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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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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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Any way to trigger home button with L Joy-Con only?

I was testing out the Snipperclips demo single player with the L Joy-Con, and I realized that I couldn't get back to the home screen without using the R Joy-Con. Does anyone know of a way to get to ...
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How can I transfer my save data from a friend's Switch to my new one?

I borrowed a Switch from a friend to see if I wanted to buy one. Now I have enough to get one. Since I’ll be setting up my own Nintendo account, how do I get my save data from that switch to the new ...
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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 a command that's on repeat on Switch Bedrock?

I put a command block that would teleport "@p" so when i get close it teleports me back to another place, its Always Active and its a Repeat Command Block, I've tried lots of commands but none work, I'...
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Animals in the end?

In the over world I had some llamas on leads and leading them to go in the end portal. I made them go in before me and then I hopped in and saw them there then I picked up the dropped leads that went ...
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Can I buy Zelda: Breath of the Wild on the Nintendo eShop?

If I have a gift card for the Nintendo eShop, can I use it to buy The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild?
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My pet dolphin has vanished

I was playing Minecraft on the Nintendo Switch. I went underwater, and made an underground base in Creative Mode. The base had no water in it except for a pool I had made. I put a wall on the edge of ...
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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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Joycons buzzing in Portal Knights on Nintendo Switch

I recently started Portal Knights on the Nintendo Switch and I noticed that when I use my "Stone Pickaxe" on things, both joycons vibrate loudly, like a buzzing noise. Is this normal? I tried two ...
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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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Can you transfer worlds from Minecraft Wii U to Switch?

Hello I'm an avid Minecraft player with a lot of worlds that I love but most of them are on Wii U and I just got a Nintendo switch and I'm wondering if I can transfer the worlds over?
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Minecraft DLC sharing between users on Nintendo Switch

Is Minecraft (bedrock edition) DLC available to all users on a single Nintendo Switch? I know games are available to all users and Breath of the Wild DLC was also but I'd like to confirm Minecraft ...
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How to transfer MC resource packs created on Windows 10 to SWITCH/XBOX

i created some resource packs on Windows 10 edition. is there any way i can transfer the pack over to my xbox/switch and use it there? I would prefer a way to do it without downloading additional UN-...
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Is the Wii U Pro Controller compatible with the Nintendo Switch?

Can the Wii U Pro Controller be connected to the Nintendo Switch console to use the controller in games or applications?
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Do Nintendo Switch game card contain multiple languages?

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,...
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What are the Differences Between Nintendo Switch Pro Controller and its Special Editions?

Are there any differences, beyond the visual ones, between the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller and its special editions, like the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Edition? If so, what are they?
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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/...
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How can I quit and save Mega Man 11 on the Switch?

In out household we limit gaming to 30 minute blocks but when we are playing Mega Man 11 on the Switch there is no auto save, so if we just turn off the game we lose all progress. How can I stop ...
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How to purchase a realm on the Switch

I am thinking about buying a realm, but I am wondering if it if possible to use the Nintendo eShop to get one. Is this possible to do via buying the coins, or is there something else that needs to ...
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Does the new Gamecube controller work with Gamecube games on a Wii?

I was wondering if the new Gamecube controller released with Smash Bros Ultimate would work with GC games on a Wii (like OoT in the Zelda Collector's Edition) since the connector is shaped exactly the ...
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How to restart a Binding of Isaac game without menuing

I just bought the Binding of Isaac Afterbirth+ for nintendo Switch and read the manual. The + button is said to be menu/restart but I can't figure out how to restart without menuing (quit game -> new ...
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Can I continue my save on a new switch with a new game copy

So my dad has a switch which I managed to briefly use to play breath of the wild. However, recently he's decided to never let the switch out of sight so I'm thinking of saving up for my own console ...
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How can I create Switch accounts in other nationalities?

I have a Switch and all the player accounts registered on it are based in the EU. I've just been sent a code via a publisher for a US version of a game - they'd run out of EU codes. I've struggled to ...
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Why are the analog sticks on my Nintendo Switch controllers all starting to drift?

About 2 weeks ago I noticed that the left analog stick on my Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons started "drifting", that is, without touching the stick (when it was centered) it would register as off-center ...
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Does playing with a different user active on the Switch create a different file?

In Smash Ultimate (just like all other Smash games) you have only one save file, so you can't just load another if somebody else wants to play without messing with their progression. I've tried ...
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What does “SP” do?

I recently decided to subscribe to Nintendo Switch Online, so I can play the NES games included in the service. When I launched the NES Nintendo Switch Online app, I noticed that some games were ...
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Why isn't my Wii U GameCube controller adapter and Gamecube controller working with my Switch?

