Nintendo Switch (Platform)

Logo for Initial version


Nintendo Switch is a hybrid console/tablet. The tablet becomes a console via a docking station connected to a tv set. Nintendo regards the concept as mainly a home gaming system rather than portable. The Switch features two wireless controllers, which may be used individually or attached to a grip to get a more traditional controller.



Release dates:
2017-3-3 (WW)
Manufacturer:
Developers:
PLATFORM TYPE:
Console
PRODUCT FAMILY:
Nintendo
Introduction price:
299
29980
ALTERNATIVE NAME:
NX
Operating SystemNintendo Switch system softwareCPUCustom NVIDIA Tegra
Memory4GB LPDDR4Storage32 GB NAND flash, expandable via microSD cards
GraphicsNvidia GM20B Maxwell-based GPU @ 307.2 - 384 MHz while undocked, 307.2 - 768 MHz while dockedSound5.1 channel Linear PCM (HDMI), analog stereo (3.5mm headphone jack)
Online serviceNintendo Switch Online ServiceOutputHDMI, 3.5mm headphone jack, DisplayPort over USB-C (internal)
Supported Resolutions1280x720 on integrated screen, up to 1920x1080 through HDMIConnectivity802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0 (TV Mode Only), 2x USB 3.0, 1x USB 2.0, 1x USB-C, HDMI

Other versions

Switch Lite

A smaller version of the Switch, which only supports handheld play. The Joy-Cons are integrated into the main unit, and the four directional buttons are replaced by a more classic D-Pad

OLED Model

An upgraded model with a 7-inch OLED screen, wider kickstand, better speakers for handheld or tabletop play, and a LAN port built into the brand new dock for a better online experience.