Welcome to the family!

Congratulations on getting your new system! We hope you have a blast.

Here are a few pointers we thought might come in handy as you get to know your next way to play.

Set yourself up for fun

Tailor your system to your liking with these features and settings.

Build your Wish List

If you find something cool on Nintendo eShop or Nintendo.com but aren’t yet ready to buy, you can add games to your Wish List to save them for another day. (And get an email reminder if those games go on sale. You never know!)

Check out games

Set up parental controls

Little ones playing? Nintendo Switch has parental controls that let you set rules for using the system. While some parental controls are available on the system itself, a free app* for smart devices gives you even more options.

Learn more

Increase your system's security

You can possibly prevent unauthorized access to your Nintendo Account when you set up the 2-Step Verification security feature.

See how

Get the latest news

News on Nintendo Switch brings you a variety of information, including updates on the latest games, sales and deals, limited-time events, and more. You can also follow channels dedicated to games you like and get news blasts straight from the creators.

Let the games begin

There’s something for everyone in the vast library of Nintendo Switch games. Jump right in with these popular games and accessories.

Top hits

You can explore, purchase, and download full digital games, add-ons, and more right from Nintendo.com or from Nintendo eShop on your system.

Must-have accessories

Make the most of game time with the extras that suit your play style.

512GB SanDisk Memory Card for Nintendo Switch™

256GB SanDisk Memory Card for Nintendo Switch™

128GB SanDisk Memory Card for Nintendo Switch™

64GB SanDisk Memory Card for Nintendo Switch™

Nintendo Switch Pro Controller

Joy-Con™ (L)/(R) - Neon Red/Neon Blue

Joy-Con™ (L)/(R) - Blue/Neon Yellow

Joy-Con™ (L)/(R) - Neon Pink/Neon Green

Joy-Con™ (L)/(R) - Neon Purple/Neon Orange

Joy-Con™ (L)/(R) - Gray

Game Traveler Nintendo Switch Deluxe Travel Case

Protection Case Kit for Nintendo Switch Lite - Black

How to play together

Share the smiles with friends and loved ones in games with multiplayer** modes. Check out the ways your system can connect you with others for a good time.

On the same system

You can pass one of the two Joy-Con controllers included with your Nintendo Switch system to a pal and play together in games that support a single Joy-Con per person. If you have more players, you can pair up to eight wireless controllers to a system.**

Joy-Con controllers not included with Nintendo Switch Lite.

Connecting nearby systems

Depending on the game, you can use a wireless connection to link nearby Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite systems for multiplayer games. Steps and compatibility vary per game, so please check your game to learn more about its Local Wireless capabilities.

Online from anywhere

Most games, like Animal Crossing™: New Horizons and Mario Kart™ 8 Deluxe, require a Nintendo Switch Online membership*** to play online with friends. You can get a free seven-day trial when you sign up on Nintendo eShop on your device.

Add your friends

Nintendo Switch is more fun with friends! There are a few ways to add your buds, like sharing Friend Codes directly or finding them via connected Facebook or Twitter accounts. To get started, select your user icon (My Page) on the HOME Menu, and then select Add Friend.

Take a closer look with the Zoom feature

Once enabled, you can press the HOME Button twice to access Zoom mode while in a system menu or in a game. Use the X or Y Buttons to zoom in and out, or use your fingers to pinch zoom in and out. You can enable this feature from the System option in System Settings.

Explore the online service

Power up your play time with a Nintendo Switch Online membership***! Individual and Family Memberships available.

You can get a free seven-day trial of an Individual Membership when you sign up on Nintendo eShop on your device.

Online Play

Battle it out or cooperate with players online in compatible games. You can share your island with friends (or visit theirs) from anywhere in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, compete with family across the world in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, or conquer global challengers in Super Smash Bros.™ Ultimate.

NES™ and Super NES™ – Nintendo Switch Online

Enjoy a curated library of 100+ classic games! Jump into favorites from series like Super Mario Bros.™, The Legend of Zelda™, Metroid™, Donkey Kong Country™, and many more—and discover hidden gems from yesteryear.

Save Data Cloud

Back up your game save data to the cloud in compatible games.*** With a cloud backup, you can move your progress between systems more easily. Plus, you can worry a little less if your system runs into unexpected trouble.

Smartphone App

Enhance your online experience with special features. Voice chat with friends in games like Splatoon™ 2 and Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and access exclusive features in select games.

Special Offers

Get access to members-only deals and extras, like the Tetris® 99 game.

Earn rewards today

My Nintendo makes playing games and interacting with Nintendo even more fun. You can earn points and redeem them to get rewards like in-game content and discounts on digital games.

Anyone with a Nintendo Account is automatically enrolled in the My Nintendo awards program!

Check it out

Rest with Sleep Mode

You can put your system to sleep and wake it later to continue playing. Press the POWER Button once on top of the system to put it to sleep or wake it up. You can also hold down the HOME Button and select Sleep Mode to snooze your system. (Just make sure you’re not playing online with other people before your system catches some z’s—you might disconnect and mess up the match!)

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