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What is the Purpose of Linking a Nintendo Account to Nintendo Switch?

Each individual player on Nintendo Switch can create their own user account (up to 8 per system), to manage personal settings and save data.

Linking a Nintendo Account to a user account also provides access to the following online features*:

  • Access online game modes (online multiplayer, global rankings, DLC, etc)

  • Use any applications that require Internet access (including Nintendo eShop)

  • Use the Nintendo Switch Parental Controls application to manage parental controls through your smart device

  • Exchange friend codes with other players

  • Post screenshots to social media services

  • Earn My Nintendo points for purchases made on Nintendo Switch

* Some online services will also require a paid subscription.

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