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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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Race a local user ghost in Mario Kart 8 switch

Is there a way to race other local user's ghosts in Mario Kart 8 on the switch. We use three different user accounts, only one has a Nintendo account and none has an online subscription. Is there any ...
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Can you play Mortal Kombat local on two Switches?

My friend has a copy of MK11 and MK1 for Switch. If I bought copies could I play against her with my own Switch (Lite)?
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Turn down Nintendo Switch volume when docked?

I have a Nintendo Switch docked and attached to a TV via an HDMI cable, and the volume on it is way too loud. I have to turn the TV volume down to 10 for it to be a reasonable volume. When I'm ...
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Is it possible to obtain the legacy console edition of Minecraft for the Switch? If so, how do I get it?

Apparently, after the Better Together update, you cannot get the original console edition. If there is a workaround, I would love to hear it. But I heard that if you get Bedrock Edition after the ...
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License: "Just Dance" hardly usable without a subscription? And do I really have to buy a new release every year (2019, 2024 etc)?

My child loves "Just Dance", but says that a lot of things don't work with our old Nintendo Switch release. Just Dance is a rhythm game series developed and published by Ubisoft. The ...
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How can I see which character has finished a certain level?

I've played most of the levels in Super Mario 3D World with Princess Peach and after I've got Rosalina, then with her. If I want to reach the golden stars for the levels, I have to play each level ...
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How can I limit how much a Microsoft account can spend on the Marketplace?

I'm considering buying Minecraft for the Nintendo Switch for my young son. I want to keep some kind of control over the amount he spends in-game. That could mean disabling in game purchases entirely, ...
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Can you disable a Nintendo Switch "phone-home" feature that tracks played games?

It is a well know fact that thanks to the stupid implementation of the trophy feature a modern PS console will forever remember any game you ever played. Played a demo? The trophies will be there. A ...
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Is the Nintendo Pro Controller better than Joy Con? [closed]

I bought Switch last year. And this is my first Nintendo Console. I recently bought Tears of the Kingdom. I feel so good playing the game. However, I am wondering if the Pro Controller will make the ...
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Nintendo Switch Family Plan: Against TOS to add friends?

A friend of mine wants to crowd source the cost of a family membership. We are not in the same household, and I can't find anything in the TOS that restricts members to an actual household. Is there ...
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Does Terraria on Nintendo Switch support 4 player split-screen multiplayer?

I've looked at the Terraria official site, wiki, and many forums and see that XBox and Playstation support 4 player split-screen, but it is unclear if the Nintendo Switch supports 2 or 4 player split-...
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How do I check my entire library if any games have an update on Nintendo Switch?

Often when I haven't played a Nintendo Switch game in a few months I'll find out there's an update just as I go to play. I know I can check if an individual game has an update via the options, but how ...
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Does Metal Gear Solid Master Collection let the player know Meryl's codec code anywhere in the downloaded game?

So I'm playing Metal Gear Solid 1 on my Switch. I was quite surprised to see that Kenneth Baker still tells you to search for The Female Prisoner's codec frequency on the CD case given that other ...
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Confused about (new?) feature in TABS for Nintendo Switch

So I just got TABS for Switch, and noticed in multiplayer that certain units added to the number of units by more than one. For example clubber would count as 1 unit but reaper would count as 5. I ...
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How do I play Minecraft on a local network with multiple Nintendo Switches?

I would like to play local network multiplayer on Minecraft on the Switch. Is it possible to play with multiple people locally without a Nintendo Online Service account?
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How do I externally backup my Switch game saves?

When selling a Nintendo Switch, how can I backup game save content so I can access it in the future? I know Nintendo Online has game save backup for the duration of the subscription but I'm looking ...
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YU-NO: A Girl Who Chants Love at the Bound of this World change language to English

Is it possible to change the language of "YU-NO: A Girl Who Chants Love at the Bound of this World" on Nintendo Switch (physical game) to English? I've checked that there is an english ...
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Fortnite on Nintendo Switch - Multiple Epic accounts?

I'm finding conflicting into on this in web searches, and hoping to get a definitive answer. If multiple people in a household want to play Fortnite on Switch, what's the best way to register so that ...
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How to save custom levels in Ultimate Chicken Horse?

I'm stuck in the level builder in Ultimate Chicken Horse. I can only press Y to build, or B to play through the level to test it. I see absolutely no way to get to a Save Menu of any kind, but I've ...
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Difference between Super Mario 3D world versions differently rated

I was searching for Super Mario 3D world for Switch and found 2 versions here on Amazon Spain: One is 7 years rated and the other is free for all audiences. Despite the minor cover, what are ...
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After disassembly, Switch screen is black even though backlight and touchscreen still work, and console outputs video while in the dock

I recently started a project to replace the shell/case of my Switch with a transparent atomic purple version to get the classic '90s Nintendo look. I bought the case from eXtremeRate, and all the ...
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D-pad and capture button of my left joy-con are not working properly

History: The SL+SR of my left joy-con is not working and the LED-indicator is not lighting up. The drift of the joystick is also prominent. I bought online a ribbon cable replacement for SL+SR, shell ...
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How can import my Tynker projects to Nintendo Switch?

My cousin told me that I can put my Tynker projects on my Nintendo Switch but hasn't told me how, and I tried everything, nothing worked. Google is telling me the wrong console type and I really need ...
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Are the GBA enhancements accessible in the NSO versions of the Oracles games?

Nintendo just released the Oracles games to it's Game Boy - Nintendo Switch Online app. These games had special enhancements if you were playing them on a physical GBA. Does anyone know if these GBA ...
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Determining Cartridge version based on Case Clues

I've mostly migrated over to a digital game library but still enjoy having a small collection of physical games, such as first-party Nintendo. But these days even having a physical edition feels ...
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Is it possible to connect a Nintendo Switch directly to a monitor without the dock?

