Can Switch cartridges be shared?
Can you use the same game cartridge on two switches?A: You need 2 game cartridges to play together on local if you buy 2 switch consoles.
Can you share Nintendo cartridge?Digital games are tied to the Nintendo Account that purchased them. All users on a system will be able to play games purchased by any Nintendo Account that has registered the system as their primary console.
Can you play someone else's Switch games?Yes. Anyone that uses your primary Nintendo Switch console will be able to play games you've purchased with your Nintendo Account*. Please note that you can set one console per Nintendo Account as your primary console.
Why can't other users play my games on Switch?This error message means that you are not using the primary console for the Nintendo Account that purchased the game. On a non-primary console, the game can only be started by the player that owns the game. The solution depends on who originally purchased the game.
The Sad Truth About Nintendo Switch Cartridges
Can you play Mario Kart on two switches with one game?Mario Kart 8 Deluxe supports wireless play, allowing up to 8 players to connect multiple Nintendo Switch consoles together via a local wireless connection.
Are Switch games tied to your account?Purchases on the Nintendo Switch eShop are tied to the Nintendo Account that made the purchase. You can register one primary console per Nintendo Account. Once you've registered a primary console, your digital purchases can be played by anyone that uses the primary console.
Can you copy game cartridges on Switch?No. When you get a cartridge, you are purchasing a physical copy of the game and the base version of that game, without any DLCs or add-ons or updates. It cannot be downloaded to your Switch.
Can you play 8 player Mario Kart with 2 switches?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 siblings share Switch games?While the Switch does allow you to add multiple accounts to a single family unit, this won't actually allow you to share most games. Instead, you'll simply have to designate a primary game-buying account, and hope against hope that people don't want to play the same titles at the same time.
How do I share games between switches?
To do this:
- On the second Nintendo Switch, select System Settings.
- Scroll down to User. Then select Add User.
- Choose Create New User.
- Choose your profile Icon and Nickname, and then select OK.
- Select Link a Nintendo Account.
- Enter the login information of the account that has the games to share.
- Choose Link.
- Select OK.
Can I have 2 Nintendo switches with 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.
How many switches do you need for 8 player Mario Kart?Two to Eight Nintendo Switches
Two- to eight-player wireless multiplayer, each on one Switch screen.
Can I save Switch cartridge games to SD card?*Game save data is only stored in the system memory, so it can't be moved to the microSD card.
Is anything saved on a Switch cartridge?Game Progress & Save Data
On Nintendo Switch, game save data is stored on the console's System Memory. This will not change whether downloadable software or software from a game card is being played. Game save data cannot be saved or copied to a microSD card.