Palworld Nintendo Switch
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Is Palworld on Nintendo Switch? – Answered

Can you catch cute pals on your handheld device?

The Pokemon-Inspired Palworld is now finally out and it is taking the world by storm. One question remains on the minds of fans everywhere: is Palworld on Nintendo Switch?

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Is Palworld Releasing on Nintendo Switch?

There is no confirmation that Palworld will launch on Nintendo Switch anytime soon. The game released on January 19, 2024, in early access on PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S, with the early access period expected to last over one year.

Similarly, no plans currently exist for it to launch on PlayStation consoles or other devices such as mobile phones and Macs. For now, it is only on Steam, Xbox Game Pass, and Xbox consoles.

However, this doesn’t mean it will stay this way forever. We may hear further plans for Palworld to release on other platforms if its early access and official launch show success. For now, though, it will only release on PC and Xbox for the foreseeable future.

During Palworld’s early access period, Pocketpair plans to add more content to the game, such as new monsters, areas, and dungeons, alongside new buildings and items to strengthen its survival side. Since their focus is on polishing the game for its full release, the odds of Palworld on other platforms during this time are unlikely.

For now, if you wish to play Palworld on launch day, your two options are PC through Steam and Game Pass or on Xbox if you prefer playing on consoles.

Would Palworld Run on the Switch?

Some fans have voiced concerns that the switch is simply not powerful enough to run Palworld. But is this really true? Palworld does require at least a GTX 1050 on PC, along with 16gb of ram, which is much more powerful than Switch’s hardware of an NVIDIA Tegra processor.

We’ve seen PC games ported to Switch like The Outer Wilds struggle to meet demand, but this isn’t too relevant here. A Palworld release on Switch would tone down many graphical settings considerably, like what The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt did. So, nobody has conclusive evidence how Palworld will eventually run on Switch. Let’s just hope it does when the time comes.

To learn more about the game’s available platforms, check out our guide on Palworld’s Xbox Game Pass release, or click the tag below to discover our growing article list.


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Madison was a staff writer at Prima Games who has played video games for over twenty years and written about them for over two years. Her love for video games started with turn-based strategy games like Heroes of Might and Magic and has since extended to casual farming sims, MMORPGs, and action-adventure RPGs.