Accessories

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In a recent interview with Bloomberg, Nintendo CEO Tatsumi Kimishima revealed Nintendo’s stance on Switch accessories.

“Going forward, of course, in terms of what kind of accessories will come out, we want to show this in January and later. By no means was that everything.”

Safe to say, then, that Nintendo will be revealing at least some Switch accessories at the Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017, which will be held on January 12.

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In that same interview, Mr Kimishima also stated that he believes that “there will be a wider array” of accessories available for the Switch than there was for previous consoles.

That does remain to be seen, however, as Nintendo has a history of ditching planned accessories, as was the case with the Wii Vitality Sensor or the countless amount of Wii U GamePad accessories shown off in that console’s reveal trailer.

This page will be updated to become a comprehensive accessories guide once we have more information on what will be made available for Nintendo Switch, but until then, take a look at some of the Switch’s accessories revealed in its debut trailer.


JOY CON

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This is the Nintendo Switch’s main controller. It can be used alone when detached from the Switch’s screen or the Joy Con Grip, but can also be used in tandem with another Joy Con to be more of a traditional controller, or a sort of WiiMote-Nunchuk combo. There are two Joy Con (yes, the plural of Joy Con is Joy Con) included with each system.

The Joy Con likely has motion control.

Read more about it here.


SWITCH SCREEN

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A screen to play the Switch on the go, which also happens to be the Switch console itself.

The Joy Cons can also attach to it.

No one knows what its resolution is, but it’s widely rumored to be 720p multitouch.


SWITCH DOCK

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The Switch Dock connects the console to the TV and outputs its image. It also recharges the system for portable use.

Some rumors have suggested that it also makes the Nintendo Switch more powerful, but that is likely false considering that a Bethesda boss said that Skyrim would look and play “exactly the same” at home and on the go.


JOY CON GRIP

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This piece in the middle of the two removable Joy Con controllers holds them together and offers a nice grip as well. In other words, it’s what holds the Joy Con in place when they aren’t being used with the Switch’s screen in portable mode.


PRO CONTROLLER

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Tired of gaming in new, innovative ways? Just wanna kick back and relax? Do you like D-Pads that aren’t split? Well, the Switch Pro Controller is for you!

The Switch Pro Controller is just like the Wii U Pro Controller that preceded it, and it’s a more traditional way to play. The design is somewhat tweaked, as the sticks are now offset and the controller’s body is no longer glossy.

Expect more details soon!


THE OTHER JOY CON GRIP

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Do you see the grip on this Joy Con?

It just seems like a standard Joy Con to me, but there has been some buzz online concerning the moment in the Switch reveal trailer where two ladies are shown playing the console at a gathering. This Joy Con apparently has some kind of grip on it to make it more comfortable to use. Maybe we’ll know if this accessory does indeed exist on January 12th.


SWITCH CAR STAND THING

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I don’t know what to call this, officially, but let’s go with Switch Car Stand Thing for the moment. It seems like you’ll be able to attach your Switch screen to car seats. Neat!