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Nintendo Switch
Developer(s) 250px-Nintendo svg
Release Date(s)
March 2017
Media Nintendo Switch GameCard
Console-handheld hybrid
Modular controller design
As proof that Nintendo maintains strong enthusiasm for the dedicated game system business, let me confirm that Nintendo is currently developing a dedicated game platform with a brand-new concept under the development codename 'NX'.
Satoru Iwata

The Nintendo Switch, codenamed NX, is a cartridge-based console to be released in March 2017 by Nintendo. It is a home console that can switch into a handheld via modular controller design and the console being used as a tablet dock. This modular design also means that parts of the same controller can be used by multiple people for multiplayer. The platform will launch alongside a new membership service, which will encompass smart devices, the Nintendo 3DS handheld, the Wii U console and PCs.

Console and Dock

The Nintendo Switch Console proper takes the form of a 16:9 screen with a GameCard slot at the top and a kickstand in the back. The latter allows it to remain propped up on most flat surfaces for more comfortable viewing. It is unknown whether the Console's screen will support touch control, nor whether it will be capacitive or resistive if so.

The Console fits into the Nintendo Switch Dock to instantly switch from handheld to TV mode, which starts sending audio and video to the television connected to the Dock. By the same token, removing the Console from the Dock switches back to handheld mode, turning the Console's screen and speakers back on. It is speculated that the Nintendo Switch Console cools itself down using its fans in TV mode only.



An overview of the Joy-Con controllers and how they attach to the Joy-Con Grip and Switch console.

The main input devices for the Nintendo Switch are the modular Joy-Cons (left and right). These two controllers were first revealed attached to the Joy-Con Grip, which unites them into a single gamepad-like controller. The Joy-Cons can be slid onto and off of the sides of both the Grip and the Console, the latter of which provides a controller setup that resembles a thinner Wii U GamePad.

Separated, each Joy-Con can be used as a single controller with its own analog stick and face buttons, while looking at a television or at one or more Switch screens. This allows for spontaneous multiplayer gameplay. Many specifics of this process are yet to be confirmed, as well as whether Joy-Cons have motion control support.

Nintendo also revealed a translucent Nintendo Switch Pro Controller, which resembles a cross between the Wii and Wii U Pro Controllers. The Pro Controller uses about the same button layout as two Joy-Cons that are combined to a Grip. The left stick is above a traditional directional pad, and the face buttons are above the right stick, with extra buttons in the center of the controller.

List of games

Official games

  • Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • NBA 2K17
  • Unknown Splatoon game (potentially a Splatoon update or sequel)
  • Unknown 3D Super Mario game
  • Unknown Mario Kart game (potentially a Mario Kart 8 update or sequel)
  • Project Sonic 2017 (tentative title)
  • Unknown Pokémon (series) game
  • Dragon Quest X
  • Dragon Quest XI
  • Just Dance 2017
  • RISE: Race the Future
  • Riverside

Fan games

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