After waiting too long, the Nintendo Switch is finally here – the hybrid console can score with versatility. Both as a handheld and in the dock on the TV, the Nintendo Switch offers one thing above all: lots of fun. We show nintendo switch tips and tricks that every fan should know.
Even if the new console from the Japanese company is not only robust , but also extremely easy to use and almost self-explanatory – a few nintendo switch tips and tricks will help you get everything out of the Nintendo Switch. We give four facts about the new gaming system that every fan should know.
1. Pro controller: The Easter Egg
If you want to play “seriously” with the docking station, you can of course get the Pro-Controller. Overall, this is very well done and has a funny Easter Egg. If you pull the analog stick down and peek through the transparent material on the smooth ring around the stick. You can decipher an imprint on the board below: “Thanks to all game fans”.
2. eShop: No region lock
For various reasons, some games do not appear worldwide – especially Japanese special interest titles have so far been difficult to obtain in Europe and have simply been hidden locally in the digital games shop. Nintendo has now completely removed this hurdle – if you create another Nintendo Account and specify any home region. You can also link this to a user on the Nintendo Switch. If you now register in the digital eShop, you can also buy and download Japanese or US games, for example, without any problems.
3. Web browser: surf the Internet
Update : Nintendo has now closed this security hole with a firmware update. If you want to surf online with your Nintendo Switch. You have to wait for another update that includes a web browser.
Despite an internet connection via WLAN, it is not easily possible to surf the Worldwide Web with the Nintendo Switch. Nintendo does not (yet) have a corresponding browser in the software built into the console. You can only view websites online via a detour. If you act as if you want to post a screenshot on Facebook via the album, you have access to the search bar on the login screen of the social network. There you have to search for “Google” and tap the link to “www.google.com” on their Facebook page. Here you type the desired Internet address in the translation field – a selectable link will be displayed, which will take you to the website. Sometimes the view at the top right has to be changed to “Original” so that the page is not translated automatically.
4. Track game time: keep track of everything via app
There is also no function that shows how many hours of game time have already gone into your games. However, an app for the Nintendo Switch can be downloaded for smartphones, which is actually intended to give parents an overview of their children’s activities . If you link them to the Nintendo Switch after downloading, you can see the game duration and the games used on a daily basis. If you play “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” almost exclusively , you can see how many hours you have already spent on your Nintendo Switch. The app is available for iOS and Android .