Nintendo Switch

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Nintendo Switch
ニンテンドースイッチ Nintendo Switch
Nintendo Switch TV mode.png
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: Ninth 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 console for the ninth generation of video games. It is both a home console and a handheld console.

First officially announced during a special presentation in October 2016, the Switch (previously referred to by its codename NX) is the successor of 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
Upcoming Super Smash Bros. game Versus fighting 2018
Upcoming core series game[1] Main series RPG TBA



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