The Nintendo Switch – OLED Model and Nintendo Switch systems transform from home console to handheld, letting you play your favorite games at home or on the go. They include a dock for connecting to your TV, as well as removable Joy-Con™ controllers that you can share with a friend for two-player fun.
Nintendo Switch Lite is dedicated to handheld play and is smaller and lighter than the Nintendo Switch system.
The Nintendo Switch – OLED Model features a 7-inch OLED screen, for vivid colors and sharp contrast. The Nintendo Switch system features a 6.2-inch LCD screen. The Nintendo Switch Lite features a 5.5-inch LCD screen.
OLED stands for “organic light-emitting diode.” An OLED screen does not have a backlight like LCD screens, instead displaying images using light emitted by each individual pixel.
Deep blacks can be represented by turning a pixel’s light off, allowing for sharper contrast.
The Nintendo Switch includes the console itself, an AC adapter, a dock, two Joy-Con controllers (one left and one right), two Joy-Con grip accessories, and an HDMI cable.
The Nintendo Switch - OLED Model includes the OLED console, an AC adapter, a dock with a LAN port, two Joy-Con controllers (one left and one right), two Joy-Con grip accessories, and an HDMI cable.
The Nintendo Switch Lite includes the Lite console and an AC adapter.
You’ll be able to play select games for up to two players with the included Joy-Con (one controller per person).
You’ll also be able to purchase extra controllers for multiplayer games for 3+ players.
For Nintendo Switch Lite - You can play multiplayer games using compatible wireless controllers, including Joy-Con™ controllers and Nintendo Switch™ Pro Controllers (sold separately). If using separate Joy-Con controllers, you will also need a device to recharge them, such as the Joy-Con Charging Grip. To use wired accessories such as a GameCube Controller Adapter, LAN adapter, and USB mic, you’ll need a USB Type A – Type C adapter. Nintendo Switch Lite also does not come with a built-in stand, which you may need if playing with an external controller. Nintendo recommends using officially licensed accessories, such as the Dual USB PlayStand made by HORI.
Yes, you can earn points in many ways, including by purchasing games. You can then redeem those points for digital rewards or discounts. If you haven’t joined the free My Nintendo rewards program yet, head to my.nintendo.com today to get started.
The Nintendo Switch family of systems supports multiplayer gaming options of all kinds. You can play together online or in the same room using one system or multiple systems*.
Specific features vary by game, such as voice chat or split-screen play, but sharing fun with friends and family is a key focus for Nintendo Switch. A Nintendo Switch Online membership may be required for online multiplayer and other online features in compatible games. This service also gives you access to classic NES™ and Super NES™ games, cloud saves, a smart device app, and exclusive offers. To learn more, visit the Nintendo Switch Online site. *Additional games, systems, and/or accessories may be required for multiplayer mode. Nintendo Switch Online membership and Nintendo Account required for online features. Not available in all countries. Internet access required for online features. Terms apply. nintendo.com/switch-online. Games, systems, some accessories, and Nintendo Switch Online membership sold separately.
Yes, you can use amiibo accessories in compatible games. The ability to scan amiibo figures and cards is built into the right Joy-Con and Nintendo Switch Pro Controller.
The Nintendo Switch family of systems is first and foremost a dedicated video game platform. Hulu and YouTube are available on Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch.
For Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch – OLED Model, approximately 4.5 - 9 hours. For Nintendo Switch Lite, approximately 3 - 7 hours. You can charge the Nintendo Switch console with the included AC adapter (even while you’re playing) or by placing it in the dock. The battery life will depend on the games you play. For instance, the battery will last approximately 4 hours on Nintendo Switch Lite for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite comes with 32GB of internal storage while the Nintendo Switch – OLED Model comes with 64 GB of internal storage, a portion of which is reserved for use by the system. Users can easily expand storage space using microSDXC cards up to 2TB (sold separately).
All Nintendo Switch systems are compatible with the full library of Nintendo Switch games. However, the Nintendo Switch – OLED model will not cleanly fit within all the design parameters of the Nintendo Labo series. There may also be games where the game experience may differ due to the new capabilities of the console, such as the larger screen size. For games that do not support handheld mode, players can wirelessly connect compatible controllers (sold separately) to Nintendo Switch Lite. If using separate Joy-Con controllers, users will need to have a device to recharge them, such as the Joy-Con Charging Grip.
Yes, you can use the docks interchangeably. To use the original Nintendo Switch console with the wired LAN port, a system update may be needed.