logo

Video encyclopedia

Nintendo Switch

3:37

Your First Look At The Nintendo Switch

1:09

Nintendo Unveils 'Switch' - Its New Game Console

1:22

Nintendo Hybrid Game Console To Launch In March

1:54

Hands-on with the new Nintendo Switch console

3:02

Nintendo Switch! 3 Facts About Nintendo's New Console!

The Nintendo Switch is the seventh major video game console developed by Nintendo. Known in development by its codename NX, it was unveiled in October 2016 and was released worldwide on March 3, 2017. Nintendo considers the Switch a "hybrid" console: it is designed primarily as a home console, with the main unit inserted onto a docking station to connect to a television. Alternatively, it can be removed from the dock and used similarly to a tablet computer through its LCD touchscreen, or placed in a standalone tabletop mode visible to several players.