Which Nintendo Switch is right for you?

Decide which Nintendo Switch family console is the best fit for you with this comparison table!

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Nintendo Switch

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Nintendo Switch Lite

Play modes

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TV mode

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Tabletop mode

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Handheld mode

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TV mode

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Tabletop mode

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Handheld mode

Compatible software

All Nintendo Switch software.

Nintendo Switch software that supports handheld mode.

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Joy-Con

controllers

1 Joy-Con Pair included

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HD rumble

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IR Motion Camera

Joy-Con controllers include HD rumble and IR Motion Camera.

Not included

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HD rumble

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IR Motion Camera

Console does not include HD rumble or IR Motion Camera.

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Nintendo Switch dock

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Includes a Nintendo Switch Dock and HDMI cable. Docking the console allows video output to a TV.

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Does not support output to a TV and is not compatible with the Nintendo Switch dock.

Size

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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.

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91.1mm x 208mm x 13.9mm

Please note: 28.4mm at the thickest, from the tips of the analogue sticks to the ZL/ZR Button protusions.

Weight

Approx. 297g

(With Joy-Con controllers attached: 398g)

Approx. 275g

Screen

Capacitive touch screen / 6.2 inch LCD / 1280x720 resolution

Capacitive touch screen / 5.5 inch LCD / 1280x720 resolution

Battery life

Nintendo Switch with improved battery life
(Model number starts with "HAD")

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 "HAC")

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.

Approx. 3-7 hours

The battery life will depend on the games you play. For instance, the battery will last approximately 4 hours for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.