Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch

The Switch is Nintendo's latest gaming system, and it's designed to easily and quickly transform from a home gaming console to a portable one. When you're at home, simply dock the Nintendo Switch and you can play games using a big screen TV. When you're heading out, undock the portable screen, slide the Joy-Con controllers into each side, and go.

The Joy-Con controllers provide total gameplay flexibility. They can be used as separate controllers for use with two players, or one player can use them both with the Joy-Con grip as a more traditional-style controller. They can be held vertical or sideways, and you can use motion controls or buttons.

There are a few different ways that you can play multiplayer on the Nintendo Switch. You can play with friends at home using multiple controllers and a TV screen, or you can play online with other Switch gamers. But if you have other friends who also have Nintendo Switch consoles, you can link up to eight systems together to play anywhere as well.

The Nintendo Switch has a 6.2-inch multi-touch capacitive touch screen with a display resolution of 1280 x 720. It has 32GB of internal memory, and users can expand the storage using microSDHC or microSDXC cards. Nintendo says that battery life can last for more than six hours, but it will vary depending on software and usage. For instance, Zelda™: Breath of the Wild will only get about 3 hours on a single charge.

The Nintendo Switch launched with a brand new Zelda game, "Breath of the Wild." Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will be coming out April 28, and many more games including Super Mario Odyssey, Minecraft, Skyrim, and more will be coming soon as well.

The Nintendo Switch retails for $299.99 at Best Buy, GameStop, Target, Walmart, ToysRUs, and Amazon.

- Learn more about the Nintendo Switch (nintendo.com/switch)