Nintendo Switch Emulator

SwitchNX Update Released:

Added new function to convert Switch games ✔
Fixed few minor bugs in Windows 7 ✔
Now emulates control keys 99% ✔

Nintendo Switch Emulator

SwitchNX is a Nintendo Switch Emulator for Windows

mariokart8 The SwitchNX is a closed source Nintendo Switch emulator for Windows.
Nintendo Switch is a mix between a handheld and home console. SwitchNX uses the same resolution 1280x720 as the console version but can be adjusted.

This site only contains the emulator and not the games required.

System requirements

Operating System: Windows 7/8/8.1/10(mac & linux not yet supported)

You will need Microsoft's .NET 2.0 Client, You can download it from here:

Its hard to give exact cpu/ram specifications because all games run different.

Also when installing make sure you install everything(Add-ons/Plug-ins) Or the emulator might not work.


SwitchNX allows you to run homebrew games(and some commercially released games) on the Nintendo Switch console.

You will need to get a bios dump of the Switch, which we cannot bundele together with the emulator right now for legal reseasons. You can find the file(s) here.

This Nintendo Switch Emulator (Code name SwitchNX) started development in early 2017

Special thanks to:

zenlagor - The main developer, without him this project wouldn't come true.
Chief_vivalikes - Helped desigining the GUI and some minor stuff.
Kostas83 - Still trying to make the emulator compatible for linux Systems.
codecheap - opcode decoding and fixing general bugs.
badasscoder - Fixing the audio FoL-Nintendo dump Switch-X code.
Disclaimer: The 'Nintendo Switch' is not owned by us and are trademarks, copyright, etcetera, of Nintendo.