POWER Button

Volume buttons

6.2 inch capacitive touch screen

Speakers

Game card (sold separately)

Audio jack

For connecting commercially available headphones, microphones or headsets.

Game card slot

Rail

Brightness sensor

Stand

By adjusting the stand, the console can be propped up independently on flat surfaces such as floors and tables.

microSD card slot

Supports microSD, microSDHC and microSDXC memory cards. Game data that cannot fit on the console's system memory can be stored on these.
Please note: an update via an internet connection is required to use microSDXC memory cards.

Rail

Use this groove to attach Joy-Con.

USB Type-C connector (base)

Connect devices such as an AC adapter or Nintendo Switch dock here.

Nintendo Switch console

Size
102mm x 239mm x 13.9mm (with Joy-Con attached)
Please note: 28.4mm at the thickest, from the tips of the analogue sticks to the ZL/ZR Button protrusions.
Weight
Approx. 297g
(With Joy-Con controllers attached: 398g)
Screen
Capacitive touch screen / 6.2 inch LCD / 1280x720 resolution
CPU/GPU
NVIDIA customised Tegra processor
System memory
32 GB
Please note: approximately 6.2 GB of internal memory is reserved for use by the system.
Communication features
Wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compliant) / Bluetooth 4.1 (TV mode only. A wired LAN connection is possible through the use of a commercially available wired LAN adapter.)
Video output
Maximum resolution: 1920x1080, 60 fps
Please note: output via HDMI cable in TV mode. In tabletop mode and handheld mode, the maximum resolution is 1280x720, which matches the screen resolution.
Audio output
Supports linear PCM 5.1ch
Please note: output via HDMI cable in TV mode.
Speakers
Stereo
USB terminal
USB Type-C terminal
Used for charging or for connecting to the Nintendo Switch dock.
Headphone mic. jack
Stereo output
Game card slot
Exclusively for Nintendo Switch game cards.
microSD card slot
Compatible with microSD, microSDHC and microSDXC memory cards.
Please note: an update via an internet connection is required to use microSDXC memory cards.
Sensors
Accelerometer / gyroscope / brightness sensor
Operating environment
Temperature: 5 - 35°C / Humidity: 20 - 80%
Internal battery
Lithium ion battery / battery capacity 4310mAh
Please note: the internal battery cannot be removed. If the battery needs to be replaced, we plan to offer paid replacement via Nintendo Customer Support.
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 three hours on a single charge.
Charging time
3 hours approx.
Please note: this is the time taken to charge while the console is in sleep mode.
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Technical specifications

USB ports (side)

Connect accessories like the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller (sold separately) or the Joy-Con charging grip (sold separately).

TV output LED

Turns on when image is being output to the TV.

System connector

Insert the Nintendo Switch console to connect.

AC adapter port

USB port

Works with USB 2.0. USB 3.0 support is planned in the future.

HDMI port

Back cover (shown open)

By closing the back cover, you can hide the connecting part of the various cables for a simpler presentation.

Nintendo Switch dock

Size
104mm x 173mm x 54mm
Weight
Approx. 327g
Connectors
  • USB ports: two USB 2.0 compatible ports on the side, one on the back.*
    *Launches with USB 2.0 support, but USB 3.0 support will be added in a future update.
  • System connector
  • AC adapter port
  • HDMI port
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Technical specifications

L Button

− Button

Left Stick

Can be pressed down and used as a button.

Directional buttons (Up/Down/Left/Right Buttons)

Capture Button

Takes a screenshot during play.

Rail

Used to attach the Joy-Con to the console or Joy-Con strap accessory, etc.

R Button

+ Button

A/B/X/Y Buttons

Right Stick

Can be pressed down and used as a button. Can also be used as an NFC touchpoint to read and write amiibo data.

HOME Button

Suspends software and opens the HOME Menu. Lights up when a notification is received.

ZL Button

ZR Button

Release buttons

Used to detach the Joy-Con from the console.

IR Motion Camera (on bottom-facing side)

SL Button

SR Button

SR Button

Player LED

Indicates the player number for each Joy-Con.

SYNC Button

Pairs the controller to the console and can also be used to reset the wireless connection.

