Now that we have the official price point and release date, the next question is, what comes with the system? Well, Nintendo answered that for us during their Switch Presentation tonight. Here’s what you get when you buy a Switch bundle:
Nintendo Switch: What’s In the Box?
- Switch Console
- Switch docking station
- Left and Right JoyCon Controllers
- JoyCon Wrist Straps
- JoyCon Grip
- HDMI Cable
- AC Adapter
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) January 13, 2017
Nintendo will release two versions of the Switch… one with the traditional gray JoyCon Controllers, and one with the Neon Red and Neon Blue detachable side controllers. Both will be priced the same: $299.99. But the Switch Pro controller will be sold separately.
With this setup, players will be able to play the Switch in three different ways… TV Mode with a Pro Controller, Tabletop Mode with the kickstand and detached JoyCon Controllers, and Handheld Mode with the JoyCon Controllers attached.
The console will hold a charge for 2.5 hours to 6.5 hours, depending on the game, and recharging is done through a USB Type-C cable. A capacitive (multitouch) touchscreen rounds out the package.
Finally, eight Switch consoles can be connected for local multiplayer.