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Oct 25, 2017
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I think that he had in mind moving games from one microSD card to a new one (which you can do just by copying the files between the two cards) rather than from Switch internal memory to microSD.
The post I originally replied to implied the person had no SD card and was using the internal 30GB..so yea don't think just copying works then.
 
Jan 10, 2018
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Hey new Switch owner as of Black Friday, waiting with baited breath for Smash. Picked up Mario Tennis and as a big SNK fan I snatched up some of the ACA Neogeo games from the eShop. I enjoy the controller that comes with the system just fine for the fighting games, but is there any Switch controllers I should look out for that are great for these old fighters?
 
Hey new Switch owner as of Black Friday, waiting with baited breath for Smash. Picked up Mario Tennis and as a big SNK fan I snatched up some of the ACA Neogeo games from the eShop. I enjoy the controller that comes with the system just fine for the fighting games, but is there any Switch controllers I should look out for that are great for these old fighters?
I personally love using the Hori Real Arcade Pro. arcade stick, as I can use that for the old school arcade games and any 2D fighter that has been released on the system, such as Dragon Ball Fighter Z. It's also compatible with PC, so you have that option if you choose.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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About to switch to a 400GB SD card - so I just copy everything onto PC, format the new card in the switch then copy back across?

Are save games forced to be on the system? Mine craft is taking up a huge amount of space (2GB x 3 accounts)
 
Oct 27, 2017
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About to switch to a 400GB SD card - so I just copy everything onto PC, format the new card in the switch then copy back across?

Are save games forced to be on the system? Mine craft is taking up a huge amount of space (2GB x 3 accounts)
Don't do it like me and test the transfer from system to system idea, then re-download all the games. lol Bad idea lol.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Followed the instructions but the new card says ‘unreadable’ on the switch. Formatted in the switch.

Will try a windows laptop in case it doesn’t like macs
 
Jan 6, 2018
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Followed the instructions but the new card says ‘unreadable’ on the switch. Formatted in the switch.

Will try a windows laptop in case it doesn’t like macs
Are you sure it's not like the 3DS instructions where you copy from OG SD to PC. New SD is formatted. Copy/move all the data to New SD, and when its done just put it inside your Switch?
 
Oct 25, 2017
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About to switch to a 400GB SD card - so I just copy everything onto PC, format the new card in the switch then copy back across?

Are save games forced to be on the system? Mine craft is taking up a huge amount of space (2GB x 3 accounts)
Just copy everything from your old SD card to the new one, no need to format anything on the Switch in between.
That's what I did.

Edit: Oh you're on Mac, that's different.
 

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Are save games forced to be on the system? Mine craft is taking up a huge amount of space (2GB x 3 accounts)
Game saves are always on the system. I've been 100% digital since Day 1 and use my Switch's internal strictly for saves without problems, even with games using large saves (NBA2K has 6GB each).

Followed the instructions but the new card says ‘unreadable’ on the switch. Formatted in the switch.

Will try a windows laptop in case it doesn’t like macs
Shouldn't be; I use Macs and I did it without any problems.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Hey all. I have the joycons and a pro controller, but my wife and I recently made friends with another couple that are into gaming but dont have a switch yet. We were looking into another cheap but good alternative, they have two kids as well. So we can do split joy cons, pro and a new controller or two. We were looking at the Power A wired controllers that they have at gamestop for $15 and figured we can nab two or so. But we also don't want shite quality-- Are these good alternatives? This is for smash coming up, by the by. Thanks in advance.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Just ordered an SD card. Already have games installed on my Switch. Do I have to transfer these to the card or once I pop in the card do new games just go to that? Like I don’t know how to go about it at all
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Just ordered an SD card. Already have games installed on my Switch. Do I have to transfer these to the card or once I pop in the card do new games just go to that? Like I don’t know how to go about it at all
Well, they can stay on your Switch's storage, or you can delete them from it and re-download them on your new mSD card. (Your saves are always on the Switch itself, so don't worry about losing them. They can't be moved, and their deletion option is separate.)

There's unfortunately no way to simply transfer already downloaded content from the Switch to the mSD directly.
 
I'm trying to buy some games online on my computer at the eShop, but it looks like I can't buy anything unless I have a Switch connected to my Nintendo account?
IIRC that is indeed the case, I'm afraid.

