Nintendo Switch: The Size Comparison

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The Nintendo Switch is slightly smaller but significantly heavier than the Wii U gamepad. The Switch’s JoyCons are tinier than a Game Boy Micro. And the whole system can fit in your back pocket... sort of.

Today at the Switch event in Manhattan, Kotaku boss Stephen Totilo took a whole bunch of size comparison shots. Let’s take a look, shall we?

Wii U pro controller vs. Switch JoyCon Grip controller:

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It’s worth noting: the JoyCon Grip controller is way more comfortable than it looks.

Another angle:

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3DS XL vs standalone JoyCon controller (note that the JoyCon’s buttons are slightly more prominent):

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JoyCon on top of 3DS:

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Wii U vs. Switch screens:

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Top-down view of Wii U vs. Switch:

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Game Boy Micro vs. JoyCon controller:

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Top-down view:

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And finally, the shot you’ve been waiting for. Nintendo Switch vs. Stephen Totilo’s back pocket:

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stanley-kirk
Stanley Kirk Burrell

I don’t understand how people expect this to replace the 3ds when it isn’t pocket-sized.