How Do I Know My Nintendo Switch Region?

Look at the game cartridge itself.

At the bottom of the sticker is a region code.

You can also tell by the ratings system displayed in the lower-left corner of the game box cover art insert.

USA = E for Everyone, T for Teen, M for Mature, etc.

How do I change the region on my Nintendo switch?

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Is the Nintendo switch region free?

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.

How do you unlock a region switch?

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What happens if I change the region on my switch?

With the Switch, Nintendo has left behind a long legacy of region-locking its consoles. If you buy cartridges from another region, you’ll need to change your console’s region to play them, too. To change the region on your console, select Settings from the main menu. Scroll down to the bottom and select System.

Are the Nintendo switch games region locked?

No, the Nintendo Switch can run any game from any region, and 99.9% of all the games on the Switch are not region-locked, with the exception being Splatoon 2 due to the Splatfests which are based on your region, more specifically Japan vs. not Japan.

Can I buy a Japanese Nintendo switch?

If you’re really looking to save money, you could also buy a second hand Nintendo Switch in Traders (Akihabara.) I checked last 20 September and you could get one for 25,600 Yen (Brand new at MSRP with 13% off is at 28,168 Yen.) So that was my experience buying a Nintendo Switch in Japan!

Do Japanese switch games have English?

Yes, it IS true. Yes some Japanese games have English options and some are universal SKUs. But most of them don’t.

How much is a switch?

The Switch is a hybrid home console and portable console in one. As such, you might expect it to cost a lot of money — quite the contrary, it costs just $299. At least that’s what the console costs, but if you want to have a great experience with the Switch, you’re going to need more — much more.

Can I play switch games from other countries?

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.

Why is Nintendo region locked?

A region encoding system ties their hands by ensuring that, even if they wanted to sell their version in other regions, they can’t; because the product won’t work there. They can only have cartridges manufactured by Nintendo that would work in regions that they actually are allowed to sell in.

Can a US switch play European games?

You can buy USA games, they will work on European Nintendo Switch. But you NEED to make account with USA region for DLC and something else.

What do I do if eShop is not available in my country?

How to Fix ‘Nintendo eShop is Not Currently Available in Your Country’

  • Go to Settings, System, select Region, and then choose The Americas.
  • Open Nintendo eShop.
  • Select United States as your region.
  • Go to location Settings, click change and add a zip code. ( Sample: 90210 for Beverly Hills, California)
  • Save.

Why is Nintendo eShop not available in my region?

Go to Settings, then System and Select Region. From here select The Americas. Now open Nintendo eShop. From here, you will be asked to enter a region, select United States as your region.

Do you have to pay for Internet on Nintendo switch?

The paid service lets you take your gaming up a notch with online multiplayer and exclusive benefits. Standard online features such as system and game updates will be free for all Nintendo Switch users. Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required for online play.

Will Nintendo switch games bought in US work in UK?

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.

Why can’t I access my Nintendo eShop?

If you are still unable to access the Nintendo eShop with manual DNS Settings, change the DNS Settings back to Automatic and try accessing again. Turn airplane mode ON, wait 10 seconds, and then turn it OFF. Power off your Nintendo Switch, power it back on, and re-try connecting to the Internet.

Does US Nintendo switch work in UK?

Actually, most likely you shorted the dock when you plugged it in in the U.K. without the adapter. You have a US dock that is set for US voltage, around 120. It’s actually working now, with the UK power cable.