While people will endlessly argue which is better, it is undeniable that different consoles might be better for certain people and their lifestyles. But while the Switch and the PS5 are both great, one might be better suited for someone than the other.
Whether you’re buying for yourself or for someone else, there are multiple reasons why you might want a PS5 over a Switch and vice versa. The holidays are right around the corner so many people will be buying consoles for their loved ones.
If you don’t know what you want or what to get someone else, here is this helpful little guide to let you know what each console offers.
Nintendo Switch vs. PS5
When it comes to their current exclusives, the Switch is much more geared towards multiplayer and couch co-op games. If you have friends over often and like to play games while you have a few drinks and eat pizza, the Switch is perfect for you.
With titles like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Mario Party, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and Splatoon 2, there are all kinds of games that can be enjoyed with your friends.
The Switch is also a JRPG machine, with titles like Fire Emblem Three Houses, Octopath Traveler, along with multiple Pokemon games. These are franchises that are only on Switch and could suck you in for hours.
It should also be noted that these games can be played anywhere as the Switch is a hybrid that doubles as a home console and a handheld console.
While the PS5 did just launch, it does have a good variety of games to play. PlayStation has always focused on cinematic, single-player games, but they have more than that to play at launch.
If you’re looking for more of a multiplayer or couch co-op experience that you can play with your friends, then you should pick up games like Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War, or maybe Sackboy A Big Adventure.
But if you’re looking to test how powerful and pretty the PS5 can be, then definitely check out Spider-Man Miles Morales and Demon’s Souls. If you’re a fan of Spider-Man like so many others are, Miles Morales is the perfect game that lets you step into the shoes of Spider-Man.
If you’re up for something more challenging though, Demon’s Souls is a brutal RPG that isn’t for the faint of heart. It’s a tough but rewarding experience that pretty much created its own genre.