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Sony’s Project Q vs. Nintendo Switch – how do they compare?

Choosing between Sony’s Project Q and the Nintendo Switch depends on individual needs and preferences. But right now, it’s too early to call.

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In the world of handheld gaming, Sony unveiled their new Project Q, which shares some similarities with the Nintendo Switch. However, there are key differences that set them apart.

This article will provide a comparison between Sony’s Project Q and the Nintendo Switch, covering things like design, specs, performance, and pricing.

Sony’s Project Q is not a standalone console like its predecessors, the PS Vita and PSP. Instead, it serves as an accessory for the PS5, utilizing Remote Play to connect to the console.

The device resembles a PS5 controller with a screen in the middle, featuring DualSense wireless controller capabilities such as adaptive triggers, haptic feedback, and a built-in microphone.

On the other hand, the Nintendo Switch is a standalone console with an onboard CPU, GPU, and other core specs. Unlike Project Q, the Switch can be played independently or connected to an external display via HDMI.

Sony Project Q vs. Nintendo Switch: Specs

SpecificationProject QNintendo Switch
Display typeLCD (rumored)LCD / OLED
Screen Size8 inch6.2 inch / 7 inch for OLED
Resolution1920×10801280×720 (handheld)
Refresh rate60Hz (rumored)60 Hz
ConnectivityWi-Fi for PS5 Remote PlayHDMI (optional)

When considering performance, Project Q relies on streaming from the PS5, which offers more powerful hardware than the Nintendo Switch.

While the Switch targets 60 FPS gameplay on its 720p screen, the PS5 is capable of 4K, though Project Q’s display is limited to 1080p.

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It’s important to note that Remote Play performance depends on Wi-Fi connection quality, which could affect input lag and overall experience. Many users remain skeptical about Sony’s claims of stable Remote Play.

As for pricing, the Nintendo Switch has various models with different price points, while Project Q’s price is yet to be announced.

Rumors suggest it could cost around $300, but it may be a tough sell unless you already own a PS5 and require a device specifically for Remote Play.

Nintendo Switch vs. Project Q: Still too early to call

Wrapping up, choosing between Sony’s Project Q and the Nintendo Switch depends on individual needs and preferences.

The Switch offers more value as a standalone console, whereas Project Q serves as an accessory for PS5 owners.

With concerns over Remote Play stability and the need for a PS5, it seems that the Nintendo Switch still holds its ground as the go-to choice for handheld gaming enthusiasts.

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Kevin is KnowTechie's founder and executive editor. With over 15 years of blogging experience in the tech industry, Kevin has transformed what was once a passion project into a full-blown tech news publication. Shoot him an email at or find him on Mastodon or Post.

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