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!
Gather around a big screen and enjoy gaming with a crowd.
Dock your Nintendo Switch to enjoy HD gaming on your TV.
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 Joy-Con controllers attached.
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.
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.
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).
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|
|Size||102mm x 239mm x 13.9mm (with Joy-Con attached) |
Please note: 28.4mm at the thickest, from the tips of the analogue sticks to the ZL/ZR Button protrusions.
|Weight||Approx. 297g |
(With Joy-Con controllers attached: 398g)
|Screen||Capacitive touch screen / 6.2 inch LCD / 1280x720 resolution|
|CPU/GPU||NVIDIA customised Tegra processor|
|System memory||32 GB |
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.
|Communication features||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.
|Video output||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.
|Audio output||Supports linear PCM 5.1ch |
Please note: output via HDMI cable in TV mode.
|USB terminal||USB Type-C terminal |
Used for charging or for connecting to the Nintendo Switch dock.
|Audio jack||4 pole stereo 3.5mm mini plug (CTIA standard) |
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 cards. |
Please note: an update via an internet connection is required to use microSDXC memory cards.
|Sensors||Accelerometer / gyroscope / brightness sensor|
|Operating environment||Temperature: 5 - 35°C / Humidity: 20 - 80%|
|Internal battery||Lithium ion battery / battery capacity 4310mAh |
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.
|Battery life||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 consoles sold before August 2019 may have different battery life. Please visit our Support page for more information.
|Energy consumption||TV mode |
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.
|Charging time||Approx. 3.5 hours |
Please note: this is the time taken to charge while the console is in sleep mode.