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Try games for free on Nintendo Switch!

23 December 2022

Looking for something new to play on Nintendo Switch?

There are loads of free demos available on Nintendo eShop that let you try before you buy. Some free demos will even let you play the game from the start and take your progress with you into the full game!

On top of that, there are lots of free-to-start* titles that you can get stuck into as well!

Free demos available on Nintendo eShop

Free-to-start games available on Nintendo eShop

To be able to purchase download games or download demos and free software from Nintendo eShop on the official website, you'll need to have a Nintendo Account which is linked to your Nintendo Switch console. You'll need to have your console registered as the active console for downloads for your Nintendo Account by visiting Nintendo eShop on the device you wish to download on at least once. For automatic download, your system must be updated and connected to the internet with automatic downloads enabled, and it must have enough storage to complete the download. To find out more, visit our Support section. Purchases made or demo downloads activated through the Nintendo website are processed via Nintendo eShop.

*Includes in-app purchases.