What is Nintendo Switch?

A games console you can enjoy anytime, anywhere with anyone!

On the Nintendo Switch, you can play a wide variety of games, including game series like Super Mario and The Legend of Zelda, as well as software that lets you exercise while adventuring, or experience game programming. Play with everyone on the big screen TV or take it with you on the go.

FEATURE Dock In / Dock Out

It transforms to suit any situation.

Take the game you’re playing at home on the move with you.
Remove your Nintendo Switch from its dock to take it with you, just like a handheld games console.

3 modes in one TV Mode / Tabletop Mode / Handheld Mode

Play in front of the TV with your family or take it out to play wherever you go.
Anytime, anywhere, with anyone.
Nintendo Switch offers three different play modes to suit you.

TV Mode

Connect to your TV to play

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 to play

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

Handheld Mode

Take your console with you to play

Enjoy the same gaming experience as you would on your TV on the go.

Joy-Con™ Nintendo Switch Controllers

Use the left and right Joy-Con controllers to
enjoy playing games on your Nintendo Switch.

Attach the left and right Joy-Con controllers to a Joy-Con grip, and you can play using them as one controller. Or remove them from the grip to use them as two controllers.

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.

You can use the Joy-Con upright or on its side, and you can even hold one in each hand for different play styles.
Also, if you attach the Joy-Con strap, you can enjoy motion control by holding the strap on your wrist and shaking the Joy-Con up, down, left or right.

Which system suits you?

The Nintendo Switch has three different models. Pick one for your play style!

Nintendo Switch, with three different play modes

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A Nintendo Switch built for gaming on the go

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Nintendo Switch Multi Play

Connect Nintendo Switch consoles

Both Nintendo Switch (including OLED models) and Nintendo Switch Lite can be brought together via a local wireless connection to connect up to 8 nearby consoles for cooperative or versus play in games such as Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Splatoon 2.

Parental Controls

Helping you ensure your children stay safe while playing.
How much time does my family spend gaming? / Are the games appropriate for my family? / How can I set limits on what theycan do online with the system?

Nintendo Switch Parental Controls is a free app that can connect to your Nintendo Switch console so you can easily check what and how your children are playing right from your smartphone.