Nintendo Switch is designed to fit your life, transforming from home console to portable system in a snap. So you get more time to play the games you love, however you like.
The Nintendo Switch is a video game console developed by Nintendo and released on March 3, 2017. It is a hybrid console that can be used as both a stationary and portable device. Its wireless Joy-Con controllers, which include standard buttons and directional analog sticks for user input, motion sensing, and high-definition tactile feedback, can attach to both sides of the console to support handheld-style play. They can also connect to a Grip accessory to provide a traditional home console gamepad form, or be used individually in the hand like the Wii Remote and Nunchuk, supporting local multiplayer modes. The Nintendo Switch’s software supports online gaming through standard Internet connectivity, as well as local wireless ad hoc connectivity with other Switch consoles. Nintendo Switch games and software are available on both physical flash-based ROM cartridges and digital distribution via Nintendo eShop; the system does not use region locking. As an eighth-generation console, the Nintendo Switch competes with Microsoft’s Xbox One and Sony’s PlayStation 4.
Meet Nintendo Switch
Play your way—at home, on the go, and everywhere in between.
Play at home
Dock your Nintendo Switch to enjoy HD gaming on your TV.
Undock to seamlessly transition into handheld mode.
Flip the stand to share the screen, then share the fun with a multiplayer game.
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.
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
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.
You can buy digital versions of games from Nintendo eShop on your Nintendo Switch system or from the Nintendo website.
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.
Take a closer look
Nintendo Switch Dock