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Miis in Nintendo Switch[edit]

I know this console won't be a Wii or Wii U system, but will Miis or Avatars would be in this hybird console or no? --RodneytheMiiGuy 11:14, 20 October 2016 (EDT)

It is not confirmed yet. So all it will be is speculation. Red Yoshi in a construction hat walking Yoshi the SSM (talk) 11:16, 20 October 2016 (EDT)
Haven't seen anything yet, but it's possible. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 11:16, 20 October 2016 (EDT)
I think there's a picture of it. You have to zoom in if you want a better look. Link: --RodneytheMiiGuy 03:46, 13 January 2017 (EST)

Here's your answer. --Super Nintendo controller emoticonNintendoplayerawesome 20:30, 19 January 2017 (EST)

Cliked on the link and nothing came out. --RodneytheMiiGuy 04:48, 22 January 2017 (EST)
I've fixed the link for you. Lakituthequick.png Lakituthequick 13:36, 22 January 2017 (UTC)
Thanks. And since Miis are now on the switch should we wait to update the Mii article and the Nintendo Switch article? --RodneytheMiiGuy 12:26, 17 February 2017 (EST)


Many people have identified Skyrim as being one of the games for this new console, and Bethesda even tweeted about being a publishing partner with Nintendo. Aidanzapunk (talk) 12:44, 20 October 2016 (EDT)

That was indeed an Elder Scrolls title. But what barring does that have on a Mario Wiki? Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 13:02, 20 October 2016 (EDT)
...Good point. Aidanzapunk (talk) 13:15, 20 October 2016 (EDT)
I'll fill this in anyway, but Skyrim isn't officially confirmed to have a game in the Switch, it's just Bethesda stating they're working and have plans for the Switch. It's not deconfirmed either though. BabyLuigiFire.png Ray Trace(T|C) 22:54, 20 October 2016 (EDT)
I've heard rumors that Skyrim could have either a port or a remaster coming to the Switch. Either that or what we've seen on the Switch is a new Elder Scrolls title.
Again, though, this has nothing to do with the Mario Wiki. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 11:41, 21 October 2016 (EDT)

In regards to Mario Kart[edit]

I think this should help clear up the whole King Boo thing. Aidanzapunk (talk) 12:18, 21 October 2016 (EDT)

Worth noting that this was back in April, so can't say for certain if this is solid info. It's something and it's interesting, but it's might be best to wait for more information. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 12:23, 21 October 2016 (EDT)

Mario kart game for nx close up[edit]

This will provide a closer look on the mario kart in the nintendo switch, it lets us see a closer look of the opening of the track, there are several characters like baby rosalina were seen only in the opening of the track. -- 17:59, 23 October 2016 (EDT)

A lot of stuff in that video footage is already covered in this article. BabyLuigiFire.png Ray Trace(T|C) 18:06, 23 October 2016 (EDT)

Create Articles for Nintendo Switch's Mario Games[edit]

I think to make Articles of Switch's Super Mario and Mario Kart games. --Red Yoshi 1.5 & Squid Sisters (talk) 15:34, 27 October 2016 (EDT)

Not yet. There's not enough to go off of, so wait until more info is revealed. There's a Switch press conference coming up in January, so maybe then. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 15:37, 27 October 2016 (EDT)
Yeah, everything should be contained on this page for now.
'Shroom Spotlight Shokora (talk · edits) 15:39, 27 October 2016 (EDT)

Nintendo Switch Presentation is coming up in January 12 or 13.
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January 13* --Captain Yoshi 12:41, 27 November 2016 (EST)

Wii U[edit]

Just curious but should we not list the Wii U as its predecessor? If not how come? - Kreshla 11:20pm (EST) Jan, 14/17

