Since the Nintendo Switch does not have a regional lock, you can create multiple user IDs and access eShops in the US or Japan. However, many questions arise. How to create a user ID for another country and play games from other eShops with your own account? These are just some of the questions we want to answer below.
If you want to change the Nintendo Switch eShop region , you can do it in a few easy steps. To do this, you’ll need to create multiple profiles on the Nintendo Switch and associate each profile with a user ID that you’ve created with the appropriate country. So you can buy digital games from other countries and play them on your country account.
Nintendo Switch: How to access eShops from other countries
As mentioned in the beginning you have to create several profiles on the switch first . For example, let’s say you have your Indian profile and just create two more profiles with the nickname tag “JP” for Japan and “US” for America. So you can see at a glance which profile is intended for which eShop.
As a next step, you will now need to create corresponding regional user IDs for these profiles . You do this as follows:
- Visit the site http://accounts.nintendo.com and click on the button to create a new Nintendo account .
- You are doing exactly as we have already explained to you when creating a user ID .
- The only difference is that you ‘re listing the country you want to access on the eShop.
- In our case, we create two accounts, once for Japan and once for the United States.
- You do not have to enter an address from the respective country, it is only important that you enter a valid e-mail address , as this will send a confirmation code .
- Have you done that, you switch back to the Nintendo Switch and linked your foreign profiles with just created user IDs under System Settings → Users .
FAQ for using different eShops
If you access the eShop via the menu of the Nintendo Switch , you will always be asked which of your profiles you want to use and can easily switch between the contents of different countries. In the Japanese eShop you can already buy and play Puyo Puyo Tetris , as it is a launch title in Japan , but not in India.
In this way you can already enjoy playing games where the release date is in other countries earlier is than ours. However, in connection with this mechanics, there are still some questions that have arisen in the community. We want to answer some of them below.
Is it possible to play games from eShops of other countries in India?
This can not be answered in general for all games with yes or no. So some games from the Japanese eShop already come with the option to be able to set them at least in English. The Nintendo Switch will automatically detect the set system language of your console and then set it.
Which methods of payment are possible in eShops of other countries?
Currently, according to universalaide , it is still not possible to use your credit cards in other eShop regions for payment. But what works in any case, is the redemption of prepaid cards for the eShop . In addition, you can easily download free demos from other countries.
Can I play games from eShops with every account?
The account system of Nintendo Switch has been exemplary solved in this regard. Between the profiles on your switch you can switch to fluent at any time. Not only before visiting the e-shop you will be asked which account you want to use, even if you start a game, that will be checked again.
All your profiles will be displayed to you at the top left of the screen at any time and you can switch between them whenever you want. In which eShop you have bought the game, it does not matter . Each profile has access to the purchased content from another profile on your console.