Nintendo Switch – release date, price and cost of accessories

The newest home system from Nintendo will launch worldwide on March 3rd, 2017.

March 3rd it is – on this day players will be able to start using their Nintendo Switch console. There’s a suggested retail price of $299.99 in United States with £279.99 in United Kingdom. There are two versions of console, one with gray controllers and one Neon Blue and Neon Red Joy-Con (yup, that’s the official name).

Nintendo Switch Pro Controller will cost you $69.99 with two additional Joy-Con controllers at $79.99. It isn’t cheap, but much better than the price of a single controller at $49.99. Joy-Con Charging Grip allows you to connect two Joy-Cons into one pad and charging them at a one time costs $29.99. Additional Nintendo Switch Dock Set should cost around $89.99 with a set of two Joy-Con Wheels for $14.99.

We expect our wallets not to be as joyful.

Nintendo’s representatives were tense about the hardware. The console has a 6.2″ multi-touch screen working in 1280×720 resolution. There’s only 32GB of internal storage, but you can expand it with microSDXC card. Battery life can last for more than six hours – of course depending on the title you are currently playing. It’s confirmed that Nintendo Switch will use game cards instead of optical discs. If you are interested in the placement of speakers, power button etc., there’s a nice presentation on the official site.

If you aren’t planning to buy Nintendo Switch in your country, that’s not a problem: the console is region free.

For all the latest news about the console and its games you can follow Nintendo Switch tag. You can also watch the full Nintendo Switch announcement conference below (starts at 32:58):