How to watch the Nintendo Switch launch presentation livestream

Update: The Nintendo Switch presentation is over, but you can watch the full replay below! 

Ever since the Nintendo Switch was unveiled last year we’ve been eagerly awaiting more details about the new handheld/console hybrid, and on January 13 Nintendo will host a special Nintendo Direct livestream to reveal more about the device – and we'll show you how to watch it. 

As with previous Nintendo Direct livestreams it’s pretty easy to tune in, but one issue for people may be the time the livestream broadcasts, as it will be beamed live from Japan at a time when people in other time zones will be in bed. 

Never fear, however, as we’ll show you how to catch up on the Nintendo Switch launch livestream after it’s been broadcast, and Nintendo also have aTreehouse event a few hours later, which will concentrate on the games that will be coming to the Nintendo Switch.

How to watch the Nintendo Switch launch presentation livestream online

The Nintendo Switch presentation launch livestream was broadcast on a number of different platforms, with the easiest way to watch it is through the YouTube livestream, which we’ve embedded below:

While the stream will be in Japanese, but there will also be a video on Nintendo’s YouTube account dubbed in English. Now that the presentation has finished, you can rewatch it by clicking the video above.

You can also watch the stream live on the official Nintendo Switch website. Nintendo will also be showing the Switch Direct launch livestream through its Twitch account.

Other ways to follow along with the Nintendo Switch launch presentation livestream

If you're not able to watch the video, then check out our Nintendo Switch release date, news and features article, where we'll have all the latest news. 

You can also follow us on Twitter, where we'll be posting breaking news. Nintendo will also be posting on Twitter using the #NintendoSwitch hashtag.

Matt Hanson
Managing Editor, Core Tech

Matt is TechRadar's Managing Editor for Core Tech, looking after computing and mobile technology. Having written for a number of publications such as PC Plus, PC Format, T3 and Linux Format, there's no aspect of technology that Matt isn't passionate about, especially computing and PC gaming. Ever since he got an Amiga A500+ for Christmas in 1991, he's loved using (and playing on) computers, and will talk endlessly about how The Secret of Monkey Island is the best game ever made.