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Has anybody managed to successfully share eShop games between different Switch consoles? I know Nintendo sucks with this kind of stuff and they are INSANELY protective of games and licenses on their systems - but there HAS to be a way to share games. I've got a ton of eShop games that I would really like to share with my son, but so far the only method I've seen involves deactivating my account on my Switch and then activating it on his (which seems like a really SUCKY way to do this!!)

Does anyone know of a better (easier) way to do this? Anybody else regularly share Switch games? Any suggestions would be MOST welcome!! :)

 

 

 

Thank you!!



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Unfortunately, the only way to play your digital games on another Switch is to deactivate one console and activate the other. Your son would not need to be signes in under your account, you account just has to be active on the one he is playing on. Then when you want them back, you deactivate his from being your primary and change back to yours.

It sucks, I know. But it is what it is.  Personally, I think the family plan for Switch online should bypass this and allow him to play your games without your account being active.  If you are tied to the same plan, it is associated with your account already.  Hopefully they announce something like this soon.



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Maybe, with the launch of the family account for the nintendo Switch Online in late september, this will be possible.
But I don’t know, maybe it will be only for online play.



nope I am hopin they add this as I just got my kids their own switch and would like to share my games with them



Nope, they have been looking at it for over a year now...
http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=226128

Dand said:
Maybe, with the launch of the family account for the nintendo Switch Online in late september, this will be possible.
But I don’t know, maybe it will be only for online play.

That's what I was thinking as well, but it will most like be used only for online.



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