Questions tagged [nintendo-switch]

The Nintendo Switch is a hybrid home and portable console by Nintendo. Use this tag for questions about Nintendo Switch hardware and software or game features unique to the Nintendo Switch.

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Is it possible to transfer minecraft worlds across devices?

I have many worlds on the xbox edition of Minecraft but I recently bought the Switch version for portability. Is there anyway I can trasnfer over m
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Disabling switch online rewind function

I'm having a personal problem when playing NES and SNES games on the Nintendo Switch Online. I want to be able to say I have beaten Super Mario Bros, the Legend of Zelda, Super Metroid and all the ...
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My follower won't pick up items [closed]

My follower won't pick up items in the Nintendo Switch edition of Skyrim.
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Nintendo Switch Games: Third-party services sharing definitions

My young child has a game which has established a sharing relationship with his "supervised" account. I got an email from Nintendo confirming this and went into the account to see what it says. From ...
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If I purchase DLC from Nintendo, can the child accounts linked to my account access it on the same device?

I bought my children a switch for Xmas, along with Pokémon Sword. I would like to purchase the DLC that is coming out this year, and wanted to know if they can access it from their accounts. At the ...
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What things should I keep in mind when buying a second hand Nintendo Switch?

I'm looking to buy a Nintendo Switch second hand. Are there things I should be aware of when buying one? For example, what about ownership of downloaded games? Will they be wiped when performing a ...
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Quality of life improved in Monster hunter XX

Is Monster hunter XX on Switch a direct port of the 3ds version (with better graphics) or has also better quality of life features such as faster gathering of resources, better crafting, documentation ...
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How is a game I haven’t purchased on my home screen?

My kids just got very excited by the appearance of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on the home screen of the Switch, thinking I’d bought it for them while they were at school. I’m not that cool of a dad, ...
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New Switch vs Old Switch - What's the real difference?

I wonder what's the real difference between the old and new Switches. I read that the new Switch has up to 100% better battery life: New switch has 4.5-9 hours battery life, old Switch has 2.5-6.5 ...
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Can you play Nintendo Switch classic games without paying for the yearly subscription?

The only way I could find out how to get classic Super Nintendo games to work on the Nintendo Switch is to sign up for Switch Online. However, I want to keep playing those games without paying for ...
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Nintendo and family sharing

my son got a switch lite for xmas, I set it up for him then made an account for me for parental control and finished setting up his account by adding him as a kid under family group in my account. ...
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Can I use multiple accounts on the Nintendo Switch and buy 1 download game per account (and use them all)?

I buy digital games on fresh accounts for the PS4: i.e. 1 game per account. This opens the (easier) possibility to sell or lend games (i.e. selling or lending the account actually). You can keep ...
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How do you unpair a Switch controller if you do not have a right Joycon?

I have a Switch with eight controllers paired to it, but unfortunately I’ve lost my right Joycon. To unpair controllers so I can pair more, I need to push X on the right Joycon. Is there any way ...
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Will I keep my game data if I switch from my friends copy to my copy?

My friend let me borrow his account to play all his downloaded switch games, and I've been playing a lot of Fire Emblem on his account. Now I want to buy the game. If I buy the game and play it in my ...
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Taking a Switch on vacation from EU to USA. What region eshop will I be able to access?

If I take an EU Switch (with EU account) to the USA for the holidays, will I be able to access the EU eshop? If I do switch to the USA eshop, will those games still be available for download after I ...
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How to install the same game in a Switch console with a parent account and a second Switch console with a child account?

I have: A Nintendo Switch with both an adult account and a child account A Nintendo Switch Lite with only a child account (the same child account also present in the first console) I actually have ...
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Nintendo Switch Pro Controller acts as a mouse instead of a gamepad on PC?

I have switched from playing Fortnite on my Switch to PC. I have to use my controller wired because my PC doesn't support BlueTooth. However, I've got a problem: when I use my controller, my PC ...
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What is the best character considering the control in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe? [closed]

After exhaustive testing of the characters, it was found that the characters that are smaller are the fastest. Baby Mario is an example of this. However, he slides VERY on the track, making it ...
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What is the best approach to solve sliding statue puzzles in Super Lucky's Tale?

I managed to get through the first few sliding statue puzzles through trial and error, but the later puzzles are much harder. I often get to a point where all of the statues are in the right place but ...
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How can I transfer my games from the system memory to my micro SD card?

I recently got a micro-SD card to expand the storage of my Nintendo Switch but I can't seem to find a way to transfer the games I already installed to the card. First I tried going to settings and ...
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Play DLC witch physical copy on the Switch

I bought a physical copy of Civilization VI for the switch. I'm pondering if I should buy the DLC ("Gathering Storm" and "Rise & Fall"). Now I'm concerned about a few things: Is there an ...
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What happens with downloaded games on the Switch if you transfer away the account that bought them?

My sister and I have shared a Switch console, we both have our own user and respective Nintendo accounts linked to them. We currently have 3 main titles that were digital purchases, 2 she purchased ...
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What does a little square under the wifi symbol mean?

My Switch wifi seems to disconnect as soon as it is not needed, and I just realised there's that little square under my wifi symbol. What does it mean?
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Is it possible to protect saved games on Nintendo Switch from being played by other users?

Is it possible to protect saved games of a particular user from being played by other users, while still allowing them to play all the games they normally can? It doesn't have to be secure*, so a ...
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Can I merge Minecraft accounts?

