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Free update: Basketball comes to Nintendo Switch Sports!

Grab your headband—it’s time to dribble, shoot, and score! The Nintendo Switch Sports™ game just received a brand-new update: Basketball!

There are a few ways to play once your game is updated:

  • Two-on-Two (single player, local* and online** multiplayer): Who’s up for a quick pick-up game? Show off your dunking skills while alternating between defense and offense.

  • Three-Point Challenge (single player): Try to sink long-distance shots as you channel your inner all-star.

  • Three-Point Contest (local multiplayer*): Take on your friends to see who can hit the most treys***.

  • Five-Streak Battle (local multiplayer*): The first player to make five consecutive baskets in 60 seconds wins!

Your game may have updated already, but you can also check yourself. Just highlight the game icon from the HOME Menu on your system, press the + Button, and then select Software Update (internet connection required).

Happy gaming, all!

About Nintendo Switch Sports

Get moving with Basketball, Golf, Soccer****, Volleyball, Bowling, Tennis, Badminton, and Chambara (swordplay) using Joy-Con™ controllers. Controls are intuitive, so you can hit the court (or lanes, or field, or arena) and get started. Family and friends can join in on the fun on the same system or online.

*Additional accessories may be required for multiplayer mode. Sold separately.

**Any Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required for online features. Membership auto-renews after initial term at the then-current price unless canceled. Not available in all countries. Internet access required for online features. Terms apply. https://nintendo.com/switch/online

***While “trey” is a common basketball term, it can also mean “a playing card or die with three spots.” There’s your fun fact for the day!

****Leg Strap accessory required for some Soccer game play. Sold separately.