The Nintendo Switch is a video game console developed by Nintendo, released on March 3, 2017. It is a hybrid console that can be used as a home console and portable device.
The main selling point of the Switch is its portability. It has a 6.2-inch screen that can be docked in a station to connect to a television. The Switch can also be taken out of the dock and used as a handheld device. The Joy-Con controllers can be attached to the Switch or used wirelessly, and can be used as individual controllers or as a pair in a grip.
The Switch has a Tegra X1 processor, 32 GB of internal storage, and a battery life of approximately 2.5 to 6.5 hours. It supports 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1. The Switch uses cartridges called GameCards for its games.
The Switch was initially marketed to both casual and hardcore gamers, as well as people who had never played a video game before. Nintendo has since released several different versions of the Switch, including the Switch Lite, a cheaper and more portable-focused version of the console.
As of March 2021, the Switch has sold over 84 million units worldwide, making it one of the best-selling consoles of all time.