Well, to answer your question, I wouldn't consider the Wii U to be its predecessor for a variety of reasons I won't go into, because I don't know. Maybe someone else might help. – Owencrazyboy9 (talk) 23:38, 14 January 2017 (EST)
Nintendo themselves say the Switch is not a successor to either Wii U or 3DS. Lakituthequick.png Lakituthequick 03:55, 15 January 2017 (EST)
That news was being reported back when the Switch was still just "NX", and all info about the thing was still very vague. Nintendo plainly states the Switch to be a "home video game console" (see the "overview" video here). And shortly after its October reveal, Nintendo Japan revealed that it was to stop Wii U production, whereas the 3DS will continue to be supported. With the Wii U and Switch both being home consoles, and one of them being "discontinued" in favor of the other, I think we can just say that the Switch is the "successor" to the Wii U.
'Shroom Spotlight Shokora (talk · edits) 04:36, 15 January 2017 (EST)

Backwards Compatibility[edit]

Are there any details if this console will have backwards compatibility with Wii U games? Excluding handhelds and starting with the Wii, Nintendo has made an effort to make older games compatible with a newer system at launch.

Initial Launch Backwards Compatible
Wii GameCube
Wii U Wii, GameCube(homebrew and SSB4 adapter only)
Nintendo Switch Wii U[citation needed]

--Wildgoosespeeder (talk) (Stats - Contribs) 15:54, 16 January 2017 (EST)

Doubtful. The Switch uses Cartridges/Game Cards with no indication of supporting disks.--Thatguy62 (talk) 15:59, 16 January 2017 (EST)
What about games in a non-optical format (Mario Kart 8) officially released on the eShop? --Wildgoosespeeder (talk) (Stats - Contribs) 16:01, 16 January 2017 (EST)
That, I'm unsure about. I think evidence of the lack of backwards compatibility can be seen with Breath of The Wild and Mario Kart 8, both of which are getting re-released on the Switch despite being on the Wii U. This is technically still speculatory since Nintendo hasn't said anything as far as I'm aware, but to me that essentially says that the Switch won't be backwards compatible. --Thatguy62 (talk) 16:09, 16 January 2017 (EST)
Sorry for coming late, since the Switch is based on a Tegra SOC (ARM CPU or Denver CPU, Geforce-based GPU) it cannot execute the games made for Wii U (PowerPC CPU, Radeon-based GPU), meaning that a port of them must be done.--Mister Wu (talk) 22:53, 18 January 2017 (EST)

Switch at Pax South[edit]

I will be attending Pax South this Sunday to demo the Switch. What kind of information do we still need about the Switch and it's games which I can find out while I'm there?--EldritchdraaksSig1.pngEldritchdraaksSig2.png 17:05, 25 January 2017 (EST)

There are only two Mario games announced for the Switch so far, and only Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will be playable, if I am not mistaken. I fear that they are reusing the demo version of the first events, which has limited options and no Miis, still I'd suggest to look both at the page of the game and at the page of Mario Kart 8 so you can already guess what could be interesting to add to the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe page without adding redundant information (which is already in the page of Mario Kart 8). Maybe the menus and the new elements in them aren't yet fully covered. Also, in the multiplayer mode of the demo version the stats button was missing, if in the single player mode it is possible to view the stats, this would be a good start to start adding information about the new characters and vehicle parts. I don't know if the event will be streamed as well and if more information about Super Mario Odyssey will be revealed, in case you could take a few notes. Also, if you can have a look at the Home menu of the console (which I doubt it) or discover some information on the console not yet written here, you could take some notes about it too. By the look of it, however, these are preliminary versions of the OS, so I don't know how much can be inferred from the about the actual OS installed on the console.--Mister Wu (talk) 17:27, 25 January 2017 (EST)
I didn'y get any new info unfortunately, but I did get a bunch of photos of the switch setup area where they show off the different ways to play, which I've noticed in other videos of other switch demoing places. Will upload tomorrow.--EldritchdraaksSig1.pngEldritchdraaksSig2.png 23:56, 29 January 2017 (EST)

Early footage of the Nintendo Switch's OS and more finally leaked![edit]

Guys, apparently a guy on NeoGAF who goes by "hiphoptherobot" apparently got his Nintendo Switch two weeks early yesterday on Wednesday, February 15, 2017!! And has posted a 2 minute and 56 second video of him showing off the Nintendo Switch's OS (which currently has 1,000,000+ views), and you may have to download the mp4 file in order to see. As well as unboxing it on Floko (which currently has 865+ shares). You can also view the video on YouTube on Dystify's channel (links below), which he claims he will take down soon and be posted on FloKO (Paul Gandersman)'s channel. I wouldn't be surprised if Nintendo forces him to take down his video, files a lawsuit, or something. But if hiphoptherobot really trolled us all, he made it extremely convincing for sure.

