Enjoy the home console gaming experience, even without access to a TV.
Nintendo Switch can transform to suit your situation, so you can play the games you want, no matter how busy life may be.
It’s a new era where you don’t have to adjust your lifestyle to play games – instead, your console adjusts to fit around your lifestyle.
Enjoy games anytime, anywhere, with anyone!
Three play modes
Gather around a big screen and enjoy gaming with a crowd.
Share the screen, share the fun.
Flip the stand to share the screen, then share the fun with a multiplayer game.
Carry around a large, beautiful display anywhere you go.
Pick it up and play with the
Nintendo Switch has a controller on each side of the console that function together: the Joy-Con.
If you attach the two Joy-Con to the Joy-Con grip, it will work like a traditional controller, and without the grip they work as two individual, fully-functioning controllers.
A sense of touch that goes beyond mere vibrations
Imagine the Joy-Con is a glass containing ice cubes. With HD rumble, when you move and tilt the Joy-Con you can feel the ice cubes clanking around.
There’s one, there’s another…HD rumble feels so realistic that you can even tell how many cubes there are, almost as if you’re actually holding a glass in your hand.
Sense shape, movement and distance
The IR Motion Camera in Joy-Con (R) can detect the shape, movement and distance of objects captured by the camera.
For example, it can recognise the shape of players’ hands, such as when you make a rock, paper or scissors. This feature can also open up new experiences like Nintendo Labo (sold separately).
Link up to eight consoles for multiplayer
Play on the big screen at home with friends.*
*Additional controllers (sold separately) may be required.
Players can sync together up to eight Nintendo Switch or Nintendo Switch Lite consoles to play competitive and co-operative multiplayer games.
With a Nintendo Switch Online membership, you can play with friends far away and players around the world, access a growing library of classic NES games with added online features, enjoy exclusive offers such as TETRIS® 99 and Nintendo Switch Game Vouchers, and more!
Nintendo Switch console
|Nintendo Switch console
102mm x 239mm x 13.9mm (with Joy-Con
Please note: 28.4mm at the thickest, from the tips of the analogue sticks to the ZL/ZR Button protrusions.
(With Joy-Con controllers attached: 398g)
|Capacitive touch screen / 6.2 inch LCD / 1280x720 resolution
|NVIDIA customised Tegra processor
You can increase your console's storage with compatible microSD cards (sold separately). For more information on compatible microSD cards, please visit our support section.
Please note: approximately 6.2 GB of internal memory is reserved for use by the system.
Wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
compliant) / Bluetooth 4.1
In TV mode, it's also possible to use a wired LAN connection via a commercially available wired LAN adapter.
Maximum resolution: 1920x1080, 60 fps
Please note: output via HDMI cable in TV mode. In tabletop mode and handheld mode, the maximum resolution is 1280x720, which matches the screen resolution.
Supports linear PCM 5.1ch
Please note: output via HDMI cable in TV mode.
USB Type-C terminal
Used for charging or for connecting to the Nintendo Switch dock.
4 pole stereo 3.5mm mini plug (CTIA
Please note: Nintendo cannot guarantee functionality with all products
|Game card slot
|Exclusively for Nintendo Switch game cards.
|microSD card slot
Compatible with microSD, microSDHC and
microSDXC memory cards.
Please read our microSD Card FAQ for
more information on compatible microSD
Please note: an update via an internet connection is required to use microSDXC memory cards.
|Accelerometer / gyroscope / brightness sensor
|Temperature: 5 - 35°C / Humidity: 20 - 80%
Lithium ion battery / battery capacity
Please note: the internal battery cannot be removed. If the battery needs to be replaced, it can be replaced for a fee via Nintendo Customer Support.
Nintendo Switch with improved battery
life (Model number starts with "XKW")
Approx. 4.5-9 hours
The battery life will depend on the games you play. For instance, the battery will last approximately 5.5 hours for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
Nintendo Switch (Model number starts with "XAW")
Approx. 2.5-6.5 hours
The battery life will depend on the games you play. For instance, the battery will last approximately 3 hours for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
Active gaming: 7 W
Streaming media (HD): 6 W
HOME Menu: 3 W
Sleep Mode: 0.3 W (maximum 0.5 W)
Power off: 0.3 W (maximum 0.5 W)
Active gaming: 4 W
Streaming media (HD): 3 W
HOME Menu: 2 W
Sleep Mode: 0.03 W
Power off: less than 0.01 W
Estimated annual energy consumption *1: 6 kWh
*1 The estimated annual energy consumption of a console when used for gaming an average two hours per day for a whole year.
Please note: the values have been rounded off to the nearest full value. There also may be some statistical variations on the energy consumption values displayed.
The values could also change depending on the usage environment and conditions.
3 hours approx.
Please note: this is the time taken to charge while the console is in sleep mode.