Nintendo Switch Lite

Compact and Light

Controllers are built right into the system, for a small, lightweight and easy-to-carry Nintendo Switch built especially for handheld play.
It's compatible with all Nintendo Switch games that can be played in Handheld Mode.
Great for taking out and about, but also perfect when you want to join in multiplayer games with family and friends who have their own Nintendo Switch consoles.

* As a dedicated handheld gaming device,
Nintendo Switch Lite does not support output to a TV.

Nintendo Switch Lite is compatible with all Nintendo Switch games that can be played in Handheld Mode.
How to check
games compatibility

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.

Features / Specifications

L Button

− Button

+ Button

R Button

Left Stick / Left Stick Button

The stick acts as a button when pressed.

+Control Pad

Capture Button

Press to capture screenshots or video during play.
*Depending on the game, some scenes cannot be captured.

5.5 inch capacitivetouch screen

HOME Button

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

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.

A/B/X/Y Buttons

ZR Button

ZL Button

Game card slot

Audio jack

Connect commercially available headphones, microphones and headsets here.

Volume buttons

POWER Button

Speakers

USB Type-C™ connector

Connect via this to the AC adapter.

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.

HOME Menu

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

HOME Menu
HOME Menu
Main Features of the HOME Menu

Album

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 Nintendo Switch Lite?

    Only Nintendo Switch games that are compatible with Handheld Mode can be played on the Nintendo Switch Lite.

    • If a game supports Joy-Con functions such as HD rumble, IR Motion Camera and Joy-Con motion sensors, some features will not be available using Nintendo Switch Lite alone. More details here
  • How can I find out if a game is compatible with Handheld Mode?

    To check if a game is compatible with Handheld Mode, please look for the corresponding icon, displayed on the back of game packaging and elsewhere.
    For more details, please visit the Nintendo Switch Customer Support "How to check Nintendo Switch Lite games compatibility" page.

  • Can the Nintendo Switch Lite be connected to a television screen?

    As a dedicated handheld gaming device, Nintendo Switch Lite does not support output to a TV.

  • Does the smaller screen make it harder to read things?

    The Nintendo Switch Lite is set up so that text doesn't blur, but if you feel that it is too small to read, the screen zoom functionmay assist you.

  • Is it necessary to buy a Joy-Con separately?

    You do not need a Joy-Con for Handheld Mode-compatible games. They can be played with the Nintendo Switch Lite console alone.

    • If a game supports Joy-Con functions such as HD rumble, IR Motion Camera and Joy-Con motion sensors, some features will not be available using Nintendo Switch Lite alone. More details here
  • Can you connect a Joy-Con?

    Joy-Con controllers (sold separately) can be used with the Nintendo Switch Lite via wireless connection.