But I sure hope some of this information comes in handy and can be used on the article.

Things I've found, highlights:
1) 0:49 You can choose from 12 profile icons, which includes; Yoshi, Bowser, Link's Sword, Zelda, a blue Pikmin, Samus Aran, Blathers, Celeste, Lime Green Inkling, Orange Inkling Squid, Fox McCloud's spaceship, and a Mii.
2) 0:55 You can have an owner and a nickname for one's account.
3) 1:05 I know this likely isn't new, but 8 users can be registered on a single Switch system.
4) 1:16 The News applet, where I see something in the upper left corner on Mario holding what looks like a trophy and lots more.
5) 1:29 A system update is required before preceding to the Nintendo eShop.
6) 1:31 Album applet.
7) 1:39 Controllers settings.
8) 1:48 System Settings, where it shows it has a 25.9 GB internal memory and much more.
9) 2:39 Sleep Mode.


I guess CaptainNintendoDude (Alexander Pekala) & Isaiah Triforce Johnson (whom are waiting a month early infront of Nintendo New York) and other Americans in the general public are technically not going to be the first one's in the Americas to get ownership of their Nintendo Switch's first after all. --Jjrapper100 (talk) 21:47, 16 February 2017 (EST)

The system can be used in Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish, which adds to the information that the system is region free; alongside selecting the region. – Owencrazyboy9 (talk) 22:30, 16 February 2017 (EST)
True, Nintendo did already say it was region free, so it's confirmed I guess. --Jjrapper100 (talk) 22:52, 16 February 2017 (EST)


I have yet to see the full video, but there are more than 12 user icons, there is a rectangular button below to show more than those 12.--Mister Wu (talk) 06:38, 17 February 2017 (EST)
New footage by Dystify has been uploaded today (link below) to confirm that there are more than 12 user icons. I saw at least 60 possible user icons (including Mii). And at least 42 background colors, which I'm pretty sure there are more scrolling down. And as we've been hearing, Mii's will have more facial expressions to choose from as well. --Jjrapper100 (talk) 09:24, 17 February 2017 (EST)


Explain me this:[edit]

Why do all the video game consoles' articles have their games' gallery sorted in alphabetical order yet Nintendo 3DS, Wii U and Nintendo Switch inexplicably have their games' gallery sorted by release date? This is a bit incongruent, we should use one consistent order for all consoles.

--BYLLANT Ak-Un.png 18:08, 22 September 2017 (EDT)

Gamecube Adapter[edit]

Now that Version 4.0 has brought Gamecube Adapter/Controller compatibility to the Switch, should we add that information to this page? MarioComix (talk) 04:02, 25 October 2017 (EDT)

8th generation not 9th[edit]

I saw that Wikipedia has it listed as an 8th generation not 9th generation, I wonder if it is an error, I'm going to change it just in case Wikipedia is right (which is most cases is) White Lightning George Jones 20:00, 19 May 2018 (EDT)

Can't believe I just found this place very awesome! I'm a regular editor over at Wikipedia and this was no error. This discussion at WikiProject Video Games is the consensus that Switch should be included as an 8th gen console. This discussion on the 8th gen talk page triggered the wider WP:VG discussion which includes sources from reliable industry sources grouping Switch in the same generation as PS4 and Xbox One. The consensus can change if the video game industry begins to place Switch clearly as a 9th gen console. --Alucard 16 (talk) 10:19, 12 January 2019 (EST)

Outdated information detected[edit]

The Joy-Con section appears to have grossly outdated information. In particular, the end of the first paragraph there states 'two games are currently set to release... 1-2-Switch... and ARMS'. Someone ought to get onto that (I can't do it because the page is protected). 08:23, 10 September 2018 (EDT)

