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The Official Nintendo page for the Switch has been updated with the specifications for the upcoming system.

It doesn’t go into to much detail regarding the clock speed etc, but there are some interesting specs there. You can read the list below:

Nintendo Switch console


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.


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


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


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.



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.


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.

I am liking the fact that any SD cards will work within system, I have a couple lying around that I can use.

Wireless LAN is going to be available within the console, however to have the system wired, you will need the adapter. I think that I still have mine from the Wii U, so fingers crossed this one will work with the Switch.

What does everyone think of the specs? As expected? Or is there something that has caught your eye?