We have a Nintendo Switch Minecraft account and now I've bought the app for my android phone. Is there any way I can use the switch account details on my phone? (So it's the same worlds we're playing ...
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How do I play split screen in the Nintendo Switch Resident Evil 5 demo?

I've seen people playing local coop in split screen with Resident Evil 5. How do you do it in the Nintendo Switch demo?
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How do I add a player to a local split screen game?

On a Nintendo Switch, when you play Rico, how do you add the second player for a local coop game with split screen? I am trying case mode, but can't find out how to add my friend. I don't have ...
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Can I send controller inputs to two devices?

I want to have something that lets me use my Switch Pro Controller on my computer while simultaneously controlling my switch at the same time. I want to kind of use my pc as an input viewer (I'll ...
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Can I play Dragon Quest X on a US account on a Nintendo Switch and does it have English language?

If i buy the game on a secondary JP account will i be able to play with my normal account, and does it have a english language option? (i'm Not from Japan)
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Content sharing on multiple Switches across users

I am currently considering buying a second switch for our household, but am still a bit confused about digital content sharing between two devices. My question is: Can a user access games or DLC ...
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Reset Nintendo Switch Smash Bros edition without losing the game

I purchased a used Nintendo Switch Smash Bros edition which still has its previous owner's data on it, is there a way to do a factory reset (so I can create my own profile) without losing the game ...
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Can you use a USB output splitter as an input viewer

I wanna have an input viewer for my switch. However, I need a board that is about 70 bucks and I don’t want to spend that much on it. Could I use a USB output splitter like this: https://www.amazon....
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Can you use a Nintendo Switch Pro Controller on Xbox One?

I'm fine if it needs to be wired as long as it works.
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Why won't the ball in the Katamari Damacy Reroll demo move?

I recently downloaded the demo for the Katamari Damacy Reroll on the Nintendo Switch and I don't think the demo comes with the tutorial. My wife and I have moved the character towards/around the ball,...
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How to play Team Sonic Racing in local coop mode using single joycon

I have been playing video games my entire life and am really embarrassed to not be able to figure this out! Both halves of the joycon insist on syncing as P1. I am trying to get one half P1, the ...
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If I buy and download a game through second Nintendo account do I own it on my main account too?

Now I know this may sound like a really dumb question but the reason I want to know is because I want to be able to buy Doom 3 on Nintendo switch but I can't because I am 17 and it requires you to be ...
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Who are the hosts on Wheel of Fortune on the Nintendo Switch edition?

On the Wii version of Wheel of Fortune, the hosts were Pat Sajak and Vanna White, just like (most of) the real show. The hosts on the Switch edition seem to be different. The man is definitely not Pat ...
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How do you tell if your Nintendo Switch is the primary console?

I'm doing digital game sharing on my 2 nintendo switches, but i got them mixed up. Is there a way to tell which one is the primary console?
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Does Desktop Table Tennis have any motion controls at all?

According to the store page, the game claims to have motion controls and I love motion controls a lot, along with ping pong. I spent $8, and go to the exact point in the game where motion controls are ...
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Can 4 Joy cons connect to the same Switch?

When connecting controllers to the switch, it shows 4 slots for controllers. Is it possible for: All of them to be a sideways joy cons One of them to be a joy con pair and two of them to be sideways ...
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Posting Smash Ultimate replay videos directly to YouTube

Is it possible to upload Smash Ultimate replay videos directly to YouTube? The default Switch workflow seems to involve saving replay videos to an SD Card and using a computer to manually upload the ...
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When are digital copies of Switch games made available to play?

When an upcoming game has a release date set, it is my understanding that you will be able to play that game (the digital copy) at midnight the night before; as soon as it actually becomes date of the ...
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Does online multiplayer require a Nintendo online subscription?

Does the online multiplayer for Overcooked 2 require a Nintendo Online subscription? I wasn't able to figure this out using the store description of the game, or on the game's website.
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How can I clear the “Redownload” history on my Nintendo Switch eShop?

In the eShop on my Nintendo Switch, when I click on my profile picture to see my Account Information, there is a button called Redownload. In the past I downloaded some free games which are really ...
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Where did my kids profile data go on the switch?

So we signed up online for Nintendo services, kids playing minecraft plus array of other games. Now their accounts say to "Sign in with Nintendo Account" and there is no associated data. If we ...
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How do I turn off my nintendo switch controller, without turning off my console itself?

I'm using a pro controller and I enjoy watching youtube to fall asleep to. However, I always wake up to dead batteries due to the controller staying active all night. Is there anyway I can keep my ...
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How to play (almost) all [original] Zelda games [closed]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Legend_of_Zelda#history Given all listed games here what would be the most feasible option to play all the games (preferably legally)? Remastered/updated versions ...
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Robust wireless-able joycons [closed]

I have two pairs of official Joycons from Nintendo, but both have their directional sticks drifting. As recommended in several places, I tried to clean them, and to re-calibrate them via the Switch ...
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Can two players play Mortal Kombat 11 using single pair of joycon?

A lot of games for Nintendo Switch are supporting hotseat for two players using a single joycon each. Now that Mortal Kombat 11 is released on Nintendo Switch, I wonder if game supports hotseat in ...
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Differences between Darkest Dungeon on PC vs Nintendo Switch

What are the significant differences between Darkest Dungeon's PC version and switch version? Differences considered significant: Game mechanic differences Addition/removal of game content Addition/...