I can't find what you're mentioning. Are you sure you're looking at the page's current revision? MarioComix (talk) 23:43, 10 September 2018 (EDT)
EDIT: Never mind, I now see that it has since been updated. MarioComix (talk) 23:43, 10 September 2018 (EDT)
Yes, since I made this post, Mario jc promptly took on the issue.
Maybe I'll make an account on this wiki soon, but I'm on SW more than here, so I'd have to be able to justify making the account. 03:27, 11 September 2018 (EDT)

"Special" Versions?[edit]

According to the UK website, European users can get access to special versions of select games from Nintendo Entertainment System - Nintendo Switch Online, how do any of you know that and what do they mean by special? DatGoodHomie (talk) 07:22, 16 September 2018 (EDT)

The webpage in that reference when I added it contained the full NES library lineup for Europe up until December 2018, but for some reason it's gone now. It also didn't really explain at all how the "special" versions would be different from the original versions, only tagging some of the games with "(SP)" and a note at the top saying "SP = Special version". Rosalina costume pose in Super Mario Maker Mario JC 08:36, 16 September 2018 (EDT)

Edit this Article?[edit]

Can I edit this article please! I want to include more from Wikipedia has. - The CoolYoshi

You don't need permission to edit the page. You're autoconfirmed. And please sign your comments on talk pages with 4 tildes (like this:~~~~) TheDarkStar Sprite of the Dark Star from Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey 14:07, April 6, 2019 (EDT)

3D Mario Remasters by Mario’s 35th Anniversary[edit]

Super Mario 64 HD, Sunshine HD, Galaxy HD and 3D World Deluxe is available released in 2020.
The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk).

Those are all currently just rumors, if they're confirmed officially we'll cover them. --Waluigi's head icon in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Too Bad! Waluigi Time! 13:11, May 14, 2020 (EDT)

About the Switch in Brazil[edit]

I think the release date of the Switch in Brazil should be changed, as it was released last Friday

Sources: (In Brazilian Portuguese)
The preceding unsigned comment was added by WeirdEssential (talk).

The reference currently there says the Switch released in 2017 in Brazil. I know Nintendo made the announcement of a Brazil Switch release recently, but what does our current reference actually say? Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 16:23, September 23, 2020 (EDT)
It says that Switch and 3DS games are being distributed. That doesn't automatically mean the Switch was officially released there, as the way many people got the console at the time was in the grey market.

WeirdEssential (talk) 07:49, September 24, 2020 (EDT)

Exactly! I corrected the console's release date in Brazil with its respective reference. --PhGuy12 (talk) 10:38, September 24, 2020 (EDT)
Thanks for the clarification ^^ Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 11:30, September 24, 2020 (EDT)

Joy Con Drift[edit]

Should the infamous Joy-Con Drift controversy be somewhere in the article? CBFan5 (talk) 14:21, January 10, 2021 (EST)

Is the 3DS a predecessor[edit]

People have been repeatedly adding into this article and the 3DS article that the 3DS is apparently the Switch's predecessor alongside the Wii U, so I think it's time to actually discuss this. Are there any official sources that call the 3DS a predecessor for the Switch, or ones that don't? When I google it, all I see are forum pages which call it so. Tosai "Fret" Furesawa Swallow Rindo Kanade

Officially, the Nintendo Switch is mainly presented as a new type of device that can be considered the successor of the Wii U, with docked mode making it some kind of a home console; practically, the Lite revealed what we already knew: it’s a handheld console first and foremost, aiming at being a portable Wii U, as the game library shows. So in practical terms it’s a successor to both, officially it’s more of a successor of the Wii U, with it being initially marketed as a home console you can take around with you.—Mister Wu (talk) 10:13, October 2, 2020 (EDT)

2 Minecrafts[edit]

Just before I delete one of them, why are there 2? Bubbasour11 sprite.pngBubbasour1117

Because one is different from the other :) NatsMario's Mii.NatsMarioMario (Santa) from Mario Kart Tour 16:00, May 21, 2022 (EDT)

Change from home to hybrid[edit]

