Nintendo Switch: The Size Comparison

The Nintendo Switch is slightly smaller but significantly heavier than the Wii U gamepad. The Switch's JoyCons are tinier than a Game Boy Micro. And the whole system can fit in your back pocket... sort of.

Today at the Switch event in Manhattan, Kotaku boss Stephen Totilo took a whole bunch of size comparison shots. Let's take a look, shall we?

Wii U pro controller vs Switch JoyCon Grip controller:

It's worth noting: The JoyCon Grip controller is way more comfortable than it looks.

Another angle:

3DS XL vs standalone JoyCon controller (note that the JoyCon's buttons are slightly more prominent):

JoyCon on top of 3DS:

Wii U vs Switch screens:

Top-down view of Wii U vs Switch:

Game Boy Micro vs JoyCon controller:

Top-down view:

And finally, the shot you've been waiting for. Nintendo Switch vs Stephen Totilo's back pocket:


Comments

    My main interest in the Switch was as a new handheld device but the more I read about it, the more it doesn't feel like it was designed with handheld mode as a primary function. The Vita is good because it's small, and the case I have for it isn't too bulky. The 3DS is better because the clamshell design means it's its own case and very conservative in size. With the Switch though, it's a lot more bulky than tablets and with the addition of a case (analogue sticks without a case is asking for breakages) that's a lot of room being taken up in your bag/hand bag.

    The Nintendo Switch is slightly smaller but significantly heavier than the Wii U gamepad.

    The Nintendo Switch is NOT significantly heavier than the Wii U gamepad.
    It's thinner and lighter.
    Did you take into consideration the steel security bracket on the console?

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