According to the FAQ on Nintendo website, the Nintendo Switch console and its games are not region locked.

However, will a game card bought in a region contain languages of other regions? For example, should I buy a game while in Japan, will it be only in Japanese or in other languages too?


Check the Nintendo eShop, by searching for the game title. In the details (no. players etc.), it should say supported languages - this should work since most if not all physical releases should be on eShop


It depends.

If the game supports any other language than Japanese, you may play it in that language. It is not given that a game or a software will support languages of other regions, though. For example if you buy a game from Japan, you can't be sure it supports English. You should ask the vendor or read from the box what languages the game supports.

Your Nintendo Switch system tries to launch the game in your system's default language.

Source: https://en-americas-support.nintendo.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/22354/~/can-i-play-my-game-in-another-language%3F

  • Thanks for your answer, what I am not sure is: are languages supported always the same given a game, or can different cards of the same game, from different regions, support different languages? – Matteo Tassinari Dec 26 '18 at 7:25

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