Nintendo 3DS and Wii U games purchased through Nintendo eShop do not carry over to Nintendo Switch.
The Nintendo Switch is an all-new way to play, and does not include backwards compatibility with digital or physical games designed for other systems.
Can I play 3ds games on the switch?
There’s no backward compatibility for Nintendo 3DS or Wii U games, Nintendo confirmed to Polygon — not in terms of using your old physical media on the new system, anyway. Nintendo Switch uses cartridges called GameCards for its games.
Can you play Nintendo eShop games on switch?
You can purchase downloadable software on the Nintendo eShop from any Nintendo Switch console associated with your Nintendo Account. The first Nintendo Switch console you use to connect to Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch will become the primary console for your Nintendo Account.
Will Nintendo port 3ds games to switch?
Actually yes and no. Its a port of the DLC modes and new features in the 3DS version, using (and upgrading) the Wii U version. 3DS has different architecture than Switch has different architecture than PS4. Ports happen, it’s what the port developers get paid to do.
Is the 3ds dead?
The 3DS isn’t officially dead: Nintendo has said that it plans to continue supporting the platform. But the launch of a dedicated handheld Switch suggests the company’s portable game efforts could be focused on the Switch, not the 3DS, moving forward.
Can I connect my 3ds to my switch?
Nintendo Confirms 3DS Will Co-Exist With Switch. With the launch of the Switch ($299.99 at GameStop) , Nintendo is attempting to cater to both home and portable gaming markets using a hybrid device.