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
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

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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
Colour of product
Blue, Red, Gray
Black, White

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