UPDATE 8/11/18: Reports recently surfaced that Switch would finally receive a long-requested YouTube app this week. And guess what? Nintendo has now confirmed that the app is a thing that's actually real.
Those with a hankering for some YouTube action - and indeed the sunny visages of Eurogamer's video team - on their hybrid gaming device can now download the app (weighing in at exactly 89MB) from the eShop. However, at the time of writing, it hasn't appeared on Nintendo's Recent Releases listing, so you might need to do a manual search for 'YouTube'.
Having played around with the app for all of 90 seconds, I'm pleased to report that search and navigation is (unsurprisingly) a considerably less laggy affair on Switch compared to YouTube's previous offerings on Nintendo's consoles. Discerning fans of home screen icon aesthetics may be slightly less pleased, however.
Nintendo will launch an updated version of the Switch in 2019, according to a Wall St Journal report.
There's no firm detail on what this will entail, however - the article [paywall] simply mentions a "brighter, thinner" screen as one of several possible options. As for a release date, a broad summer to late 2019 release window is apparently on the cards.
An earlier Wall St Journal article [paywall] from March this year stated the opposite - that Nintendo was "holding off on Switch 2.0" to make money on peripherals instead. But after several years on sale, a refresh for Nintendo's console is hardly surprising - especially after a noticeably quieter year for Switch following the console's meteoric launch.
Three more NES games will join the Nintendo Switch Online subscription service next week, on 10th October.
You can now download and play your digital Nintendo Switch games on another Switch console with minimal fuss, thanks to a new system update.
You'll need to connect your Nintendo Switch to the internet every seven days to keep playing your NES games.
The floodgates to the Nintendo eShop opened some time ago, and this week is no different - a staggering 24 games arrived on the store today.
It's not an unusual number - last week offered the same amount, including Broforce, Gone Home and NBA 2K19 - and many of these are genuinely great indie games already released elsewhere I'd seriously consider buying again.
There's Bastion for example, Supergiant Games' brilliantly-narrated action role-player, and the beautiful Dust: An Elysian Tail. Double Fine's adventure game Broken Age also arrives on Switch today, alongside Wasteland 2, Surgeon Simulator and the Warlock of Firetop Mountain.
Nintendo will finally launch its paid online service next week, on 19th September.
UPDATE 6/9/18: Last week's postponed Nintendo Direct will be broadcast tomorrow - exactly seven days on from when it was originally scheduled.
Nintendo shifted another 1.88m Switch consoles between April and June this year, bringing the console's lifetime sales total up to 19.6m.
This figure is down slightly on the same quarter last year, when it sold 1.97m over the same three months, albeit soon after the console's launch and during a period when Nintendo released Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Arms.
Switch is still selling well, then, and roughly equivalent to the PlayStation 4 at the same point in its lifecycle (while only having had one holiday sales period when PS4 had had two). And, importantly, game sales more than doubled over the same period last year - where Nintendo makes a lot of its money.
Nintendo Switch's "tabletop mode" - when the console is propped up using its kickstand - is a popular way to play the console, especially in multiplayer. But when playing like this there's no way to also charge the console simultaneously.
Nintendo has finally detailed the Switch's online subscription service - and it comes with a feature many hoped would arrive for free.
Nintendo has sold an eye-opening 10.41m copies of Super Mario Odyssey since the game's launch last October. Odyssey is now Nintendo Switch's best-selling game - well over half the console's entire userbase now owns a copy.
As of 31st March this year, Nintendo has sold 17.79m Switch consoles - an impressive figure for a console just one year old.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe now stands at 9.22m sales, Zelda: Breath of the Wild at 8.48m sales, and Splatoon 2 on 6.02m. These figures include bundled copies and downloads.
There's a changing of the guard at Nintendo, with company president Tatsumi Kimishima retiring after two-and-half years in the job.
Nintendo has just wrapped up its Nindies Showcase Spring 2018 broadcast, which was headlined by the the reveal of Mark of the Ninja Remastered.
