Get started with Nintendo Switch
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™ system.
Set the stage for fun
Nintendo Switch is designed to fit your life, transforming from home console to portable system in a snap. You can dock your system to enjoy HD gaming on your TV, or pick it up and play as a handheld.
The Nintendo Switch system comes with everything you need to pop in a game and play, including the Nintendo Switch console, a dock, one left and one right Joy-Con™ controller, two Joy-Con wrist strap accessories, the Joy-Con grip accessory, the Nintendo Switch AC adapter, and an HDMI cable.
Pick up enough controllers
Please make sure everyone can get in on the fun with enough controllers to go around!
The system includes two Joy-Con controllers—one left, one right. That’s plenty for one person to play any game, and for two players in games that support a single Joy-Con per person. Pro Controllers are one-per-person accessories.
Nintendo Switch Pro Controller
Joy-Con™ (L)/(R) - Neon Red/Neon Blue
Joy-Con™ (L)/(R) - Blue/Neon Yellow
Joy-Con™ (L)/(R) - Gray
Joy-Con™ (L)/(R) - Neon Pink/Neon Green
Joy-Con™ (L)/(R) - Neon Purple/Neon Orange
Let the games begin
These popular games make for great places to begin your adventures with Nintendo Switch.
Animal Crossing™: New Horizons
Mario Kart™ 8 Deluxe
The Legend of Zelda™: Breath of the Wild
Super Mario Odyssey™
Super Smash Bros.™ Ultimate
Ring Fit Adventure
Just Dance® 2021
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.
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 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 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.
Help keep it safe with a case
Add a layer of security from small knocks, drops, and other life lessons with a system case