Home Console Gaming On The Go
Nintendo Switch is designed to go wherever you do, transforming from home console to portable system in a snap. So you get more time to play the games you love, however you like.
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, with flexible and free play modes.
TV Mode - Hook up the console to the TV and everyone can enjoy playing, from kids to adults. It's a great way to get into the game with family and friends at home.
Tabletop Mode - If you don't have access to a TV, prop up the stand attached to the console and hand a Joy-Con to a friend to play co-operative or competitive games right on the console screen.
Handheld Mode - Enjoy the same gameplay experience as on a TV screen, right at your fingertips. Play engaging games you've never thought you can play on the go anytime, anywhere.
Joy-Con Controllers - One controller or two, vertical or sideways, motion controls or buttons... Joy-Con and Nintendo Switch give you total gameplay flexibility. One player can use a Joy-Con controller in each hand, two players can each take one, or multiple Joy-Con can be employed by numerous people for a variety of gameplay options. They can easily click back into place or be slipped into a Joy-Con Grip accessory, mirroring a more traditional controller. Or, if preferred, the gamer can select an optional Nintendo Switch Pro Controller to use instead of the Joy-Con controllers.
Share the fun - Start a gaming party anytime with multiplayer games for Nintendo Switch*. Use additional Joy-Con controllers, Nintendo Switch Pro Controllers, or a combo of the two.
- Compete against friends (or team up) at home.
- Play online with other Nintendo Switch gamers.
- Link up to eight systems together to play anywhere.
*Additional Joy-Con or Nintendo Switch Pro controllers required for multiplayer modes; sold separately. Multiplayer features vary by game; see individual games for details.
Parental controls - Keep the focus on fun by using parental controls to manage how your family interacts with Nintendo Switch. You can manage Nintendo eShop purchases, limit sharing on social networks, restrict access to games based on their ESRB ratings, and more. A free app gives you even more choices and a handy way to manage your Nintendo Switch parental controls from anywhere via your mobile device.
Nintendo eShop - You can buy digital versions of games from Nintendo eShop on your Nintendo Switch system or from the Nintendo website.
Album - Easily take and save screenshots using the Capture Button on the left Joy-Con. Then view, add text and share to social networks from your album.
News and announcements - Get the latest updates on game releases, Nintendo events, announcements, and more, with your free Nintendo Account.
System battery life - Battery life can last for more than nine hours but will vary depending on the software and usage conditions. For example, The Legend of Zelda™: Breath of the Wild can be played for roughly 5.5 hours on a single charge.
Internal memory - 32GB of internal memory, a portion of which is reserved for use by the system. Users can easily expand storage space using microSDXC cards.
Screen - 6.2-inch, multi-touch capacitive touch screen; can display a resolution of 1280 x 720 while in tabletop and handheld mode. When connected to a TV, the maximum resolution is increased to 1920x1080 @ 60fps.
Communication features - Wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compliant) / Bluetooth 4.1 (TV mode only. A wired LAN connection is possible through the use of a commercially available wired LAN adapter.)
Weight and Size - 102mm x 239mm x 13.9mm @ 398g weight with Joy-Con attached.
Freedom to have fun. Wherever. Whenever.
Play at home - Dock your Nintendo Switch to enjoy HD gaming on your TV.
Play anywhere - Undock to seamlessly transition into handheld mode.
Play together - Flip the stand to share the screen, then share the fun with multiplay