Get started with Nintendo Switch Lite

Whether you’re doing some gift shopping, interested in treating yourself, or simply want a refresher, here are some tips to help you get started in a snap with the Nintendo Switch™ Lite system.

Ready whenever, wherever you are

Nintendo Switch Lite is a compact, lightweight system dedicated to handheld play. Its sleek design makes it perfect for on-the-go gaming. The system is available in several chic colors.

Nintendo Switch Lite is compatible with the robust library of Nintendo Switch games that support handheld mode. The system comes with the Nintendo Switch AC adapter.

Nintendo Switch™ Lite - Dialga & Palkia Edition

Nintendo Switch™ Lite - Blue

Nintendo Switch™ Lite - Yellow

Nintendo Switch™ Lite - Coral

Nintendo Switch™ Lite - Turquoise

Nintendo Switch™ Lite - Gray

Essential accessories

Enhance the experience with add-ons that can solve some of gaming life’s little problems.

Nintendo Switch Lite Flip Cover & Screen Protector

Screen Protective Filter - Nintendo Switch Lite

Pikachu 025 Protection Case

Slim Travel Case: Animal Crossing Tom Nook

Slim Travel Case: Hyrule Hero Link

LVL40 Wired Stereo Gaming Headset - Black

LVL40 Wired Stereo Gaming Headset - Blue/Red

256GB SanDisk Memory Card for Nintendo Switch™

128GB SanDisk Memory Card for Nintendo Switch™

64GB SanDisk Memory Card for Nintendo Switch™

Let the fun begin

These fun games make for great places to begin your adventures with Nintendo Switch Lite.

Animal Crossing™: New Horizons

Mario Kart™ 8 Deluxe


Mario Party™ Superstars

The Legend of Zelda™: Skyward Sword HD

Clubhouse Games™: 51 Worldwide Classics

Pokémon™ Brilliant Diamond

Pokémon™ Shining Pearl


Sonic Colors: Ultimate

Need more storage space?

With digital purchases, you can download your favorite games and start playing right away. It's easy to expand your system’s storage space using microSDHC or microSDXC cards up to 2TB.

256GB SanDisk Memory Card for Nintendo Switch™

128GB SanDisk Memory Card for Nintendo Switch™

64GB SanDisk Memory Card for Nintendo Switch™

Explore the online service

If you wish to play online with friends in games like Animal Crossing™: New Horizons, Mario Kart™ 8 Deluxe, or Minecraft, you may want to get a Nintendo Switch Online*  membership (or try it out with the 7-day Individual Membership free trial).

In addition to online play, members can access a library of classic Nintendo Entertainment System™ and Super Nintendo Entertainment System™ games, Save Data Cloud Backup, the Tetris® 99 and PAC-MAN™ 99 games, exclusive special offers, and the smartphone app.

Learn more

12-month Individual Membership - Nintendo Switch Online

3-month Individual Membership - Nintendo Switch Online

Next steps

Create a Nintendo Account

You’ll get to create your free Nintendo Account when you first start up your Nintendo Switch system. This’ll give you access to great features like the Nintendo Switch eShop and the My Nintendo loyalty program. If you’re not big on waiting, you can also set one up right now.

Set up parental controls

Little ones playing? Nintendo Switch has parental controls that let you set rules for using the system. While some parental controls are available on the system itself, a free app for smart devices gives you even more options.

Persistent internet, compatible smart device and Nintendo Account 18+ required to use app. Data charges may apply.

Have peace of mind with Save Data Cloud

Nintendo Switch Online members can back up compatible game save data to the cloud* automatically when you have an internet connection. No complicated settings or updates required.

Increase your system’s security

You can enhance the security of your Nintendo Account and possibly prevent unauthorized access when you set up the 2-Step Verification security feature.

Shop by style

Great for families

Lighthearted fun

Serious play

Shopping guides

Not sure where to start? Check out these quick-and-easy shopping guides to help you make the most of your gift giving.

Nintendo Switch Lite plays all games the support handheld mode.

Additional games, systems and/or accessories may be required for multiplayer mode. Games, systems, and some accessories sold separately.

Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price. Actual price may vary.

*Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required for online features. Free trial automatically converts to 1-month auto-renewing membership unless automatic renewal is turned off by the end of the free trial. Credit card/PayPal account required for 18+. Free trial cannot be redeemed by a Nintendo Account with an active Individual Membership or Family Membership. Persistent Internet, compatible smartphone and Nintendo Account age 13+ required to access some online features on the app, including voice chat. Data charges may apply. Online features, Save Data Cloud and Nintendo Switch Online smartphone app features available in compatible games. Not available in all countries. The Nintendo Account User Agreement, including the Purchase and Subscription terms, apply.

**Save Data Cloud backup compatibility varies per game. Some titles are not compatible.