, Sync Button, Joy‑Con [R]: Right Stick, A/B/X/Y/R/ZR/SL/SR/+ Buttons, HOME Buton, Release Button, Sync Button
D-pad, 4 action buttons, L/R sticks, Shoulder buttons (Right/Left), Home button, Select button, Start button, Volume buttons
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, MicroSD card slot, 3x USB, HDMI, Audio jack 3.5mm
PS Vita card slot, Memory card slot, Audio jack 3.5mm, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1, MicroUSB
4310 mAh
2210 mAh
What customers say about "Power"
Nintendo Switch with Gray Joy-Con
  • The great thing is that it auto sleeps if you stop playing it. Saving battery juice.
  • Zelda looks great on it and the sleep mode is amazing. Three days on sleep mode and it only used 16% battery.
  • The downside is that batttery runs around 4-6 hours.
  • I bought this for my son two months ago; he is very unhappy now because the battery drains quickly and he can't take it anywhere.
Sony PlayStation Vita WiFi
  • The battery lasts a long time, and you can play for hours on end. It also charges rather quickly.
  • The battery life continues to impress and the games themselves are unique
  • The battery does last much longer than the older version, so that is a plus.
  • Great system and excellent battery life! I'm amazed at the power the console has.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer warranty
Other Information
299.99 $
Date First Available
March 3, 2017
December 17, 2011

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