53points

Nintendo Switch

48points

Nintendo Wii U 8GB

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88 facts in comparison

Nintendo Switch vs Nintendo Wii U 8GB

Nintendo Switch
Nintendo Wii U 8GB

Why is Nintendo Switch better than Nintendo Wii U 8GB?

  • 6382 more games available
    ?

    7165vs783
  • 2.15x faster CPU speed
    ?

    4 x 2GHzvs3 x 1.24GHz
  • 0.65 TFLOPS higher floating-point performance
    ?

    1 TFLOPSvs0.35 TFLOPS
  • 2GB more RAM memory
    ?

    4GBvs2GB
  • 218MHz faster GPU clock speed
    ?

    768MHzvs550MHz
  • 12.8GB/s higher memory bandwidth
    ?

    25.6GB/svs12.8GB/s
  • 110 more exclusive games
    ?

    145vs35
  • Is region free
    ?

Why is Nintendo Wii U 8GB better than Nintendo Switch?

  • Can connect to an external drive
    ?
  • 1 more USB ports
    ?

    4vs3
  • 66.04mm narrower
    ?

    172.72mmvs238.76mm
  • 55.88mm shorter
    ?

    45.72mmvs101.6mm
  • Has an integrated touchpad
    ?
  • Supports connectivity between home and portable devices
    ?
  • Has an optical disc drive
    ?
  • Backwards compatibility
    ?

Price comparison

Nintendo Switch

Buy used:

$210

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$308
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$418
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$459

Nintendo Wii U 8GB

Buy used:

$85

ProductStorePrice
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$200

User reviews

Overall rating

Nintendo Switch
7.8
23 User reviews
Nintendo Switch
7.8/10
23 User reviews
Nintendo Wii U 8GB
9.0
2 User reviews
Nintendo Wii U 8GB
9.0/10
2 User reviews

Features

Quality of exclusive games

8.7/10
22 votes
9.0/10
2 votes

Backwards compatibility

6.6/10
22 votes
8.5/10
2 votes

Controller

8.0/10
22 votes
7.0/10
2 votes

Non-gaming apps

6.3/10
23 votes
6.0/10
2 votes

Quiet operation

7.2/10
22 votes
8.5/10
2 votes

Comments

The Master

The Master

1 year ago

7 / 10

Good Console with mostly stupid Games.

The Master

The Master

1 year ago

7 / 10

The Nintendo Switch is a very great Gaming Console. Technical Specs are okay and allow great Games. That the Switch is String enough to present great Graphics and a very good performance, you can see at Nintendo exclusives like Luigis Mansion or all these Mario Games. Also Assassin's Creed looks more better than the same PS5 Version. Sadly is the fact that Nintendo allows Developers to publish their crappy Indie-Games and Mobile Games on the Console. In the eShop you mostly find very bad Games with poor Graphics, gameplay, Story. I also find games which was not playable because bugs in the Code of the Game. In this Case you will lose your Money because Nintendo not will do any refunds. For the Console are very less great Games available. You can count these good Games on you 2 Hands.

Pros

  • Great Console for Home or Mobile
  • Graphics are very good with Nintendo exclusives

Cons

  • eShop full with Indie and Mobilephone-Trash
  • Games are expensive
4 users found this helpful
Richard

Richard

9 months ago

4 / 10

Needs an update

Richard

Richard

9 months ago

4 / 10

The console is great for what it is - handheld gaming device that can be docked as a console. That said, most games are visually impaired as far as framerates and resolution, most capping out between 720p and 1080p while docked and up to 720p in handheld (but constantly under 720p for the most part). The quality of the exclusive games are undeniable though, when they are actual Nintendo first party games like Super Mario Odyssey and Breath of the Wild. Other exclusives from 3rd party developers though don't seem to get the same level of quality assurance as 1st party games do (such as the Pokemon Legends Arceus and Pokemon Scarlet/Violet). 3rd party games are often visually basic yet have problems keeping a decent resolution and a stable framerate. Nintendo is also not fond of sales, so games tend to stay $50 to $60 for the long haul, like Breath of the Wild which is several years old now. It's a great portable system while on the go (just bring a charger) and is mediocre as a home console (not many apps like Xbox and PlayStation have). The library for backwards compatible games are non-existent unless you get the online pass and the expansion pass. Even then, there aren't many older NES, SNES, N64 or Game Cube games available to play and the classic libraries are not updated with new games that often.

