Dock: holds, powers, and charges the system, and outputs video and audio from the system to a TV or external display.
Stand: A stand on the back of the main unit can be deployed to position the system upright in tabletop mode.
Media: Game cards
Video output: HDMI, up to 1080p resolution when played in TV mode
Audio output: TV Mode supports 5.1 channel surround sound. Using the system's built-in audio jack, stereo speakers or headphones can be used when played in handheld or tabletop modes.
Battery: can last for more than three hours, but will vary depending on the software and usage conditions. Can be charged with the dock or USB Type-C.
Storage: 32GB of internal storage, expanded with microSDXC or microSDHC memory cards.
Other: USB ports on the dock can be used to charge accessories, such as the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller and Joy-Con attached to a Joy-Con charging grip. The USB ports can also be used with a USB LAN adaptor to connect to the Internet.
Networking: Nintendo Switch can connect to the Internet via a wireless (IEEE 802.1 Iac) connection. Up to 8 systems can connect over a local wireless connection in compatible multiplayer games. While docked, Nintendo Switch can also use a wired Internet connection by connecting a LAN Adapter.
Nintendo's newest IP, featuring a colorful cast of Overwatch ripoffs unique characters, each fitted with their own form of stretchable arms (and occasionally hair). Take on your opponent in a variety of modes, such as 1v1, 2v2, hoops, volleyball, and target smashing. It's being treated similar to Splatoon in the sense that it's going to have free monthly updates (stages, characters, new arms). If the motion controls don't tickle your fancy, you do have the option to play with a standard controller.
The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+
The famous PC game gets a physical release on the Switch. It features all the content and DLC of the PC release (As of March 2017) and throws it on the Switch, for 40 bucks. While that price may seem steep, it's really worth it to play Isaac on the go, with the dungeon crawling and the shooting and all that.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
The long-awaited next 3-D entry in the series since Skyward Sword, and boy does it meet expectations. The game drops it's formulaic mechanics and attempts to go for something new. You wake up in a world not knowing what's going on, and then must save Hyrule from destruction. It features a gigantic open-world (With of course fucking Ubisoft towers), which seems to go on forever, and while it may seem empty at times, there's plenty to find. There's over 120 shrines to enter, tons of items and food to collect, tons of sidequests, and over 900 korok seeds to upgrade your gear. You're going to need those upgrades, because this is one of the hardest Zelda games released since the NES games, with enemies that can one-shot you if you're not careful. There's tons of equipment to find, however, the weapon-breaking mechanic may turn off some. While there are some dips in framerate (since patched) it's never game breaking or really all too bad. The English voice acting is pretty mediocre but there was recently an update which allows for mixing audio options and text languages. Overall in one package, this game will probably have you at it for hours if you really get into it, but really IT'S FUCKING ZELDA, did you expect anything less?
Also on Wii U (with slightly downgraded graphics and a bit more slowdown).
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
The Switch version of the best selling Wii U game, this one includes every bit of DLC found in the Wii U version, along with some exclusive content of its own, such as characters, cars, etc. The graphics have been updated to run at a full 1080p 60 FPS instead of 720p and 59FPs (though a few minor updates to graphics themselves are a sight bit better). Also includes a non-shit Battle Mode in this version, with a multitude of options to choose from. This is basically the definitive version of the game, all in one tight package.
Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle
The most unlikely crossover ever conceived! The Mushroom Kingdom is invaded by the Rabbids, and now it's up to Mario with a laser gun and his cosplaying Rabbid friends to set things straight in turn-based battles.
Puyo Puyo Tetris
A quite unexpected puzzle crossover, thankfully it combines the two different gameplay styles remarkably well.
Super Bomberman R
After a long hiatus, Bomberman finally gets another game as a Switch launch title! Nothing dark or edgy has been added in, it's just classic Bomberman action. There's a story mode where you go to different planets, defeating bosses and whatnot, it's ok. But everyone knows you play Bomberman for the multiplayer, and it's just the same as its always been, blow them to hell and back. There's of course, online multiplayer and local, so you can have some fun with friends either way. If you miss Bomberman and want a Switch, get this game.
Now with new free dlc that adds more interesting and cool stuff with the promise of more to come.
Super Mario Odyssey
Despite the overly-ridiculous ratings (no, really, some sites went as far as giving it 11/10), this is indeed a great Mario game. It ditches the small, linear stages from previous games, with wide open areas which you can explore at your leisure and a new mechanic where you use your hat to possess enemies and use their abilities.
Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers
It's the same as Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix, only with two extra pallete swaps. A bit pricey for what's basically a old game, and better played with a Pro Controller.
Excellent remake of the original NES classic done in retro style but including lots of stuff. DLCs are available which allow you to play with the likes of Gunvolt and Shantae!
Ultra-fast futuristic racer in the same vein as Wipeout and F-Zero. Makes us wish Nintendo would make an actual F-Zero...
Mighty Gunvolt Burst
Sequel to the IntiCreates crossover and basically everything that Mighty No 9 should have been. Awesome stages, bosses that aren't cheap and tons of customizations for both characters.
To put it simply, this is the Sonic game everyone have been waiting for almost 20 years! It features a mix of classic levels redesigned with new bells and whistles as well as completely new levels.
The Mummy Demastered
Great metroidvania by WayForward, loosely based on that awful Tom Cruise movie. You play as a generic spec-ops soldier, and when you die your corpse becomes a zombie so when you load the game you're playing as another soldier who then must kill the now zombified soldier to retrieve all the gear you collected.
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