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How to Game Share on Nintendo Switch

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As with Xbox One and PlayStation 4, you can share games on your Nintendo Switch. As long as you have a digital copy of a game on your account, you can easily share that game with a friend or between Switch and Switch Lite. With this guide to sharing games on your Nintendo Switch, you can share your best Switch games and save your friends a trip to the Nintendo Switch eShop. As with PS4 and Xbox One, sharing games on Nintendo Switch basically boils down to signing out of your account on one console and signing in to your account on another. However, there are a few things you need to do with your Switch before you can get started.

All you need is a user account, an Internet connection, and a digital game to share. That sounds simple, but there are a few other things you need to know before you get started. First, game sharing only works for digital games. If you have a physical game, you’ll have to give it to your friend the old-fashioned way. More importantly, only one player can access the game at a time. The main console, presumably your Nintendo Switch, has access to all the games on that Switch, both online and offline. The second console, with which you share the game, can only access the games when it is connected to the Internet.

How to Share Games on Nintendo Switch

Buy a digital game with your Nintendo Account

  • Select the Nintendo eShop icon in the main menu.
  • Your system will ask you which account this purchase will be under. Click on your account.
  • Now that the store has opened, select and purchase a game. Any game purchased from the Nintendo eShop will be a digital download.

Deregister your Switch as the primary console

  • Once again, enter the Nintendo eShop
  • Select the user profile icon in the upper right corner.
  • Select your profile name.
  • Scroll down and select Unregister under where it reads Main Console.
  • Select Unsubscribe again. This will make your console the secondary.
  • Enter your password.
  • Select OK.

Make the other Switch your primary console

  • On a second Switch or Switch Lite, select System Settings on the main screen.
  • Now scroll down to User.
  • Select Add User.
  • Choose Create new user.
  • Choose the icon you want to associate this user account with.
  • Now choose your nickname. It doesn’t matter what icons or nicknames you associate with this user account. They don’t have to match or anything.
  • When you finish entering your name, press the + button or select OK.
  • Select OK.
  • Select Link a Nintendo Account.
  • Enter the necessary login information for the same Nintendo account used on the other Switch.
  • Choose Link.
  • Select OK.

Log back in to the first switch

  • Now that your account is on another Switch, select the Nintendo eShop logo.
  • Enter your password to sign back into your Nintendo Account
  • Click on your user profile icon in the top right corner.
  • Scroll down to Redownload.
  • Download the games you want to play from this menu.

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James Hogan
James Hogan is a senior staff writer at Bollyinside, where he has been covering various topics, including laptops, gaming gear, keyboards, storage, and more. During that period, they evaluated hundreds of laptops and thousands of accessories and built a collection of entirely too many mechanical keyboards for their own use.

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