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Nintendo Switch

Hardware Overview

Unboxing

Learn more about the Nintendo Switch

The Switch (previously known by the codename Nintendo NX) is a hybrid games console revealed by Nintendo. Fix the console to a static dock at home to output your game to your TV, or remove the console, attach the physical controllers and play on-the-go.

Gaming whenever, wherever

Play it in the home, pick it up and play on the go, remove the controllers and play with friends, play however you want. The message is clear, Nintendo has built a console that allows you to switch how you play based on your mood.

Gaming whenever, wherever
Powered by Nvidia

Powered by Nvidia

The console monopoly of AMD is no-more. Nvidia are supplying a custom version of the Tegra processor to power the Nintendo Switch. The high-efficiency scalable processor includes an NVIDIA GPU based on the same architecture as the world’s top-performing GeForce gaming graphics cards. What does this mean? Well, like Nvidia say themselves; the Nintendo Switch will be really fun to play with incredible performance and great graphics.

Third party support

Nintendo has announced just a sample of the publishers and developers supporting the Switch, including ActiVision, Bethesda, EA and Ubisoft. While details are still limited on what these companies will be bringing to the table, we’ve already seen the Nintendo Switch running Skyrim, suggesting Nintendo are happy to move away from their family-friendly image.

Could more big game titles be making their way to the console in the future? Only time will tell.

Third party support
Local Multiplayer Games

Local multiplayer revolutionised

If you're someone with fond memories of crowding on the sofa with your friends for some frantic local multiplayer action, the Switch is the console for you.

The Joy Con controller can be divided in half, meaning you can enjoy four player action with just two pairs of Joy Cons. Plus, with Nintendo exclusives such as Mario Kart, there's no better console to play with friends.

Exclusive gaming classics

No company can boast the same number of exclusive, beloved gaming franchises as Nintendo. The Legend of Zelda series returns in an epic new adventure, The Breath of the Wild, available now.

A new 3D Super Mario adventure is confirmed for release later this year, and everyone's favourite party racing game, Mario Kart 8, will get a Deluxe re-release for the console in April.

Zelda Breath of the Wild

Breaking down the Nintendo Switch reveal

Switch to home

Switch to home

Slide your Nintendo Switch into the stand-alone dock to connect your console to your TV and play at home. The dock also recharges the unit.

Switch to portable

Switch to portable

Attach the Joy-Con controllers to the side of your Nintendo Switch and play games on-the-go through the bright high-definition display.

Revolutionary control

Revolutionary control

The Joy-Con controllers can attach to the charging grip, the console itself, or split to fit a variety of gaming styles.

It's a meee

It's a meee

Classic new games for a new generation of Nintendo fan.

Local multiplayer

Local multiplayer

A sorely missed feature in the latest generation of consoles is championed in the Nintendo Switch. Play in isolation or switch to split screen for local multiplayer and ultimate bragging rights.

Pro-Controller

Pro-Controller

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

Third-party support

Third-party support

Play new games from leading triple-A developers, including Bethesda, ActiVision and EA. Skyrim on the move? Yes please.

Cartridge based gaming

Cartridge based gaming

Cartridge gaming lends to shorter load times and easier portability.

Joy-Con Controllers

Joy-Con Controllers

J-Con Controllers consisting of an analogue stick, four face buttons, a trigger button and a shoulder button, can be split apart allowing you to take on friends wherever you are.

Portable

Portable

Deploy the kickstand and play anywhere

Switch!

Switch!

Instantly switch between home or portable systems

Online multiplayer

Online multiplayer

Connect with friends via Nintendo's online network

Nintendo NX Logo

The first mention of the Nintendo NX

Nintendo’s late president Satoru Iwata fired the starter pistol on the speculation over Nintendo’s next console in March 2015, saying “let me confirm that Nintendo is currently developing a dedicated gaming platform with a brand-new concept under the development codename “NX””.

Iwata’s mention of a membership service that would encompass the 3DS, the Wii U and the NX caused a further stir, with speculation centering around where the NX would sit within Nintendo’s console offering if they were to continue with the 3DS as the flagship handheld and the Wii U as the dedicated home console.

The NX gets a launch date

Any doubt as to whether the NX was to be a fully fledged new piece of technology rather than an upgrade on either the DS range or the Wii U was extinguished in April 2015 when, in an investor’s meeting, the Japanese gaming giant revealed the release date for the new hardware as March 2017.

Breath of the Wild

Breath of the Wild unveiled as a launch title

Although Nintendo disappointed many of their legions of hardcore fans by not revealing any details whatsoever about the NX at the E3 expo, they did offer a tantalising glimpse of the future by revealing that the upcoming The Legend of Zelda title, The Breath of the Wild, was to be released on both the Wii U and the NX as a launch title.

Creator of the Mario and Zelda series Shigeru Miyamoto stated that Nintendo weren’t more forthcoming about details of the NX because they feared that it would be copied if they revealed information too far in advance of launch.

The Nintendo NX

Hardware rumours abound

In late July, various leaks centering on the specifics of the NX’s core design and some of the technology it would be using began to be reported. Most significant was the speculation that the NX would be an unusual hybrid concept that was capable of functioning as both a home console and as a portable, courtesy of a pair of controllers that could attach to either end of a tablet-like body.

Further rumours linked in the NX to Nvidia’s Tegra mobile processor chip, and suggested that the console would use cartridges like those of the 3DS rather than less handheld-friendly discs.

The Switch is officially unveiled

Following months of speculation, the Nintendo Switch – as it is now known – was unveiled. As had been previously rumoured, the Switch is a hybrid device capable of being played in both handheld and console modes.

The official announcement was accompanied by a launch trailer that showed the three main ways the console could be used; as a traditional console-TV-controller set up, as a portable with the Joy-Con controllers attached, and in tabletop mode using the built in kickstand.

Switch presentation

The date is set

At a livestreamed event in Tokyo, Nintendo unveiled further details of the Switch’s hardware, showcased some of its launch titles playing on the system and, most importantly, revealed the worldwide launch date for the console; March 3rd.

The event showcased Nintendo’s dedication to the system, which many argued had been lacking from their pre-launch promotional efforts for the Wii U. This enhanced backing culminated with a spot during the Superbowl in the US.

Switch launch

Switch on

The Switch is launched on March 3rd and almost immediately sells out worldwide, with estimates suggesting that the system sold between 1.5 and 2 million units in its first week, a record for a Nintendo system.

The Switch was aided by its launch title The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which was released to critical acclaim, with many reviewers suggesting it deserved to be part of the conversation about the best game ever.

Nintendo share price rockets

Despite worldwide shortages of the Switch, it continues to sell in incredible volumes, and rarely stays in stock for long anywhere. The Switch’s early unbridled success does much to put minds at ease about Nintendo’s ability to make up ground after the Wii U, with the Japanese company’s share price reflecting that. In May, it hits a seven year-high.

E3 offers more reasons to be cheerful

Even with expectations high for what Nintendo would announce at the annual E3 convention, Nintendo arguably surpassed them with a slew of game showcases that left fans in little doubt as to the long term prospects of the Switch. A Kirby game, a Pokemon RPG, Metroid Prime 4 and a Yoshi game represented a predictably strong first party lineup, while Rocket League was a surprise third-party announcement, joining Skyrim with a Q4 2017 launch.

Splatoon 2 artwork

Stock worries ease

Supported by an increasingly strong lineup of games, including Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Splatoon 2, the Switch continues to perform fantastically well, although stock is now easier to find generally. Nintendo also announces a new Mario Odyssey hard bundle for the Switch, to sit alongside the Splatoon 2 bundle launched in July.