FAQ About the Nintendo Switch
Play at home. Play on the go. Play with friends or on your own. With Nintendo Switch, there's seemingly no limit to when, where, and how you game. The Nintendo Switch console gives you the freedom to play in ways you never thought possible. Read on to learn more about how this innovative console has changed the way we play.
What are the benefits & features of the Nintendo Switch?
The Nintendo Switch features a built-in 6.2” display, and innovative Joy-Con controllers that attach to the sides, allowing you to use the Switch in handheld mode for gaming on the go. At home, you can detach the wireless controllers, connect the console to a TV via HDMI, and play games that way too.
This multiplayer machine allows you to play with your friends in different ways. Each player can grab one of the two detachable Joy-Con controllers for two-player fun, and you can pair 2 more controllers for 4-player split-screen action. With Nintendo Switch Online, you can face off with friends across the world or team up for co-op action. Nintendo Switch Online also offers a vast library of classic games, lets you save game data to the cloud, and you can even chat with friends while you play through the compatible smartphone app.
Nintendo Switch boasts immense power under the hood with hardware that includes a custom Nvidia GPU and a 1Ghz Quad Core CPU with 4GB RAM. The system offers 720p HD gaming as a portable unit, but you can play in 1080p Full HD when docked at home to enjoy pristine visuals on your big screen. Bluetooth connectivity is what makes wireless pairing and control such a breeze, while NFC connectivity makes it possible to use Amiibo cards and figures with certain games.
What comes with the Nintendo Switch and what bundles are available?
When you first get your Nintendo Switch, you’ll receive the console, the dock, left and right Joy-Con controllers, two controller straps, controller grip, HDMI cable, and an AC adapter. You can choose between the grey Joy-Con controllers and red & blue Joy-Con controllers. From time to time, limited edition Nintendo Switch bundles are available where you’ll receive 1 or 2 popular game titles, as well as everything else you’ll need to get you playing right out of the box. If you feel like adding accessories for your Nintendo Switch, there’s an abundance of specialty controllers or separate Joy-Con controllers made by Nintendo that are a perfect addition for multiplayer fun. There’s also a variety of accessories for your Nintendo Switch, from cases, to custom skins.
Popular Nintendo Games for the Switch
In the catalogue of Nintendo Switch games, you'll find many familiar franchises, including the most recent installments of Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros., The Legend of Zelda, Minecraft, Street Fighter, and Crash Bandicoot. Aside from these classics, newer franchises are being developed especially for the Switch, including Octopath Traveler, Splatoon, and Xenoblade Chronicles to name just a few.
Want more info? Check out some of our resources on the Best Buy blog:
New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe review on Switch
Dark Souls Remastered for the Nintendo Switch review
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate review on Switch
The World Ends With You: Final Remix review