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Hi all, I was considering purchasing a new games console as I fancied getting back into Fifa and/or PES (perhaps even a bit of Mario Kart), but was looking for something portable.

Looking at what's available, it looks like a Nintendo Switch is possibly the best option, but having barely gamed at all (unless you include games on smartphones) I don't really know much about them, so would appreciate anyone's insight on this. 

In terms of what I would be looking for, basically something portable (i.e. doesn't need to be connected to a TV, it doesn't need to be small as I'm unlikely to take it out the house too much if at all) and simple to use (Having not gamed so long, I'm hoping it's still a case of you can just set it up and get going, without too much hassle). 

 

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18 hours ago, Ploughendplonker said:

Hi all, I was considering purchasing a new games console as I fancied getting back into Fifa and/or PES (perhaps even a bit of Mario Kart), but was looking for something portable.

Looking at what's available, it looks like a Nintendo Switch is possibly the best option, but having barely gamed at all (unless you include games on smartphones) I don't really know much about them, so would appreciate anyone's insight on this. 

In terms of what I would be looking for, basically something portable (i.e. doesn't need to be connected to a TV, it doesn't need to be small as I'm unlikely to take it out the house too much if at all) and simple to use (Having not gamed so long, I'm hoping it's still a case of you can just set it up and get going, without too much hassle). 

 

If you're into the odd game here and there and want mobility then the Switch is really the only option for you to go with. There is another alternative and that is the Steam Deck from Valve but it comes out around December and imo is still too early for any kind of serious adoption till they work the kinks out plus its nearly impossible to get. 

Don't worry too much about getting it setup and having fun because Nintendo really does a good job with their consoles and if you want to try out Mario Kart there really is only one company you can go with anyways. Their library is getting better all the time and some of the older games are there too if you want to try them out (from prior Nintendo consoles).

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23 hours ago, Ploughendplonker said:

Hi all, I was considering purchasing a new games console as I fancied getting back into Fifa and/or PES (perhaps even a bit of Mario Kart), but was looking for something portable.

Looking at what's available, it looks like a Nintendo Switch is possibly the best option, but having barely gamed at all (unless you include games on smartphones) I don't really know much about them, so would appreciate anyone's insight on this. 

In terms of what I would be looking for, basically something portable (i.e. doesn't need to be connected to a TV, it doesn't need to be small as I'm unlikely to take it out the house too much if at all) and simple to use (Having not gamed so long, I'm hoping it's still a case of you can just set it up and get going, without too much hassle). 

 

The switch has a bunch of great games, which mostly involve Mario, Zelda, Pokemon, etc. It's not the perfect system but it's brilliant at what it does, and absolutely awesome how it can switch from being hand held to a console system, and one control can become two controls.

That said FIFA would be better on an Xbox or ps5, though you can't take it out of your living room.

 

 

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2 hours ago, Ploughendplonker said:

Cheers both, did have a 3DS which I thought was the cutting edge of technology, until realising they discontinued that over a year ago hence the new purchase. 

I'd get a Switch and FIFA isn't total shambles on it does a decent job of keeping you entertained.

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On 25/11/2021 at 10:43, Ploughendplonker said:

Hi all, I was considering purchasing a new games console as I fancied getting back into Fifa and/or PES (perhaps even a bit of Mario Kart), but was looking for something portable.

Looking at what's available, it looks like a Nintendo Switch is possibly the best option, but having barely gamed at all (unless you include games on smartphones) I don't really know much about them, so would appreciate anyone's insight on this. 

In terms of what I would be looking for, basically something portable (i.e. doesn't need to be connected to a TV, it doesn't need to be small as I'm unlikely to take it out the house too much if at all) and simple to use (Having not gamed so long, I'm hoping it's still a case of you can just set it up and get going, without too much hassle). 

 

The Switch is a good little console in fairness and I really need to use it more often. There are some great games on there and Mario Kart 8 is superb, even after 7 and a half years.

As for FIFA, it'll do the job as @Mel81x mentioned if you just want FIFA on it, though as @Harry mentioned, the main version is on PS5 and Xbox Series X as the Switch version is basically a 'legacy' edition that just has roster updates and that's it.

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2 hours ago, Ploughendplonker said:

Cheers both, did have a 3DS which I thought was the cutting edge of technology, until realising they discontinued that over a year ago hence the new purchase. 

Given you're playing it mobile FIFA would be more than good enough. Though I'd say there are other games to buy first!

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