If you want a more powerful console, the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One are two options. They're a little more intimidating than a Switch, but they have a larger game library, which is especially useful for people looking for a graphically beautiful game with a rich story or a competitive multiplayer game.
To that end, we propose the PlayStation 4, which has a larger selection of exclusives, such as God of War and the Uncharted series. Those games aren't for beginners, but they set the standard for quality.
The one snag with both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One is that Sony and Microsoft (the respective manufacturers of both platforms) insist that their next-generation consoles (PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X) will still be available later this year. But, as you're all aware, it's been a long year.
Here's our recommendation: Simply buy the console you desire right now. Nintendo isn't planning any updates this year, and the PlayStation 4 library is so extensive that you'll have more than enough entertainment for years. New gamers won't require a PlayStation 5, and if you do want to upgrade, Sony claims that most (but not all) of its PS4 games will work on the PS5.