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You can play great games on your Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Switch Lite, or Nintendo Switch – OLED Model system. But did you know you can also earn rewards points, download free demos, and more? You can keep reading to get all the important details!

Here are five cool things you may not have known about your Nintendo Switch system!


You can join the My Nintendo rewards program


You can complete missions, earn My Nintendo points*, and redeem them for rewards with the My Nintendo rewards program. To get started, you can ask a grown-up to create a free Nintendo Account to enroll automatically in the rewards program. To learn more about setting up a child account, you can visit the official My Nintendo site.


 You can get free digital demos

Not sure which Nintendo game you want to play next? You can find free demos for games like Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain and WarioWare: Get It Together! on Nintendo eShop on your Nintendo Switch system. Talk about a one-stop shop for entertainment! Please note that a free Nintendo Account is required to download free content from Nintendo eShop.


 You can play games with friends and family**

There are lots of great Nintendo games that are fun for more than one player. For example, the Mario Party Superstars game includes classic four-player board games and lots of minigames for multiple players. The Mario Kart 8 Deluxe game is another great multiplayer game—and the Smart Steering feature makes it easy for kids and newbies to stay on the racetrack. You can even create a special prize for the big winner with a do-it-yourself customized papercraft trophy.


You can get in-game extras with amiibo accessories

You can tap compatible amiibo figures and cards*** (sold separately) to score all sorts of in-game perks like new characters, game modes, outfits, or more. In the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate game, you can tap a compatible amiibo and their figure player will appear in your game! Figure players can learn new abilities and tactics as they fight. The more they battle, the more abilities and personality they gain!


You can play online with Nintendo Switch Online


With a paid Nintendo Switch Online membership****, you can play compatible games online – including the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game, where you would be able to show off your island uptopia to family and friends or pack your bags and visit theirs! Nintendo Switch Online also lets you play classic NES and Super NES games online, back up your game save data to the cloud in compatible games, get special members-only offers, and more.


If you’re interested in learning more, you can talk to a parent or guardian. You can visit the official site for Nintendo Switch Online for information about Family Membership plans.


*A Nintendo Account is required to receive and redeem My Nintendo points. Terms apply.

**Additional games, systems, and/or accessories may be required for multiplayer mode. Games, systems, and some accessories sold separately.

***amiibo figures shown not actual size and designs may vary. Compatibility and functionality of amiibo may vary per game. Visit for specific details on how each amiibo works.

****Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required. Persistent Internet, compatible smartphone and Nintendo Account age 13+ required to access some online features on the app, including voice chat. Data charges may apply. Online features, Save Data Cloud and Nintendo Switch Online smartphone app features available in compatible games. Not available in all countries. The Nintendo Account User Agreement, including the Purchase and Subscription terms, apply.

Additional games, systems, and/or accessories may be required for multiplayer mode. Games, systems, and some accessories sold separately.

Nintendo Switch Lite plays all games that support handheld mode.

Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain ESRB Rating: Everyone with Mild Cartoon Violence

WarioWare: Get It Together! ESRB Rating: Everyone 10+ with Cartoon Violence, Crude Humor

Mario Party Superstars ESRB Rating: Everyone with Mild Cartoon Violence

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe ESRB Rating: Everyone with Comic Mischief

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate ESRB Rating: Everyone 10+ with Cartoon Violence, Comic Mischief, Suggestive Themes

Animal Crossing: New Horizons ESRB Rating: Everyone with Comic Mischief