SWITCH & PLAY

Meet Nintendo Switch, the home console you can take anywhere.

Play at home

TV mode

Dock your Nintendo Switch to enjoy HD gaming on your TV.

Play anywhere

Handheld mode

Undock to seamlessly transition into handheld mode.

Play together

Tabletop mode

Flip the stand to share the screen, then share the fun with a multiplayer game.


This is Joy‑Con

One controller or two, vertical or sideways, motion controls or buttons…Joy‑Con and Nintendo Switch give you total gameplay flexibility.

Use the included Joy‑Con grip to combine both Joy‑Con into a traditional-style controller.
Depending on the game, you might use a single Joy‑Con in each hand—or even give the second one to a friend.
Ready to go? Slide the Joy‑Con into Nintendo Switch to go portable.

Designed to bring games to life

HD rumble makes games more immersive.

Imagine your Joy-Con is a glass. With HD rumble, you can feel the difference as you add ice cubes and pour water into the glass. It’s a sense of touch that goes beyond mere vibrations.

Sense shape, movement and distance.

The IR Motion Camera in Joy-Con (R) can detect the shape, movement, and distance of objects captured by the camera. And that makes new gameplay experiences possible.


Share the fun

Start a gaming party anytime with multiplayer games for Nintendo Switch*. Use additional Joy‑Con controllers, Nintendo Switch Pro Controllers, or a combo of the two.

Compete against friends (or team up) at home.
Play online with other Nintendo Switch gamers.
Link up to eight systems together to play anywhere.

More Nintendo Switch features

Parental controls

Keep the focus on fun by using parental controls to manage how your family interacts with Nintendo Switch.

You can manage Nintendo eShop purchases via your Nintendo Account. You may also limit sharing on social networks, restrict access to games based on their ESRB ratings, and more. A free app gives you even more choices and a handy way to manage your Nintendo Switch parental controls from anywhere via your mobile device.

Learn more about why Nintendo Switch is great for all ages

Nintendo eShop

You can buy digital versions of games from Nintendo eShop on your Nintendo Switch system or from the Nintendo website.

See games

Album

Easily take and save screenshots using the Capture Button on the left Joy‑Con. Then view, add text, and share to social networks from your album.

News and announcements

Get the latest updates on game releases, Nintendo events, announcements, and more, with your free Nintendo Account.

Built-in amiibo support

You can use amiibo accessories to enjoy fun in-game extras in compatible games on Nintendo Switch. Simply tap an amiibo to the NFC touchpoint on the right Joy-Con controller or the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller.


Take a closer look

System details

System battery life

Battery life can last for more than six hours, but will vary depending on the software and usage conditions. For example, The Legend of Zelda™: Breath of the Wild can be played for roughly 3 hours on a single charge.

Internal memory

32GB of internal memory, a portion of which is reserved for use by the system. Users can easily expand storage space using microSDHC or microSDXC cards.

Screen

6.2-inch, multi-touch capacitive touch screen; can display a resolution of 1280 x 720.

System battery life

Battery life can last for more than six hours, but will vary depending on the software and usage conditions. For example, The Legend of Zelda™: Breath of the Wild can be played for roughly 3 hours on a single charge.

Internal memory

32GB of internal memory, a portion of which is reserved for use by the system. Users can easily expand storage space using microSDHC or microSDXC cards.

Screen

6.2-inch, multi-touch capacitive touch screen; can display a resolution of 1280 x 720.

Games, system, amiibo figures, and some accessories sold separately. Visit nintendo.com/amiibo for details on amiibo functionality.