Important notice regarding purchasing
Nintendo Switch Software

Please be aware of the following before purchasing or using Nintendo Switch software.

Software Available
for Purchase

Nintendo Switch software is sold in packaging with illustrations of the software title. Insert the game card from the packaging into your console to play.

Software will only be sold in packaging; Nintendo eShop, digital software, and downloadable content are not available in your region.

Titles with Partial
Gameplay Limitations

Online Play/
Downloadable Content

Some games will include descriptions of online play, however online play is not supported for your region (including Nintendo Switch Online), and so as the downloadable content.

  • Software updates can be downloaded.

Nintendo Switch Lite

The Nintendo Switch Lite is compatible with all Nintendo Switch games that can be played in handheld mode, if a game supports Joy-Con functions such as HD rumble, IR Motion Camera and Joy-Con motion sensors, some features will not be available using Nintendo Switch Lite alone.
More details here

Some games that are not compatible with Handheld Mode may be playable using Joy-Con controllers and the Joy-Con charging grip (sold separately).
More details here

Supported Languages

You can check the supported languages for a title on each software's page.

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Age Ratings

Games available on Nintendo Switch will have one of the following age-appropriate rating icons displayed on them. This is decided by an industry ratings board. Please use these ratings to help you ensure your children stay safe as they play on the Nintendo Switch console.

ESRB Ratings
  • For all
    ages
  • For ages
    10+
  • For ages
    13+
  • For ages
    17+
  • For ages
    18+
PEGI Ratings
  • For ages
    3+
  • For ages
    7+
  • For ages
    12+
  • For ages
    16+
  • For ages
    18+
IMDA Ratings
  • For ages
    16+
  • For ages
    18+

Depending on the ESRB or PEGI rating, a restriction can be placed on playing certain games via Parental Controls (usage restrictions by guardians) on the Nintendo Switch console.