Pros

  • Small and portable
  • Great 1st party exclusives
  • Fun controllers

Cons

  • Joycon drift
  • Poor battery life
  • Poor resolution
  • 3rd party games need QA
  • Unstable framerates
  • Not many 3rd party apps
  • Not backwards compatible
  • Digital game library is weak compared to Xbox and PlayStation
  • Underpowered
4 users found this helpful
Fabio

Fabio

1 year ago

9 / 10

Muy divertida

Fabio

Fabio

1 year ago

9 / 10

QuizΓ‘ no sea la consola mΓ‘s pero tiene juegos exclusivos muy divertidos. Soy un jugador casual y no tengo demasiado tiempo para dedicarle a la consola, la Switch es muy divertida y los controles hacen que la experiencia sea muy dinΓ‘mica.

Pros

  • Controles
  • Juegos multijugador

Cons

  • Pocos juegos "serios"
3 users found this helpful

Performance

CPU speed

4 x 2GHz

3 x 1.24GHz

The CPU speed indicates how many processing cycles per second can be executed by a CPU, considering all of its cores (processing units). It is calculated by adding the clock rates of each core or, in the case of multi-core processors employing different microarchitectures, of each group of cores.
floating-point performance

1 TFLOPS

0.35 TFLOPS

Floating-point performance is a measurement of the raw processing power of the GPU.
RAM

4GB

2GB

Random-access memory (RAM) is a form of volatile memory used to store working data and machine code currently in use. It is a quick-access, temporary virtual storage that can be read and changed in any order, thus enabling fast data processing.
GPU clock speed

768MHz

550MHz

The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a higher clock speed.
supports ray tracing
βœ–Nintendo Switch
βœ–Nintendo Wii U 8GB
Ray tracing is an advanced light rendering technique that provides more realistic lighting, shadows, and reflections in games.
I/O throughput

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Nintendo Switch)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Nintendo Wii U 8GB)

I/O throughput refers to the bandwidth of the internal storage. Storage that supports faster data transmission speeds results in quicker load times.
GDDR version

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Nintendo Switch)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Nintendo Wii U 8GB)

Newer versions of GDDR memory offer improvements such as higher transfer rates that give increased performance.
Is an NVMe SSD
βœ–Nintendo Switch
βœ–Nintendo Wii U 8GB
NVMe SSDs use the PCIe interface, which has a higher bandwidth than the SATA interface. This results in much faster read/write speeds compared to SSDs which use the SATA interface.
memory bandwidth

25.6GB/s

12.8GB/s

A higher memory bandwidth means the memory can be accessed faster and therefore data can be retrieved quicker, having a positive effect on the performance.

General info

Type

Portable

Home

The type of game console.
The resolution represents the amount of pixels that make up the image. It is a key indicator of image quality, with higher resolutions providing sharper and more detailed images.
display resolution

720p (HD)

βˆ…

Nintendo Wii U 8GB: Not applicable

The display resolution represents the amount of pixels that make up the image. It is a key indicator of image quality, with higher resolutions providing sharper and more detailed images.
Hard drive is replaceable
βœ–Nintendo Switch
βœ–Nintendo Wii U 8GB
The internal hard drive can be replaced by the user, for example if you wish to upgrade to a larger storage capacity.
Has an internal power supply
βœ”Nintendo Switch
βœ–Nintendo Wii U 8GB
Devices with an internal power supply are desirable as they don't require a large external "power brick" on the cable. It’s more aesthetically pleasing and an advantage if you have limited space.
battery power

4310mAh

1500mAh

Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.
Display type

LCD

βˆ…

Nintendo Wii U 8GB: Not applicable

The type of technology used in the display.
The internal storage refers to the built-in storage space available in a device for system data, apps, and user-generated data. With a large amount of internal storage, you can save more files and apps on your device.
Is region free
βœ”Nintendo Switch
βœ–Nintendo Wii U 8GB
Region free devices allow you to play games from different continents. This enables you to collect a larger game library, and you could play games before they are released in your region.

