Nintendo Switch is a breakthrough home video game console.
It not only connects to a TV at home, but it also instantly transforms into an on-the-go handheld using its 6.2-inch screen. For the first time, players can enjoy a full home-console experience anytime, anywhere. The screen includes capacitive multi-touch capabilities for compatible games.
The versatile Joy-Con offer multiple surprising new ways for players to have fun. Two Joy-Con can be used independently, one in each hand, or together as one game controller when attached to the Joy-Con grip. They can also attach to the main console for use in handheld mode, or be shared with friends to enjoy two-player action in supported games.
Each Joy-Con has a full set of buttons and can act as a standalone controller, and each includes an accelerometer and gyroscope motion sensor, making independent left and right motion control possible.
Nintendo Switch also contains a number of built-in features that make it more interactive. The left Joy-Con has a Capture Button that players can press to take instant screenshots of gameplay to share with friends on social media. The right Joy-Con includes an NFC touchpoint for interaction with amiibo figures, as well as an IR Motion Camera that can detect the distance, shape and motion of nearby objects in specially designed games. For example, it can tell how far away a player’s hand is, and even if the hand is forming a rock, paper or scissors shape.
Nintendo Switch makes it easy for players to stay connected.
Up to 8 consoles can be connected for local wireless play. The player can place the console upright anywhere by using the built-in stand, then easily share Joy-Con for multiplayer fun away from the TV. The console will support online Wi-Fi multiplayer gaming.
Nintendo Switch Parental Controls
The Nintendo Switch Parental Controls app is a free smart device app to help you easily monitor what and how your children are playing. If you do not have a smart device you can also set certain restrictions on Nintendo Switch directly.
Size: Approximately 4 inches high, 9.4 inches long, and 0.55 inches deep (with Joy-Con attached)
Weight: Approximately .66 lbs
(Approximately .88 lbs when Joy-Con controllers are attached)
Screen: Multi-touch capacitive touch screen / 6.2-inch LCD Screen / 1280 x 720
CPU/GPU: NVIDIA Custom Tegra processor
Storage: 32 GB of internal storage, a portion of which is reserved for use by the system. Users can easily expand storage space using microSDHC or microSDXC cards up to 2TB (sold separately).
Networking: Nintendo Switch can be connected to the Internet via a wireless (IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac) and Bluetooth 4.1
(In TV mode, Nintendo Switch can be connected by using a wired LAN adapter - sold separately)
Video output: Up to 1080p via HDMI in TV mode
Up to 720p via a built-in screen in tabletop mode and handheld mode
Audio output: Compatible with 5.1ch Linear PCM output
Output via HDMI connector in TV mode
Buttons: Power button / Volume button
Headphone/mic jack: 3.5mm audio jack
Game card slot: Nintendo Switch game cards
microSD card slot: Compatible with microSD/microSDHC/microSDXC memory cards
Once the microSDXC card is inserted, a system update will be necessary. An Internet connection is required to perform this system update.
Sensor: Accelerometer, gyroscope, and brightness sensor
Operating environment: 41-95 degrees F / 20-80% humidity
Internal battery: Lithium-ion battery/4310mAh
Battery life: Approximately 4.5 - 9 hours
The battery life will depend on the games you play. For instance, the battery will last approximately 5.5 hours for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
Charging time: Approximately 3 hours
When charging while the hardware is in sleep mode
Nintendo Switch dock: Size: Approximately 4.1 inches high, 6.8 inches long, and 2.12 inches deep
Weight: Approximately .72 lbs
Output: USB Port (USB 2.0 compatible) x2 on the side, 1 on the back
AC adapter port
Joy‑Con controllers: Size: Approximately 4.02 inches high, 1.41 inches long, and 1.12 inches deep
Vibration" HD Rumble
Battery life: Approximately 20 hours
This is an estimate. The battery life may be shortened depending on the usage.
Charging time: Approximately 3 hours 30 minutes
Joy-Con controllers are charged by attaching them to a console or charging grip connected to a power supply.
Joy‑Con [L]: Weight 1.7 oz
Buttons: Left Stick
Wireless: Bluetooth 3.0
Joy‑Con [R]: Weight: 1.8 oz
Buttons: Right Stick
Wireless: Bluetooth 3.0
- Full home gaming system experience
- 6.2 inches LCD display, 720 x 1280 pixels
- NVIDIA Custom Tegra processor
- 32GB of internal storage
- Approximately 4.5 - 9 hours of battery life