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Topic: Would you do a lot of traveling with your Switch, or would you prefer to stick to a 3DS?

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AxeltheCorvikni

I would bring my Switch out and about, but I'm worried about it getting damaged, so I don't. Maybe once cloud saves are a thing then I will.

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JayJ

@CroRock Yeah I am a lot like that myself, the 3DS just feels like a true travel companion while the Switch is more of a home console that you can take with you to different locations. If I am on the go a lot the 3DS just feels better suited for going all over the place.

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@AxeltheBuizel Yeah that is sort of a problem for me as well. The Switch just feels like more of a PS4 style of system, it has bunch of home console games and I have spent a ton of money on the digital games I have installed on it, far more than the 3DS which is mostly a physical collection outside of some cheap eshop games. It just seems like the Switch would a much bigger loss considering everything that I put into it. If I at least had some better services for backing up and putting games/saves on a different console I would probably feel more comfortable taking it everywhere with me.

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Ryu_Niiyama wrote:

Switch is my primary system at this point. I love the 3ds library but I won't be turning on the system much until I can get one modded with a tv out. My switch goes with me to work and on flights all the time now.

A modded 3DS to play on tv is a cop-out each is different and can't be really a 1:1 comparison here. The NSW design is suited for on the go if you want a powere portable gaming console.

MasterJay wrote:

I never take my 3ds anywhere anymore. I bought a headrest mount for the car and use it for the switch. It works great for car rides. Only take my switch on trips though.

The NSW works well in this respect in that you can have 4 players on a single NSW or have two NSW in local lan playing together unless your playing the SSB 3DS version.

CroRock wrote:

Switch can’t beat 3DS portability. I play 60% docked and 40% handheld but never outside my house.. well, if you don’t count balcony 😀
Switch is to fragile imo in comparison to 3DS, with or without a case.
I don’t travel to work and never play games in public but when I go somewhere on vacation for few days it’s always my 3DS.

Stop trying to compare two different consoles that are different in their own gaming platform. I've seen plenty of 3DS and NSW outside playing you just need to look around a bit more.

AxeltheBuizel wrote:

I would bring my Switch out and about, but I'm worried about it getting damaged, so I don't. Maybe once cloud saves are a thing then I will.

They have many options in this to let users take it outside but it seems like your not looking.

JayJ wrote:

@CroRock Yeah I am a lot like that myself, the 3DS just feels like a true travel companion while the Switch is more of a home console that you can take with you to different locations. If I am on the go a lot the 3DS just feels better suited for going all over the place.

What kinda shaming is going on here? Each does what they does and the Grapics/Power of NSW makes it more better on the go if you want some details and both are equal in terms of on the go it's that people like to try to make wedge issues where there aren't any to be had. NSW has more uber games graphics as compared to the 3DS but that doesn't discount one or the other.

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Last trip to Canada I brought my switch. I can charge it in the car. Don't have a car charger for 2ds xl.

I prefer the form factor of the 2ds xl as a portable though.

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JayJ

@SwitchForce Well it sounds like you are really trying to discount the 3DS in that statement. I have a Switch, I have had it since it released, so trying to sell me on the merits of a Switch is quite pointless. The fact remains that this is a discussion about what individuals prefer for travel, and if someone had their reasons for preferring one over the other I don't see how there is any issue to take.

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FaeKnight

IMO, the 3DS travels better. The clam shell design means the important stuff is better protected. The Switch suffers from the same problem as a PSP or PS Vita in terms of portability. The analog sticks are at risk during travel without hard shell case to carry it in.

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JasmineDragon

@JayJ Yeah, there was a lot of hostility in that whole response. Ultimately, I love my Switch and I do travel with it a lot but there's no disputing that the 3DS has the edge in size and travel-safe form factor, so I can totally understand when people say they prefer the 3DS for traveling.

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JayJ wrote:

@SwitchForce Well it sounds like you are really trying to discount the 3DS in that statement. I have a Switch, I have had it since it released, so trying to sell me on the merits of a Switch is quite pointless. The fact remains that this is a discussion about what individuals prefer for travel, and if someone had their reasons for preferring one over the other I don't see how there is any issue to take.

The issue is one wants to think others should do what they want that is the issue. Did I say I was selling no that was you thinking so- this irks me when someone reads between the lines. That already tells me this person waste of time to others peoples experiences. And fyi I have 14 3DS some are the collectible designs so if you thought you knew me better you don't.

FaeKnight wrote:

IMO, the 3DS travels better. The clam shell design means the important stuff is better protected. The Switch suffers from the same problem as a PSP or PS Vita in terms of portability. The analog sticks are at risk during travel without hard shell case to carry it in.

This is why you know what your doing when going on the road it's not rocket science. Anyone traveling NSW without a case is just asking for trouble. 3DS shells is good until you drop it if you don't also keep it in a case traveling so both will break or damage if you don't bring proper protection on the road either way.

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I would prefer to bring my 3ds more since I still don't have a screen protector or a carrying case for my switch. But I have brought it with me traveling before.

