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Watch us unbox the Nintendo Switch

Here’s what you get when you crack Nintendo’s next console open

Chelsea Stark (she/her), executive editor, has been covering video games for more than a decade.

Nintendo’s next console, the transformable Nintendo Switch, will be in fans hands in just over a week.

To see just what exactly comes with every Switch box sent out, Polygon’s Russ Frushtick and Chelsea Stark decided to tear through (well, gently open) the package for all of you to see. We also provided some initial first impressions on hardware, though Polygon reviews editor Arthur Gies’ pre-review of the console should also be on your reading list.

So what do you get in the Switch box? Along with the tablet-sized console, you get the two tiny Joy-Con controllers (ours are neon, though many have opted for the matching black ones), plus the Joy-Con Grip that allows you to use them like a more traditional — though funky shaped — controller. The Joy-Cons also come with Joy-Con wrist straps, which slide onto the controllers.

There’s also the dock, an A/C adapter and HDMI cable. Not much else, though there are plenty of extra accessories to pick up — some more pricey than others.

The Nintendo Switch is out March 3. If you didn’t pre-order and want to pick up one launch day, we’ve rounded up information from many retailers so you can try to snag one.

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