How Do I Share Games Between Switches?

If you have a digital game on your switch and you want to share it you need to create a new profile on the second switch and link that profile with the Nintendo account used to purchased said game.

Once you are done, you can go to the eShop with that account and download the game using the re-download option.

How do I transfer games between switches?

On the ‘source’ Switch

  • On the Home Menu of the Switch you’re finishing with, select ‘System Settings’ and then ‘Data Management’.
  • Then tap ‘Send Save Data to Another Console’ and choose appropriate account.
  • Then select the specific game save data from the list that you want to transfer and choose ‘Send Save Data’.

Can you share Nintendo switch game cards?

Yes. On your primary console. And each profile on that console will have separate save data for the games in question. You can also use the same account with multiple consoles and download and access your digital games from those secondary consoles.

Can you share switch games with family?

Yes, you can share games with another switch owner by adding your account to his switch. He will only be able to play the games using your account and cannot play the same game that you are currently playing at the same time.

Can two switches use the same account?

You can link your Nintendo Account to multiple Nintendo Switch consoles and play your games on any of them using your Nintendo Account. Only one of the consoles can act as the primary console. On the primary console, any other users can play the games you downloaded with your Nintendo Account.

Can I play the same game on 2 switches?

To do it, one system needs to be signed into the account used to purchase the digital game. This will make the second console the account’s primary system. You can then log out of that account on the second Switch, and create a new profile. You can now play the same game on both systems at the same time.

How to add additional Nintendo Accounts to your Switch

  1. Select System Settings from the Home screen of your Nintendo Switch.
  2. Scroll down and select Users from the menu on the left.
  3. Select the profile you want to link a Nintendo Account to.
  4. Select Link Nintendo Account.

Does each switch user need an online account?

Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required for online play.

Can two switches play Mario Kart with one game?

Important: Each Nintendo Switch console that will be used for local wireless play requires a copy of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (physical or download). Mario Kart 8 Deluxe supports wireless play, allowing up to 8 players to connect multiple Nintendo Switch consoles together via a local wireless connection.

Can two switches play together without WIFI?

It’s impossible to play Switch games together on multiple systems without wi-fi. You can play local multiplayer (like Mario Kart, Super Bomberman, and more) if both users have the game. If you mean playing from cartridge then the answer is no.