Nintendo GameCube vs Nintendo Switch

4.3 in
5.9 in
Nintendo GameCube game console
vs
9.41 in
4.02 in
Nintendo Switch game console

Full Comparison

Hardware

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Storage
None
32GB
CPU speed
0.49 GHz
1.02 GHz
CPU model
1 Core 485 MHz PowerPC "Gekko"
NVIDIA Custom Tegra
Ram memory
43MB
4GB

Screen

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HDR
noNo
noNo
Resolutions Supported
480p, 576p
1080p, 720p, 480p, 1080p

Controller

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Features
Vibration
Independent Game Play
Connection Method
Wired
Bluetooth, Wireless
Number of joysticks
Dual
Dual
Directional Pad
yesYes
yesYes
Alternative Controller Included
noNo
noNo
Number of supported wireless controllers
4
8
Weight
5.29 lb
0.22 lb

Features

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Backward compatibility
noNo
noNo
Type of media supported
Mini-DVD
Cassette
Surround decoder (5.1/7.1)
yesYes
yesYes
Video formats supported
480p, 576p
480p, 720p, 1080p (Full HD)

Dimensions

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Depth
6.30 in
0.55 in
Width
4.30 in
9.41 in
Height
5.90 in
4.02 in
Weight
5.29 lb
0.22 lb

Connectivity

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Ethernet
yesYes
noNo
WiFi
noNo
yesYes
USB
noNo
yesYes
Number of USB Inputs
2
3
HDMI
noNo
yesYes
Component output
yesYes
noNo
Composite output
yesYes
noNo
SCART out
yesYes
noNo
S-video output
yesYes
noNo
VGA outputs
noNo
noNo
Digital optical input
noNo
noNo
Digital optical output
noNo
noNo

Network

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Online service
Sega
Nintendo Network

Often compared to GameCube

Often compared to Switch