Do you have any friend/family/others with a Switch who you'd trust with your account details? You could ask them to register your account on their system for the time being, so that you could then make the purchases that you're considering.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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For the first time ever when I grabbed my Switch, it said the Joy Con batteries were low. Granted I have not picked it up in weeks, so was it just it was not properly seated on the dock? I took them off, put them back on, put it on the dock on the green charging light is currently on (the main console itself was at 100% charge), so is this just a thing that happens from time to time or is there something else I should be aware of? Have basically owned it since a few weeks after it launched.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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For the first time ever when I grabbed my Switch, it said the Joy Con batteries were low. Granted I have not picked it up in weeks, so was it just it was not properly seated on the dock? I took them off, put them back on, put it on the dock on the green charging light is currently on (the main console itself was at 100% charge), so is this just a thing that happens from time to time or is there something else I should be aware of? Have basically owned it since a few weeks after it launched.
Perhaps that's what happened. My 'cons also behave strangely sometimes. My left one's battery will get lower and give me warnings while attached to the console in handheld mode — it'll be in red battery range, while my right one is full.
 
Nov 14, 2018
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I've been having sd card troubles lately on my switch.

I have a 128gig PNY micro SD
Now the system won't read the card at all. Won't play like 90% of my games, won't download any patches. All of my data between the built in harddrive and sd card is less than 32gigs. What do I do? I can't transfer any data from the card to the harddrive because the card is corrupted or something. How am I supposed to save all my save files on the card? I can redownload games and reinstall patches of course, but I want to save my files.

Any help would be greatly appreciated
 
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Oct 25, 2017
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I've been having sd card troubles lately on my switch.

I have a 128gig PNY micro SD
Now the system won't read the card at all. Won't play like 90% of my games, won't download any patches. All of my data between the built in harddrive and sd card is less than 32gigs. What do I do? I can't transfer any data from the card to the harddrive because the card is corrupted or something. How am I supposed to save all my save files on the card? I can redownload games and reinstall patches of course, but I want to save my files.

Any help would be greatly appreciated
You should be fine. Well, in terms of game saves at least. Game saves aren't stored on the cards. They are always stored on the Switch itself (and in the cloud if you subscribe to online). So all you would lose is game data that you can download again as you said. If you have screenshots you want to save, have you tried accessing the card on a computer?
 
Nov 14, 2018
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You should be fine. Well, in terms of game saves at least. Game saves aren't stored on the cards. They are always stored on the Switch itself (and in the cloud if you subscribe to online). So all you would lose is game data that you can download again as you said. If you have screenshots you want to save, have you tried accessing the card on a computer?
It saves save dtlata automatically to the harddrive? That's great to know. I'm not too attached to screenshots or videos so I'm okay with losing that if need be. I have not yet checked the card on the computer yet, but I'll give it a shot. Thanks so much for your help
 
Oct 27, 2017
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I bought a Skull gripcase but couldn't get the case that comes with it. Does anyone know of another case that will fit the Switch with the Skull gripcase attached?
 
May 24, 2018
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Hey all. I have the joycons and a pro controller, but my wife and I recently made friends with another couple that are into gaming but dont have a switch yet. We were looking into another cheap but good alternative, they have two kids as well. So we can do split joy cons, pro and a new controller or two. We were looking at the Power A wired controllers that they have at gamestop for $15 and figured we can nab two or so. But we also don't want shite quality-- Are these good alternatives? This is for smash coming up, by the by. Thanks in advance.
I haven't had any trouble with mine. However, they don't have motion control and don't have rumble. But I also only use them for 6 player board games, like Monopoly.

Actually no: I use it on my laptop as well. Worked well. (But the game I was playing had poor controls.)
 
Oct 27, 2017
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I haven't had any trouble with mine. However, they don't have motion control and don't have rumble. But I also only use them for 6 player board games, like Monopoly.

Actually no: I use it on my laptop as well. Worked well. (But the game I was playing had poor controls.)
Awesome. Yeah, I don't really need them to have all the features, honestly. The other couple has two kids, so they're inexpensive controllers to just get beat up over time, and I don't have to worry about one of the kids breaking a $70 controller, but I also didn't want something so bad that the kids feel bad or somethin'. I dunno
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Perhaps that's what happened. My 'cons also behave strangely sometimes. My left one's battery will get lower and give me warnings while attached to the console in handheld mode — it'll be in red battery range, while my right one is full.
So it appears my Switch has to be put in the Dock at a very specific angle now to actually charge everything. It does not make a whole lot of sense to me as I have not used it all that much especially in handheld mode (I have a Pro Controller so usually play it docked).
Maybe I just need to clean the dock or something. I suppose that is always a possibility.
Just figured I would share since you said you are seeing a similar issue. I realized my issue as I was placing it in the dock but the green status light was not coming on. If I place it a specific way it does come on indicating it is charging. Both of my joy cons got back to 100% within an hour or two.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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This is probably a dumb question, but are pack-in Switch Joycons (like, the ones that come with a console) swappable between systems?

Because the left joycon on my brand-new Switch is completely borked, with the triggers and - button not responding at all. I'm trying to figure out if I can just exchange from the store instead of going through Nintendo's repair process.


