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 four 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 - Turquoise

Nintendo Switch™ Lite - Coral

Nintendo Switch™ Lite - Yellow

Nintendo Switch™ Lite - Gray

Essential accessories

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

PDP Gaming Little Wireless Controller

256GB SanDisk Memory Card for Nintendo Switch™

Pokémon Expressions - Stealth Case Kit for Nintendo Switch Lite

PowerA Clutch Bag for Nintendo Switch or Nintendo Switch Lite

PowerA Everywhere Messenger Bag for Nintendo Switch or Nintendo Switch Lite

PowerA Protection Animal Crossing Case for Nintendo Switch or Nintendo Switch Lite

Let the games begin

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

Animal Crossing™: New Horizons

Mario Kart™ 8 Deluxe

The Legend of Zelda™: Link’s Awakening

Paper Mario™: The Origami King

Super Smash Bros.™ Ultimate

Super Mario™ 3D All-Stars

Pokémon™ Sword

Pokémon™ Shield

Minecraft Dungeons

Ori and the Will of the Wisps

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit™ Mario Set

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit™ Luigi Set

Need more storage space?

With a digital purchase, 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.

Learn more

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 or Mario Kart™ 8 Deluxe, you will need a Nintendo Switch Online** membership (you can try it out with the 7-day Individual Membership free trial). 

In addition to online play, members can access a growing library of classic Nintendo Entertainment System™ and Super Nintendo Entertainment System™ games, Save Data Cloud Backup, the Tetris® 99 and Super Mario Bros.™ 35 games, exclusive special offers, and more.

12-month Family Membership - Nintendo Switch Online

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 Lite 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.


More gift ideas

Super Mario™

Animal Crossing™


The Legend of Zelda™

LEGO® Super Mario™

Play in style

Nostalgia blasts

Screen-free fun

Next-level accessories

Make merry

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