Originally Answered: Can the Nintendo Switch play original Nintendo DS games?
No you can’t.
Although both games consoles are cartridge based, they use different sized cartridges, with the Switch’s cartridges being more rectangular and the DS/3DS cartridges have a more square shape.
Is there a way to play 3ds games on switch?
Why is there no backwards compatibility with Switch and 3DS? For physical Nintendo 3DS titles the answer is easy, as the cartridges are completely different sizes, but digital games aren’t compatible either. The answer comes, sadly, in the second screen.
Is the Nintendo switch backwards compatible?
Backwards compatibility, or a Virtual Console.
This one’s a biggie: Nintendo offers no backwards compatibility on the Switch. On the Nintendo Wii, Wii U, and 3DS, Nintendo sold a variety of different games from its massive catalog of classics. On the Switch, Nintendo offers no such service.
What kind of games can you play on Nintendo switch?
The Nintendo Switch family is home to exclusive games from franchises like Super Smash Bros.™, The Legend of Zelda™, Mario Kart™, and many more. You’ll also find great games from other developers—with more added every week!