We’re nearing the end of April, which means the end to a lot of different things. We’ve been continuing #GamingTogether on our social media and there’s one question that’s really got me thinking.
If you could only have one console, what would it be?
I’m pretty sure I’m the one who came up with this question and it’s totally an unfair one. I’m torn between the Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Gamecube, and the Nintendo Switch.
I think, between home consoles and handhelds, I prefer handhelds. Of course, I love playing games on the big screen, but I love being able to put the handheld in my bag and bring it places with me. That said, I would choose the 3DS over the other two.
Except, the Switch has that portability. Can I fit it in my pocket? No. Can I fit it in my bag? Yes, though I do need a traveling case. I have one that fits in my bag, but we recently got the deluxe travel case for the Switch, which is like its own bag. It even carries the dock.
Needless to say, I can bring the Switch but also with a lot of other stuff meaning I have to carry more. I don’t have to do that with the 3DS. Although, with the carrying case for the Switch, I have more game options to bring with me.
Then again, there are so many digital downloaded games we have. My 3DS is loaded as is my Switch.
I’m not even mentioning the Gamecube all that much right now. I can’t download any games onto it. The games are much bigger to carry around with me. The console itself is big to carry around, though doable. The Gamecube is a decent size, has a handle, and is a cube so it’s pretty compact and fairly easy to fit in your suitcase. We used to bring our Gamecube with us on vacation all the time. My cousins brought their Gamecube when we drove down to Disney and we played it in the car – which you can easily play the 3DS and Switch in the car too, I guess.
Plus, it can have wireless controllers. Granted, the Switch has wireless to begin with. The 3DS has no controllers.
The Gamecube has cables to hook it up to the TV. The Switch does too and also has a dock. Although, you don’t have to hook it up to the TV if you don’t want. The 3DS doesn’t need any controllers or wires – unless you count the charger.
That’s another thing, too. You can only play your 3DS for so long before it runs out of battery. The Gamecube doesn’t have that problem. The Switch does, but you can also just hook it up to the TV and keep playing. You can keep playing your 3DS as well, but sometimes you have to move because the wire can only reach so far.
I guess what I’m trying to say is that I have no idea which one I’d choose if I could only have one. I thought I’d be able to pick one or the other, but I don’t think I can.
I believe I’ve put an equal amount of time into all the consoles. The majority of my games are on those three consoles. The only other thing I could argue is maybe I’ve put more time into playing games on the 3DS and Gamecube.
As of writing this post, I’ve racked up 285 hours on YouTube on the Switch… Yep.
So, there you have it. I have no clue which one I would pick. To the point, that if I had to choose, I’d probably ask someone to make the decision for me. I wouldn’t be able to.