Rob wrote:I've recently come into about $400 with the specific directive to spend it on something fun instead of bills.
I currently have a high-quality gaming PC. But I don't have any of the current generation of consoles. None of my friends really plays video games much anymore. So most of what I play tends to be slower, more thoughtful single-player games -- lots of strategy, rpg, and stealth. Some of my top played series are The Elder Scrolls, Civilization, X-Com, Final Fantasy, Metal Gear Solid, etc...
Since Microsoft is putting all their exclusives on PC, I don't figure I need an X-Box. But I'm torn between a PS5 or a Switch. I know I've missed out on PS4 Spiderman and Last of Us 2, which will presumably be available on PS5. And I know I've missed out on Animal Crossing and Mario+Rabbids Kingdom Battle on Switch. But I'm not sure about other exclusives. Especially upcoming stuff.
I'm giving a slight lean to the Switch because I have a daughter who is nearly 3 and might enjoy that stuff soon. But I could be convinced either way. And I have no idea if Nintendo is expected up upgrade their hardware anytime soon. Any thoughts?
If you get the Switch, do you expect to play it handheld a lot or would you primarily be playing it on your tv? I have both, and when I sit down for a few hours to play games on like Sunday morning, the PS4 is my go to. Spiderman, TLOU, Horizon, etc., I think it has the better single player exclusives pretty easily (as much as I love Zelda and Fire Emblem).
But handheld is a huge game changer. I'd say 90% of my time on the Switch is handheld. I play a ton of indies and retro games in handheld mode while I watch TV. It's awesome. I think if you're going to use both like I do, I'd go Switch because of your daughter (and because that $400 is also gonna get you a couple games in addition to the system). But like UMFan said you're probably getting less time with it, I would imagine Nintendo announces their next hardware in the next year or so.