Connectivity

has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
βœ”Nintendo Switch
βœ”Nintendo Wii U 8GB
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
supports Wi-Fi
βœ”Nintendo Switch
βœ”Nintendo Wii U 8GB
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
Wi-Fi version

Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac), Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)

Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)

The Wi-Fi versions supported by the device.
is DLNA-certified
βˆ…

Nintendo Switch: Not applicable

βœ–Nintendo Wii U 8GB
All DLNA-certified products are compatible with one another. When different devices are connected to the same network, data can be transferred easily between them.
With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.
has an HDMI output
βœ”Nintendo Switch
βœ”Nintendo Wii U 8GB
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
HDMI version

HDMI 1.4

HDMI 1.4

Newer versions of HDMI support higher bandwidth, which allows for higher resolutions and frame rates.
Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
has an external memory slot
βœ”Nintendo Switch
βœ”Nintendo Wii U 8GB
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.

Features

Consoles which have more games offer more choice to the user. It is also an indicator of how popular a console is.
Exclusive games are only available to that game console producer.
has voice commands
βœ–Nintendo Switch
βœ–Nintendo Wii U 8GB
You can use your voice to control key functions of the device and you can easily access your device without pushing any button.
backwards compatibility
βœ–Nintendo Switch
βœ”Nintendo Wii U 8GB
With backwards compatibility, you can play games from the previous generation (or several generations) of console.
pixel density

236ppi

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Nintendo Wii U 8GB)

Pixel density is a measurement of a screen's resolution, expressed as the number of pixels per inch (PPI) on the screen. A higher pixel density translates into more clarity and sharpness for the images rendered on the screen, thus improving the quality of the viewing experience.
Can play games while they download
βœ–Nintendo Switch
βœ–Nintendo Wii U 8GB
This means you don’t have to wait for the entire game to download first, as the later stages of the game download while you are playing.
supports quick resume
βœ”Nintendo Switch
βœ–Nintendo Wii U 8GB
Quick resume is a feature that allows you to switch between several running games with practically zero loading times.
supports Discord voice chat
βœ–Nintendo Switch
βœ–Nintendo Wii U 8GB
It supports Discord Voice, allowing you to chat with people on other platforms such as PC and mobile.
Supports 3D audio
βœ–Nintendo Switch
βœ–Nintendo Wii U 8GB
3D audio provides a more immersive soundscape than traditional surround sound technologies, allowing you to pinpoint the exact direction that sounds are coming from.

Controllers

More controllers allows you to have more people playing at a time.
has adaptive triggers
βœ–Nintendo Switch
βœ–Nintendo Wii U 8GB
Special motors in the controller can adjust the tension of the trigger buttons, adding to the feeling of immersion. For example, the triggers can become harder to press down as a player’s character sprints and becomes fatigued.
Compatible with a motion-sensing controller(s)
βœ”Nintendo Switch
βœ”Nintendo Wii U 8GB
A motion controller is a type of game controller that utilizes sensors (such as accelerometers, gyroscopes, and other types of sensors) to track motion and provide input.
Has a wireless controller
βœ”Nintendo Switch
βœ”Nintendo Wii U 8GB
The device controllers connect to the console wirelessly, allowing for a tangle free gaming experience.
The more analog sticks, the more complex the input can be.
has an integrated touchpad
βœ–Nintendo Switch
βœ”Nintendo Wii U 8GB
With a touchpad, users can control the device by moving their finger on a touch-sensitive surface.
Has dual force feedback
βœ–Nintendo Switch
βœ–Nintendo Wii U 8GB
With dual force feedback the controller has realistic vibrations, allowing you to feel the direction from which the impact is coming.
A lighter controller puts less strain on the hands while playing.
The more buttons the device has, the more complex the input can be.

Miscellaneous

Battery life

6h

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value.

The device's battery life (when in use) as given by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life you have to charge the device less often.

Price comparison

Nintendo Switch

Buy used:

$210

ProductStorePrice
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$408
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$308
Nintendo Switch amazonNintendo Switch Konsole - Grau (2019 Edi...Nintendo Switch Konsole - Grau (2019 Edition)
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$418
Nintendo Switch walmartNintendo Switch Joy-Con Neon Blue/Red Co...Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Neon Blue/Red Console Bundle: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Full Game Download | 3 Months Nintendo Switch Online Membership with Mazepoly Accessories
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$459

Nintendo Wii U 8GB

Buy used:

$85

ProductStorePrice
Nintendo Wii U 8GB amazonNintendo Wii U Console 8GB Basic Set - W...Nintendo Wii U Console 8GB Basic Set - White (Renewed)
amazon logo
$200

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