As the title says - is it possible to connect Nintendo Switch directly, without a dock station, to the screen? I noticed that I often do something on PC and in the meantime play on undocked Switch. It ...
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Is it true that several 3rd party games suffer stuttering or lag in Nintendo Switch?

Planning to buy a Nintendo Switch during the festive sale. I read some reports of users complaining that some of the games that are not developed directly by Nintendo, like Doom, Hitman, etc. ...
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Can a secondary Switch profile access their save data from a game purchased by the main account if they buy the game for themselves?

Specifically I bought Pokemon Violet with my main profile. My girlfriend started her own save on her profile. I'm getting a new Switch and plan on transferring my account and profile to the new Switch....
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Is there a way to tell when you first played a game on Nintendo Switch?

Is there any way to see when I first played a game? I know the activity log will show "First Played" but after 10 days, it'll show how long you've played a game. Is there a way to see when ...
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How to prevent a download from stopping when Nintendo Switch screen goes black?

Whenever my screen turns black on the switch (it isn't docked) the download stops. I have sleep mode disabled, but that didn't fix it. When the screen turns back on, the download resumes and says it ...
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Does an achievement system exist on Nintendo Switch?

Does the Nintendo Switch have an achievement system like trophies on PlayStation or achievements on Xbox? Has Nintendo Switch any board with progress in games?
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Other Player's Bodies tutorial in Nier:Automata for Switch

Is it possible to trigger the "Other Player's Bodies" tutorial in the Nintendo Switch port of Nier:Automata? And, if so, how can it be triggered? It's the one tutorial I'm missing for 100% ...
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HD60S+ won't pick up sound from my Nintendo Switch

My Elgato HD60S+ won't pickup sound from my Nintendo Switch. I don't have headphones and my settings are right. Can someone please help me?
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How well does the Nintendo Switch perform in terms of graphics compared to the Xbox One and PlayStation 4?

I'm interested in playing Hogwarts Legacy on Nintendo Switch. Since the Switch is a mobile console, I'm a little concerned the game's graphics might not be as good as on the Xbox or PlayStation even ...
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Open source and not for profit alternative to Metacrict and OpenCrict [closed]

Are there any sites like Metacrict or OpenCricit focused on video games that are open source, provide data easily and are built entirely by the community and not for profit?
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How to duplicate save data to another Switch from an account without a Nintendo account?

I have a Switch and I recently got another one, I have 2 accounts but only one has most of the saved data and it doesn't have a Nintendo account. I could only duplicate save data from my other account,...
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Refund for a Nintendo switch game that does not work online after much effort [closed]

Bought a game “it takes two” for Nintendo switch and it is unable to connect to the servers after much effort and troubleshooting. Tried everything to make it work but nothing works, hence why I want ...
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How to delete data pertaining to a specific game for a specific user on Nintendo Switch

In summary, I have six users set up on our Nintendo Switch and a number of games installed and saved data for each game and user. I know I can go into System Settings > Data Management to manage/...
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Is it possible to share Nintendo accounts with multiple Switches playing different games simultaneously?

Tried to Google this question but couldn't find anyone describing the scenario I'm interested in: Suppose I have a Switch A that is registered as the primary Switch which in this scenario will not ...
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A game I did not purchase appears on my Switch library

In my Switch games library, there is a game that I do not own, both digitally and physically, that shows up in the "See more games" page. The icon when I hover the game is the cloud ...
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What do I press to move all of a certain item to a chest?

How do I move multiple stacks of the same item from my inventory to a chest or from a chest to my inventory on Nintendo Switch?
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Which handheld console performs better with larger game ports?

I own the Nintendo Switch and am quite happy with its format when it comes to travelling and playing on the go, but the hardware sure has its limitations and struggles with bigger games, especially ...
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Switch 4-player 2 controller split-screen games catalog? [closed]

I have a few friends coming over but only 2 controllers. Is there a catalog for 4-player split-screen games we could play with just 2 controllers (an example of such a game: Just Dance 2022)? The ...
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How to shout in Skyrim on the Switch?

I have killed three dragons and it is equipped to my ZL button. Every time I press ZL, it just punches people though. What am I doing wrong? I'm trying to shout for the Greybeards and it won't let me. ...
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Can a Nintendo Account's games be shared across multiple Switches in a household?

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 ...
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How to do local multiplayer in Gang Beasts on Switch?

It's our first time playing Gang Beasts and we are stuck at this screen. It's the Nintendo Switch version of the game. The game is officially listed as supporting multiplayer of 1-4 players on a ...
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Can "Pillars of Eternity" be finished on Nintendo Switch?

Pillars of Eternity is famously broken on Nintendo Switch, with the developers having refused to patch it. I'm wondering if it's possible to finish the main game and the two-part expansion pack, even ...
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Starlink: Battle for Atlas - DLC options explained

Looking over the different Starlink bundles, I had the impression that "Deluxe Edition" was more complete than "Digital Edition". And while I had read that Fox McCloud is included ...
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What should I look for when upgrading Nintendo Switch microSD storage?

For someone considering upgrading the storage of their Nintendo Switch — taking into account that a newer version of the Switch may be released in the future that supports microSD cards with faster ...
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How can I safely set up port forwarding to play Nintendo Switch games online?

Nintendo's official guidance for setting up Port Forwarding for Nintendo Switch Online play is... extremely bad. They suggest forwarding all ports in an extremely irresponsible and insecure manner. ...
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