Nintendo eShop purchases might be tied to your Nintendo Account on Nintendo Switch

The most up-to-date Nintendo Switch leak confirmed a giant change in how Nintendo might be dealing with digital purchases on the Switch.


The Nintendo Switch will use the identical Nintendo Account system you’re utilizing right now with the Wii U and 3DS, however with one main – and welcome – change.

Last night time, somebody posted system and UI videos of a his Switch unit, which he received actually early. One of the numerous never-before seen facet of the console, was the preliminary setup display screen.

This explicit display screen confirmed a really fascinating message, as captured by Wario64 (by way of Nintendo Everything).

The information on the backside confirms that purchases made in your eShop account are tied to that account. In the occasion you could have reinitialise the console, you’ll be capable to redownload your bought content material. This makes it clear that in contrast to Wii U and 3DS, your content material won’t be tied to the console itself.


This additionally applies to DLC, based on the display screen, however some “discontinued software” will not be accessible.

This is nice information for Nintendo followers who’ve been scuffling with the prevailing limitations, particularly in instances the place the hardware itself is stolen or misplaced. Now, we no less than know the Nintendo Switch will act as you’d anticipate a contemporary system to do – even when it’s simply this function.

The Nintendo Switch launches beginning March three worldwide.