Product Comparison: Nintendo Switch vs Nintendo Wii U

General Specifications
Wii U
About the Product
Nintendo Switch is designed to go wherever you do, transforming from home console to portable system in a snap. So you get more time to play the games you love, however you like.
The Wii U GamePad is a new controller exclusively for Wii U, which removes the traditional barriers between games, players and the TV by creating a second window into the videogame world.
Key Specs
Screen Resolution
720 p
1080 p
Game Sources
Nintendo Switch game cards, Nintendo eShop
Internal Memory
32 GB
32 GB
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Nintendo Switch with Gray Joy-Con
  • Bought for myself for Christmas, works great. Screen resolution is really good, Mario is very clear and no lag or frame rate drops.
  • The best thing is Nintendo Switch is reliable portable and had a great resolution personally I recommend this
  • This switch is good for Zelda. Other consoles don't have Zelda.
  • Wish it had more memory.
  • Just needs more memory.
Nintendo Wii U Console Premium Black
  • My son is loving playing the machine and we now fight over the TV but it's a fun and active distraction. It was second hand but it was in very good condition. Very pleased.
  • I purchased a Nintendo Wii U from used, it is all working fine and mostly complete, the HDMI cable is slightly torn on the HDMI connection end but nothing to be too concerned about.
  • Love it. I use it everyday. I have recently retired and it is important for me to keep active both mentally and physically.
  • The games library is small but very strong, especially with their 1st party title and platform exclusives.
  • No support. No new games. No Fortnite for my 10 year old. Total waste of money.
Size & Weight
4.02 in.
6.75 in.
12.2 in.
10.6 in.
1.12 in.
1.8 in.
0.88 lbs.
3.5 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Nintendo Switch with Gray Joy-Con
  • Ergonomic design makes using it easy
  • The screen resolution and the ergonomics of the controls will bring hours of portable gaming enjoyment to any gaming enthusiast..
  • Nice game unit, slim light weight.
  • I love this system. It’s light in weight, easy to transport.
  • The Switch is a very compact and quite entertaining unit. Perfect for use while traveling due to its size.
Nintendo Wii U Console Premium Black
  • It is lightweight and comfortable in the hands. System is fast and graphics engine is crisp.
  • The size maybe big for some at first bu it is very comfortable. Recommended!
  • The gamepad initially looks very bulky and uncomfortable, but as soon as you hold it, it feels great, and you really don't even notice the size of it.
  • The GamePad is big and I was surprised at the size which I thought would be heavy but it really is lighter than you can imagine.
  • A small unit, which is an advantage as it doesn't take up much space, runs very quietly.
Screen Type
Screen Size
6.2 in.
6.2 in.
What customers say about "Screen"
Nintendo Switch with Gray Joy-Con
  • The handheld mode is nice and the LCD is top notch.
  • Awesome system for tv and for on the go!
  • An excellent portable game system with large screen that can be played on a TV.
  • Screen is plastic, so you have to buy a screen guard to keep the docking station from scratching i
  • Plastic screen scratches easily
Nintendo Wii U Console Premium Black
  • I have had my wiiu for about a year now,the system I really easy too use and using the hand control with a brilliant screen,which is very clear.
  • The screen on the controller is just the right size - big enough so that you can enjoy the graphics and gameplay without being too big for littler hands.
  • The tablet/ controller is lightweight and the screen is bright and clear.
  • The control pad's screen is beautiful, the browser is great and tasks are completed speedily.
  • High quality screen with ultra low latency and no visible ghosting. Really nice and i so happy.
Multimedia Features
Multiplayer, News, Nintendo eShop, Album, Parental controls, amiibo
Expansion Card
2000 GB
32 GB
What customers say about "Multimedia"
Nintendo Switch with Gray Joy-Con
  • The online shop is stuffed with indie games and some 1990's favorites from SNK
  • The online multiplayer is very smooth (a lot smoother than I expected) which is perfect for playing with friends.
  • The switch is great for multiplayer use and one player as well
  • I love how it has parental controls and a timer on it so my boys won't be on the game all night long.
  • Games are still nonexistent, the interface is boring and incomplete, the store has no media available yet. No other media apps available.
Nintendo Wii U Console Premium Black
  • The games are fantastic and look amazing, and the gamepad with the screen and camera is so much fun.
  • Reaylly good quality of gamepad and nice camera, recommended.
  • Stylish design with nice size of screen, camera is good too, no complains.
  • I am very pleased with the purchase, everything is cool in this gamepad. Camera, weight, size, screen. Just very satisfied!
  • It’s immediately clear that the device is made very qualitatively, I only use it for a couple of hours, but I have already managed to appreciate how convenient it is to hold and a very decent camera.
Joy‑Con [L]: Left Stick, Up/down/left/right/L/ZL/SL/SR/- Buttons, Capture Button, Release Button, Sync Button, Joy‑Con [R]: Right Stick, A/B/X/Y/R/ZR/SL/SR/+ Buttons, HOME Buton, Release Button, Sync Button
L/R sticks, Cross control pad, Sensor bar, A/B/X/Y buttons, Start button, Select button, Power button, TV control button, Home button, L and ZL buttons, R and ZR buttons, SYNC button
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, MicroSD card slot, 3x USB, HDMI, Audio jack 3.5mm
Wi-Fi, Audio jack 3.5mm, USB
4310 mAh
1500 mAh
What customers say about "Power"
Nintendo Switch with Gray Joy-Con
  • The great thing is that it auto sleeps if you stop playing it. Saving battery juice.
  • Zelda looks great on it and the sleep mode is amazing. Three days on sleep mode and it only used 16% battery.
  • The downside is that batttery runs around 4-6 hours.
  • I bought this for my son two months ago; he is very unhappy now because the battery drains quickly and he can't take it anywhere.
Nintendo Wii U Console Premium Black
  • Played it 3 hours straight and it had no hint of going dead so good decision.
  • The battery life for the gamepad is 3-6 hours before needing charging.
  • Initially I thought that the gamepad is too big, but after playing, I realized that it is very convenient and also a good battery.
  • I love spending hours playing different games on it and the battery allows me to do it.
  • A cool gamepad with a beautiful design and a good battery, this is very important.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer warranty
Other Information
299.99 $
Date First Available
March 3, 2017

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