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The accessory that ships with every Nintendo Switch is called the Joy-Con Grip. It's only purpose is to hold the Joy-Cons, in case you want to use them as a traditional controller. It does not charge the Joy-Cons at all. The Joy-Con Grip ships with every Nintendo Switch console (except the Switch Lite), and cannot be purchased separately. The Joy-Con ...


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Disclaimer: The Nintendo Switch apparently isn't compliant to USB Power Delivery (USB-PD) standards and may damage the charger or even itself. The same applies to the official charger. Therefore it is safer to only use the official Nintendo Switch charger, and only to power the Nintendo Switch itself. The charger you're using may not provide enough power ...


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According to the Nintendo website, here are the differences between systems: Switch Lite is handheld only and cannot be used with a TV or monitor display. Switch Lite can only play specific Switch games, while the Switch can play all. The compatibility of the Switch lite is essentially down to whether or not the game can be played in handheld mode. You can ...


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When playing a game on Switch with a internet connection, the console always tries to update it to the latest version. There is no difference in where the initial files to install it came from, a cartridge or some online server. When installing from an online source, you get an installer that already includes most updates and only need to install the latest ...


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Yes, they do. Whether the game is digital or phyisical, when the Nintendo Switch console is connected online, if a software update is available you will be prompted to download it upon starting the game. In the game menu (pressing + button) you always have the "Software Update" option available to check for the latest update, both digital and ...


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USB-C throws most people on power requirements because prior versions of USB "just worked" when you plugged them in (i.e. micro USB, which is what most Android phones used until the last few years) The base USB-C uses the older USB standard of 1-2 amps @ 5V. You'll note even the standard Switch chargers offer that. The reason for that is that ...


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Not only you can update cartridge games, but quite often you must do so, or the game won't run on an updated console. For example a Bomberman R which ran without updates on Switch system version 2 would refuse to run on the current vesion (13.0.0) without an update. This (mandatory cartrige updates) is exactly why it's recommended to install eShop games on ...


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Yes, the same user can be playing different games on different systems. I've tested this using Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and Pokemon Sword/Shield. You can even be playing different physical versions of the same game. If there's a desire to not have save data be messed with when others play the switch, you can make a guest account for them to ...


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This accessory is simply called Joy-Con Grip. https://www.nintendo.com/switch/buy-now/accessories/


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Different cables and USB wall adapters will provide different power output. Try using the original dock and your charging experience will increase significantly.


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As you say you've had the Switch three years, it may be time to clean out the USB-C slot with a toothpick. USB-C sockets seem unfortunately prone to collecting dust, lint, and other kinds of gunk. You can sometimes tell this is becoming a problem if your charging cable "mushes" loosely into the charging socket instead of clicking in firmly. A ...


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The Nintendo Switch has a few extra features above the lite, for +100 dollar cost. I'll list a few: Dock compatibility (the lite won't fit) Ability to send display to TV (using the dock, which the Lite doesn't support) Detachable JoyCons (the controllers) Longer battery life (speculation, I think I heard it from somewhere) All in all, I would get the ...


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To "disable" Quick Chat in Among Us on the Nintendo Switch, you must have your age to upper 18. Changing your age This is how to change your name according to ESRB Ratings:(Press "Home" on your console before following these steps) Tap "Console Settings" Tap "Restriction Level" Select the Appropriate Age for Your Child The ...


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The behavior in this case is the same as it was in Smash 4. That is, it'll allow you to play against a computer player (CPU) who is playing as the DLC fighter, but you won't be able to play as the DLC fighter yourself. Here's some old footage I was able to scrounge up. In Smash 4, Mewtwo was DLC, and you can see from the character selection screen, this ...


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Unfortunately you can not import ANY assets as Nintendo doesn't want to have uncensored access to their console. I was just thinking of getting Fuze, but this limitation is really annyoing, so I don't know if it's worth it. It includes a sprite and a map editor, so you can create this on your own, but you can't create Sounds or 3D objects.


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You have to beat the whole game eight times to make world A-D accessible


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Kids Mode Songs Dance Of The Mirlitons – The Just Dance Orchestra (Kids Mode) Flying Carpet – Persian Nights (Kids Mode) Get On The Fire Truck – The Step Brigade (Kids Mode) Here Comes The Spy – The Step Brigade (Kids Mode) Let’s Save Our Planet – The Sunlight Shakers (Kids Mode) Rock N Roll Princess – Fast Forward Highway (Kids Mode) Space Cat – Equinox ...


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You can use the Parental Controls feature of the Nintendo Switch. Parental Controls can be controlled on the Nintendo Switch itself, or via an app. Here's a table of what can be controlled with which: Categories Nintendo Switch system Smart device app Nintendo Account Software ratings (by age) YES YES NO Posting to social media YES YES NO Communication ...


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The app for your smart device should be able to interrupt game play according to its listing on the Google Play store: It is also possible to suspend gameplay automatically when the play-time limit is reached. This is also inline with what Nintendo Support pages say in the table found on this page. According to this guide, you can use the Suspend Software ...


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I tested this personally, and the most correct answer is: They charge up to about 50% and then stop. I let the JoyCons completely discharge until they would no longer function, then attached them to the console in handheld mode. As you can see in this picture, the JoyCons are indeed marked as charging. Ultimately, they got up to each half full, but there is ...


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Overwatch does not has any kind of cross platform progress storage or transfer. All of the progress that you obtain is specific for your platform and account. The only thing that is shared is the number of Overwatch League points obtained via watching streams. Let's say that you get 500 OWL points by watching the league, you will get 500 points on each ...


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Fast forward, and now the move has happened, with the following result: After she made her own Switch her main one, I could no longer play the game. When I bought the game myself (a physical copy) I could play again, on the same island with my old character. I did have to redownload some free DLC from the store. However, I couldn't play as her character ...


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No. Although the Nintendo Switch is not backwards compatible, Nintendo has been releasing older games from the NES and SNES, with their new platform: Switch Online. Additionally, Nintendo has been releasing some older titles from the Wii and Wii U, which have been remastered to be compatible with the system.


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As of November 30th, 2020, users can now wirelessly transfer photos and videos from their Nintendo Switch to a smart device if they are running Version 11.0.0 of the Nintendo Switch software: Users can wirelessly connect their smart devices to Nintendo Switch to transfer the screenshots and videos saved within their Album. For screenshots, users can ...


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Yes, in order to properly play the game, you will need to hold the controller with both hands. That's because Mario's movements are tied to the left analog stick while his actions (such as jumping) are tied to one of the many right-hand buttons. This is in particular vital to the many jumping sequences, where you need to be moving in one direction while ...


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Wikipedia has a list of the 12 games (13 for Switch) that are in the collection: Street Fighter: Street Fighter (1987) Street Fighter II: Street Fighter II: The World Warrior (1991) Street Fighter II: Champion Edition (1992) Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting (1992) Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers (1993) Super Street Fighter II: The ...


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According to this graph from Nintendo on the parts of the Switch: The two little rectangles on the bottom left and right hand corner are speakers, and the little lens-like piece in the middle of the Switch is the brightness detector, which lowers the brightness of the screen depending on the detected light in the area.


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The camera looking object is a brightness sensor, and the two rectangular objects are speakers. Source is from Nintendo's website.


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I've seen situations where, if the server shuts down unexpectedly, player data files can be corrupted. When rejoining the world, the game treats your inventory as if it's a new player


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