Originally launched in 2012 for Xbox 360, the side-scrolling stealth game became a cult classic. Its Switch re-release is slated for the autumn.
Other noteworthy announcements include Lumines Remastered and West of Loathing - both due this spring - plus The Banner Saga 3, headed to Switch this summer before imminent releases of both Banner Saga 1 and 2.
Nintendo has a long lineup of Switch indie game announcements to make - and here's where you can watch it all unfold.
Big new version numbers typically mean big new changes - but this isn't the case for Nintendo's fancy-sounding Switch update 5.0.
Install the update and you'll be able to add Facebook and Twitter contacts to your Switch friends list - a useful feature.
Digital software bought online will start downloading faster with 5.0 installed - which is good.
The next Nintendo Direct broadcast has been scheduled for tomorrow - Thursday, 8th March - at 10pm UK time.
UPDATE 6/3/17: As promised, Nintendo has at last allowed My Nintendo Gold Points to be redeemed when buying games and other content on its digital eShop.
Nintendo will finally start charging for Switch's online multiplayer in September.
14.86m Nintendo Switch consoles have now been sold worldwide since the platform's launch in March last year.
Nintendo is holding a hands-on workshop with Nintendo Labo in London next month - but you'll need to come along with a kid (if you're an adult) or an adult (if you're a kid).
Nintendo has now given official prices to its new range of Nintendo Labo cardboard Switch accessories.
Nintendo surprised the world last night with its announcement of Nintendo Labo, a DIY cardboard accessory range for Nintendo Switch. So, of course, the world promptly took to Twitter to record its hot takes and jokes.
Nintendo has announced Nintendo Labo, a new range of cardboard-based "build-and-play experiences designed to inspire creative minds and playful hearts alike".
That certainly sounds lofty, yet the opening moments of Nintendo's announcement video below make it a little tricky to see what all the excitement is about.
Nintendo Labo toys start out as flat bits of perforated card that can be popped out into shapes, folded, and assembled into the likes of a bike, a piano, a fishing rod, robot suit, and more - creations that Nintendo is calling Toy-Cons.
Nintendo is prepping a big Switch announcement tonight, at 10pm UK time.
A "new interactive experience" for Nintendo Switch will be revealed, "specially crafted for kids and those who are kids at heart".
Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima recently emphasised how important growing the Switch's audience was for the console's second year - and, crucially, that the console now needed to attract an audience who were not already core gamers.
Nintendo fans are convinced there will soon be a Direct, the company's semi-regular YouTube bulletin of news and surprises, and many stayed up all of last night waiting for an announcement.
Nintendo itself did little to quell the flames - and posted numerous knowing pictures from official Twitter accounts seemingly acknowledging the fan excitement.
As fans waited for the announcement to drop at the top of each hour, Nintendo broke off from its usual pattern of PR tweets to send out (or simply retweet) the following:
Nintendo Switch is now the fastest selling home console in US history.
Nintendo has thrown open its gaily coloured box of festive discount treats, revealing full details of its eShop Christmas sale for Switch, 3DS, and Wii U.
Nintendo has now sold more than 10m Switch consoles worldwide in just nine months.
It's an impressive total, and one which will only rise higher as the Christmas sales season continues.
For comparison, Wii U sold just 13.56m in five years - although that figure shows how much of a flop the Switch's predecessor was. The original Wii sold more than 100m - there's still a long way to go for Switch to hit that.
Stellar karaoke app Karaoke Joysound is out now on the Switch eShop. Sadly it's only officially available in Japan at present, but that doesn't mean you need to miss out.
Nintendo Switch just got its first video-streaming app outside of Japan: US TV service Hulu.
You can download Hulu from the Switch eShop now if you have a US-registered account. Setting up a US account is easy - Switch is region-free - although you'll need a US-registered IP address and Hulu subscription to watch anything using the app.
Hulu's arrival on Switch is notable, though, as the precursor to more video-streaming services launching - ones which us UK folk might actually benefit from.
Switch's handheld mode is slightly more popular than the option of playing the console connected to the TV.
