Nintendo Releases An Official Fact Sheet For Nintendo Switch

A peek behind the curtain.

Posted By | On 27th, Jan. 2017 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605


The Nintendo Switch is right around the corner, and to ensure that prospective customers have the exact lowdown on what it is that they will be buying into, Nintendo have revealed a specifications page for their new, upcoming system.

Now, to be clear, this is still Nintendo- so there isn’t much in the way of actual hard specs in the way that video game enthusiasts might be used to here. Instead, however, there is some necessary information about the Switch that should be helpful in deciding whether the device will fit into your lifestyle or not.

You can find the information duplicated below. The Nintendo Switch is due out on March 3 worldwide.

Size

102mm x 239mm x 13.9mm (with Joy-Con attached)
Please note: 28.4mm at the thickest, from the tips of the analogue sticks to the ZL/ZR Button protrusions.

Weight

Approx. 297g
(With Joy-Con controllers attached: 398g)

Screen

Capacitive touch screen / 6.2 inch LCD / 1280×720 resolution

CPU/GPU

NVIDIA customised Tegra processor

System memory

32 GB
Please note: a portion of this 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 (TV mode only. A wired LAN connection is possible through the use of a commercially available wired LAN adapter.)

Video output

Maximum resolution: 1920×1080, 60 fps
Please note: output via HDMI cable in TV mode. In tabletop mode and handheld mode, the maximum resolution is 1280×720, which matches the screen resolution.

Audio output

Supports linear PCM 5.1ch
Please note: output via HDMI cable in TV mode.

Speakers

Stereo

USB terminal

USB Type-C terminal
Used for charging or for connecting to the Nintendo Switch dock.

Headphone mic. jack

Stereo output

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 / brightness sensor

Operating environment

Temperature: 5 – 35°C / Humidity: 20 – 80%

Internal battery

Lithium ion battery / battery capacity 4310mAh
Please note: the internal battery cannot be removed. If the battery needs to be replaced, we plan to offer paid replacement 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 three hours on a single charge.

Charging time

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


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