Nintendo Switch

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Nintendo Switch
ニンテンドースイッチ Nintendo Switch
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The Nintendo Switch in TV mode with the Joy-Con in the Joy-Con Grip
Release dates
Japan: March 3, 2017
North America: March 3, 2017
Europe: March 3, 2017
Australia: March 3, 2017
South Korea: December 1, 2017
China: N/A
Hong Kong: March 3, 2017
Taiwan: December 1, 2017
Technical specs
  • Size: Approximately 4 × 9.4 × 0.55 inches (with Joy-Con)
  • Weight: Approximately 0.66 lbs. (without Joy-Con), 0.88 lbs. (with Joy-Con)
  • Screen: 6.2-inch LCD screen with Multi-touch capacitive touch and 1280 x 720 resolution
  • CPU/GPU: NVIDIA Custom Tegra processor
  • External Storage: microSD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards
  • Game Storage: Nintendo Switch game cards
  • Networking: Wireless (IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac) and Bluetooth 4.1, LAN available in TV mode
  • Video: Up to 1080p via HDMI cable (TV mode) or up to 720p (tabletop mode and handheld mode)
  • Audio: Compatible with 5.1ch Linear PCM output
  • Speakers: Stereo
Related information
Console generation: Eighth generation
Pokémon generations: VII
Console type: Home
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The Nintendo Switch (Japanese: ニンテンドースイッチ Nintendo Switch) is Nintendo's hybrid console for the eighth generation of video games. Nintendo markets the system primarily as a home console that can be played on the go.

First officially announced during a special presentation in October 2016, the Switch (previously referred to by its codename NX) is the successor to the Wii U. The console features a 6.2-inch touch screen-capable controller, as well as two detachable controllers called Joy-Con controllers. It comes with the Dock, which the Nintendo Switch can be placed in to run in TV mode.

Technical specifications


  • Size: Approximately 4 inches high, 9.4 inches long, and 0.55 inches deep (with Joy-Con attached). The depth from the tip of the analog sticks to the tip of the ZL/ZR buttons is 1.12 inches.
  • Weight: Approximately .88 lbs when Joy-Con controllers are attached, 0.66 lbs otherwise.
  • Screen: 6.2-inch LCD screen with Multi-touch capacitive touch and resolution of 1280 x 720.
  • CPU/GPU: NVIDIA Custom Tegra processor.
  • Storage:
    • External Storage: microSD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards.
    • Game Storage: Nintendo Switch game cards.
  • Networking: Wireless (IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac) and Bluetooth 4.1. LAN available in TV mode.
  • Video: Supports up to 1080p via HDMI cable in TV mode, or up to 720p in tabletop mode and handheld mode.
  • Audio: Compatible with 5.1ch Linear PCM output. Output via HDMI connector in TV mode.
  • Speakers: Stereo.


  • 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 and 1 on the back, System connector, AC adapter port, HDMI port


  • Size: Approximately 4.02 inches high, 1.41 inches long, and 1.12 inches deep
  • Weight: 1.7 oz (left), 1.8 oz (right)
  • Wireless: Bluetooth (both), NFC (right)


  • Joy-Con controllers can slide onto or off of the system, and communicate wirelessly with it.
  • The system can be put into a home console TV mode by inserting it into the dock, or into a portable handheld mode by removing it.
  • Motion controls through accelerometer and gyroscope
  • Brightness sensor
  • Near Field Communication (NFC): Can communicate wirelessly with objects above it.
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  • Capture Button: when pressed, saves a screenshot. The button is located on the left Joy-Con.
  • Motion IR camera: the right Joy-Con's camera can recognize hand gestures or objects as input.
  • HD Rumble

Pokémon games

All releases listed are the year in which the Japanese version was released.

Title Genre Release
Pokkén Tournament DX Arcade fighting 2017
Pokémon Quest Action 2018
Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! Core series RPG 2018
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Versus fighting 2018
Upcoming core series game[1] Core series RPG 2019




  • The Nintendo Switch is the only Nintendo system to have its first core series Pokémon title not be the start of a new generation.
  • The Nintendo Switch is the first home console to natively play core series Pokémon titles.

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Game systems with Pokémon games
Nintendo handheld consoles
DS (LiteDSiDSi XL) • 3DS (XL2DSNew 3DSNew 3DS XLNew 2DS XL) • Switch
Nintendo home consoles
SNES (BS-XSGBNPSGB2) • N64 (DD) • GCN (GBP) • WiiWii USwitch
Sega consoles