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Nintendo Switch Lite

Dedicated to handheld play

The console for gamers on the go.

Nintendo Switch Lite is a compact, lightweight addition to the Nintendo Switch family, with integrated controls.

Nintendo Switch Lite supports all Nintendo Switch software that can be played in handheld mode. It’s great for people who have lots of opportunities to play outside, and also for anyone who wants to play online or local wireless multiplayer with friends or family who already own a flagship Nintendo Switch console.

As a dedicated handheld gaming device, Nintendo Switch Lite does not support output to a TV.

If a game supports Joy-Con functions such as HD rumble, IR Motion Camera and Joy-Con motion sensors, some features will not be available using Nintendo Switch Lite alone. Joy-Con controllers (sold separately) are required to use these features.

For games that do not support handheld mode, players can wirelessly connect Joy-Con controllers (sold separately) to Nintendo Switch Lite. In these cases, users will need to have a device to recharge Joy-Con controllers, such as the Joy-Con charging grip. To find play mode compatibility information for specific games, please refer to the product packaging or Nintendo eShop.

Link up to eight consoles for multiplayer

Local Multiplayer

Players can sync together up to eight Nintendo Switch or Nintendo Switch Lite consoles to play competitive and co-operative multiplayer games.

Online multiplayer

With a Nintendo Switch Online membership, you can play with friends far away and players around the world, access a growing library of classic NES games with added online features, enjoy exclusive offers such as TETRIS® 99 and Nintendo Switch Game Vouchers, and more!


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Technical specification

  • Size
    91,1 mm x 208 mm x 13,9 mm
    Please note: 28.4mm at the thickest, from the tips of the analogue sticks to the ZL/ZR Button protusions.
  • Weight
    Approx. 275g
  • Screen
    Capacitive touch screen / 5.5 inch LCD / 1280x720 resolution
    NVIDIA customised Tegra processor
  • System memory
    32 GB
    You can increase your console's storage with compatible microSD cards (sold separately). Please note: approximately 6.2 GB of internal memory is reserved for use by the system.
  • Communication features
    Wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compliant) / Bluetooth 4.1 / NFC (near-field communication)
  • Video output
  • Speakers
  • Control inputs
    • Left Stick
      Can be pressed down and used as a button.
    • Right Stick
      Can be pressed down and used as a button.
    • A/B/X/Y/L/R/ZL/ZR Buttons
    • + Button / - Button
    • +Control Pad
    • POWER Button
    • Volume buttons
    • HOME Button
    • Capture Button
  • USB terminal
    USB Type-C
    Used for charging the console.
  • Audio jack
    4 pole stereo 3.5mm mini plug (CTIA standard)
    Please note: Nintendo cannot guarantee functionality with all products.
  • 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.
  • Sensors
    Accelerometer / gyroscope
  • Operating environment
    Temperature: 5 - 35°C / Humidity: 20 - 80%
  • Internal battery
    Lithium ion battery / battery capacity 3570mAh
    Please note: the internal battery cannot be removed. If the battery needs to be replaced, it can be replaced for a fee via Nintendo Customer Support.
  • Battery life
    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 four hours on a single charge.
  • Energy consumption

    Active gaming: 4 W
    Streaming media (HD): 3 W
    HOME Menu: 2 W
    Sleep Mode: 0.03 W
    Power off: less than 0.01 W

    Please note: the values have been rounded off to the nearest full value. There also may be some statistical variations on the energy consumption values displayed. The values could also change depending on the usage environment and conditions.
  • Charging time

    3 hours approx.

    Please note: this is the time taken to charge while the console is in sleep mode.


From the HOME Menu, you can start games and select game settings. In addition to managing friends and user accounts, you can also change your system settings here.

Main features of the HOME Menu

  • Nintendo Switch Online
    Nintendo Switch Online

    Access a variety of Nintendo Switch Online services, read the the latest news about related titles, and check your membership status.

  • News

    The latest news about games will be delivered to your Nintendo Switch.

  • Nintendo eShop
    Nintendo eShop

    Find and buy digital versions of full games and DLC.

  • Album

    Easily take and save screenshots or video clips from select games using the Capture Button. Then view, edit and share to social networks from your album. You can also transfer them wirelessly to a smart device.

Using Nintendo Switch Lite as a second console

Information about transferring your download software and save data between consoles.

How to play download software on multiple Nintendo Switch consoles

Download software can be downloaded and played on multiple Nintendo Switch consoles that are connected by the same Nintendo Account.

Please note: the same download software cannot be played on multiple consoles simultaneously.

How to transfer save data between multiple Nintendo Switch consoles

You can use the "Transfer Your Save Data" feature to transfer save data between two Nintendo Switch consoles.

Please note: this feature is not compatible with all software.

With a Nintendo Switch Online membership, you can also use the Save Data Cloud feature to move save data between Nintendo Switch consoles. Please note: this feature is not compatible with all software.

Nintendo Co., Ltd., headquartered in Kyoto, Japan, has created franchises that have become household names worldwide, including Mario™, Donkey Kong™, The Legend of Zelda™, Metroid™, Pokémon™, Animal Crossing™, Pikmin™ and Splatoon™, through its integrated hardware and software products.

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