Can games purchased digitally from the eShop with a single Nintendo Account be played on multiple Switches in a household?
I'm reading a Nintendo support article to try to understand the answer to my question, but the wording seems to contradict itself:
Here the wording implies that games purchased with a single account are playable on multiple Switches:
You can link your Nintendo Account to multiple consoles. You can play digital games you've purchased on any Nintendo Switch console that has been linked to your Nintendo Account.
Later, there is wording that contradicts the previous statement, indicating purchases cannot be shared:
Please note that you can register one primary console per Nintendo Account. Once you've registered a primary console, your digital purchases can be played by anyone that uses the primary console. Other players will not be able to access your digital games on a non-primary console.
Sooooo which is it?
To draw a comparison, in the case of iTunes, purchases can be downloaded on up to 5 devices. Exceeding that requires resetting the list of allowed devices. Then there is Family Sharing too. If Nintendo really does make it impossible for a family to share its purchases across multiple Switches, I can only conclude they really don't mind disincentivizing ownership of multiple Switches within a family.
Not that I plan to buy a second Switch, but I was wondering because a lot of games only offer multiplayer over a network (as opposed to shared-screen local multiplayer). Is Nintendo actually greedy enough to demand that parents buy each game for their two kids twice? (Their three kids thrice, etc...)
Also for comparison, I looked into Steam's policy. Steam does support Family Library Sharing. There are a few limitations, but basically sharing is supported.