Here are five great ways to have fun with your Nintendo Switch system!
1. My Nintendo rewards program
You can complete missions, earn My Nintendo points*, and redeem them for rewards (like a mini-guide for the Super Mario Odyssey game) 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. You can also link your account with your Nintendo Network ID. This lets you get customized My Nintendo offers, receive a birthday discount on select digital games, and more. To learn more about setting up a child account, you can visit the official My Nintendo site.
2. Digital downloads and demos
Did you know you can find games that can be purchased digitally or downloaded directly onto your system? Games like Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!, Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate are available right now. Not sure what you want to purchase? You can also find free demos for games like Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker and Kirby Star Allies at the 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.
3. Multiplayer fun for friends and family
You can connect up to eight Joy-Con controllers to one Nintendo Switch system in compatible games, so up to four players can play in their preferred play style and get in on the action with games like Super Mario Party and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. You can even create a special prize for the big winner with a do-it-yourself customized papercraft trophy
4. In-game extras with amiibo
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 Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild game, you can tap a Wolf Link amiibo to make Wolf Link appear in the game. You can use any other compatible amiibo accessory to get random in-game items, like plants, fish, and meat. It’s easy to tap amiibo figures and cards with the NFC touchpoint that is built into the right Joy-Con controller.
5. Nintendo Switch Online
Nintendo Switch Online is a paid service that lets you take your gaming up a notch with online multiplayer and exclusive benefits. For example, you can invite friends to join Private Battles, League Battles, Splatfest Battles, and Salmon Run in the Splatoon 2 game. The Family Membership plan lets you set up a family group of up to eight total Nintendo Accounts. That way, everyone in your family group can use the Nintendo Switch Online service. If you’re interested in learning more, you can talk to a parent or guardian. For more information, you can visit the official site for Nintendo Switch Online.
*The Nintendo Account User Agreement, including the Purchase and Subscription terms and the Rewards Program Terms of Service, applies. Visit the official site for details.
**amiibo figures shown not actual size. Compatibility and functionality of amiibo may vary per game. Visit amiibo.com for specific details on how each amiibo works.
Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required for online play. Not available in all countries. For the latest list of countries, please visit Customer Support. Internet access required for online features. 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.
Super Mario Odyssey ESRB Rating: Everyone 10+ with Cartoon Violence, Comic Mischief
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker ESRB Rating: Everyone with Mild Cartoon Violence
Kirby Star Allies ESRB Rating: Everyone 10+ with Cartoon Violence
Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! ESRB Rating: Everyone with Mild Cartoon Violence
Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! ESRB Rating: Everyone with Mild Cartoon Violence
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate ESRB Rating: Everyone 10+ with Cartoon Violence, Comic Mischief, Suggestive Themes
Super Mario Party ESRB Rating: Everyone with Mild Cartoon Violence
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe ESRB Rating: Everyone with Comic Mischief
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild ESRB Rating: Everyone with Fantasy Violence, Mild Suggestive Themes, Use of Alcohol
Splatoon 2 ESRB Rating: Everyone 10+ with Cartoon Violence