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.