Get started with digital games

With digital game purchases, you can download your favorites directly to your own system and always be ready to play. Here are some tips to help you get going!

Easy as 1, 2, 3

Just follow these simple steps to buy digital games on Nintendo.com.

1. Log into your Nintendo account.
(Don’t have one? Sign up here.) 

2. Browse the selection of digital titles on Nintendo.com. Find a game you like and click the “Buy digital” button.

3. Choose your method of payment and confirm your order—your game will be downloaded to your device shortly!

Why digital?

Earn rewards

Eligible digital purchases score you My Nintendo Gold Points.

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

Save a few bucks

My Nintendo Gold Points can be applied to the price of an eligible digital purchase—whether it’s another game, a digital add-on, or even membership to Nintendo Switch Online.

Spare yourself the trip

Your digital game downloads right to your system once purchased from Nintendo.com or Nintendo eShop.

Play whenever

Say “bye-bye” to swapping the game card—great for squeezing in a quick round, race, or retreat into even the busiest of schedules.

More choices

Some games are only available digitally, including ones you might not want to miss out on. Plus, you can download free demos of some games to try before you buy.

Score deals

Find digital-only savings all year long on Nintendo.com and Nintendo eShop.

Treat yourself today

Buy and download one (or more) of these great games to start playing right away!

Popular downloads

Animal Crossing™: New Horizons

The Legend of Zelda™: Breath of the Wild

Metroid™ Dread

Super Smash Bros.™ Ultimate

Among Us

Hollow Knight

Mario Party™ Superstars

Only on digital

Famicom Detective Club™: The Missing Heir

Famicom Detective Club™: The Girl Who Stands Behind

Cozy Grove

Garden Story

Slime Rancher: Plortable Edition

Boyfriend Dungeon

Eastward

Need more storage space?

With a digital purchase, you can download your favorite games and start playing right away. It's easy to expand your system’s storage space using microSDHC or microSDXC cards up to 2TB.

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™

The perfect gift for everyone

While you can only make digital purchases for yourself, you can give the gift of digital with a Nintendo eShop Card. Choose from thousands of new, classic, and indie games to buy digitally on Nintendo.com and Nintendo eShop.

Terms apply. See back of card for details.

$50 Nintendo eShop Card

$35 Nintendo eShop Card

$20 Nintendo eShop Card

$10 Nintendo eShop Card

Download for free

Fortnite

Pokémon UNITE

Apex Legends™

Knockout City™

Rocket League®

Ninjala

Tetris® 99

Sky: Children of the Light

Shop by style

Great for families

Lighthearted fun

Serious play

Shopping guides

Not sure where to start? Check out these quick-and-easy shopping guides to help you make the most of your gift giving.

Nintendo Switch Lite plays all games that support handheld mode.

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

*Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required for online features. Not available in all countries. Internet access required for online features. Terms apply. nintendo.com/switch-online