Nintendo Switch

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Nintendo Switch
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Logo for the Nintendo Switch
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Creator(s) Nintendo
Release date(s) March 3rd, 2017 (all regions)
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The Nintendo Switch is a ninth-generation home console system released worldwide on March 3rd, 2017. It is the successor to the Wii U and currently the newest home console from Nintendo.

The main drawing point of the Switch is its versatility, advertised as a console that can be moved easily between the TV screen, and a handheld mode. The controller, known as the Joy-con, comes in pairs and can also be played in various different ways, including being split for 2 player use, or attached to the console itself in handheld mode.

Varieties[edit]

In addition to the standard Nintendo Switch, there are also the following variants:

  • Nintendo Switch Lite - Released September 2019, this version plays strictly as a handheld device and cannot connect to a TV screen. It also eschews detachable Joy-Con in favor of buttons on the console itself, and replaces the arrow buttons with a + Control Pad.

amiibo Compatibility[edit]

The Nintendo Switch, like the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS before it, is compatible with amiibo. To activate an amiibo figurine in a given game, the player must first be prompted by the game itself, then place the figurine base-down on top of the right-hand Joy-con control stick. This will have various effects, based on the amiibo used, and the game being played.

An example would be the 'amiibo Rune' from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which causes various items to fall from the sky in front of Link when an amiibo is scanned in.

Profile Icons[edit]

Since the launch of the system, users have been able to make profiles with avatars representing various video game characters. On March 12th/13th, 2018, the Nintendo Switch updated to version 5.0.0, which added a number of Kirby series characters as avatars to choose from. These include the following:

Kirby Games on the Switch[edit]

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