Nintendo hasn't publicly announced it, but GameCube controllers are now supported by Switch as of the console's recent 4.0 update.
UPDATE 4.45pm: As noted by Nintendo Life, the update has stealthily added USB headphone support, including for wireless headphones. You will, however, need a USB to USB-C headphone adapter when playing in portable mode.
Nintendo Switch has a big system update with some much-requested features: video capture and save game transfers.
But, for video capture at least, there's a catch: it currently only works with four Nintendo-developed games: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (version 1.3 onwards), Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (1.3 onwards), Splatoon 2 (1.2 onwards) and Arms (3.1 onwards).
Sony has announced it will publish an indie game for the Switch - that little console produced by its long-time rival Nintendo.
Accessory manufacturer Gamevice is suing Nintendo over the design of the Switch.
There's a new system update waiting to download to your Switch this morning.
Firmware update 3.0.1 fixes a recently-introduced bug which affected your battery charge indicator.
According to Nintendo Life, the issue had stopped the Switch's on-screen charge indicator from updating correctly - disappearing or not updating during charging, or showing zero per cent charge while the device was still operational.
Nintendo has launched its mobile phone app for Switch owners on both iPhone/iPad and Android.
The app will let you voice chat with Switch friends and invite others to play via Facebook, Twitter and Whatsapp.
It will also offer game-specific information, for example your online match history. For now, this is limited to just Splatoon 2.
Switch is getting its first media app - but only in Japan.
UK retailer GAME has warned investors to expect another dismal set of financial results, after previously pinning hopes on the launch of Nintendo Switch to save its 12-month totals.
Nintendo documents designed for Switch developers have been published online and sparked debate around references to as-yet unrevealed features such as save data transfers and guest logins.
Nintendo Switch has officially reached the 1m mark for unit sales in Japan. It took 17 weeks but it's clear that Japan is loving Nintendo's newest hybrid console, with stock consistently selling out.
Turn on your Nintendo Switch today and you'll find a new system update waiting for you: it's version 3.0, with a bunch of handy new features.
You can now add friends with a Switch who were on your 3DS or Wii U friend lists, find nearby paired controllers by getting them to vibrate, and use a Switch Pro Controller via wired connection.
But, perhaps best of all, is the way Nintendo has doled out the update's patch notes.
UPDATE 8.10am: Nintendo's previous offer of a free Virtual Console game with added multiplayer - to be kept just for a month - has been replaced with access to a catalogue of the titles.
Nintendo's voice chat solution for the Switch is, as we've known for some time, that you use your mobile phone. But what if you want to use a pair of wired headphones and listen to your game's audio as well as voice chat?
You can now pre-order an extra dock for your Nintendo Switch for £79.99 from Amazon UK.
The numbers are in, and Nintendo Switch was April's best-selling games console in the US.
UPDATE 22/5/17: Minecraft: Switch Edition will no longer spam players with hundreds of automatically-taken screenshots.
Nintendo has said a Switch Dock Set will come out in the UK in June.
Nintendo Switch is off to a strong start, with more than 2.74m consoles shipped during its first month of release.
Did you watch last night's Nintendo Direct? It included information on family-friendly games such as Splatoon 2, Arms and Hey! Pikmin.
Nintendo now offers a bounty of up to $20k (£16k) for details of Switch security vulnerabilities.
Nintendo Switch will unlock a hidden menu if you own more than a dozen games.
Nintendo Switch users have spent the past week trying to find out their playtime for each game.
Nintendo of America boss Reggie Fils-Aime has said the company is actively investigating reports of Switch's Joy-Con disconnect issue.
Does your Nintendo Switch have dead pixels? If so, Nintendo does not consider the issue to be a defect.
Nintendo Switch sold more in its launch weekend in Europe than any other Nintendo hardware launch in history.
Nintendo Switch sold 80k units during its first weekend on sale.
In figures published by Eurogamer sister site GamesIndustry.biz, Switch can be judged as off to a solid, if not stellar, start.
