<aside> ☝ These are my personal notes and experiences with Switch. If you find something wrong or there are other things that are better, feel free to comment.


Good to know

  1. Buy the physical version if you are a collector / want to sell this game later / want to share it with friends.
  2. Buy the digital version if you aren't good at keeping things / don't want to sell / afraid of damaging the card / too lazy to change the card between games.
  3. You cannot transfer data from one user to another user! However, you can transfer data between consoles, between consoles and server. In other words, the save state is bound to the user.
  4. You should buy games with different accoutns in case you want to sell them later.
  5. Don't buy a big bag (used for both switch and dock), just buy the bag for switch (and its small accessories). When you go somewhere, don't take with you the dock, just the switch with an adapter (which has the same function as the dock).
  6. Your credit card / paypal account must have the same country as the country you are using on your nintendo account. In this case, use eShop cards. Buy them on amazon or eneba.

Useful links

  1. Eneba.
  2. DekuDeals (create an account + add alert for the price drop).
  3. eshops-prices

Share your games with friends and share the money

  1. Suppose you have an account A that contains all your games.
  2. Suppose your friend has account B.
  3. You and your friend should add A to your consoles. Your friend's console should be the primary console for A and yours is the secondary.
  4. You and your friend need to play in different accounts. You play on A and your friend plays on B.

What you both can do:

  1. Play the same game at the same time.
  2. Data is saved upon your own accounts (your account is A, your friend's is B).