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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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Switch to Switch - Transfer user with Breath of the Wild DLC Saves to new Switch?

I have an existing Switch console with 2 users saved data on it. On the original console user 1 has purchased the Breath of the Wild DLC. The second user has used the Breath of the Wild DLC and has ...
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How do I fix my Switch's poor internet connectivity on a university network?

When I play Pokken DX on my home university network, it takes a long time (>10 minutes) to be matched with another player, and I frequently experience error code 2618-0513 ("NAT Traversal Process has ...
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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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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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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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Can I use Bluetooth headphones with a Switch?

I know I can plug in a 3.5 mm headphone plug into the Switch, but is there a way to sync Bluetooth headphones instead?
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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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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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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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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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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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Super Mario Odyssey Downgrade Digital Version to 1.0.0 or 1.1.0

Since v1.2.0 came out for odyssey, many wall clip glitches used by speed runners were patched out. This forced them to buy the physical copy and reset factory their switch, turn wifi off, etc. just ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is the Nintendo Switch backwards compatible?

Is the Nintendo Switch backwards compatible with games or accessories from previous Nintendo consoles?
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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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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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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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How do I stop receiving news for some accounts?

In order to buy a Japanese game, I went and created a Japanese Nintendo Account for my Switch. Ever since then, I've been receiving a ton of Japanese news, along with the usual non-Japanese news, ...
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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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Does Rocket League on Switch have control issues?

I play Rocket League at home from both my desktop and the Switch. Both use a wired connection to a wifi extender to connect to the internet, but control on the PC version is noticeably more responsive....
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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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How do I set up Minecraft Cross Play in Same House / Same Wifi?

I have been trying to set up Minecraft so that my kids can play it on our home wifi across multiple devices. I am so confused.. too many versions of Minecraft I own: Minecraft Java Edition (Windows ...
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Does the Nintendo Switch USA charger work with 220V power?

I will be traveling to Israel this summer, which uses 220V power instead of the U.S.A. 110V. I am aware that my DSs need a voltage converter, but my Apple products don't. Do I need a converter for my ...
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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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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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Transferable DLC between accounts, and regions?

I own a physical release of Splatoon 2 on my Nintendo switch. The cartridge is European but I am playing the game on an American account. I wish to buy the octo expansion. My main concern is this: 1)...
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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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Connected to the Internet to activate a pre-loaded game?

I have a Nintendo Switch that I am going to take on a long haul flight Thursday 8th Feb (I fly at 8:45PM GMT). I would like to pre-load Dragon Quest Builders which is released on the 9th February. ...
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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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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 ...