As someone who both owns and loves the Nintendo Switch, I have to ask: why do I have to choose between the Switch and Steam Deck instead of getting both?
Talk about Valve’s Steam Deck as a “Switch killer” began almost immediately after it was revealed, which I do understand. People contextualize new ideas by comparing them to what they already know, and handheld/big screen hybrids are few and far between. However, there’s no reason two video game consoles can’t exist (or even thrive) at the same time.
Yes, I adore my Switch and will continue to do so. I also can make room for a Steam Deck. Both systems may be similar on the surface, but they’re also distinct when you look a little deeper.