SL Button

Joy-Con (L)

Joy-Con (R)

Size
102mm x 35.9mm x 28.4mm
Weight
Approx. 49g
Approx. 52.1g
Joy-Con (L)
Approx. 49g

Joy-Con (R)
Approx. 52.1g
Buttons
  • Left Stick (pressable)
  • Directional/L/ZL/SL/SR/− Buttons
  • Capture Button
  • Release button
  • SYNC Button
  • Right Stick (pressable)
  • A/B/X/Y/R/ZR/SL/SR/+ Buttons
  • HOME Button
  • Release Button
  • SYNC Button
Joy-Con (L)
  • Left Stick (pressable)
  • Directional/L/ZL/SL/SR/− Buttons
  • Capture Button
  • Release button
  • SYNC Button

Joy-Con (R)
  • Right Stick (pressable)
  • A/B/X/Y/R/ZR/SL/SR/+ Buttons
  • HOME Button
  • Release Button
  • SYNC Button
Connectivity functions
Bluetooth 3.0
Bluetooth 3.0, NFC (near-field communication)
Joy-Con (L)
Bluetooth 3.0

Joy-Con (R)
Bluetooth 3.0, NFC (near-field communication)
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • IR Motion Camera
Joy-Con (L)
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope

Joy-Con (R)
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • IR Motion Camera
Vibration function
HD rumble
Capable of varied and precise vibrations.
Internal battery
525 mAh Li-ion battery
Please note: the internal battery cannot be removed. If the battery needs to be replaced, we plan to offer paid replacement via Nintendo Customer Support.
Battery life
Approx. 20 hours
Please note: this time is an estimate. Actual time may vary depending on individual usage patterns.
Charging time
Approx. 3.5 hours
Please note: to charge the Joy-Con, you must attach them to a Nintendo Switch console or Joy-Con charging grip (sold separately).
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SL/SR Buttons

The particular button changes depending on whether the strap is attached to the left or right Joy-Con.

+ mark/− mark

You can use any Joy-Con strap with either the left or right Joy-Con. Please use the + and − marks for reference when attaching.

Rail

The groove for attaching and removing a Joy-Con.

Strap lock

Locking the strap close to your wrist helps ensure you don't lose your grip on the Joy-Con during play.

Player LED

Displays the controller number assigned to the Joy-Con.

Slide lock

Press it until you feel a click to lock, ensuring the strap doesn't separate from the Joy-Con. Pull on it to release the lock, allowing you to remove the Joy-Con.

Joy-Con strap

Size
101mm x 14.6mm x 13.9mm
Weight
Approx. 18.7g
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Player LED

Displays the controller number assigned to the Joy-Con.

Rails

Grooves for attaching and removing the Joy-Con.

Strap attachment

Joy-Con grip

Size
101mm x 144mm x 40.1mm
Weight
Approx. 97g
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Technical specifications

Change the way you play with different play modes

Nintendo Switch can be played while connected to the TV as a home console, but actually there are three different play modes you can choose from, depending on the situation.

TV mode

Place the Nintendo Switch console into the Nintendo Switch dock, hook up the HDMI cable to your TV, and you’re ready to play games on the TV.

Tabletop mode

Prop up the stand attached to the back of the Nintendo Switch console to play games on its built-in screen. This mode is useful when you’re on the go without a TV, and two people can even play together by taking control of a Joy-Con each.

Handheld mode

Attach the Joy-Con to the Nintendo Switch console and play it on the go. Play wherever you like, however you want, using the 6.2 inch screen.

HOME Menu

From the HOME Menu, you can start games and select game settings. In addition to managing friends and user accounts, you can also change your system settings here.

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Main features of the HOME Menu

News

The latest news about games will be delivered to your Nintendo Switch.

Nintendo eShop

You can purchase digital versions of games and downloadable content by accessing Nintendo eShop. You can also get more information about games by viewing commercials and promotional videos here.

Album

Here you can view screenshots you’ve captured during gameplay. You can freely add text to the images and effortlessly post them to social networks.

Capture screenshots in an instant

By pressing the Capture Button on Joy-Con (L), you can capture screenshots during gameplay instantly.*

Please note: you will also be able to capture video footage after a future update.

*Some games may have sections where it is not possible to capture screenshots.

An internet connection and a Nintendo Account are required to use the News, Nintendo eShop and social network screenshot posting services.

Multiplayer

Link your consoles together

By connecting with other Nintendo Switch consoles, you can enjoy local multiplayer.

Connect via the internet

Go online* and play with far-off friends and users all over the world via Wi-Fi. With a LAN adapter, you can connect to the internet via a wired connection when playing in TV mode.

*To play online, you will need to subscribe to the paid Nintendo Switch online subscription service. This paid service will be available free of charge until its official launch in autumn 2017.
amiibo functionality

By tapping an amiibo (sold separately) to the NFC touchpoint on Joy-Con (R), you can read or write data to the amiibo.

Find out more about amiibo