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failed 1-5
I saw that Wikipedia and Bulbapedia have it classified as a hybrid console not a home console. I changed it just in case Wikipedia and Bulbapedia are right, but somebody reverted my edits. I wonder if it is an error? I'm going to make a proposal for the change just in case Wikipedia and Bulbapedia are right (which are most cases is). GuntherBB.jpgGuntherBBGravity Rush Kat.png

Proposer: Teh Other (talk)
Deadline: August 5, 2022, 23:59 GMT


  1. Teh Other (talk) Per proposal


  1. Hewer (talk) The way the article is right now already says that the Switch is a hybrid console but is marketed primarily as a home console, which I think is a perfect compromise. Also, as some general advice, "other wikis do it this way" is almost never a good argument because those wikis are completely separate from this one and have different rules.
  2. Sdman213 (talk) Per Hewer.
  3. Swallow (talk) We shouldn't take word from other wikis.
  4. Ray Trace (talk) Per all.
  5. TheFlameChomp (talk) Per all.


Where in the article is it said definitively that the Switch is a home console? Hewer (talk · contributions · edit count) 10:40, July 22, 2022 (EDT)

It's in the top section and the features section. GuntherBB.jpgGuntherBBGravity Rush Kat.png
Both of those sections already say that the Switch is a hybrid console. Hewer (talk · contributions · edit count) 11:52, July 22, 2022 (EDT)
They're erroneously referred to as a home console despite being a hybrid.
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Anybody else agree with some support that say that the Nintendo Switch is both a home console and a handheld console? GuntherBB.jpgGuntherBBGravity Rush Kat.png

I'd like to see the reasoning for the definitions made in Wikipedia and Bulbapedia; that they are simply present in those two wikis shouldn't necessarily mean we adopt them. Mario (Santa)'s map icon from Mario Kart Tour Mario-HOHO! (Talk / Stalk) 17:30, July 22, 2022 (EDT)
@Teh Other There is a source in the opening paragraph which calls it a home console, which Nintendo seems to primarily market it as. Tosai "Fret" Furesawa Swallow Rindo Kanade 19:06, July 22, 2022 (EDT)

Split the "Nintendo Switch Online" section into this page and the "Nintendo Switch Online" article[edit]

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Split 12-0
I think the Nintendo Switch Online section may be way too long. In this case, perhaps there's a possibility to split this page's "Nintendo Switch Online" section to the following: Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Switch Online.

Proposer: GuntherBB (talk)
Deadline: August 12, 2023, 23:59 GMT


  1. GuntherBB (talk) Per proposal
  2. Waluigi Time (talk) We already have Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection and Nintendo Network split, and the NSO section is more substantial than the latter page. I don't see why not.
  3. DK Fan (talk) Switch Online has grown since launch.
  4. Windy (talk) Per Waluigi Time.
  5. Hewer (talk) Actually, per Waluigi Time, I didn't realise the previous online services were split and doing this makes sense for consistency.
  6. FanOfYoshi (talk) Per all, especially Waluigi Time.
  7. ExoRosalina (talk) As agreed per Waluigi Time.
  8. Swallow (talk) Wasn't sure at first but since we have articles for similar things, may as well with this.
  9. PaperSplash (talk) Per all.
  10. The Eggo55 (talk) Per all
  11. ThePowerPlayer (talk) Per all.
  12. Killer Moth (talk) Per all.


#Hewer (talk) I definitely don't think it's long enough to justify splitting on length alone, and there isn't any other reason to split it.


I just have a broader question mark about the necessity of covering this service in detail. Mario (Santa)'s map icon from Mario Kart Tour Mario-HOHO! (Talk / Stalk) 20:53, July 29, 2023 (EDT)

I find myself having to link to it enough that I think it's worth it. It definitely qualifies as relevant to Mario, being necessary for online play in Mario games for the Switch, plus the Booster Course Pass is part of the Expansion Pack, and there's the various Mario games featured in its retro game libraries (which admittedly do have their own pages but it's good to have something to link to every time we say such and such is exclusive to Nintendo Switch Online and/or the Expansion Pack). Compare Nintendo eShop and the Virtual Console, for example. Hewer (talk · contributions · edit count) 16:41, July 30, 2023 (EDT)