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Quick tips for using your Nintendo Switch system


You can have fun wherever, whenever with your Nintendo Switch system. Here are a few features that can help you get the most fun possible out of your system!

Try different play modes. 
This may seem like a no-brainer, but it’s easy to forget! There are three main ways to play the Nintendo Switch system: handheld mode (playing on the go with the Joy-Con™ controllers attached to both sides of the console), tabletop mode (placing the console on a table with the kickstand out), and TV mode (you probably know what this means). Experiment around to see how the system can best fit in your life

Visit Nintendo eShop. 
Nintendo eShop has special sections for recent releases, games on sale, best sellers, and games that are coming soon. Use the search bar if you want to search with filters or quickly find games with free demos. Some games on Nintendo eShop will be available to pre-purchase and pre-load. And finally, buying eligible digital content will also give you My Nintendo Gold Points that can be redeemed towards most digital products on Nintendo eShop.

Share your adventures. 
Head to the Album to share in-game screenshots and video to your Facebook and Twitter pages. To take a screenshot, just tap  at any time. To create a video clip of the last 30 seconds of gameplay, hold down  (note that this feature only works with compatible games).

Pair your controllers. 
Take a look at the Controllers menu if you want to pair new controllers or change configurations.

Follow game channels for specific news and updates. 
On the news feed, click on Find Channels on the top right of the screen. You’ll find many interesting channels to follow!

Purchase a Nintendo Switch Online membership. 
Nintendo Switch Online* gives you access to online play and Save Data Cloud backup in compatible games such as the Super Smash Bros.™ Ultimate game. You also get access to a growing catalog of classic NES™ games, and cloud save backup for your save data in compatible games.

Hold down the Home Button 
Holding down the Home Button will give you access to a handy-dandy menu. You can easily change some of your system settings here.

We hope these tips help!

*Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required for online play. Not available in all countries. Internet access required for online features. Terms apply. Learn more at

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