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Topic: Where do/would you use the Switch out of the house?

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Ralizah

I mostly use it around the house, although it's also nice for times I'm stuck at work with very little to do or car rides.

It's not really about trying to think of different ways to use it. I don't need to justify a gimmick. It lets me play console-quality games comfortably wherever I go, and that's all I want or need in a gaming device.

The versatility is incredibly useful as its own sort of thing, of course, but as I've said before, it also eases a lot of the psychological friction I experience with home consoles. The sense that I have to dedicate time to them if I want to play games on them. When I play a home console, I feel like I'm the prisoner of the TV, and it's aggravating. The Switch has actually given me a new appreciation for home console gaming: I LIKE playing on the TV with the Switch, because it just feels like I'm taking advantage of a cool option as opposed to being forced to sit there when I don't want to (if I want to continue playing the game, that is). Kind of like when I would play Pokemon using the N64 transfer pak.

@JaxonH I use the Hestia Goods case, which looks remarkably similar to your Butterfox case. I love it: it's perfect, and a MASSIVE step up from the PDP case I got at launch.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0711K97BS/ref=oh_aui_detai...

I love that I can keep my portable battery, earbuds, and USB-C connector in it.

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Peek-a-boo

Zizzy wrote:

Other than that, just rooftop parties with my young adult friends.

@Zizzy This is best - and sadly overlooked - post in this thread!

Peek-a-boo

Krull

@Peek-a-boo Not overlooked! I giggled when I read it too.

In other news, I love taking my Switch to airports, where I sit down next to unfamiliar blonde women and immediately bond through the magic of gaming. This is life.

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Xyphon22

We had a festival downtown in our town today, and I saw a guy walking through the crowds down Main Street with his family playing a Switch. It was actually the first time I have ever seen a Switch in person. It's a lot smaller than I was expecting.

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salv-ice

I play mine everyday during my train rides to work, it completely replaced my 3ds for that purpose. I also play in the evening when my daughter is in bed and my wife watches the TV.

In fact, I never used the dock since I bought the Switch (it is still in the box) ! We only have one tv at home and my wife is a tv addict so I can't even touch it I could use it with my pc monitor and speakers but I never felt the need to, I like to play portable or tabletop !

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EvilLucario

I'm still saving up for one, but if my 3DS is to go by:

  • In bed
  • In university while waiting for class or on break
  • Anywhere around the house
  • In the kitchen while cooking up a simple meal
  • On the toilet
  • Waiting in line anywhere

Since I go around university with a backpack, needing to fit it somewhere is no big deal.

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Hawkstream

Bryant Park in NYC. And I have seen others playing Switch there too. A few weeks ago 4 guys had a Switch in the dock with a 24" monitor playing quad screen Mariokart. It was just like the commercials. Tons of places to play in NYC.

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Samus7Killer

Im an adult so it stays at home.

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gildahl

When I brought my Switch home and opened the box I had actually "forgotten" that it was a portable. Well, I knew it, but I was buying it as a replacement for the old Wii and regarded the portability as a feature that might come in handy mostly in moving it back and forth between two TVs in the house. Guess I was wrong. After opening the box I gee-whized a bit over how cute and compact the thing was and how incredibly nice the screen was compared to my old PSP. I'd say 50% of the time it is being used in portable mode now. While I love it on the big screen and still consider the dock its primary home, when the baseball game comes on I'll tune that in on the TV, but pull out the Switch for use during lulls and commercials (the sleep mode is especially handy here). My daughter has been playing PuyoPuyo and Sonic mostly in portable mode lately, and when we head over to grandma's house, it wouldn't be unsusual to find us playing Overcooked and Snipperclips in tabletop mode. I also tend to bring it out on the back deck when I'm relaxing more than the iPad these days, and you can be assured that it will be coming along on any plane trips or vacations.

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Hawkstream

@Samus7Killer Not sure what being an adult has to do with this question. I'm in my 40s.

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Hawkstream

@gildahl I totally agree man. The portability has been the best surprise of the Switch. Its not what I bought it for at all but is now my most loved feature. I probably play it in handheld mode 65 to 70% of the time vs on the TV.

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Samus7Killer

Hawkstream wrote:

@Samus7Killer Not sure what being an adult has to do with this question. I'm in my 40s.

i was just kidding around... but i rarely take it outside of home

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Bart_T

I took it with me on vacation to use on quiet evenings and long drives. But I've also taken it over to friends' houses, and even use handheld/tabletop mode when my girlfriend watches TV sometimes.

Bart_T

SMODomite

I have used mine on road trips, flights are my favorite place to use it because I can just focus on the game and before I know it we landed, and also to bring to friends houses for parties/hangouts so we can play that if they don't have their own switch. I also like being able to put it in handheld mode and bring it around the house with me

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antster1983

I play on my lunch break at work. Occasionally I will be joined by a colleague for a quick blast of Mario Kart or Sonic Mania in tabletop mode.

antster1983

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Murph

I'll be taking it on a plane for the first time on Monday. It sucks that you can't use Bluetooth for wireless headphones (yet), so wired earbuds will have to do for now.

Normally, my Switch stays docked most of the time.

In my perfect world, Nintendo would just bring all their AAA games to IOS/Android and I'd be playing Mario Kart on my iPad (with a controller). Touch controls are my least favorite thing about mobile gaming.

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MalcontentsUnite

I had a "switch" moment at work the other day. I asked my co-worker during lunch if he wanted to play Mario Kart with me since I bring it into the office everyday (I try to play a little during lunch if I have time). He was confused when he asked if I had an extra controller, and I told him that no, two people can each use one of the joy-cons. He didn't quite "get" it until we actually played a round, at which point he said his kids would love it if he bought one for them. But he's pretty cheap so I doubt he will.

My other co-worker is planning on buying one for his son after I showed it to him, but he expects the in-store stock to have better availability during the holiday shopping season. I'm skeptical of that myself..

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witch24

I bring it with me when i travel to Spain.
Use it on plane and use it as a handheld when i am in Spain.

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Ownagedood

I haven't used mine much outside of the house, however I still think it's a nice feature to undock it and carry it around with me around the house. My dock is currently in the Master Bedroom which is a good place for it, however sometimes i undock it and just go play on the couch for a bit or have taken it into the bathroom with me a couple times so I can keep playing lol. Don't see much use for taking it out of the house yet, usually when I'm going somewhere it's to get something done and I'm also driving so there isn't really any extra time to play it then. I've thought about bringing it to work with me because I sometimes get some down time, but the fact that i work out of a truck as a contractor makes me a little nervous to bring it around, leaving it in my truck most of the day, as well as not having internet most of the time when I really prefer to play all my games online thus far. Still all in all i like the option to take it with me. Rocket league and 2k18 will be game changers for me.

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Failrunner

I normally take mine to a basketball game and in the middle of the game I just pull the Switch out and put it on the floor and give someone a joy con to play video game basketball. Ya know like everyone normally does. =)

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