Nintendo Switch Emulators

The Nintendo Switch is a 9th-generation console-handheld gaming platform launched in 2017. Even though it has just been released recently, we already see the light of the first Nintendo Switch emulator for PC.

1. yuzu Nintendo Switch Emulator

Current state: homebrew development and research purposes | Download 

The software is an experimental open-source emulator, developed by the same Citra maker. Because the Switch is similar to the 3DS, yuzu was developed as a fork of Citra. The emulator is written in C++ in mind to support for all platforms such as Windows, Linux, and Mac.

Currently, the emulator is for research purpose only, it doesn’t run any commercial Switch games.

yuzu was made as public project in January 2018 by the yuzu team which was formed out of several Citra developers. They  accept monetary donations or donated games and hardware so anyone can help make the developing process go faster via donation.

2. Ryujinx

Current state: homebrew development and research purposes | Download 

Ryujinx is also an experimental project. It is written in C# and only supports Windows. It can run some homebrew apps and Puyo Puyo Tetris’s intro logo.