If you’ve ever thought of adding a video game system to your car or just want to take it with you on a long drive, it’s now easier than ever.
In addition to the traditional portable gaming systems, games on smartphones and tablets on the go are becoming more and more popular every year. The fact of the matter is that a decent phone or tablet can provide hours of fun on the RV.
Today, mobile and portable gaming choices are more varied than ever, and it’s even possible to take a full-fledged home console with you.
Play in the car with the Wii U
Space and size constraints aside, the power issue remains and that’s the other thing the Wii U does in this usage scenario. Because it doesn’t consume as much power compared to some other consoles, you can actually power it from a 12V outlet or cigarette lighter.
This means you don’t have to worry about the size of the inverter, nor do you have to bother with wiring it up. Peripheral manufacturers even make power adapters specifically designed for this purpose.
Mobile and portable RV gaming is fast and convenient
The Nintendo 3DSXL and 3DS and the Sony Vita are all great portable gaming choices to take with you on a long journey. The biggest problem with this is the battery performance, but that can easily be solved with a suitable inverter or 12V adapter.
In the past, the idea of playing on the go with something other than a handheld was a pipe dream for most. The combination of a home console and a screen took up a lot of space back then. Today the situation is different with the advent of flat LED screens, but one still has to consider the power and size requirements of most video game consoles.
The best options today are Nintendo’s previous-generation Wii U system and the Switch, which is also made by Nintendo. Although the Wii U console is significantly undersized compared to the Xbox One and PS4, it has a number of assets that make it almost perfect for an in-car gaming system. The Switch is significantly more powerful than the Wii U and it also has a lot to offer in terms of in-car gaming.