When the Joy Con connects to the Nintendo Switch via Bluetooth, it sends some data as a "handshake" between the console and the controller. In this data, the Joy Con itself reports the HEX Color and Side (L/R) of the controller.
This can be confirmed with a program called Joy-Con Toolkit that allows you to see and change the colors reported by the ...
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 only be able to access the Japanese eShop, no matter where you are in the world.
If you have a German account, it will only be able to access the German eShop, no ...
If you have poor internet, then you may prefer physical cartridges, to avoid needing to download large files.
If you are like my parents, you might not trust the internet for purchases and only buy things in physical stores - so the physical copy is better.
If you are paranoid, you might not trust Nintendo to protect your account from hackers, who might ...
Is it just some firmware update that forces the screen to dim, thereby increasing the battery life?
No, this would barely be noticable.
The major difference is that the Tegra X1 (T210 "Logan") has been "die-shrinked", which means it is built on a smaller, more efficient process (in this case 16nm instead of 20nm) which improves efficiency leading to less ...
This guide has a pretty substantial comparison review between the older and newer models of the Switch.
The newer Switch model does have a few upgrades to its hardware. Below is a chart comparing the models' internal components.
The new Nintendo Switch has a different display than the original model. The new display is ...
It’s not a corner, but it is “L”. Based on Reddit threads (here and here), the “L” indicates your Switch is using local communication.
This means your Switch is connected to the internet, but the game you are currently playing is using local connections for multiplayer. One of the Reddit threads uses Minecraft as an example.
Another example, which the ...
Two factors why sometimes physical is better:
As Trent already said, you can easily share it between friends or resell them if you don't like it. Nintendo doesn't currently have any way to refund your purchase (source)
The limited space on the Switch: If you only buy the online versions you might run into space problems. The Switch currently has only 32GB ...
On an FAQ page by Nintendo:
After my Nintendo Switch Online membership expires, will my online save data and my Nintendo Entertainment System™ - Nintendo Switch Online data be erased?
Classic games in the NES – Nintendo Switch Online collection and the save data for those games will not be removed unless the user chooses to do so manually. These items ...
From Nintendo directly:
Where is game save data Stored?
On Nintendo Switch, game save data is stored on the console’s System Memory.
This will not change whether downloadable software or software from a game
card is being played.
Game save data cannot be saved or copied to a microSD card.
Can save data be used between physical and digital games on ...
You can have more than 12 games installed on your Switch, but only the 12 with the most recent activity will show up on your Home Screen.
As soon as you hit your 13th game, a new icon will show up called "All Software".
This will let you browse through all of your games in a grid, rather than a line.
After going through all of the options on the console, the firm answer is: No.
I highly doubt Nintendo would ever offer the option to install from the Game Cards. They are already way faster than optical discs, so that isn't an argument. Frankly they'd rather make it harder to pirate games by forcing the need of the Game Card than make it easier for ...
According to Nintendo's support page on the topic:
The following types of microSD cards are supported on Nintendo Switch:
microSD (up to 2 GB) microSDHC (4 GB - 32 GB) microSDXC (64 GB and
Important: In order to use a microSDXC card on the Nintendo
Switch console, a system update is required.
Also, they mention speed class:
Up to speed class 10 for ...
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 definitely belong to the second account. I know this because my wife and I have two separate accounts on the same Switch. An account can be linked to multiple ...
The Nintendo Switch is region-free. As the link states:
Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima confirmed the system won’t be region locked, meaning players will be able to play globally released software on the console-handheld hybrid.
The Wikipedia page for the Switch explains further:
Unlike previous Nintendo home consoles, the Switch is region-free. ...
Don't worry too much about this. I'm pretty sure a big part of the "scratch fiasco" is websites and YouTube channels looking for ad impressions (and money), unfortunately. I've removed/docked my Switch several times since day 1 and I don't see any scratches or even smears/traces on my screen (with a screen protector).