80k is double what the Wii U managed at its UK debut - a positive increase for Nintendo's home console fortunes.
Have you put your Nintendo Switch console near a fish tank? Do you have a microwave nearby? These could be causing your wireless Joy-Con controller connection problems, Nintendo has said.
UPDATE 3.15pm: Back to GAME's issues now - and a spokesperson for the company has told Eurogamer that all orders will apparently be delivered by midday tomorrow.
We contacted GAME for comment on this morning's story, below. The chain has assured us it is contacting everyone affected.
"We are aware some consumers have received conflicting emails regarding their Nintendo Switch orders being dispatched," a GAME spokesperson said.
It's Nintendo Switch launch day and Nintendo has finally decided to share information on some of the burning questions we had on transferring digital games and save files.
Much has been made of Nintendo Switch's region-free status. But how easy is it to buy a game from its Japanese eShop?
The year is 2017, and Nintendo Switch features the return of friend codes - 12 digit numbers which let others add you as a friend.
UPDATE: It's Switch launch day, and Nintendo's eShop is live with a total of 18 games to download. Here's the full rundown, with prices:
Console launches are a confusing time. Rumours can spread, and without widespread access to the hardware it can be difficult to tell fact from fiction.
Two days before launch, Nintendo has finally given us a glimpse at the Switch's eShop.
Nintendo Switch's Pro Controller can connect to your PC, early adopters have found.
Another game has been added to Nintendo's Switch launch line-up - just 48 hours before the console arrives.
It's called New Frontier Days: Founding Pioneers.
An enhanced version of a similarly-titled 3DS game, it'll launch in Europe and North America on the Switch eShop priced £7.99/€9.99/$9.99.
Nintendo has detailed dozens of indie games headed to Nintendo Switch, including SteamWorld Dig 2, Yooka-Laylee, Runner 3 and more, via a just-finished livestream.
UPDATE: The first Nintendo Switch game confirmed to only use the touchscreen will be making its way to Europe.
UPDATE 27/2/17: Snipperclips' retail bundle with a pair of coloured Joy-Cons is now available to pre-order on Amazon for £79.99.
A pair of Joy-Con usually sell for £74.99 - meaning you get Snipperclips bundled in for a fiver.
Snipperclips is priced £17.99 to download from the Switch eShop on its own, so you save £13.
Nintendo fans were left concerned after reports of Nintendo Switch Joy-Con controllers occasionally disconnecting during play emerged yesterday.
It's not an issue Eurogamer or Digital Foundry have experienced with our Switch units - but reviewers from a number of other sites have reported the problem.
The problem appears to be a loss of signal between one Joy-Con (most frequently reported as the left-hand controller) and the Switch unit itself. But it's unknown whether the signal loss is due to interference from other sources or it simply being blocked by other things in the way.
The bosses of both Nintendo of America and Nintendo of Europe have penned heartfelt letters to reviewers, included within each region's Nintendo Switch press packs.
You may have already seen our detailed unboxing video where we finally unpack a Nintendo Switch - and switch it on. But what you won't have seen is this little addition to the game's Mii creator.
Yes, you can now dye your Mii's hair pretty much any colour of the rainbow.
It's a first for the Mii avatars, despite them having existed since the Wii. Now, carried over from 3DS and Wii U, the little avatars return, and are accessible via the Switch's system settings menu.
Nintendo Switch will not host a Virtual Console service at launch, Nintendo has now confirmed.
Switch's eShop for purchasing digital games will open its doors on 3rd March alongside the console - once you have downloaded a system update.
But it won't host any games from older consoles - at least, not for now. "We will share more information in the future," a Nintendo press release simply states.
Someone with a (very early) Nintendo Switch console has filmed themselves turning it on, going through the setup process and demoing the system's UI.
Nintendo Switch will connect to a smartphone app to manage your online gameplay experience, and to voice chat.
Nintendo has announced a trio of hands-on opportunities for you to try Switch before its release in the UK.
Oops. A new Portuguese Nintendo Switch advert has accidentally revealed a set of hidden developer settings.