As has been widely reported, with update 4.0 of the Switch OS, Gamecube controllers can now be used to play games on the Switch when connected to the Switch dock with a Nintendo first-party Wii U ...
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Switch won't turn on after AC adapter error

I was charging my Switch (Without the dock, with the wire) with a charger that was extremely sensitive. I heard a quiet, "BZZT" and my Nintendo Switch displayed an error message saying to hold the ...
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Minecraft world file from realm

I am part of a realm hosted by a friend on switch, however I mostly play on PC. We are wanting to create a railway between spawn and the end, and I wanted to use MCEdit to estimate the distance. My ...
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Into the Breach: Can't save on Nintendo Switch

I have played a few times and gotten to the 2nd island with some upgrades. Any time I come back to the main screen of the game "Continue" is greyed out and I can only start a new game? How does one ...
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How can I refund a game purchased on the Nintendo Switch eShop?

A few minutes ago, I accidentally purchased a game on the Nintendo Switch eShop. I have not launched the game, so it still has 0 hours played. How can I refund a digital game purchased on the ...
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If I were to buy a game digitally on eShop for the Nintendo switch, could I play that game on another Nintendo switch? [duplicate]

Can anyone tell me if I were to buy a game virtually for the Nintendo switch, and my switch breaks,and then I buy a new one, could I play that game on my new console?
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Which games can be played across 2 Nintendo Switches? [closed]

I saw from the Nintendo Switch trailer that some games can be played by 4 players across 2 Switches, by putting the Switches next to each other. I saw 1 game which looked like baseball, with 2 ...
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Desync pro controller from Switch quickly

Edits: Reframing the question to be more broad and better suited to this community. I'm looking for any way to make a switch pro controller lose it's pairing to a console, ideally in a way that is ...
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Are my digital games safe if I lose my Nintendo Switch?

If I purchase Nintendo Switch games through the eShop, are they linked to my account or my Switch? If I lose my Switch or it's stolen, can whoever has my Switch play the games forever? Or can I lock ...
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Is progress shared between cart and download for MarioKart 8 on the switch? [duplicate]

I have some progress on my switch from a borrowed cartridge of Mario Kart 8. I'm going to buy the download, is the save for progress between these shared or will I have to restart and delete the ...
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Every time I die, the game (Skyrim) crashes

I’m playing Skyrim on the switch (with no mods) and all of a sudden it has this glitch that whenever I die the game crashes. I don’t know what to do, I’ve tried restarting, closing, etc. Nothing works....
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I get “This software was closed because an error occurred” when trying to play my game

When trying to play my game (in this case Lego City Undercover) I get This software was closed because an error occurred As embarrassing as this title may be I do still want to play it :).
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Downgrade Nintendo Switch v6.2.0?

I heard downgrade Nintendo switch is possible, how can I do it?
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Help me understand Friends on Nintendo Switch

I am the parent of a child with a Nintendo Switch. I would like someone to help me understand more about the Friends system on the Switch. When you are friends with someone, what does that mean you ...
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Where is the boomerang sword?

When Hyper Light Drifter was announced for the Switch, a big deal was made about the boomerang sword. It was such a big deal, most search results are about the announcement. But I can't seem to find ...
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Is it posible to play diablo 3 on switch mixing up local co-op and online?

I have been playing local co-op with a friend and now I finally purchased the nintendo online service. Can keep playing local co-op while joining online games together? How? More info.: we are ...
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What are the pros and cons of digital vs physical games for the Nintendo Switch?

There are currently two options for getting new games: Buy a physical copy Buy a digital one It seems that the pricing is the the same, so to me it seems that the digital one is better; you don't ...
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Can I use the same save file for different copies of a game?

A friend lent me his copy of Mario + Rabbids to play on my own Switch. I ended up enjoying it a lot and I want to buy my own copy, but I don't want to lose my progress. If I buy a separate physical ...
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What's the difference between Puyo Puyo Tetris and Puyo Puyo Tetris S?

When I was looking for Puyo Puyo Tetris on Amazon, I saw a game called "Puyo Puyo Tetris S" ("ぷよぷよテトリスS"). It was a Japanese import. I couldn't find much information about it online other than the ...
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Does the Nintendo Switch Online Family Group allow sharing of eShop games between accounts on different devices?

This is not a duplicate of Can you share digital games on Nintendo Switch like how it is for PS4 and Xbox One?, as that question was asked before much information was available about Nintendo Switch ...