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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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Does the Nintendo Switch count my playtime while a game is running in sleep mode?

I left a game running while I was on the home page when I left my Switch in sleep mode overnight. Was my playtime added?
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Puyo Puyo Tetris not tracking stats

After playing an Endless Match in Puyo Puyo Tetris for Nintendo Switch and going to the stats screen it says I haven't played any Endless game. Same for all modes, none of my gameplay stats are ...
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How do I unlock Samus' Gunship?

I just got Rocket League for the Switch and I noticed I get the Mario/Luigi NSR right out of the gate. How do I unlock Samus' Gunship though?
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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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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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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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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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Are all languages in every switch cartidges?

If I buy a Japanese cartridge of a game which is/will be released in Europe, will I be able to play in Eureopean languages?
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Why are some play times glowing green?

If you add friends on the switch, you can see their playtimes for the games that they have. I have noticed that some of the playtimes show up as green rather than grey. It is not because I own the ...
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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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My Joycon won't turn on

This morning I turned on my Switch trying to play a game, but the game would ask me to detach the right Joycon to play. I was surprised, because it was the first time I saw something like that. It ...
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Does the Nintendo Switch work properly with some 16:10 monitors?

I have connected the Nintendo Switch to a 16:10 monitor (EIZO FlexScan SX2262W). The monitor's native resolution is 1920 by 1200, but I have tested that it also accepts 1080p input. In the resolution ...
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What does the Flipped Input option do in Cave Story+?

In the options menu for Cave Story+ on Nintendo Switch, there is an option labeled Flipped Input. I didn't see an explanation in the game's manual and, as far as I'm aware, this option is not ...
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Were the Switch's left Joy-Con connection issues ever fixed?

When the Nintendo Switch launched in February, there were multiple articles and reviews claiming that the Switch's left Joy-Con was prone to frequent connection issues during normal use. (See Nintendo ...
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Nintendo Switch on HDMI Switcher

I have a NintendoSwitch on an HDMI switcher with other things (WiiU, Playstation, etc.) It's annoying because sometimes, the Switch, when docked, will 'ping' the HDMI Switcher, switching the HDMI ...
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Disconnect active Controller from Nintendo Switch

When my friends and I play multiplayer games on the Nintendo Switch and someone hast to leave, one controller is unused. Is there an option to remove this active controller (JoyCon or Pro Controller) ...
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“Could not connect to the TV. Please make sure that you are using the AC adapter supplied with this console.”

My friend left the adapter for her Nintendo Switch at a friend's house. She is still able to charge the console and play it in handheld mode. Yet, she is unable to connect it to her T.V.. It seems ...
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Does the Japanese version of Disgaea 5 have the DLC bonuses?

Quoted from Siliconera: The Complete Disgaea®5 Experience – Enjoy the full Disgaea®5 story along with 8 bonus scenarios, 4 fan-favorite characters and 3 character classes from the Disgaea series! ...
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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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What is the highest supported micro SD capacity for the Nintendo Switch?

When the PS4 was updated to support an external Hard Drive Playstation listed This is compatible with HDDs up to 8TB in size. I just got my Nintendo Switch and am looking to buy a Micro SD for it ...
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How to remove the strap from the Joy-Con strap?

Is there a way to remove the strap from the Joy-Con strap attachment for the Nintendo Switch? Note that I'm not asking how to remove the attachment from a Joy-Con (which can be tricky if put on ...
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If I just purchased a game, but canceled the download, how do I get it back?

I just bought Snake Pass, but my internet started having a seizure, so I canceled the download. It is now gone from my homepage. When I go to the E shop, it just shows purchased. How do I re-download ...
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Whats the difference between available region during Nintendo Switch setup, and is my choice irreversible?

I have just bought a Switch and on startup it asks which region I am in: The Americas Europe Australia/New Zealand Japan What difference will it make choosing one region over another, and will I be ...
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Can I transfer a profile to a new Nintendo Switch?

