- Mar 11, 2009
Here's the official thread for the popular Nintendo Switch system! It's very unique in that it can be played in 3 different ways - handheld mode, docked (TV) mode, and tabletop mode. Plus you can play with joy-cons or even grab a pro controller. It features lots of great games that you can't get anywhere else! As of October 8, 2021 there's a new OLED model that has several new features. For those who want a smaller, more affordable Switch and don't care about hooking it up to a TV, the Switch Lite has you covered. If you'd like to increase the storage of your Switch, you can do so easily by adding a microSDHC or microSDXC card up to 2TB.
Nintendo Switch™ – OLED Model Technical Specs
|Release Date||October 8, 2021|
|Size||4 inches high, 9.5 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 .71 lbs|
(Approximately .93 lbs with Joy-Con controllers attached)
|Screen||Multi-touch capacitive touch screen / 7.0 inch OLED screen / 1280x720|
|CPU/GPU||NVIDIA Custom Tegra X1 processor|
Users can easily expand storage space using microSDHC or microSDXC cards up to 2TB (sold separately).
|Wireless||Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compliant) / Bluetooth 4.1|
|Video output||Up to 1080p via HDMI in TV mode|
Up to 720p via built-in screen in Tabletop mode and Handheld modes
|Audio output||Compatible with 5.1ch Linear PCM output|
Output via HDMI connector in TV mode
|Buttons||Power button / Volume button|
|USB connector||USB Type-C|
Used for charging or for connecting to the Nintendo Switch dock.
|Headphone/mic jack||3.5mm 4-pole stereo (CTIA standard)|
|Game card slot||Nintendo Switch game cards|
|Switch Game Cartridge Capacity||1-64 GB|
|microSD card slot||Compatible with microSD, microSDHC, and microSDXC memory cards|
*Once the microSDXC card is inserted, a system update will be necessary. An internet connection is required to perform this system update.
|Sensor||Accelerometer, gyroscope, and brightness sensor|
|Operating environment||41-95 degrees F / 20-80% humidity|
|Internal battery||Lithium-ion battery / 4310mAh|
|Battery life||Approximately 4.5 - 9 hours|
The battery life will depend on the games you play. For instance, the battery will last approximately 5.5 hours for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
Advantages of the OLED model over the Original Switch:*Dock includes built-in ethernet LAN port
*7" OLED 720p screen instead of 6.2" LCD 720p screen
*64gb internal storage vs 32gb on the original
*Enhanced stand for Tabletop mode
Differences of the Switch Lite vs the Original Switch:
*Has a 5.5" 720p LCD touch screen instead of 6.2" LCD 720p screen
*Comes in a smaller design which cannot be docked or connected to a TV
*Price of $200, vs $300 on the original Switch
Some Popular Switch Games
Nintendo Switch Online
The basic account lets you play online, save your game data to the cloud, and more.
Individual Membership - Designed for one Nintendo Account holder.
|1 Month||3 Months||12 Months|
|$3.99 USD||$7.99 USD||$19.99 USD|
Family Membership - Great for up to 8 Nintendo Account holders.
In addition to the basic online account, there's also the newly announced Expansion Pack which includes N64 games, Sega Genesis games, and Animal Crossing: New Horizons - Happy Home Paradise.
Individual Membership - Get everything included in Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack for one Nintendo Account holder.