Question: Are Downloaded Switch Games Transferable?

Nintendo lets you move your digital games from one Switch to another instead of having to buy a new copy if you get a new one.

Luckily, with the launch of the Switch, players can transfer a digitally downloaded game from one device to another fairly easily.

Are Nintendo eShop games transferable?

You need a Nintendo Account to buy games in the Switch eShop, and any purchases you make are tied to that account. Anyone with a profile on your Switch can play the games you’ve bought, even if you’re not logged in; up to eight users can link their accounts to one Switch unit.

What happens to downloaded games on switch?

You can download the game itself again from the store but unless it will work enough to transfer save files you will lose all progress in most games. Digital games are tied to your Nintendo account. Once you get a new Switch and log in you’re able to redownload all those games and start playing them again.

Can you transfer games from one Nintendo account to another?

Can I Transfer a Digital Game to a Different Nintendo Account? Digital game purchases and code redemptions are final, and cannot be transferred to a different Nintendo Account. Anyone that uses the purchaser’s primary console can play the digital games or DLC that have been purchased by that Nintendo Account.

Can you have 2 switches with the same account?

You can link your Nintendo Account to multiple Nintendo Switch consoles and play your games on any of them using your Nintendo Account. Only one of the consoles can act as the primary console. On the primary console, any other users can play the games you downloaded with your Nintendo Account.

Can I get a digital copy of a game I already own switch?

With the Nintendo Switch you can purchase and download a digital copy of a physical game you own. For most Switch games a digital copy will be able to use the game save data created by your physical copy. This will allow you to continue playing with the digital copy and you can sell/give away the physical copy.