Nintendo Switch downloads can solely exist on one console at a time

You gained’t be capable to share your Nintendo Switch downloadable video games throughout a number of consoles.


It was lately revealed that the Nintendo Switch, in contrast to Wii U and 3DS, is not going to hyperlink your digital purchases to the console itself. Rather, your eShop purchases shall be linked to your account.

The fast good thing about that is that in case your console is misplaced or broken, you’ll be capable to simply obtain your content material onto a brand new Switch. When that function was revealed, everybody simply assumed this additionally meant you’d be capable to play your video games throughout a number of methods. Logging in at a pal’s home, for example, to obtain and play content material you personal.

This gained’t be the case on the Nintendo Switch, sadly. During a Q&A at a latest Nintendo World NYC retailer demo captured by YouTube consumer CrazyDopetastic (through ARS Technica), this very query was requested by one attendee.

“If I want to take my system with me… if I were to buy a digital game, could I buy it once, or would I have to buy it multiple times so they can use those games?” requested one individual taken with getting two consoles, one for private use and one other for his youngsters.

Nintendo’s Shinya Takahashi confirmed, although Bill Trinen, that such a function doesn’t presently exist.

“Currently we don’t have a system like that in place for Nintendo Switch, but we haven’t made any final decisions about how we would approach that going forward in the future, so unfortunately I can’t provide any concrete answer for you right now,” Takahashi mentioned in a translated reply.

This signifies that the Nintendo account can solely be linked to at least one console at a time. Obviously, that is very totally different from how issues work on PS4 and Xbox One.

On these consoles, you’re capable of log in and obtain any of the content material you personal on any system. Unless a console is ready as your own home console, you’ll want to keep up a web based connection.

While not many individuals shall be have an effect on by this, since most will simply personal one console, it’s nonetheless a limitation that doesn’t exist on competing platforms.

The Nintendo Switch is out March three.