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Nintendo Switch is coming March 2017. Previously named the Nintendo NX, learn more about the home console that switches to a handheld device. Sign up to our email newsletter to be first to know about pre-ordering, and stay up-to-date with all the latest information, including the Nintendo Switch price, specs and game releases.

Nintendo Switch

What is Nintendo Switch?

Learn more about the Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Switch is a video games console with a difference. Unlike modern games consoles which make you choose between a handheld device or a stand-alone home gaming system, the Switch takes the best features of handheld and home video games consoles and merges them into one device, offering a different ways to play.

Gaming whenever, wherever

When at home, you slot the Nintendo Switch into a static dock for home console gaming, and when you want to play on-the-go, just remove from the dock and attach the physical controllers. Play online or play local multiplayer and split screen. It’s a games console for every type of gamer.

Gaming whenever, wherever
Triple A Game Developer support

Triple A Game Developer support

One area that Nintendo has struggled previously is getting the support from third party developers for their devices. While there was always the Nintendo mainstay games such as Mario, Legend of Zelda and Pokemon, gamers had to go to use other games consoles for their Triple A fix. Not anymore. Nintendo has announced a sample of the developers it will be working with, including EA, Bethesda and Ubisoft. We’ve already seen the Nintendo Switch running Skyrim, and only time will tell if more big titles make their way across to Nintendo.

Hi-Def gaming, powered by Nvidia

Powered by a custom version of the Tegra processor from Nvidia, the Nintendo Switch will boast 720p definition on the portable device. Furthermore, it will fully support Unreal Engine 4, which is quite a demanding graphics engine. While this may seem a small detail, it’s a good indication of what titles and performance we can expect to see on the Nintendo Switch.

Hi-Def gaming, powered by Nvidia

Breaking down the Nintendo Switch reveal

At home

At home

Use the Nintendo Switch Dock to connect to your TV.

On the move

On the move

Detach the console to play on-the-go.

Portable

Portable

Deploy the kickstand and play anywhere.

Switch!

Switch!

Instantly switch between home or portable systems.

AAA Titles

AAA Titles

Play new games from leading AAA developers.

Revolutionary control system

Revolutionary control system

Modular home controller fits comfortably in your hand.

It's a meee

It's a meee

Classic new games for a new generation of Nintendo fans.

Split screen capabilities

Split screen capabilities

Take a Joy-Con each and take on your friends.

Share the fun

Share the fun

Snap off the Joy-Con controllers for instant multiplayer action.

Online multiplayer

Online multiplayer

Connect with friends via Nintendo's online network.

Pro-Controller

Pro-Controller

Go pro with the revamped Pro-Controller for the Nintendo Switch.

Cartridge based gaming

Cartridge based gaming

Disc-less gaming lends to shorter load times.