large image

Trusted Reviews is supported by its audience. If you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a commission. Learn more.

Nintendo Switch UI revealed in huge leak – see it up close

We’re just a couple of weeks away from the Nintendo Switch officially going on sale and, for whatever reason, the Japanese giant is yet to give potential buyers a detailed look at the hybrid console’s user interface.

Well now, via very unofficial means, we may have our first proper look.

Hiphoptherobot of the NeoGAF forums appears to have received his Switch unit early and has promptly revealed the set-up process in a clip posted online.

Related: Nintendo Switch preview – just two weeks away

The video walks through the process of detaching the Joy Con controllers, choosing a nickname and adding additional users. The set-up also enables users to configure parental controls.

The main UI features an album for screenshots, as well as the ability to pair or configure controllers.

The clip also how reveals the console will have 25.9GB of usable storage, while also showing off the console’s dark theme.

Here are some screenshots from the clip, in case (as is likely) it is taken down.


The leak of this shaky-cam, often blurry handheld video beats Nintendo to the punch.

It makes one wonder why the company chose to hold off on revealing the UI. It seems exceptionally snappy and intuitive and would have looked even better with the official sheen.

Does this purported UI leak make you more or less excited about the Switch? Share your thoughts below.

Why trust our journalism?

Founded in 2004, Trusted Reviews exists to give our readers thorough, unbiased and independent advice on what to buy.

Today, we have 9 million users a month around the world, and assess more than 1,000 products a year.

author icon

Editorial independence

Editorial independence means being able to give an unbiased verdict about a product or company, with the avoidance of conflicts of interest. To ensure this is possible, every member of the editorial staff follows a clear code of conduct.

author icon

Professional conduct

We also expect our journalists to follow clear ethical standards in their work. Our staff members must strive for honesty and accuracy in everything they do. We follow the IPSO Editors’ code of practice to underpin these standards.