Nintendo Switch has a touchscreen - but you'd be forgiven for not realising. Now, we've seen it in action.
Nintendo of America boss Reggie Fils-Aime has defended Switch's meagre five game launch line-up by saying it was not the "be-all and the end-all" for the console.
More important than the system's launch offering, Fils-Aime told CNET, was a continuous pipeline of new games throughout the rest of the year - which Nintendo has revealed at least some of already.
3rd March brings Zelda: Breath of the Wild, 1-2 Switch, Super Bomberman R, Skylanders Imaginators and Just Dance 2017.
The Joy-Con grip bundled with Nintendo Switch does not charge your Joy-Con controllers.
Nintendo Switch's battery life will range from 2.5 to 6.5 hours, Nintendo has said. That's a wide range of estimates - but it'll depend on what game you're playing.
Nintendo is confirming new details in rapid-fire succession - including Eurogamer's exclusive report from last year that the Switch will have a capacitive touchscreen.
Up to eight controllers can be connected to the system, and each Joy-con controller will have gyro controls. There's also a Capture button to nab a screenshot. After launch, you'll be able to capture video as well.
A special Treehouse Live broadcast will show hours of Nintendo Switch gameplay later this week, following the console's reveal event.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild looks like it's back on for a March release, alongside the launch of Nintendo Switch - at least in Japan and North America.
But what about Europe? The situation here is less clear.
Last year, sources close to Nintendo told Eurogamer that Zelda was content complete but "still four-to-six months" from launch and would miss the Nintendo Switch's March release. Since then, things have changed.
Nintendo has set a date and time for its big Switch reveal presentation - 13th January 2017, at 4am UK time.
Nintendo Switch will be able to play GameCube games via its Virtual Console service, three separate sources have confirmed to Eurogamer.
Nintendo has yet to set a Nintendo Switch launch date or announce a price. Regardless, you can put down £198.50 and reserve one today - and that's the maximum you'll pay.
Earlier this week, a 3D-printed Nintendo Switch popped up during an online stream. It was fake, yet it looked real enough that many were convinced of its authenticity.
It's been a week since NX became Nintendo Switch and we finally learned all about Nintendo's next home console - except, actually we didn't learn all there is to it.
Nintendo Switch's exact launch date and line-up of in-development games won't be revealed until an event on 13th January.
The Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017 will be held in Japan and live-streamed online for those not in attendance. In the room will be media, analysts and trade partners.
Expect a date at some point in March 2017 to be nailed down, along with detail on what you'll be playing on launch day.
Late last week, Nintendo Switch was unveiled to the world via a slick trailer. Now, new information has surfaced after fans picked apart the video in minute detail.
After yesterday's triumphant Nintendo Switch announcement, there's a bit of confusion around one of its core features - that big ol' shiny screen.
Nintendo's next console, previously code-named NX, is now titled Nintendo Switch.
Nintendo has teased the reveal of its upcoming NX platform for today, at 3pm UK time.
NX's detachable controllers will have a couple of hidden tricks inside them, according to a new report.
Nintendo has said it must do better at launching NX than its predecessor, Wii U.
It's not exactly a surprise to hear Nintendo say this, but it's pleasing to hear Nintendo of America boss Reggie Fils-Aime admit specific things which went wrong with Wii U - and what needs to be done different for the upcoming NX.
"One of the things that we have to do better when we launch the NX," Fils-Aime told alistdaily, "[is] we have to do a better job communicating the positioning for the product.
NX can't come soon enough for Nintendo.
Nintendo's NX console will receive its global launch in March 2017, the company has just confirmed - missing the Christmas release window many had expected.
The news comes as part of Nintendo's financial results briefing in Japan this morning.
Zelda for Wii U, previously slated for this year, will now arrive in 2017 as well - presumably at the same time as NX.
Nintendo is yet to reveal the first details of its upcoming NX console, and we are unlikely to hear anything concrete until this year's E3 conference in June.
Nintendo has begun issuing developers with software kits for its upcoming under-wraps NX console, a new report claims.