Nintendo Switch Finds Perfect Companion in the Steam Deck


Nintendo Switch has become one of the most beloved gaming consoles worldwide, thanks to its unique hybrid design that allows players to enjoy their favorite games both at home on the TV and on the go.

The Steam Deck: The Perfect Gaming Partner

A recent study has revealed that the Nintendo Switch pairs exceptionally well with another console on the market – the Steam Deck.

Despite being released just last year, the Steam Deck has already gained a significant following as the only mainline handheld console currently available.

According to a survey conducted by Overkill, approximately 60% of Steam Deck owners also own a Nintendo Switch.

Interestingly, a third of Steam Deck owners have only two consoles, with the Nintendo Switch being their second console of choice.

An Ideal Combination

The popularity of both consoles comes as no surprise, given their hybrid gaming capabilities that cater to both home and on-the-go gaming experiences.

Nintendo Switch is renowned for its exceptional exclusive series, including beloved titles like Mario, Pokémon, and The Legend of Zelda.

On the other hand, the Steam Deck boasts an extensive library of games, surpassing any other console on the market.

Steam Deck owners have access to big-name games like Elden Ring, which the Switch cannot run, making it an appealing option for gamers.

Furthermore, many indie games are exclusively launched on Steam, thanks to easier licensing for developers.

Interestingly, almost half of Steam Deck users primarily play indie games, indicating the popularity of this genre among players.

Price No Longer a Barrier

While the price has been a deterrent for some Switch players considering purchasing a Steam Deck, the situation has changed.

Valve is currently offering refurbished "like new" consoles at lower prices, making the Steam Deck more affordable than ever.

Many gamers are opting for the 64GB console and then expanding storage using cost-effective options like microSD cards.

So, if you're a Nintendo Switch enthusiast looking for a new gaming companion, the Steam Deck might just be the perfect choice.

Written by Georgina Young on behalf of GLHF.

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