Nintendo eShop

Try Before You Buy!

Download free demos of select games right to your Nintendo Switch™ system. Just follow these easy instructions to get your free demo!

What to Do

On Nintendo.com

Ensure you have accessed Nintendo eShop on the Nintendo Switch console linked to your Nintendo Account. Next time you visit Nintendo.com and click on the “download demo” button from a Nintendo Switch game page, the demo will be downloaded directly to your device, as long as it's connected to the internet.


On Nintendo eShop

Visit the Nintendo eShop on your Nintendo Switch console and find the game you're interested in. If that game has a demo available, it will show up on that game's detail page. Simply click the “download demo” button to download the demo to your device.


Ready to Play!

Once you have downloaded a demo from Nintendo.com or Nintendo eShop, that demo will appear on the HOME Menu of your Nintendo Switch.

What to Know

  • Game demos are only available for select titles.
  • Make sure your Nintendo Switch system is connected to the internet to access the Nintendo eShop and download demos.
  • Please note that a Nintendo Account is required to download free content from Nintendo eShop.

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