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This article is about the console. For the in-game furniture item, see Nintendo Switch (item).

The Nintendo Switch is the successor to both the Nintendo Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. It is a hybrid console that can be used as both a stationary and portable device, allowing users to play where they like. The console was officially revealed on October 20, 2016 in a trailer that demonstrated its hybrid capabilities. This console's version of Animal Crossing is New Horizons (alongside its DLC Happy Home Paradise).


  • Nintendo Switch can be used as both a home console and a handheld.
  • Motion Controls
  • HD Rumble
  • Amiibo


Nintendo Switch Lite[]

The Nintendo Switch Lite is a handheld game console by Nintendo. It was released on September 20, 2019, as a handheld-only version of the Nintendo Switch. It plays most of the same games as the original Nintendo Switch and comes in six colors.


  • Gray
  • Yellow
  • Turquoise
  • Coral
  • Blue
  • Pokemon (Limited edition)



  • The Nintendo Switch is Nintendo's first hybrid console.
  • The first hybrid console in the standard game market.
  • The first console to utilize a USD Type C connector for charging.
  • Nintendo's first console to feature the player indicator light based on amount of lights instead of placement. In prior systems, the placement of 1 light out of 4 indicated the player. Now the number of lights total indicates the player number (player 2 will have 2 lights, 3 will have 3, etc.)
  • The Nintendo Switch is the second home console to not have a Mario game as the launch game, since 1-2-Switch released first. The first console is the Wii with Wii Sports.
  • It is Nintendo's fastest-selling and most financially successful console to date.
  • The Nintendo Switch has surpassed the lifetime sales of the Wii U (13.56 million) in just 10 months since December 2017. The Switch also exceeded the lifetime sales of the Nintendo GameCube (21.74 million) and the Nintendo 64 (32.93 million), as well as other past-generation consoles. It is currently Nintendo's fifth best-selling console and the ninth overall, as well as the sixteenth best-selling console of all time.
  • Since its launch, the Nintendo Switch has surpassed the sales of its competitor, Microsoft's Xbox One.
  • A copy of 1984's Golf is embedded in the Nintendo Switch firmware. Activating it requires the internal system clock to be set to July 11 – Satoru Iwata's death anniversary – and performing his iconic "directly to you" hand gesture with both Joy-Con controllers on the main menu. If successful, a voice clip of Iwata from a Japanese 2012 presentation will confirm the input, and an emulation of Golf with added motion control support will promptly boot up. Golf has significance as one of the first video games Iwata programmed himself for Nintendo while working at HAL Laboratory. This version of Golf was overwritten as of the 4.0.0 update, making it unplayable.

Video Game Consoles
Nintendo Entertainment SystemSuper Nintendo Entertainment SystemNintendo 64Nintendo GameCubeNintendo WiiNintendo Wii UNintendo Switch
Game BoyGame Boy ColorGame Boy Advance (Micro) • Nintendo DS (DSi) • Nintendo 3DS