Includes Download copy of Animal Crossing
Escape to a deserted island and create your own paradise as you explore, create, and customize in the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game. Your island getaway has a wealth of natural resources that can be used to craft everything from tools to creature comforts. You can hunt down insects at the crack of dawn, decorate your paradise throughout the day, or enjoy sunset on the beach while fishing in the ocean. The time of day and season match real life, so each day on your island is a chance to check in and find new surprises all year round.
Show off your island utopia to family and friends—or pack your bags and visit theirs. Whether playing online or with others beside you, island living is even better when you can share it. Even without hopping on a flight, you’ll meet a cast of charming animal residents bursting with personality. Friendly faces like Tom Nook and Isabelle will lend their services and happily help you grow your budding community. Escape to your island getaway—however, whenever, and wherever you want.
Home console gaming on the go!
Wouldn’t it be amazing to keep on gaming whether you are at home in the living room, or on the go? The Nintendo Switch instantly transforms between three game modes. So, it doesn’t matter if you are on the bus, or at the park, you can still enjoy high-quality console games, with amazing graphics.
The Nintendo Switch is also about interacting with others. In each of the game modes, it is easy to connect with friends and family. The Handheld mode allows for up to eight consoles to be connected together. While the Tabletop and TV modes are the ideal for multi-player games.
So your gaming can be truly social and fun.
With its three play modes, the Nintendo Switch is the console which can fit your busy lifestyle.
TV mode, Tabletop mode & Handheld mode
Jump between TV, Tabletop and Handheld modes.
TV mode is the ideal for gathering everyone around the big screen and enjoying your favourite games together. Everyone can take part from kids to adults, so you can make it a social event.
Tabletop mode offers an easy way for up to two players to share the Switch. Just prop up the stand and each person can have their own Joy-Con controller, so you can get straight on with your gaming.
The Handheld mode is perfect when you are on the move and want to play a game individually. You have a dedicated screen and all of the action at your fingertips. So, you can play anywhere.
The Switch is also the perfect console for enjoying with friends.
You can link up to eight consoles locally for fun competitive and co-operative multi-player gaming. The perfect way to have ad-hoc games in the park, garden or home.
Or, sign up for an online subscription and connect with your friends online, for some truly epic multiplayer gaming. The dedicated smart device apps make it make it easy to connect with your friends to arrange play sessions.
Share the fun when with your Joy-Con controller. As each side of the controller can be used separately. You can hand one side of it to a friend enabling both of you to take part in some gaming whether it is competitive, or co-operative.
Be part of the action.
Attach the supplied Joy-Con straps to your controllers and you are ready for an interactive experience. Also, if you hold the Joy-Con sideways you can access the SL/SR buttons with ease.
We all remember how much fun the Wii controller was. Nintendo has evolved the Joy-Con controller, so it can detect the shape, movement and distance of objects. Meaning you can play games like rock, paper or scissor using your hands.
The HD rumble works realistically, so when you are gaming, things feel just like they would in the real world. Imaging holding a glass of water containing ice cubes, then give it a shake.
The HD rumble allows you to feel how many ice cubes are in the glass, for a fully immersive experience.
|102mm x 239mm x 13.9mm (with Joy-Con attached)|
Please note 28.4mm at the thickest, from the tips of the analogue sticks to the ZL/ZR Button protrusions.
(With Joy-Con controllers attached: 398g)
|Capacitive touch screen / 6.2 inch LCD / 1280x720 resolution|
|NVIDIA customised Tegra processor|
Please note: approximately 6.2 GB of internal memory is reserved for use by the system.
|Wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compliant) / Bluetooth 4.1 (TV mode only. A wired LAN connection is possible through the use of a commercially available wired LAN adapter.)|
|Maximum resolution: 1920x1080, 60 fps|
Please note output via HDMI cable in TV mode. In tabletop mode and handheld mode, the maximum resolution is 1280x720, which matches the screen resolution.
|Supports linear PCM 5.1ch|
Please note output via HDMI cable in TV mode.
|USB Type-C terminal|
Used for charging or for connecting to the Nintendo Switch dock.
Headphone mic. jack
Game card slot
|Exclusively for Nintendo Switch game cards.|
microSD card slot
|Compatible with microSD, microSDHC and microSDXC memory cards.|
Please note: an update via an internet connection is required to use microSDXC memory cards.
|Accelerometer / gyroscope / brightness sensor|
|Temperature: 5 - 35°C / Humidity: 20 - 80%|
|Lithium ion battery / battery capacity 4310mAh|
Please note: the internal battery cannot be removed.
|Battery life can last for more than six hours but will vary depending on the software and usage conditions.|
For example, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild can be played for roughly three hours on a single charge.
|3 hours approx.|
Please note: this is the time taken to charge while the console is in sleep mode.