Nintendo Switch Specs And Features Roundup: Games, Prices And Everything Else you Need To Know

  • 2 min read
  • Jan 13, 2017

The Nintendo Switch presentation has concluded and there was a lot of information dropped on fans and those curious to see what Nintendo’s hybrid console could do.

Whether it disappointed or not varies by person but Nintendo has released all the important information on-stage or on the official Nintendo Switch website and, admittedly, there’s a lot to take in so we compiled all of the information below:


The most important facts about the Nintendo Switch are its release date and price. It was announced that the Nintendo Switch will arrive in most of the world on March 3 for a suggested retail price of $299.99.


As for the Nintendo Switch’s features, it was confirmed during the presentation that amiibos will interact with the console and that the Switch will utilize USB C so that players can continue to play while also charging their tablet.

Speaking of the undocked Switch, the battery life for the Nintendo Switch will go from two and a half to six hours on one charge, depending on the game. This comes from the Nintendo Presentation itself with the Switch website stating that Breath of the Wild can go three hours on one charge.

Here’s a list of other specs including processing power and screen resolution.


Nintendo will have online capabilities, which will be free at launch before changing to a paid service in Fall 2017. It will include the following features:

  • Online gameplay
  • Online Lobby & Voice Chat app
  • Monthly game download
  • Exclusive deals
  • Access to Nintendo eShop
  • Register and manage Friends
  • Share screenshots to social media
  • Access to Nintendo Switch Parental Controls app


The Nintendo Switch games list is pretty massive once you take into account the third-party games and ports coming to the console.

While the first-party games are normally the ones that will be talked about, the lineup of games coming to the Nintendo Switch are impressive…except the fact that most will not be available at launch (at least the ones shown during the presentation).

Here’s a list of all the games coming to the Nintendo Switch (so far).

First-party Games

1-2 Switch


Super Mario Odyssey

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Splatoon 2

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Xenoblade Chronicles 2


Third-Party games

Fire Emblem Warriors

Just Dance 2017


Has Been Heroes

Project Octopath Traveler

Ultra Street Fighter 2

Super Bomberman R





Skylanders Imaginators

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2

So what are your impressions of the Nintendo Switch from the presentation? Let us know what you like and dislike in the comments section below.