Nintendo Switch Video Games

Starting with the Nintendo Game & Watch in the early 1980s, Nintendo has been a leading provider of handheld video game consoles for more than 30 years. Starting with the Game Boy, the company has progressed to the Nintendo Switch, which is a dual-purpose gaming console that can be used like a home video game console or take on the go.

What is the Nintendo Switch?

Debuting worldwide in 2017, the Nintendo Switch is a dual-use or hybrid video game console that connects to a docking station and works with a television or can be removed from the docking station and placed on a flat surface that players gather around to see the action on-screen. Wireless controllers, called joy-con controllers, work with the console. They can also be attached to the sides of the console to provide handheld playing options. It also works with traditional-style controllers.

What are some games available to play on the Nintendo Switch?

There are a number of video games that are exclusive to the Nintendo Switch, such as:

  • Just Dance 2017
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  • Puyo Puyo Tetris
  • Shovel Knight
  • Snipperclips
  • Splatoon 2
  • Super Mario Odyssey
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 2

All video game genres, such as fighting, racing, role-playing, action/adventure and sports, are available to play on the Nintendo Switch.