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Taking a Switch on vacation from EU to USA. What region eshop will I be able to access?

It doesn't matter where your Switch came from. They're all the same, and region-free. The only thing that matters, is which region your account belongs to. If you have a Japanese account, it will ...
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Can you play Nintendo Switch classic games without paying for the yearly subscription?

On an FAQ page by Nintendo: Can I still play if I don't renew my Nintendo Switch Online membership? Classic games can only be accessed by a Nintendo Account with an active Nintendo Switch Online ...
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If I buy and download a game through second Nintendo account do I own it on my main account too?

I'm worried that the game will think it is owned by the second account and not the main one which would be a pain because I hate having multiple accounts with different games on them. The game will ...
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Can you play Nintendo Switch classic games without paying for the yearly subscription?

No, you have to have an active subscription to play the games. You can play offline (not making connection to the internet, so no checking if your sub is cancelled), but that only last for 7 days. ...
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Does the Nintendo Switch Online Family Group allow sharing of eShop games between accounts on different devices?

Edit: A Family Group is not required for this; you only need to add your account to the other switch. From Nintendo's website: Non-Primary Console: A Nintendo Account can be linked to ...
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Can I buy Zelda: Breath of the Wild on the Nintendo eShop?

Yes you can. On the eShop screen on your Switch you can scroll to the bottom, choose “redeem code” and enter the code on the back of the card to transfer the value to your account. It is also possible ...
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If I buy and download a game through second Nintendo account do I own it on my main account too?

If the accounts are on the same switch, yes, you can play it on your main account (on that switch) but the game will be owned to the other account although I cannot see why this would be a problem ...
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What do I need to play Disney Infinity 3.0 on Wii U?

If you want to play the game, you need: A base One or more figures A compatible console Each base will support two playable characters as well as a mission pack figure (if needed). So, if you want ...
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eShop version of Metroid Prime Trilogy freezes on WiiU

I am not aware of anything similar to "verify game cache" on the Wii U or any other console. However, you could try to move the game back to the internal storage to see if that fixes your problem. If ...
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Are 3DS eshop games console bound?

I don't think so. According to Nintendo FAQs: Your Nintendo Network ID is tied to your software and/or additional content you have purchased and downloaded. If you format the console setting ...
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Redeeming a 3DS game code without installing the game?

You can use this Nintendo site to redeem codes on a PC. It requires you to log-in with your eShop account, then you can fill in the code. Obviously it will not download the game on your computer, but ...
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Can I use my Nintendo eShop balance to buy a present for a friend?

There is no such option possible. The best thing you can do is to buy an online code and give this key to your friend. Another option is to borrow the 3DS, put money on the account, buy the game, ...
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How do I change the 3DS eShop region?

You don't have to delete your current one, but you do have to create a new one. According to nintendo support, "Nintendo 3DS family systems can only support one Nintendo Network ID at a time. However, ...
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Does the Nintendo Switch Online Family Group allow sharing of eShop games between accounts on different devices?

The same game. The game will only pause for your friend if you begin to play the same game. This is not true. You cannot play games at the "same time" Basically the secondary console will have to go ...
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Are 3DS eshop games console bound?

They are not from my experience. I have bought several games on the eShop and transferred from an old 3DS to a New 3DS and all of the games came with my profile. As long as you have the same NNID you ...
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Moving Nintendo eShop games from a 3DS to a New 3DS

Last I checked, 3DS games are tied to the system you purchased them on rather than just the account. However, it is possibly to permanently transfer them to a new system using the 3DS System Transfer ...
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Can Switch parental controls restrict shop access?

First of all, the device will require you to sign in with your Nintendo account in order to gain access to purchases, and your kid may not have one. But you, as a parent, should. Enabling the password ...
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If I buy a DLC for SSB Ultimate that my child has bought on my Switch will it mess anything up?

No, it will not, the character(s) you bought will just be added to the roster in all accounts, no need to battle them first.
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If I buy a DLC for SSB Ultimate that my child has bought on my Switch will it mess anything up?

This will not break or mess up anything. Your accounts are still separate, even though they are parent/child accounts.
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If I purchase DLC from Nintendo, can the child accounts linked to my account access it on the same device?

My running understanding is that you will only need to purchase 1 expansion pass for your console, although we won't be able to be 100% sure until the DLC comes out (aside - if you pre-ordered it, ...
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If I buy and download a game through second Nintendo account do I own it on my main account too?

As Steve-O's answer details, a game that you purchase on a second account will belong to that separate account - as far as Nintendo is concerned, the second account, with a separate email, is an ...
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How can I clear the "Redownload" history on my Nintendo Switch eShop?

I cannot find an official answer, but I cannot find something for it (just like you) and people over the internet as well. Therefor I think it is not possible unfortunately. Comments on form example ...
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How to purchase a realm on the Switch

Yes it is possible to use your coins from buying digital games on eshop to purchase the Minecraft Coins to purchase the Realm Subscription.
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Dragon Ball FighterZ Limited Edition Code not working

No, unfortunately DLC is always region-specific. This is true for all recent consoles, not just Nintendo. For a PlayStation account, it's possible to create a new account for the DLC's region, after ...
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Is There a way to add Wii Points after 26 march?

No. You can not do that. Try using the Wii u if you want the virtual console, or if you want a WiiWare game maybe there is a rom online
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Is There a way to add Wii Points after 26 march?

No. Wii Points is digital currency for the Wii. They are shutting down the option to buy them after March 26, which has already passed. There is no way to get points anymore. What about possible ...
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Are 3DS eshop games console bound?

I can confirm that they are linked to the account in question and NOT the 3DS themselves. In my line of work I often have to wipe 3DS's and sometimes I'm asked to download content from the store (that ...
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