Nintendo Switch

Anytime, anywhere, with anyone!

Nintendo Switch,
with 3 different play modes

3 Play Modes Nintendo Switch: Play Mode

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.

Tabletop Mode

Share your screen

Flip the stand, detach the controllers, and enjoy some two-player fun when there's no TV in sight! Be it cooperative or versus play, share the joy!

Handheld Mode

With a big and beautiful display you can carry around with you.

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

The Nintendo Switch Controller

The Nintendo Switch console comes with
a pair of Joy-Con controllers.
They can be held vertically or horizontally, or even with
one in either hand, for a variety of play styles.

Share the Fun

Hand one of the two Joy-Con controllers to a friend and you can play with or against another player anytime, anywhere.

Bring consoles together to connect.

Both 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 in games such as Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Splatoon 2.

Product Line-Up

Features / Specifications

Nintendo Switch console

POWER Button

Volume buttons

6.2 inch 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.

Brightness sensor


Pull out to stand the console on its own, on the floor or a table.

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.


Attach the Joy-Con controller here.

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

USB port

HDMI™ 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/SL/SR Button

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

About the + and − 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

Prevents the strap from slipping off your wrist.

Player LEDs

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

Slide lock

Press it 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 attachment


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.