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Here's the details about it

Primary Console:

  • You can have one primary console at a time for your Nintendo Account.
  • The first Nintendo Switch console you use to connect to Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch will become your primary console.
  • While using the primary console, any user account on the console can play the downloadable content you have purchased.
  • While using the primary console, you do not need to have an active Internet connection while playing downloadable software.
    • An Internet connection is still required to use online features or games which require a subscription service.
  • You can change which Nintendo Switch console is your primary console but you must first deactivate the current primary console.



Non-Primary Console:

  • A Nintendo Account can be linked to Nintendo Switch consoles that are not designated as the primary console, however, some functionality differs from when a Nintendo Account is used on a primary console.
  • While using a non-primary console, you can still use the Nintendo Account to access the Nintendo eShop, purchase and download software, and under certain conditions, play your downloadable software.
  • While using a non-primary console, you must have an active Internet connection to play downloadable content.
    • If you lose your Internet connection while playing downloadable content on a non-primary console, your game will pause after a certain amount of time; however, once you connect online again, you will be able to resume from the point you left off.
  • While using a non-primary console, downloadable content can only be started by the user that purchased the content.
  • When using downloadable software on a non-primary console, your game will pause if your Nintendo Account is used to access downloadable software on any other Nintendo Switch console.


     

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That's cool. PS4 and Steam have a similar system (not sure about Xbox). It is nice to see this implemented.



AngryLittleAlchemist said:
That's cool. PS4 and Steam have a similar system (not sure about Xbox). It is nice to see this implemented.

I'm sorry, I thought you stormed out and sold your Switch. =P



CaptainExplosion said:
AngryLittleAlchemist said:
That's cool. PS4 and Steam have a similar system (not sure about Xbox). It is nice to see this implemented.

I'm sorry, I thought you stormed out and sold your Switch. =P

I did. Im currently typing this on the PS4s server browser as we speak. 

No 4k tv yet tho. 



AngryLittleAlchemist said:
CaptainExplosion said:

I'm sorry, I thought you stormed out and sold your Switch. =P

I did. Im currently typing this on the PS4s server browser as we speak. 

No 4k tv yet tho. 

I didn't know you could do that on PS4.



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CaptainExplosion said:
AngryLittleAlchemist said:

I did. Im currently typing this on the PS4s server browser as we speak. 

No 4k tv yet tho. 

I didn't know you could do that on PS4.

I pay my taxes on PS4. You can do anything on a PS4. Except crossplay. 



Nice addition



AngryLittleAlchemist said:
CaptainExplosion said:

I didn't know you could do that on PS4.

I pay my taxes on PS4. You can do anything on a PS4. Except crossplay. 

Well can you draw pictures on the PS4?



AngryLittleAlchemist said:
CaptainExplosion said:

I didn't know you could do that on PS4.

I pay my taxes on PS4. You can do anything on a PS4. Except crossplay. 

Lies!

Also it's cool that Switch has game sharing now, I've used it on PS4 before, and recently used something similiar (Download Play) on 3DS too.



CaptainExplosion said:
AngryLittleAlchemist said:

I pay my taxes on PS4. You can do anything on a PS4. Except crossplay. 

Well can you draw pictures on the PS4?

I just got a call from the MOD team. They want you to stop derailing the thread. 

They also want you to get a grill cheese sandwich for cycycychris, a roast beef sandwich with a club soda for Pemalite, and a BLT with extra mayonnaise and Mountain Dew with doritos on the side for Ryuu. 

Think you can do all that?