Right off the bat, I know this is very much an apples and oranges type question but I've been dancing around either side in my head but can't make up my mind.
Firstly, I play most of my serious games on my PC which is powerful so this is much more of about exclusives but obviously certain genres like driving or fighting games better suit a couch.
Pros for Switch:
*It is new and so at the start of whatever its support life will be so I can safely know it's going to have a lot of focus and games over the next few years.
*Zelda is very very good apparently. I haven't played a Zelda since Wind Waker which I loved to death.
*It is more naturally set up for casual local multiplayer and co-op than the PS4 is. This is a big deal as it'd be much more accessible for my partner who like many people played a lot of the 64 era and dropped off more modern games. Stuff like Mario Kart and Snipper Clips is already delivering on this promise.
*It is a lot cheaper than a PS4 Pro
*It is less likely to get any hardware spec (ie. more graphics etc) revisions down the line since that is not really how Nintendo rolls.
Cons for Switch:
*Some hardware issues present (easily scratched screen, de-syncing controllers, warping housing) and these might be addressed down the line and buying one now might mean missing out on any fixed up versions.
*No backlog. This isn't really it's fault but it is just now it is.
*Christ those controllers look tiny. I am so sure I will break them eventually.
Pros for the PS4 Pro:
*Maximum graphics on the new games.
*Huge exclusives backlog that I am interested in (Bloodborne, Uncharted etc)
*More games upcoming that I am interested in than Switch
*Much more of a multiuse machine for netflix/bluray playback etc, although I already use my ps3 for that with no real fuss.
Cons for the PS4 Pro:
*Super fucking expensive in my region
*All the games I would want are complex (by comparison) singleplayer games, which my partner wouldn't be interested in, really.
*Uncertain future. I mean Is this the first of many revisions or just a halfstep for the PS5 or is this going to be the supported platform for another 5 years. It's real tough to tell.
So there you have it. Sorry to bore you with my capitalistic dilemma but I'm hoping anyone could weigh in and help me commit.
And if you vote please let me know why! That's much more valuable to me than just one number being higher than the other.