Unlike every other Nintendo console shipped since the company started designing actual operating systems, the Switch is completely region-free — you can play games from any country without issue, often in any language.
No Japanese Nintendo console since the DSi has even let you change the system language.
Does Japanese switch have English?
Nintendo Switch: list of games with English option in Japan. One of the best things about the Nintendo Switch is that it’s completely region-free. But it’s also good news for players who want to download Nintendo Switch games from the Nintendo eShop in English, as some of the games DO offer an English-language option.
Can I use a Japanese Nintendo switch in UK?
To add to this you can also sign into the UK version of the eShop and just buy the UK releases if you’re worried about it. I added my to my Japanese account and it’s fine. The whole store is in Japanese and all the eShop news is also in Japanese. But you can avoid that by just attaching your UK nintendo account.
Can Japanese switch games be played in English?
What else you need to know about buying Japanese games on Switch. The Switch will detect the language tied to your console when playing Japanese games, and switch over to English if it can, meaning there are some import games you can play with no language barrier.
Can I buy Nintendo switch in Japan?
So if you are a tourist, buy a switch in Japan. You can get it tax free. It’s probably the cheapest place you can get a switch. The device is region free and supports English and other languages too, so no worries on that.