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Which Nintendo Switch is right for you?

Decide which Nintendo Switch family console is the best fit for you with this comparison table!

Nintendo Switch

OLED Model

Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch Lite

Play modes

  • TV mode
  • Tabletop mode
  • Handheld mode

  • TV mode
  • Tabletop mode
  • Handheld mode

  • Handheld mode
Compatible software


All Nintendo Switch software.*



All Nintendo Switch software.*



Nintendo Switch software that supports handheld mode.

Controllers

Nintendo Switch dock



Does not support output to a TV and is not compatible with the Nintendo Switch dock.

Size

7-inch OLED

1280x720 resolution

102mm x 242mm x 13.9mm

(with Joy-Con controllers attached)

Please note: 28.4mm at the thickest, from the tips of the analogue sticks to the ZL/ZR Button protrusions.

6.2 inch LCD

1280x720 resolution

102mm x 239mm x 13.9mm

(with Joy-Con controllers attached)

Please note: 28.4mm at the thickest, from the tips of the analogue sticks to the ZL/ZR Button protrusions.

5.5 inch LCD

1280x720 resolution

91.1mm x 208mm x 13.9mm

Please note: 28.4mm at the thickest, from the tips of the analogue sticks to the ZL/ZR Button protusions.

Weight


Approx. 320g

(With Joy-Con controllers attached: 420g)



Approx. 297g

(With Joy-Con controllers attached: 398g)



Approx. 275g



64 GB



32 GB



32 GB

You can increase your console's storage with compatible microSD cards (sold separately).

Battery life


Approx. 4.5-9 hours

The battery life will depend on the games you play. For instance, the battery will last approximately 5.5 hours for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.



Approx. 4.5-9 hours

The battery life will depend on the games you play. For instance, the battery will last approximately 5.5 hours for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

Nintendo Switch consoles sold before August 2019 may have different battery life. Please visit our Support page for more information.



Approx. 3-7 hours

The battery life will depend on the games you play. For instance, the battery will last approximately 4 hours for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

Games compatible with Nintendo Switch Lite

Nintendo Switch Lite can play all Nintendo Switch software that supports handheld mode.

How to check if software supports handheld mode

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.

More details

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.

More details

*Nintendo Switch – OLED Model is compatible with the full library of Nintendo Switch games. However, there may be differences in game experience with some of the Toy-Con accessories in the Nintendo Labo series, due to differences in console and screen size between Nintendo Switch – OLED Model and Nintendo Switch. There may also be games where the game experience may differ due to the new capabilities of the console, such as the larger screen size. For more information, please visit Nintendo's support section.

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