You can now share your digital Nintendo Switch games with other consoles
- April 1, 2019
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You can now download and play your digital Nintendo Switch games on another Switch console with minimal fuss, thanks to a new system update.
Switch system update 6.0 adds in the ability to set your own console as your “primary” Switch and then log in to other Switch consoles and play your digital games there.
If you – or someone else – plays a game you own on another Switch and a game is started on your “primary” Switch, then the game on the other Switch will be paused. Playing on a secondary Switch will also require you stay online.
Your primary Switch will be the console you logged into first, although this can be changed – you just need to deactivate it on your current primary console and then activate it on another.
Here’s a handy Nintendo infographic to show how it works:
Got all that? Essentially, Nintendo has brought itself up to date with where other consoles were several years ago, but it is a welcome upgrade.
Other system update 6.0 additions include the ability to upload four screenshots at once to social media, cloud save support if you are a Nintendo Online subscriber and – best of all – Captain Toad user icons. Timely!