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Nintendo Switch Sports COUNTDOWN: Release Date, Time, Price & more

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Nintendo Switch Sports is out now, taking Nintendo back into the world of sporting action!

Wii Sports has gone down as an absolute classic in the genre, and we have high hopes for Nintendo's new release too.

Some brand-new sports are set to arrive, with some exciting updates also planned for the future of the game.

Release Date and Time

Nintendo Switch Sports will be released on Friday, 29 April 2022.

The launch times for Nintendo Switch Sports are as follows:

  • 21:00 pm PST (Thursday, 28 April)
  • 00:00 am EST
  • 05:00 am BST
  • 06:00 am CET


The price for Nintendo Switch Sports is currently £35.00 / $39.99 ($49.99 physical copy) on Amazon.

You can also buy the digital version of the game direct from the Nintendo eShop for £30.99 / $39.99.

To access certain features, the Leg Strap Accessory is required and is sold separately or together in a physical version bundle.

If you have already pre-ordered, your order will automatically be upgraded to include this free item.


WATCH the official Nintendo Switch Sports announcement trailer below:


Nintendo Switch Sports will initially include six sports at launch, with more to follow in pre-planned updates.

The six original sports are:

  • Tennis
  • Bowling
  • Chambara
  • Soccer
  • Badminton
  • Volleyball
Nintendo Switch Sports game options
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TAKE YOUR PICK: Nintendo Switch Sports has some exciting game offerings with more on the way

Wii Sports fans will recognise some sports like tennis and bowling from the previous game.

However, the new game features some fresh sports like volleyball, soccer, and badminton for the first time. 

There are also two updates planned for later this year, adding more features to enjoy.

The first free update will add the support to play soccer with the new leg attachment.

The second update will add golf to the lineup, taking Nintendo Switch Sports to a total of seven different sports.

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