Nintendo Switch Dock Will Be in All Launch Bundles [Report]

Nintendo Switch Dock Will Be in All Launch Bundles [Report]

It doesn't look like there will be a version of the Switch released without the dock.

When the Nintendo Switch was revealed, fans and journalists were left with a few questions about the details surrounding the system. One of those questions was whether the Switch would have a release version without the television dock.

Let's Play Video Games, who successfully reported on a number of details about the Switch prior to its reveal, is back with another report on the Switch. This time, LP's sources say that the Switch will be launching with the Switch Dock packed-in with every system. The source says that Nintendo wants to make the Switch as clear to consumers as possible and having a version without the Dock would just muddy up the marketing.

In addition, there are apparently no plans to allow the Switch to connect to televisions without the dock.

This all makes sense. The Nintendo Switch is the entire package, allowing owners to switch from portable to television play seamlessly. The picture above in this article will likely be what comes in every box when the Switch launches in March 2017: the Switch, the Switch Dock, Joy Con L/R, and the Joy Con shell. You don't need the shell for the Switch to do its job, but it makes the entire process of portable/home play rather simple. And that simplicity is part of what's going to help Nintendo sell the system.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. See our terms & conditions.

Mike Williams

Reviews Editor

M.H. Williams is new to the journalism game, but he's been a gamer since the NES first graced American shores. Third-person action-adventure games are his personal poison: Uncharted, Infamous, and Assassin's Creed just to name a few. If you see him around a convention, he's not hard to spot: Black guy, glasses, and a tie.

Read this next

Kairi Joins the Battle in Kingdom Hearts 3's Re Mind DLC, Out Next Month

A leaked trailer shows off new playable characters, additional exploration of Scala ad Caelum, and more.

What's Your Favorite PlayStation Memory?

COMMUNITY QUESTION | This week is the 25th anniversary of the PlayStation, so let's look back on our fondest memories of Sony's first consoles.

The Elder Scrolls: Legends is "On Hold" at Bethesda

Bethesda's collectible card game is getting put in storage for the foreseeable future.

25 Years Ago, Breath of Fire 2 Was My First Journey to Kill God, and It Was Good

Even the world's worst translation can't destroy a good yarn about slaying the Lord.

With Reconstruction Complete, Starbreeze is Pinning Its Future on Payday

After a tough year for the publisher, Payday seems like its best bet.

The Making of Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment, Part 5: Fin

Yacht Club Games concludes their deep dive into Specter of Torment's design!

"I Can Pretty Much Become Way Worse Than Gordon Ramsay"

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan would like to be seen as the "Asian Steve Jobs" but comes off more like "a jerk selling light-up mice."

More News

Kairi Joins the Battle in Kingdom Hearts 3's Re Mind DLC, Out Next Month

A leaked trailer shows off new playable characters, additional exploration of Scala ad Caelum, and more.

The Elder Scrolls: Legends is "On Hold" at Bethesda

Bethesda's collectible card game is getting put in storage for the foreseeable future.

With Reconstruction Complete, Starbreeze is Pinning Its Future on Payday

After a tough year for the publisher, Payday seems like its best bet.

In Japan, a Dispute Filled With Accusations of Sexual Harassment and Bad Business Practices Boils Over

Allegations against Dangen Entertainment and its CEO are coming to light after a falling out between the company and some of its dev partners.