Edit: Thanks, Disclaimer!
 
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Oct 25, 2017
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So it appears my Switch has to be put in the Dock at a very specific angle now to actually charge everything. It does not make a whole lot of sense to me as I have not used it all that much especially in handheld mode (I have a Pro Controller so usually play it docked).
Maybe I just need to clean the dock or something. I suppose that is always a possibility.
Just figured I would share since you said you are seeing a similar issue. I realized my issue as I was placing it in the dock but the green status light was not coming on. If I place it a specific way it does come on indicating it is charging. Both of my joy cons got back to 100% within an hour or two.
Huh, definitely try giving it a cleaning. If that doesn't work, you might try contacting Nintendo and seeing if they'll replace it if it's defective.

My issue seems to be related to the joy-cons themselves, since there's no issue with them charging when docked. The left one'll sometimes just... inexplicably lose charge while in handheld mode, while the right one doesn't.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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This is probably a dumb question, but are pack-in Switch Joycons (like, the ones that come with a console) swappable between systems?

Because the left joycon on my brand-new Switch is completely borked, with the triggers and - button not responding at all. I'm trying to figure out if I can just exchange from the store instead of going through Nintendo's repair process.
Yeah, joy-cons can be interchanged between systems. Nintendo will definitely replace yours for free, if you need to go that route.
 
So I just changed the country in my NNID in order to change the Eshop region, and it was the easiest thing in the world, even with Nintendo's barebones online experience.

I wonder why Sony can't implement the same thing.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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So I just changed the country in my NNID in order to change the Eshop region, and it was the easiest thing in the world, even with Nintendo's barebones online experience.

I wonder why Sony can't implement the same thing.
You can have multiple regions. I have the US and Japan.

On both my Switch and my PS4.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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In PS4 not without making a new user. I have three accounts for Argentina, US and Japan on PS4. My PS+ is linked to my US account since Argentina didn't even have a Store when I bought my PS3.
Yea I only have those two. For switch because no eShop exists where I live, we get everything Japanese physically - even those Japan Only Items too. Also get some NA stuff, but Japanese swag is way nicer. I vastly prefer the profile system, especially on the switch it is easier to select then the PS4.

Also switching within a single profile on the switch region you lose those digital funds.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Amazon cancelled my order for a discounted 400GB mSD because of a failure to process payment (not an issue with my payment method, though, so...), and now it's doubled in price. -_-

Hopefully I can get their CS to fulfill the lower price.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Amazon cancelled my order for a discounted 400GB mSD because of a failure to process payment (not an issue with my payment method, though, so...), and now it's doubled in price. -_-

Hopefully I can get their CS to fulfill the lower price.
Ouch. If they don't to it via chat, call them. Much easier to deal with on the phone and much more accommodating.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Ouch. If they don't to it via chat, call them. Much easier to deal with on the phone and much more accommodating.
I spoke to a rep via chat, and he said to place the order again, and he would refund the difference in price once the order had successfully shipped.

Hopefully nothing else goes awry, because I'm going to be pissed if I actually spend $155 on what should have been $80.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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I spoke to a rep via chat, and he said to place the order again, and he would refund the difference in price once the order had successfully shipped.

Hopefully nothing else goes awry, because I'm going to be pissed if I actually spend $155 on what should have been $80.
Well, good on them for doing the right thing.
 

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Oct 25, 2017
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Decided to try something new with my new Switch ( sold last one when needed cash )...
Picked up the 8Bitdo N30 Pro2 on Amazon Flash sale. All of the reviews and youtube videos I have seen on it speak highly of it.
 
Mar 9, 2018
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If I buy an eShop card off eBay, add those funds to my account, and then use them to buy something I still get gold coins right? For example

$50 eShop card bought for $45 off eBay.

Buy Smash Ultimate off eShop:
$60 - $50 from funds - $10 additional funds charged to my credit card. Redeem 300 coins with $55 spent.

Am I understanding this right?
 
Oct 28, 2017
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If I buy an eShop card off eBay, add those funds to my account, and then use them to buy something I still get gold coins right? For example

$50 eShop card bought for $45 off eBay.

Buy Smash Ultimate off eShop:
$60 - $50 from funds - $10 additional funds charged to my credit card. Redeem 300 coins with $55 spent.

Am I understanding this right?
yes!


my turn for a question: if I get a new switch, is there any way to transfer my old save information from my old switch to my new switch (but same nintendo account), or am I outta luck?
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Today I realized I own, or have on order, 28 joycon:

On order - Gray set (hate these but good price on Amazon yesterday), Let's Go set, Smash set, NES set, Famicom set, Pikachu Hori dpad.

Some would say I have a problem. They would be right... but also far less FABULOUS. I challenge you, PeerIGN!