Nintendo has confirmed in an interview with TIME Magazine that the Nintendo Switch will not have a web browser, at least at launch.

Nintendo said: “And in terms of the Internet browser, since all of our efforts have gone toward making Switch an amazing dedicated video game platform, it will not support it, at least at launch.”

The company has already gone on the record and said that the Nintendo Switch will be focused on gaming. Nintendo had already shut down the device supporting streaming services such as Netflix on launch.

It’s safe to assume that the Switch will probably get these services after launch, but it’s clear that Nintendo are not trying to mince its words in this instance. The Nintendo Switch is for gamers.

The Nintendo Switch will launch on March 3rd for $469.95.

Thanks, Time.


  • Doesn’t this make the Switch look inferior to the XB1 and PS4?

  • Matt

    No it does not the Switch has the best modern tech to support the best browser of the 3 with it supporting HDR look at Fast RMX and DDR4 RAM is the fastest out there and the 1.8ghz cpu that can go all the way up to 2.2ghz much better then ps4’s 1.6ghz cpu also the 10 point multitouch screen will be amazing for browsing ect these services will come to Switch 3 months after launch.