Looking at my dock, I simply see no way ...
Nintendo does not offer refunds for games or DLC purchased on the eShop:
Refund Request for Downloaded Game or DLC (Wrong Game, Didn't Like Game, Accidental Purchase)
Refund request for digital content purchased through a Nintendo Shop Channel. (For example, incorrect game or DLC was downloaded, content was purchased by accident, you didn't like ...
Yes but this method would require having a Nintendo Online account.
First, make sure your current save is backed up to the cloud. Once that is done, disable cloud saves. At the end of the night, redownload the cloud save, confirming that you want to overwrite the existing save and then re-enable cloud saves again once complete.
I wouldn't call this method ...
According to the Nintendo help pages:
While a console is active for your Nintendo Account, everyone on the console can play the games you’ve purchased.
Although this is talking about games, I can't imagine that DLC would work differently. One Reddit seems to confirm that DLC works just like the games:
...I can confirm that the dlc works on both ...
From the Nintendo Switch FAQ:
What controllers work with Nintendo Switch?
There are multiple controller options for the Nintendo Switch console, including Joy-Con controllers and the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller. Compatible controllers will vary per game, so be sure to check game details. You can see available accessories here.
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.
Can NES - Nintendo Switch Online games be played offline?
Yes, these games can be played offline for up to 7 days as long as you have an active Nintendo Switch ...
Yes, but only if you have an Amiibo to transfer it (which it sounds like you already figured out).
Nintendo answered some questions Kotaku had. This was in one of the responses.
You can send/receive Mii characters through local wireless communication between Nintendo Switch systems, or use an amiibo figure to transfer Mii Characters from Wii U and ...
When you say "It doesn't have to be secure..." just how un-secure are you willing to tolerate?
On my Switch, I have my profile attached to my Nintendo account with Nintendo Online. I then created two additional profiles for my kids. Starting a game will now prompt you to pick which user to play under and when they play, they play under their respective ...
You can use up to 8
I have tried this recently. You can use these joycons in any orientation you want. Such as use 3 pairs of joycons (6 total) and 2 side ways ones. You can't have 8 pairs since that is over the 8 total limit. But you can certainly do 4 pairs like you asked about.
The limit is more about the number of players, as most games only allow 4 ...
Currently the only way to get images off of the Switch is to either, as you mentioned, turn it off before removing the SD Micro card, or by sending them directly to social media.
I have seen a couple people on Twitter apologize for several Switch tweets in a row just because it's the easiest way for them to retrieve the images.
Holding the power button (located on the top of the Switch) opens a menu that gives you the option to power the system off entirely.
To answer the problem, rather than the question though: I had a similar issue with my wi-fi not long ago. Rather than powering the system off and on again, I found it was enough to cycle the network adapter by putting the ...
Yes you can. You will need both Switches.
From the Nintendo Help pages:
On the source console:
From the HOME Menu, select "System Settings" > "Users" > "Transfer
Your User and Save Data."
Select "Next," and then "Next" again, then
select "Source Console" to indicate that the content will be
transferred from this console.
You need a public IP address, not a private one.
The problem has to do with the specific NAT that your university might use. This answer is specific to my university, but hopefully it's useful to others.
When you register your Switch on your university's network, there will likely be some firewall settings to choose from. You need to set your Switch's ...
I continued searching after making my post and came across the answer. I'll keep this question (and answer) in case it benefits others.
Games will generally be available at midnight Eastern Time.
From Nintendo's website:
What happens when a game is pre-loaded?
A non-playable version of the game will be pre-loaded to your system at the time of ...
Nintendo offer a loyalty points reward scheme called My Nintendo for both digital and physical game purchases. Currently the points can be used for discounts on titles from the Nintendo eshop. Buying digital can earn up to 5x more points then a physical purchase.
For example if you bought Zelda: BOTW
Physical = 16 gold My Nintendo coins
Digital = 80 gold ...