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During a preview event that happened earlier this week for 1-2-Switch, Shinya Takahashi—Nintendo's entertainment planning & development general manager—took part in a Q&A session in which a fan asked if he'd be able to buy a game off the eShop once and play it on two different Switches. Here's what Takahashi said in response:

Currently we don't have a system like that in place for Nintendo Switch, but we haven't made any final decisions about how we would approach that going forward in the future, so unfortunately I can't provide any concrete answer for you right now.

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Personally not caring.
The fact purchases are tied to the account and not the console is something I really needed.
Broke up and my ex couldn't get the Wii U games purchased from his account, just because the Wii U was mine.
Found that stupid, though I wouldn't have given my Wii U, they clearly hadn't think of this kind of life stuff.



So there isnt much difference from nintendo prev shitty system.. downloaded games locked to a user account, which is locked to one console at a time, and you'd have to transfer the user account over in order to transfer the games over.


The only difference now is that you dont need to system transfer every time. 


I was too quick to praise nintendo on the other thread



I called it. If even Sony and MS still can't handle rampant piracy from account shares in black markets, there's no way Nintendo would try it yet.



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Wasn't there another article claiming digital games would not be tied to hardware and instead to the Nintendo account?



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But if games are tied to an account whats to stop me from logging in to said account on 2 different Switches and downloading my games on both units??



ktay95 said:
But if games are tied to an account whats to stop me from logging in to said account on 2 different Switches and downloading my games on both units??

Hint: DRM



vivster said:
Wasn't there another article claiming digital games would not be tied to hardware and instead to the Nintendo account?

That's still the case, but they haven't defined how it'll handle titles between the devices.



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Hmm, not great news but not too bad either :/



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