Nintendo Switch is a unique hybrid system that blurs the line between console gaming and mobile play. With its modular design and adaptable Joy-Con controllers, Nintendo Switch can be played with family and friends in the comfort of your living room, or lifted from the included dock for the same great gaming experience that now travels with you. Nintendo Switch offers three distinct modes to sync with your lifestyle:
- TV Mode: Dock the console, attach the Joy-Con controllers to the included Joy-Con grip accessory, and play on your TV for a traditional gaming experience. You can also play with the optional Nintendo Switch Pro Controller.
- Tabletop Mode: Remove the console from the dock, prop it on the attached stand, detach the Joy-Con controllers, and enjoy local 2-player functionality right out of the box, even when you're away from your TV.
- Handheld Mode: Instantly transition to a portable style by attaching the Joy-Con controllers to the console and play at the park, on an airplane, in a car, and at a friend's house.
With its bright, high-definition display, Nintendo Switch offers the full gaming experience both at home and beyond. The console's battery provides hours of mobile play and charges with the included AC adapter, or with compatible USB Type-C charging devices. Furthermore, it's possible for your friends to bring their own Nintendo Switch systems together to enjoy local multiplayer and face-to-face competition.
Nintendo Switch has a robust game library with titles from iconic Nintendo franchises like Super Mario and The Legend of Zelda, as well as significant third-party support from popular developers including EA, SEGA, Bethesda, Square Enix, and more. To unleash your creativity, Nintendo offers the Labo Kits, a line of interactive cardboard peripherals that interact with your Switch in a variety of ways.
Nintendo Switch Online Services provides connectivity with other players across the globe and also offers access to the Virtual Console, which is a specialized section of the Nintendo eShop that allows you to purchase and download retro games from classic Nintendo systems, including the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) and the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES).