The Nintendo Switch gaming system in gray in front of a screen

Ready to Switch Up Your Gaming? Nintendo Switch is Coming to Target

As if the holiday release of Nintendo NES Classic wasn't exciting enough for Nintendo fans, now there's another highly anticipated console to covet. Nintendo Switch hits Target stores and Target.com this Friday (March 3). Are you ready to get your game on? Here are five things you need to know before you go.

The Nintendo Switch gaming console in handheld mode

Nintendo Switch is a game-changer.
Nintendo Switch is a triple threat—the first console of its kind that lets you switch up how you game: You can play it on TV, docked like a regular console, game in tabletop mode with the help of a handy kickstand, or game as you go by using it as a handheld device. Its versatility makes it easy to team up or compete with friends just about anywhere—game with as many as eight other Nintendo Switch users with no worries about sharing a screen.

Act fast—Nintendo Switch should sell-out early.
We expect Nintendo Switch to be popular. To get your hands on the console, your best bet is to line up early at your local Target store on release day. The console retails for $299.99 and will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

Setting it up is easy.
The box comes with everything you need to get started—console, left and right Joy-Con controllers (kind of like Wii remotes, but they attach and detach right from the sides of the console), dock, HDMI cable and AC adapter. It won’t support Wii or Wii U software discs and doesn’t come pre-loaded with software, so you need to pick up a game to get playing.

Grab the right game.
Since software is not included with the console, you’ll want to grab titles like Zelda: Breath of Wild, 1-2-Switch, Skylanders Imaginators, or if you’re a fan of classic games check out Super Bomberman R, all available March 3. We'll also offer limited quantities of Special Edition Zelda: Breath of the Wild at launch in stores only. And don’t worry, we’ll have titles like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe coming out April 28 with Splatoon 2 and ARMS following this summer.

If you’re looking to play with a large group of people (try Just Dance 2017), pick up a few extra Joy-Con controllers. Planning long hours of gaming? Consider a Joy-Con Charging Grip.

What if I miss out?
Nintendo Switch is a hot item at Target and across other retailers, so it’s selling out quickly. If you haven’t nabbed one yet, keep checking your local Target store or Target.com—we’re working with Nintendo to regularly bring in more consoles throughout the year.

Want to learn more about Nintendo Switch and see how it works? Check out this complete tutorial.

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