Information about energy efficiency and eco-design of Nintendo Switch family consoles
This information is provided to meet the self-regulatory requirements of the games console voluntary agreement. For further information about the voluntary agreement, including its methodology, please visit www.efficientgaming.eu.
Energy consumption of Nintendo Switch family consoles
The average power consumption of Nintendo Switch family consoles in different states of activity can be found below.
||Nintendo Switch – OLED Model
|Active gaming *1
|Streaming media (HD) *2
|Sleep Mode (Wi-Fi connected; wired LAN connection not maintained)
Maximum 0.5 W
Maximum 0.5 W
|Sleep Mode (wired LAN connection maintained)
Maximum 0.5 W
Maximum 0.5 W
Please note: the values have been rounded off to the nearest full value. There also may be some statistical variations on the energy consumption values displayed. The values could also change depending on the usage environment and conditions.
*1 Average energy consumption measured using the game The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
*2 Average energy consumption measured by HD streaming via YouTube app at 1080p60 quality (sample video: Nintendo Direct | E3 2019).
Power management functions of Nintendo Switch family consoles
Nintendo Switch family consoles come with multiple power management options, among them the low-power consuming Sleep Mode, and an Auto-Sleep function.
The Auto-Sleep function can help to save energy by reducing the amount of time your Nintendo Switch family console remains in a higher power state, activating after a certain period of inactivity (see here for the default values).
Sleep Mode is a power state that consumes less energy while maintaining some basic functionalities. There are several versions of this low power mode.
- Sleep Mode: Available for all Nintendo Switch models. This is the default low power mode for all models. It offers a quick resume function that allows users to continue their last activity prior to the activation of Sleep Mode. See our Support section to learn more about Sleep Mode and how to personalise the settings for Sleep Mode.
- Sleep Mode with wired connection: You can choose to maintain connection to the internet (default for Nintendo Switch) or prioritise low power consumption (default for Nintendo Switch – OLED Model). Visit our Support section to learn how to adjust settings.
- Power off: All Nintendo Switch family consoles can be powered down. Visit our Support section to learn how to turn off your console.
Resource efficiency and Nintendo Switch family consoles
Keeping Nintendo Switch family consoles in good working condition
Expanding the storage space of Nintendo Switch family consoles
It is possible to expand the storage space of Nintendo Switch family consoles, used to store downloadable software, downloadable content (DLC), and captured screenshots or gameplay videos, via a microSD card. For details, visit our Support section:
Arranging repair of Nintendo Switch family consoles
Nintendo products are built to last, but if you experience an issue with your Nintendo Switch family console, please contact our Customer Support or book a repair via our repair portal:
You can make use of our repair services even if your Nintendo Switch family console is no longer under warranty. Please note that only Nintendo-authorised repairers can perform the necessary repair diagnostics for Nintendo consoles. Certain components (e.g. the motherboard, LCD/OLED screen, internal battery) are made available only to Nintendo-authorised repairers for the repair of Nintendo Switch family consoles.
How to reset your Nintendo Switch family console to factory settings
It is possible to restore your Nintendo Switch family console to the default factory settings. Typically this means that all data is deleted from the console, and the settings are returned to the original state in which you bought it.
It is also possible to restore factory settings while retaining some of the data stored on the console. To find out more about restoring factory settings, see:
Recycling and end-of-life processing of Nintendo Switch family consoles
Protect the environment by recycling your console at the end of its useful life. For details, see: