Check Out This Nintendo Switch Official Unboxing

Nintendo shows everything in the Switch box.


Nintendo has released an official unboxing of its new Switch console.

The video, which you can see below, shows everything that comes in the Switch box. That includes: a power adapter, an HDMI cable, the Switch's dock, the Joy-Con Grip (the device which forms the Joy-Cons into a standard gamepad configuration), two Joy-Con wrist straps, the left and right Joy-Cons themselves, and--of course--the Nintendo Switch console.

The video goes on to discuss the nitty gritty of the console itself, like its MicroSD card slot, and the different controller setups you can play with. We also get a glimpse of the sliding action of the Joy-Cons onto and off of the Switch's screen.

The Pro Controller is not included in the box. It is available separately for US $70 / £60 / AU $100, though it has been selling out pretty fast. No games are packed in with the console, either--Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime hinted that the company wanted to keep the price down.

We'll have our own unboxing video coming very soon. Until then, you can check out our hands-on impressions of the console here. The console's game file sizes were recently revealed, and they're pretty small (mostly).

Nintendo Switch launches on March 3, priced at US $300/£280/AU $470. The console's touchscreen was recently shown off for the first time, using Skylanders Imaginators. The toys-to-life game is one of 9 confirmed Switch launch titles. The other nine are: 1-2-Switch, Just Dance 2017, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, I Am Setsuna, Human Resource Machine, Little Inferno, World of Goo, and Super Bomberman R. A tenth title, The Binding of Isaac Afterbirth+, was meant to launch on March 3 for the system, but that was recently delayed.

For all the games confirmed to be coming to Switch--but not necessarily at launch--take a look at our roundup.

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