When the Nintendo Switch will face stiff competition

When the Nintendo Switch will face stiff competition

Last month, the news broke that Logitech and Tencent, from China, want to release a kind of Nintendo Switch for cloud gaming. That news has since been widely confirmed by the former company. And now we also know from when we can expect the new handheld and what it should cost.

Perhaps you missed the news about the Logitech G Cloud Gaming Handheld. This is a game console with midrange specs that runs on Android. The monstrosity runs on a Snapdragon 720G processor (again: midrange), 4 GB of working memory and has a 1080p resolution screen.

Nintendo Switch competitor?

In terms of design, the Logitech G Cloud Gaming Handheld resembles the Nintendo Switch Lite, one of the finest handhelds today. That console has a very nice size and weight, making it comfortable to hold. The big question now is whether Logitech can offer the same experience as the Switch Lite.

Logitech Nintendo SwitchLogitech G Cloud Gaming Handheld (Image: Logitech)

The big difference between the Nintendo Switch and Logitech’s handheld is that the latter is intended for cloud gaming. So you can only stream games to the device, such as with Google Stadia (provided there is support), the Xbox cloud and Geforce Now. That, of course, has its pros and cons.

So what does it cost?

The advantage is: you don’t have to download anything, so you don’t have to spend money on storage space or micro SD cards. Plus: you also don’t have to dig deep for the hardware the games run on. The downside: you must always have a working and stable Internet connection to game.

The Logitech G Cloud Gaming Handheld is now on sale on Amazon, at a price of $399.99. Officially, the Nintendo Switch competitor is not coming out in Europe, and it doesn’t look like you can order it for now. In case you do, you’ll have to wait at least until Oct. 18 anyway.

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