Xbox versus Nintendo Switch: Which console is better? This is a question many are asking, as the release of the Nintendo Switch has many unanswered questions. On one hand there are diehard gamers who will swear by the Nintendo Switch while others say the Xbox is the superior gaming system. In this article we will attempt to answer the Xbox versus Nintendo Switch debate and have a good idea of which system is more worthy of your cash.
There is no doubt that the Xbox has a ton of visual and audio features that set it apart from other consoles. But what about its gaming capabilities, are they comparable? The Xbox One utilizes the same video-gaming technologies as the PlayStation 4: it uses the X-generation graphics standard and utilizes the same controller type that sets it apart from its competitor. While the game controller used with the Xbox One cannot be interchangeable with the ones found on the Nintendo Switch, you can use the same wireless adapter that comes with the Wii to take advantage of all the features of the Xbox One.
One of the first things people notice about the Switch is that it has no game pass feature. Many were expecting a game pass feature that would allow players to purchase games they didn’t have on the shelf before launch. Microsoft addressed this in several ways. Firstly, they said they would look into adding game passes to the Switch when it was available for sale and secondly, they have no plans to add game passes at launch. What this means is that if you want to play games without having to pay for them, you’ll have to buy them on your own.
Another thing the Xbox One can offer the Switch is the ability to hook up to the internet using either the Wi-Fi or Bluetooth adapters. Unfortunately, the Wi-Fi router on the Switch does not yet support Bluetooth but the wireless controller can hook up easily enough with the Switch. The one major disadvantage to this is that you won’t be able to play multiplayer games online with people on the other side of the world. If you are playing with a friend or family in a different country, you may not be able to make use of this feature.
Finally, the Xbox One also offers the ability to download games to your Switch. This feature is similar to the Wii’s Game Pass service. However, the difference is that with the Game Pass service, you need to have an active Game Pass account in order to purchase any new games. With the Switch, you can purchase games on your own and then download them to your system without a monthly subscription fee.
These are just some of the many Xbox game pass and Xbox wireless issues the Switch has to deal with. For many consumers, these issues with the Switch are not all that significant. However, they do show that the company had to work a lot harder to set itself apart from the other gaming consoles on the market today. Although the Wii launched first, it quickly became a huge success due to its unique motion sensitive capabilities and games that require hand-eye coordination, unlike the Xbox.