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Ryu_Niiyama

@SwitchForce ? Your response makes absolutely no sense. I didn't compare anything. I merely mentioned that I won't be using my 3ds much until I get it modded. Which was stated merely to explain why my 3ds is not being used even for travel. Not sure what cop out you are talking about either. I already stated that Switch is my primary system right now and my travel system. Perhaps you were confused by my post?

You realize that the point of this thread is for people to talk about which system they PREFER to travel with right? You seem to be getting defensive for literally no reason.

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SwitchForce wrote:

FaeKnight wrote:

IMO, the 3DS travels better. The clam shell design means the important stuff is better protected. The Switch suffers from the same problem as a PSP or PS Vita in terms of portability. The analog sticks are at risk during travel without hard shell case to carry it in.

This is why you know what your doing when going on the road it's not rocket science. Anyone traveling NSW without a case is just asking for trouble. 3DS shells is good until you drop it if you don't also keep it in a case traveling so both will break or damage if you don't bring proper protection on the road either way.

Out of the box the 3DS's screen and controls are protected from, say, scratches caused by keys and minor impacts. Of course if you drop it things will get damaged though. Out of the box a Switch's screen is vulnerable to scratches and the controls are at risk from travel unless carefully packed. So nice apples to oranges comparison. One requires a carrying case which entirely prevents the system from being used, the other treats a carrying case as optional. A few designs of which let you use the system while it's protected by the case.

EDIT: And note that I had said "better protected", not "completely protected".

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For me it more depends on which system I’m more into at the time. I go into a kick where I’m all about playing some older games so I’ll play the 3DS. I still want to pick up Metroid for that. You can’t beat being able to put the 3DS in a case with eight games and hardly take up any space. I’ve taken both systems out for a day away from home and enjoy them both. Like I said it mainly comes down to what game I’m into.

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JoeDiddley

I do consider the relative fragility of the Switch and also I’m waiting for cloud saves.

Last week on a longer family vacation I took my Switch as I knew I could travel with it safely and it was worth it because a lot of use.

But I type this from a night stop over in London with a backpack. And I brought my 3ds, it didn’t feel worth the risk of bringing my Switch.

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JaxonH

I dont use my 3DS anymore. Switch only, and I take it everywhere, including work.

You don't have to worry about digital games being lost because they're tied to your account, unlike 3DS where if you lose the system you lose all the digital games on it as well.

I have a slim black case with a handle along the spine, just big enough for Switch and a little crevice underneath that's perfect size for a 3DS XL or GPD Win 2. Of course I opt for the GPD Win 2 over 3DS. Full fat Nintendo and PC console gaming on the go, all in one case. And the mesh net carries the USB-C PD charger and portable battery, which works for either portable system.

Also keep a tempered glass screen protector on Switch, so I never worry about roughing it up. The case keeps it protected anyways. And I only take it out once I get to where I'm going, at which point I'm very careful and not going to damage the system in any way.

I've found the slim case to be the most portable option. So easy to carry, holds everything you need including portable battery and charger, and keeps it protected.

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FaeKnight

Both are good systems. I see no reason to shun one for the other. But until I can get a case for it (and maybe a backup battery) I'm reluctant to take my Switch out of the house much for fear of the analog sticks breaking. To be fair, this is also why I don't take my Vita out and about often. That said, the Switch is far more portable then my XB1. As such that's likely now going to be the system I take with me when I visit my dad. Not to mention the ability to play fun multiplayer games on it with only one or two sets of joy con.

Speaking of which, I need to get me a second set of them. Maybe I'll get the Super Mario Party bundle to get a second pair that way? Still thinking about this.

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BlueOcean

@SwitchForce Oh, now I understand why your name is Switch Force. :S Just let people say whatever they want.

For me, 3DS is also much better as a handheld that you take with you and Switch is more a fragile hybrid system.

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FaeKnight

It's kind of like how tablets are in theory something you can take with you anywhere you go. In practice, mine rarely leaves the house.

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SwitchForce wrote:

3DS shells is good until you drop it if you don't also keep it in a case traveling so both will break or damage if you don't bring proper protection on the road either way.

I usually take pretty good care of my stuff, but one time my 3DS slipped out of my jacket pocket when I was getting into my car and took a pretty nasty fall onto the parking lot pavement. There are some noticeable dings on the case from it, but it still works perfectly fine and it didn't even exit sleep mode from that. But after that I bought a carrying case which I always carry it in.

I really like my Switch, but 3DS is still my main travel handheld. It's just more convenient, since it's smaller and has better battery life. That doesn't mean my Switch always stays at home, it just means it stays at home more than my 3DS.

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Do people actually take any handheld or mobile device and throw it into a purse or backpack as-is right out of the box?

Most people will want an extra layer of protection or two on 90% of their gadgets.

Like, the only device I use without any form of extra protection is my work laptop. And that's only because they don't make screen protectors and bumper cases for it.

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