Nintendo Switch vs Sony PlayStation 3

9.41 in
4.02 in
Nintendo Switch game console
vs
12.8 in
3.86 in
Sony PlayStation 3 game console

Full Comparison

Hardware

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GPU Clock Speed
921 MHz
550 MHz
CPU speed
1.02 GHz
3.2 GHz
CPU model
NVIDIA Custom Tegra
8 Core 3.2 GHz POWER-based PPE with seven 3.2 GHz SPEs
Ram memory
4GB
512MB

Screen

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Resolutions Supported
1080p, 720p, 480p, 1080p
1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 720p, 576p

Controller

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Number of controllers included
2
1
Motion Detection
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, IR Sensor/Transmitter
Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Connection Method
Bluetooth, Wireless
Bluetooth
Number of joysticks
Dual
Dual
Weight
0.22 lb
0.55 lb
Number of buttons
24
8
Number of supported wireless controllers
8
7

Features

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Accessories included
Sensor/Camera, Game
Game, Additional gamepad
Type of media supported
Cassette
Blu-ray
Surround decoder (5.1/7.1)
yesYes
yesYes

Dimensions

Nintendo SwitchNintendo SwitchSony PlayStation 3Sony PlayStation 3
Depth
0.55 in
10.79 in
Width
9.41 in
12.80 in
Height
4.02 in
3.86 in
Weight
0.22 lb
0.55 lb

Connectivity

Nintendo SwitchNintendo SwitchSony PlayStation 3Sony PlayStation 3
Wireless networking standard
802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
802.11b, 802.11g
Number of USB Inputs
3
4
Number of USB 2.0 ports
2
4
Number of HDMI outputs
1
1
HDMI version
1.4
1.3a

Network

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Online service
Nintendo Network
Playstation Network
App Store
Nintendo eShop
PlayStation Store