Is the Nintendo Switch bigger than a GameCube? An original Game Boy? Here's how Nintendo's newest console stacks up against previous consoles.
Think the new Nintendo Switch, a $299 hybrid console out March 3, is about the same size as the Wii U GamePad? Think again...
Here it is from the other side, and face up, the Switch is easily just half as thin.
The only downside is losing a little height on the sticks.
Again proving that thin is in.
In portable mode, the Switch isn't too far off a Game Boy turned 90 degrees.
Again, it's much thinner than the best 1989 had to offer in handhelds.
But how about some newer gadgets? He's the Switch next to a full-size iPad and iPhone.
And here's the rival PlayStation Vita comparison.
Here's the Switch in front of the handheld Nintendo family. (Left to right) DS Lite, Game Boy Advance SP, 3DS XL.
Next to the 3DS XL, it's easy to see the same design aesthetic.
It's a bit beefier than most handhelds, but will you still carry yours around?
Both devices use Nvidia Tegra chips, but guess which one wins on sleekness? (Hint: Not the Nvidia Shield.)
Docked, it'll take up less shelf space than the Wii. And it'll sit at a less jaunty angle, but you might not be as happy about that.
The Switch's Joy-Con controllers sandwiched between the Wii nunchucks. They look so wee.
The Switch's cartridges are even smaller than the ones for the Nintendo DS.
Three generations of Nintendo home consoles. The company sure does love to play around with design.
Nintendo's controllers have come a long way! Here are the Joy-Cons next to NES, SNES, N64, GameCube and Wii options.
And here's a comparison with the Joy-Cons plugged into the Joy-Con Grip.
The Joy-Con Grip looks amazingly similar in size to the GameCube controller, which may be the best controller Nintendo's ever designed.
Press two Joy-Cons together, and they're roughly the size of a classic NES pad.
Throw it back to the Game Boy, and you can see how far we've come. They're all barely bigger than the 1989 handheld.
Here it is with the NES Classic. Honestly don't know which of the two is harder to come by.
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