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At a recent preview event for 1-2-Switch at the New York Nintendo store, someone asked about the potential for getting a second Switch for his children “If I want to take my system with me…if I were to buy a digital game, could I buy it once, or would I have to buy it multiple times so they can use those games?

The answer from Nintendo Entertainment Planning and Development General Manager, Shinya Takahashi said

 “Currently we don’t have a system like that in place for Nintendo Switch, but we haven’t made any final decisions about how we would approach that going forward in the future, so unfortunately I can’t provide any concrete answer for you right now.”

Basically this means it sounds like a Nintendo account can only be linked to one Nintendo Switch at a time. These restrictions do not apply to physical games obviously.

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Written by Eric Weichhart

Eric Weichhart

After around a decade playing on Sony consoles, I decided to move to the Nintendo side.

I can play most types of games if they don’t have heavy online elements, and I usually have a preference for platformers, puzzle and strategy games.

I also play casually on my PC, but I prefer to play in consoles.

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