Do You Stand While You Play The Switch?

At my birthday party this weekend, I brought out my Nintendo Switch so I could be as cool as all those people in the commercials. Just like the people in the commercials, we all ended up standing while playing games, as well. It was super weird.

On Saturday night, after I hooked up my Switch to my roommate's projector, I made sure to find every free chair in the house so that people would feel compelled to play. But when the party finally transitioned into drunk Mario Kart, no one sat down.

It didn't strike me as unusual until my friend tapped me on the shoulder and pointed at a couple of people clutching JoyCon, standing in front of the semicircle of chairs and couches I'd arranged.

It was pretty much just like this.

Sitting while playing games is my default. If I'm going to go dig for fossils in Animal Crossing on my 3DS, I want to be as comfortable as possible. Sitting while playing non-portable games is a no brainer.

While I'm no longer tethered to my TV by wires, if I'm going to be shooting aliens in the head in Destiny 2, I'm gonna be sitting for several hours.

Not so with the Switch, apparently. Even I stood while playing Mario Kart. I didn't even realise I was doing it. When I had the JoyCon in my hand, it just felt most appropriate to get as close to the projector screen as I possibly could, which meant that rather than parking my booty in a chair, I stood up. Did I learn this from the commercials, or is this just a better way to play games on the Switch?

Has anyone else witnessed this phenomenon? Do you sit or stand when you play Switch games? Sound off in the comments.


    I have been gaming standing up for 3 months not since being injured with a slipped disc. If I sit down my back feels like it's on fire. I've been playing all my PC/ps4 games standing up in front of the tv or 3ds lying down in bed. Kinda sucks but everything I've learnt about sitting down for prolonged periods makes me worried for all of you peeps I'm playing destiny 2 with

    Whether on the TV or the adjacent projector, the switch is surrounded by couches at my house. Whether it's just me or my mate, or a group of people playing Overcooked or jackbox, everyone sits on the couch or chairs.

    In fact the only time people have stood while playing the switch was when 1-2 Switch was on, but only because that's a given

    At the moment my favorite place to play my switch is in bed.

      And that's why they call you Dr Sleepless!

        Lol. Gives me something to do when my insomnia is playing up ?

    I know a guy who plays Wii U standing up.

    No. I mean maybe if the situation called for it, but generally no. Seems weird.

    I prefer to just to sit in my bedroom and play the Nintendo Switch myself because I always like some quiet time to myself.

    We've always sat while playing it with the exception of 1 2 Switch which works best standing up and facing each other for the most part.

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