How Do I Know If My Nintendo Switch Is Real?

Note: Original Nintendo Switch models start with the letters HAC.

Additionally, when holding the new Nintendo Switch in your hands, check the model number on the back.

The new Nintendo Switch has a number that should read HAC-001 (-01), while the original has a model number of HAC-001.

How do I know if my Nintendo switch is legit?

Check the serial number

So another way of verifying that it’s the newer hardware model is by glancing at the serial number. If it starts with XKW, that’s the new one. Anything else (such as XAW), and you’re holding an original-release Switch. The serial number can be found on the bottom of the Switch console.

How can you tell the difference between Nintendo switches?

If you want to tell which model version you have when the box isn’t handy, you’ll need to flip the system over and look on the backside. Just below the Nintendo Switch logo, you’ll find the model number. The new Switch’s model number is HAC-001 (-01), whereas the original Switch’s model number is simply HAC-001.

Can a Nintendo switch be tracked?

Since the Nintendo Switch doesn’t come out of the box with any sort of tracking solution you can add it with an after-market device. However, there is also community tracking which will send you an alert if your device is within range of any other Tile user.

How do I know if my switch is v2?

The only way I could find to tell the hardware apart is the model number stamped on the back. The original reads “HAC-001,” while V2 is “HAC-001 (-01).” But there’s also an easier way to tell the difference — the V2 Switch comes in a box with a red background on its front panel.

Is my switch hackable?

The first way to know ‘at a glance’ if your switch is currently patched is to look at the Serial Number located on the bottom of the Switch. This number is also visible on the box, so you can see it before you purchase a new console.

Should I buy a switch?

It’s great for commuters and travelers. Mobile games are fine, I guess, but if you want to commute in style, the Nintendo Switch is so much better. The fact is, controllers are better than touchscreens for gaming (though the Switch does have a touchscreen). Better games, better inputs, better experience overall.

How do I locate a switch?

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Can GameStop tell if something is stolen?

Short answer: they don’t. At least, not right away. Part of why GameStop requires a photo ID for trades is because they’re legally listed as a pawn shop. Everything traded in is visible to local police departments, and serial numbers are logged for anything with a serial.

Can you block a stolen Nintendo switch?

Since it is a portable console, the chances of losing it or being stolen increase. This is what you have to do with a lost or stolen Nintendo Switch. We can’t remotely block a lost or stolen Nintendo Switch, but we can unlink our account.