Dedicated to handheld play

The console for gamers on the go.

Nintendo Switch Lite is a compact, lightweight addition to the Nintendo Switch family, with integrated controls.

Nintendo Switch Lite supports all Nintendo Switch software that can be played in handheld mode. It’s great for people who have lots of opportunities to play outside, and also for anyone who wants to play online or local wireless multiplayer with friends or family who already own a flagship Nintendo Switch console.

As a dedicated handheld gaming device, Nintendo Switch Lite does not support output to a TV.

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It’s easy to take your favourite games with you


Nintendo Switch Lite can play all Nintendo Switch software that supports handheld mode.

If a game supports Joy-Con functions such as HD rumble, IR Motion Camera and Joy-Con motion sensors, some features will not be available using Nintendo Switch Lite alone. Joy-Con controllers (sold separately) are required to use these features.

For games that do not support handheld mode, players can wireless connect Joy-Con controllers (sold separately) to Nintendo Switch Lite. In these cases, users will need to have a device to recharge Joy-Con controllers, such as the Joy-Con charging grip. To find play mode compatibility information for specific games, please refer to the product packaging or Nintendo eShop.

Link up to eight consoles for multiplayer

Local multiplayer

Players can sync together up to eight Nintendo Switch or Nintendo Switch Lite consoles to play competitive and co-operative multiplayer games.

Online multiplayer

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!

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Nintendo Switch Lite console

  Nintendo Switch Lite console
Size 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.
WeightApprox. 275g
Screen Capacitive touch screen / 5.5 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 / NFC (near-field communication)
Video output-
Audio output-
Control inputs Left Stick
Can be pressed down and used as a button.

Right Stick
Can be pressed down and used as a button.

A/B/X/Y/L/R/ZL/ZR Buttons

+ Button / - Button

+Control Pad

POWER Button

Volume buttons

HOME Button

Capture Button
USB terminal USB Type-C terminal
Used for charging the console.
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
Operating environment Temperature: 5 - 35°C / Humidity: 20 - 80%
Internal battery Lithium ion battery / battery capacity 3570mAh
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 Product serial number starts with "XJW"
Approximately 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
Energy consumption 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: 3kWh

*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 3 hours approx.
Please note: this is the time taken to charge while the console is in sleep mode.



From the HOME Menu, you can start games and select game settings. In addition to managing friends and user accounts, you can also change your system settings here.

Main features of the HOME Menu

Nintendo Switch Online

Access a variety of Nintendo Switch Online services, read the the latest news about related titles, and check your membership status.


The latest news about games will be delivered to your Nintendo Switch.

Nintendo eShop

Find and buy digital versions of full games and DLC.


Easily take and save screenshots or video clips from select games using the Capture Button. Then view, edit and share to social networks from your album. You can also transfer them wirelessly to a smart device.


Using Nintendo Switch Lite as a second console

Information about transferring your download software and save data between consoles.

How to play download software on multiple Nintendo Switch consoles

Download software can be downloaded and played on multiple Nintendo Switch consoles that are connected by the same Nintendo Account.

Please note: the same download software cannot be played on multiple consoles simultaneously.

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How to transfer save data between multiple Nintendo Switch consoles

You can use the "Transfer Your Save Data" feature to transfer save data between two Nintendo Switch consoles.

Please note: this feature is not compatible with all software.

With a Nintendo Switch Online membership, you can also use the Save Data Cloud feature to move save data between Nintendo Switch consoles. Please note: this feature is not compatible with all software.

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