Nintendo Switch or PlayStation 4 for 8 and 6 yr old?

I'm looking to buy either a Nintendo Switch or PlayStation 4 for a christmas present for my 8 and 6 year old kids.

Any thoughts on what they would prefer based on what games are available?

Cheers

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  • 67
    Nintendo Switch
  • 7
    PlayStation 4

Comments

  • +7 votes

    Your wallet might prefer PS4 in the long run :)

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      I totally get this. But I'm trying to weigh up whether the PS4 games although cheaper would still appeal to younger kids. But yeah, a big consideration Thanks

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      There are stacks of great, cheap games for switch. Especially for younger kids.

  • +8 votes

    I know your children well. I'd say the 8y.o. would want to play a shooting arcade game, and the 6y.o. would prefer more of a multi-tiered rewards game.

    • +1 vote

      Is GG short for Google?

  • +1 vote

    PS4. Lots of really cheap games. I recommend knack 1 and 2. Lego games are great for co op and learning to work as a team.

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      One of my kids LOVE lego. So good to know. Thanks

  • +2 votes

    Should add a poll, but the Nintendo Switch for sure.

  • +1 vote

    For more serious gaming, the PS4. For your daughters (8 y/o & 6 y/o) the Switch is a great system and has some great titles depending on what they like. Though I'm not the type of parent to base games on gender so keep an open mind about that when deciding on game titles for your daughters, maybe get them involved later down the track n see what interests them? Maybe no shoot-em ups or violent titles for now…. not until they are older.

    Though I would limit things like play time to a set amount per day. Don't want them playing for hours n hours on end, trust me my young niece n nephew's spend too much time in front of the big screen. For my own kiddos, I make time to get them outside but also some time playing games on the Switch, also have a PS4 and my own gaming desktop rig (being the big kid myself…). We like playing games like Mario Kart, Super Mario Party, Super Smash Bros, a few Lego titles and Pokemon, Mario Odyssey, Cooking Mamma and our favourite is Overcooked. I try to get involved during a few sessions as well n make it a family kind of thing but that is just me.

  • +2 votes

    My boys are 9 & 6. We have both consoles and they alternate between the 2. Best to focus on the exclusives, Nintendo have superior exclusives with the Mario range being amazing for kids. But really comes down to what they plan on playing. One plus for PS4 is the PSPlus, every month they get new games to try (Some obviously are not suitable)

  • +7 votes

    Nintendo Switch, if you like your kids. PS4 if you don't.

  • +3 votes

    PS4, get The Last of Us part 2. They said it is GOTY. Sold 4 million copies in the first 2 weeks. Nowaday you can find this game very easily.

    8 & 6

    Oh wait a min….

  • +1 vote

    What do their friends have? The good thing about the Switch is that it's portable. You can take it anywhere. Also many family or joint games. Also Lego series games. I posted one recently.

  • +1 vote

    Switch of course!

  • -2 votes

    if they are girls, nintendo switch, boys ps4, girl/boy nintendo switch

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      Yes, nothing like introducing gendered stereotypes at a young age!

  • +1 vote

    Switch, PS4 generation is ending so it's a bad time to be buying one, you would even be able to get a cheap used one next year/end of this year if you wanted one still when everyone is selling there old PS4's to upgrade to PS5

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      Bad time to be buying one? Nah, great time since it has a large established library and being a generation older you will be able to get the games pre-owned for a fraction of their original price. Tons of great singleplayer experiences that kids can enjoy.

      A Hat in Time
      Crash Bandicoot
      Spyro
      Knack / Knack 2
      Lego games (harry potter, star wars, marvel, undercover, etc.)
      Minecraft
      Tony Hawks
      Plants VS Zombies Garden Warfare 2
      Sonic Mania
      Little Big Planet 3
      Tearaway
      Trials Rising
      Crash Team Racing
      Rayman Legends

  • +1 vote

    For sure PS lover, I'd definitely recommend to go for PS4 without any doubts.

  • +1 vote

    Definitely a switch for younger kids like this. Plenty of cool little co-op and vs games. Despite what a few people have said, there are heaps of cheap switch games. The activity element is also good for younger kids. Switch is much more family oriented. Getting the whole family on for a few games of Mario Kart, Mario Party or Just Dance is always fun.