Today, news came out that the Nintendo Switch Dev Kit is only 50,000 yen (around $450-500 USD). I had been planning to buy a normal Nintendo Switch for $300, but since I enjoy making little games in Unity and it's only ~50% more expensive to get a Dev Kit, I thought maybe I'd get a Dev Kit instead of a console.
When I brought up the idea with a friend, they asked, "Can the Dev Kit even play normal games?"
It's an excellent question, and I have no idea what the answer is. I'm hoping people here know. More generally, what draw backs are there from getting a Dev Kit instead of a normal console? Does it weigh significantly more? Is it more bulky or less comfortable to carry around? Does the battery not last as long? Is it even portable? Can it play all the normal retail games that the ordinary console can?