What is an OLED screen?

An OLED screen does not have a backlight like LCD screens, instead displaying images using light emitted by each individual pixel. Deep blacks can be represented by turning a pixel's light off, allowing for higher contrast. Being able to define the black level makes displaying such sharp visuals possible.

The Nintendo Switch - OLED Model
is the newest member
of the Nintendo Switch family.
Play anytime, anywhere, with anyone,
and enjoy, vivid colours that
only an OLED screen can offer.
A narrower bezel makes way for
a full-size 7 inch OLED screen.
The grass waving in the wind, the enemies rushing into battle against you,
the karts zipping along at top speed...
Every aspect of gaming gets a vivid visual makeover.
Flip out the stand and hand a controller to another player
to share the screen and enjoy competitive or co-operative multiplayer, anytime and anywhere.
Nintendo Switch - OLED Model's wide adjustable stand
can be set to your preferred viewing angle
for comfortable gameplay in tabletop mode.

Enjoy clear sound when playing in handheld or tabletop modes.

Nintendo Switch is a console that can transform to suit your situation. Play the way you want, anytime and anywhere.

TV Mode

Enjoy games on the big screen

Connect the Nintendo Switch dock to a TV, sit your console in it, and enjoy gaming on the big screen.


Share your screen

Flip the stand, detach the controllers, and enjoy some two-player fun when there's no TV in sight!

Handheld Mode

Play while on the move

Enjoy some solo gaming while you're out and about, or get together to play with your friends.

Controller Joy-Con

The Nintendo Switch - OLED Model comes with a left-right pair of Joy-Con™ controllers. Hold them vertically or horizontally, or hand one to a friend for cooperative or competitive gaming fun anytime, anywhere.

Bring consoles together to connect.

Nintendo Switch - OLED Model, Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite can be brought together with local wireless play to connect up to 8 nearby consoles for cooperative or versus play.

Product Line-Up

Nintendo Switch - OLED Model

The Legend of Zelda:

Tears of the Kingdom Edition

Release Date: 28 April 2023, Friday

Nintendo Switch - OLED Model

Splatoon 3 Edition

Release Date: 26 August 2022, Friday

Nintendo Switch - OLED Model

Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Edition

Release Date: 4 November 2022, Friday

Features / Specifications

Nintendo Switch本体

POWER Button

Volume buttons

7-inch OLED capacitive touch screen


Game card (sold separately)

Audio jack

Connect commercially available headphones, microphones and headsets here.

Game card slot


Attach the Joy-Con controller here.


By adjusting the stand, the console can be propped up independently on flat surfaces such as floors and tables.

microSD card slot

Supports microSD, microSDHC or high-capacity microSDXC memory cards, expand the available storage for saved game data and other data that won't fit in the console's system memory.* In order to use microSDXC memory cards, a console update must be downloaded over the Internet.

Brightness sensor

USB Type-C™ connector (base)

Connect devices such as an AC adapter or Nintendo Switch dock here.

Nintendo Switch dock

USB port (side)

Connect accessories (sold separately), such as the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller or Joy-Con charging grip.

TV output LED

This shows video output is active when in TV Mode.

System connector

Insert the Nintendo Switch console here to connect.

AC adapter port

HDMI® port

Wired LAN port

Back cover (shown open)

By closing the back cover, you can hide cable connections from view for a clean, crisp look.


L Button

− Button

Left Stick / Left Stick Button

The stick acts as a button when pressed.

Directional Buttons (up, down, left, right)

Capture Button

Press to capture screenshots or vides during play.


Used to attach the controller to the console or a Joy-Con strap.

R Button

+ Button

A/B/X/Y Buttons

Right Stick / Right Stick Button

The stick acts as a button when pressed. It's also the NFC (Near-Field Communication) touchpoint, where amiibo can be tapped in order to read and write data.

HOME Button

Press to suspend the current game and show the HOME Menu. The HOME Button lights up when a notification is received.

IR Motion Camera

Used to recognise hand shapes like rock/paper/scissors, identify shapes and movement, and calculate distance.

HD rumble

This gives games a level of immersion that visuals and audio alone cannot achieve. For example, when driving off-road or drifting for a speed boost in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

ZL Button

ZR Button

Release buttons

Used to release Joy-Con controllers from the console.

IR Motion Camera (base)

SL Button

SR Button

SR Button

Player LEDs

Indicates the controller number of the player using this Joy-Con.

SYNC Button

Used to pair the controller with the console or to reset the controller's wireless connection.

SL Button

Joy-Con Strap

SL/SR Button

The particular button changes depending on whether the strap is attached to the left or right Joy-Con.

+ mark(- mark)

Joy-Con straps can be attached to both Joy-Con (L) and Joy-Con (R). Match the + or - mark on the strap to the corresponding symbol on the controller.


Attach the Joy-Con controller here.

Strap lock

This helps to prevent the controller slipping out of your hand during play.

Player LEDs

Indicates the controller number of the player using this Joy-Con.

Slide lock

Slide the strap down until you feel a click. This locks the strap in place so it won't separate from the Joy-Con. Lift the lock to release and slide the strap up to detach it from the Joy-Con.

Joy-Con grip

Player LEDs

Indicates the controller number of the player using this Joy-Con.


Attach the Joy-Con controller here.

Strap eye


This is the main screen of the Nintendo Switch, from where games and various console features can be accessed. Your friend list, account management and other settings can also be found here.

Main Features of the HOME Menu


View screenshots of your games, share them on social media, and so on. You can also transfer screenshots to your smartphone if you wish.

Frequently Asked Questions
  • Can all Nintendo Switch games be played on the Nintendo Switch - OLED Model?

    All Nintendo Switch games are compatible. However, because the size of the console and screen differs between the Nintendo Switch - OLED Model and Nintendo Switch, your game experience for some Nintendo Labo Series titles may differ.
    There may also be games where the game experience may differ due to the difference in console and screen sizes.

  • Can the Nintendo Switch - OLED Model dock also be used with the Nintendo Switch console?

    Yes, it can. The wired LAN port also works.

    • The console may require a system update.
  • Can the Nintendo Switch dock also be used with the Nintendo Switch - OLED Model?

    Yes, it can.

    • The console may require a system update.
  • Will my current Joy-Con work with the Nintendo Switch - OLED Model?

    The functionality of the Joy-Con controllers has not been changed, so they can be used.

  • Can the accessories that I have for my Nintendo Switch also be used with the Nintendo Switch (OLED Model)?

    Compatibility is indicated on the accessories page.

  • Can the vividness of the screen be adjusted on the Nintendo Switch - OLED Model?

    The vividness can be adjusted slightly in the settings.