Can two Nintendo Accounts play the same game?
Can multiple accounts play the same game on Switch?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.
Can two Nintendo Accounts share games?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.
What happens if you link 2 Nintendo Accounts?One of the benefits of having multiple Nintendo accounts linked to one Switch is that all Switch games that are purchased in the eShop (as well as physical games) across all accounts are available for all users. Your game data and controller settings are all saved separately.
Do you need a separate Nintendo Account for each user?You'll need a user account in order to play on Nintendo Switch. And if you'd like to use online features, a Nintendo Account must be linked to a user account on your console.
Game Sharing With Multiple Nintendo Switches
How do you play the same game on two switches at the same time?Link your Nintendo Account to the non-primary Nintendo Switch consoles that you wish to play your digital games on. Redownload the games or content you want to access on each Nintendo Switch console. On any of your consoles, select your downloaded game from the HOME Menu to begin playing the game on that console.
Can you use one Nintendo online account for two profiles?Yes, you can. Even if your family members are using their accounts on different Nintendo Switch consoles, if you have a Family Membership and create a Family Group, then each account can use the Nintendo Swich Online services. You don't need to use the same Nintendo Switch as the person who purchased the membership.
Can one Switch have two primary accounts?You can have one primary console at a time for your Nintendo Account. The first Nintendo Switch console you use to connect to Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch will become your primary console. While using the primary console, any user account on the console can play the downloadable content you have purchased.
Can two switches play Mario Kart 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.
How do I share games with another account on Switch?
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 2 accounts be linked to Nintendo Switch?How many Nintendo Accounts can I have on one Nintendo Switch console? Up to 8 Nintendo Accounts can be linked to a Nintendo Switch console at a time.
Do both players need the game for Switch online?Online play requires a friend on the same platform. One user must own the full game in order for the co-op player to play the full game. Nintendo Switch is a trademark of Nintendo of America Inc.
Do both people need to have a Switch game to play online?You actually don't need a second Switch. You can pop the controllers off and play split screen on one console. If you want to play with two consoles then yes, both people will need the game.
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.