Ultimate Nintendo Switch Guide 2017

What You Need To Know About The Nintendo Switch.

Everything You Need To Know About The Nintendo Switch is Here.

All the facts about Nintendo’s 9th Generation console, the Nintendo Switch. This is the Ultimate Nintendo Switch Guide

What is the Nintendo Switch?

The Nintendo Switch is Nintendo’s 9th Console, it is the successor to the Wii U.

Formally known as Nintendo NX. The Switch is a hybrid device designed to operate as both a home console (similar to an Xbox or PS4) and a handheld device (like a large Nintendo 3DS).
The Switch console is a tablet-like screen with two detachable “Joy-Con” controllers that slide into place at its sides.
Nintendo Switch with the blue and red Joy-Con controllers

Nintendo Switch

What are the Nintendo Switch’s Specifications?

  • 6.2 inch 1280 x 720 resolution multi-touch capacitive screen
  • 32GB internal storage
    • storage space is expandable upto 2TB by purchasing an extra microSDXG cards.
  • Nvidia Tegra-based system-on-a-chip processor
  • Two speakers at the bottom and a 3.5mm headphone jack at the top.

What is the Nintendo Switch Launch Date?

The Nintendo Switch release date is on the 3rd March 2017 World-Wide. Check out our Nintendo Switch Countdown Timer to get an exact time on the release date.


What is the Nintendo Switch Price?

In the US?

  • The Nintendo Switch will cost $299.99 and is available on Amazon – prices are due to change.

    What do I get for $299.99?

  • You will get a Nintendo Switch with 32GB of memory with 2 Joy-Con Controllers.
  • Joy-Con wrist straps, the Joy-Con Grip, the Nintendo Switch Dock, an HDMI cable, and an A/C adaptor are included in the box


In the UK?

  • The Nintendo Switch will cost £279.99 and is available on Amazon – prices are due to change

       What do I get for £279.99?

  • You will get a Nintendo Switch with 32GB of memory with 2 Joy-Con Controllers.
  • Joy-Con wrist straps, the Joy-Con Grip, the Nintendo Switch Dock, an HDMI cable, and an A/C adaptor are included in the box


How do I play the Nintendo Switch?

The Nintendo Switch can be played in three different modes.


  1. TV mode
  2. Handheld
  3. Tabletop mode
Nintendo Switch in TV Mode, Tabletop mode and Handheld mode

Nintendo Switch in TV Mode, Tabletop mode and Handheld mode


The aim of this Nintendo Switch Guide is to ensure that you know everything you need to know before you buy.

What are the Launch Titles?

You can view all the Nintendo Switch Launch Titles on our blog. Along with trailers, release dates and where to buy them for the best price.

So far six games are scheduled to ship alongside the Switch World-Wide during launch day:

  1. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  2. 1-2-Switch
  3. Just Dance 2017
  4. Skylanders Imaginators
  5. Super Bomberman R
  6. The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth.

These games are planned to be released as physical, disc-based versions and as downloadable versions available from the Nintendo eShop.

What are the Nintendo Switch game cards?

The Nintendo Switch games come in cartridges called “game cards”. Games can also be bought through Nintendo’s eShop.

Nintendo Switch Game Cards

Nintendo Switch Game Cards

What are all the Games being released in 2017?

So far 85 games have been announced to be released in 2017.

Check out our blog post for an updated Full List of Nintendo Switch Games.

Some of the big games coming out in 2017 include NBA 2k18, Skyrim, Mario Kart, Zelda, Super Mario and Fire Emblem Warriors.


How much will the games cost?

The Nintendo Switch gams are set to have a RRP of $59.99 or £49.99.

Although we will find deals and post them on Best Nintendo Games so be sure to bookmark us and sign up to our newsletter so you don’t miss any.

Does the Nintendo Switch come bundled with any games?

Unlike the Wii and Wii U it doesn’t come with an games.

How long is the battery life?

When the Nintendo Switch is plugged in and in TV mode the battery won’t run out.

When it isn’t plugged in and in tabletop or handheld mode then players should expect a battery life of 2-6 hours, depending on the game they are playing.

Does the Nintendo Switch dock charge the console?


The Nintendo Switch will run at a lower resolution when not plugged in.

In handheld or tabletop mode, the Switch will run in 720p. Whereas in TV mode it will run in 1080p. However, not all games were designed to run at 1080p even when in TV mode.

For example, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is set to run at 900p when in TV mode.


The Nintendo Switch has a capacitive multi-touch touch screen

The Nintendo Switch has a far better touch screen then the Wii U or the 3DS has. The Nintendo Switch comes with a capacitive display which allows for multi-touch functionality.

Capacitive multi-touch screens are seen in all high-end smartphones. This is a good sign.


How much does the Online Features Cost?

Much like Xbox and Playstation, Nintendo has announced a Online Service.

This is necessary in order to play online multiplayer games. The service supports online gameplay, online lobby & voice chat app, monthly game downloads & exclusive deals.

However, Nintendo has not released the monthly price. All users will get a free trial of Nintendo’s Online Service until fall.


Nintendo's Online Service

Nintendo’s Online Service

The free monthly download is only temporary, users will only be able to play the game for a month. Making it more of a rental then are full download.

Does the Nintendo Switch have MiiVerse or Streetpass?

In short, No.


The Joy-Con Controllers Have Motion Sensors and Precision Feedback

The Joy-Con Controllers include a infrared sensor on the right controller, which gives each controller motion support and allows them to detect different hand gestures. Arms will be making use of this feature.

Another feature is “HD rumble” which offers precise force feedback using different types of vibrations.

1-2-Switch is one of the Launch Titles making use of these features.

Joy-Con Controllers

Joy-Con Controllers

Is there an option to play with a ‘Classic Controller’?

Yes, Nintendo sell Pro Controllers separately. The Nintendo Switch Pro-Controller is currently available on Amazon UK http://amzn.to/2iLeSVg.

The Switch Pro-Controller is expected to be similar to the Nintendo Wii U Pro Controller.

The Pro-Controller is currently available to purchase on on Amazon US http://amzn.to/2j40J3Y

The Pro-Controller is expected to cost a rather high $69.99 / £64.99.

How many players does the Nintendo Switch support locally?

The console supports local 8-player multiplayer.

Will my Wii or Wii U remotes work with the Nintendo Switch?

No, according to Nintendo none of those will work.

Can I use my Amiibos on the Nintendo Switch

Yes, the Nintendo Switch supports amiibos.

How Much Are The Accessories?

The Nintendo Switch’s Accessories are not cheap.


Can I buy more space for my Nintendo Switch?

Yes, storage space is expandable by purchasing extra microSDXC cards, up to 2TB.

Can I take my Nintendo Switch Abroad

Yes, you can. Nintendo announced that the Nintendo Switch is region-free. Making it perfect for travelling. This also means players can import games from other territories and play them without any issues. No more having to buy games from the same country that your console came from.

Will the Nintendo Switch have Netflix?

Nintendo announced it won’t have streaming platforms available when the Switch launches. However, this does open the possibility of it eventually getting Netflix.

Where can I buy the Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Switch can be bought securely through Amazon. Make sure to purchase it before stocks run out!

Click the links below to purchase from Amazon.

Amazon US / Amazon UK

Thank you for taking the time to read the Ultimate Nintendo Switch Guide.

Have a good day!




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Hi, my name is Otto. I am in love with all things Nintendo. I first started playing games on my Super Nintendo and now I am playing games on the Nintendo Switch. I started this blog so anyone who has a Nintendo console can find the best games for it. Thanks for reading,Otto.

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