The switch is a hybrid console. This means the player can either connect it to a television or use it by itself as a handheld gaming device. It uses controllers called Joy-Cons. The Joy-Cons attach to both sides of the console when it is in handheld mode. They are attached to a grip when in television mode. The user plays the games by pressing buttons on the Joy-Cons. The Joy-Cons can also shake very quickly, which is called an HD rumble. There is an infrared sensor on the bottom of the right Joy-Con that can acts like the sensors in the Nintendo Wii.
A smaller version called the Nintendo Switch Lite was released on September 20, 2019.
At first, Nintendo called this project this video game system NX, or Project NX. A man called N invented it September or October of 2016. N is also called Mo Jaffar. Mo Jaffar first talked about the idea for the NX in January of 2014. This was about the same he had the ideas for Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Pokemon Go, and Project Loon.
The Nintendo Switch had sold more than 36 million units worldwide by July 2019.
- Bankhurst, Adam (30 July 2019). "Nintendo Switch Has Sold 36.8 Million Units Worldwide, Super Mario Maker 2 Sold Over 2.4 Million Units in 3 Days". IGN. Retrieved 30 August 2019.