I plan this summer to buy another Nintendo Switch so I can play on the bus (And my SO can play at work too) But my profile is already on the Nintendo Switch I have; Can I transfer it to another ...
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How do I restart the Switch?

My Nintendo Switch can't connect to the internet. Other devices are connected fine and the Switch is connected to my WiFi, however the Switch won't connect to the internet. Nintendo's network status ...
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Breath of the Wild DLC : Account based or Console based?

Me and my SO have been playing Breath of the Wild each on our accounts, on the same Nintendo Switch. If one of us buys the DLC, is it accessible by both accounts on the console or only to the account ...
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Can I play Nintendo Switch in a country where I don't buy?

I'm definitely going to purchase the Nintendo Switch. However, I travel all year round and thus wonder if it can be played in a country where I don't buy it. In the case of the Nintendo 3DS, you can ...
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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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How prevalent is the dock scratching the Nintendo Switch's screen?

I don't own a Switch yet, but I'm planning for one. One common complaint I hear is that the dock is built in such a way that the screen (rather, it's bezel) is easily scratched when taking the Switch ...
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Is the Nintendo Switch backwards compatible?

Is the Nintendo Switch backwards compatible with games or accessories from previous Nintendo consoles?
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How can I get my screenshots out of my Switch, without posting them to social media or using a memory card? [duplicate]

The Switch has a screenshot button and lets me take lots of awesome screenshots. But there doesn't seem to be any way to move them off of the device, other than posting them to Twitter/Facebook. Is ...
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Are there any user friendly ways to access screenshots taken on the Switch?

I have an SD card on my console and have it set to store screenshots on the card. But it doesn't seem like there's a way to view or otherwise extract those screenshots without having to pull out the ...
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Can Nintendo Switch games be installed from cartridge?

For obvious reasons, games downloaded from the eShop are installed on the Nintendo Switch. Even better, games purchased as physical media don't have to be installed to be played. However, rather than ...
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Nintendo Digital Zelda Breath of the Wild Wii U transfer to Switch

Does the wii u digital version of Zelda Breath of the Wild count the same as Switch Zelda Breath of the Wild version? IE if you own wii u Zelda breath of the wild, Will it count as owning Zelda ...
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Any way to recharge the JoyCons while in the JoyCon Grip?

My SO has been playing Breath of the Wild all day, but now the Joycons are low in battery. She wants to still play on the TV, but as of now, the only way to charge the Joycons seems to be when they ...
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If I try to create a mii from an amiibo on my Nintedo Switch, it will say that a mii is not registered to it

My amiibos were registered using my Wii U. This occurs even if I use a different controller, use a different amiibo, or register the amiibo again using the Wii U.
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Nintendo Switch left Joy-Con disconnects frequently. Fix?

When playing Zelda: Breath of the Wilds on the Nintendo Switch, when I play with the Switch docked and the Joy-Cons physically disconnected, the left Joy-Con frequently "lags" or becomes disconnected ...
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Does the Nintendo Switch not adjust to your TV's aspect ratio?

Just bought my Nintendo Switch, but when I tried docking it to the TV and the image was much larger than the TV screen. When I tried adjusting it, I had to make the screen so small that there were two ...
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Is the Nintendo Switch region locked?

Many Nintendo devices often come with regional locking, which means if you purchase a device in one country, you won't be able to play games from another (generally). Is the Nintendo Switch also ...
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Are you able to use the Nintendo Switch pro controller when the console is undocked?

I would like to know if you are still able to use the Switch's pro controller even when the console is undocked? Also, how many controllers can be connected to the Switch, docked and undocked (or is ...
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Can a Mii be transferred to the Switch from another Nintendo console?

Miis are not as prominent on the Switch as in other Nintendo consoles, but they can still be created and also transferred to Amiibos. Is it possible to transfer a Mii from a Wii, Wii U or 3DS to the ...
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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?