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Oct 25, 2017
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Taiwan
Yeah I have two profiles on my system but my understanding was that I couldn’t simply use my US credit card to make Japanese games purchases using the system itself.

Or is that wrong?

Yea you can't you have to use the eShop wallet gift cards things. I can't really help you but I listed ways that it may be possible:

  • Somehow you can purchase them from amazon jp
  • Somehow link a non-JPB CC to a JPN PayPal
  • Third Part Sites (playasia, seagm.com, etc)
 
So new Switch owner and wondering if anyone has recommendation for must have or cool accessories. Obviously screen protector is a must, and I'm thinking of snagging a Pro Controller at a good price.

Anybody have favorite accessories they would recommend to improve usability, portability, etc.?
 
Oct 27, 2017
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So new Switch owner and wondering if anyone has recommendation for must have or cool accessories. Obviously screen protector is a must, and I'm thinking of snagging a Pro Controller at a good price.

Anybody have favorite accessories they would recommend to improve usability, portability, etc.?
I really like the 8bitdo super Nintendo/famicon controllers more than the pro, but that that will be personal preference.
 
Oct 26, 2017
2,812
So new Switch owner and wondering if anyone has recommendation for must have or cool accessories. Obviously screen protector is a must, and I'm thinking of snagging a Pro Controller at a good price.

Anybody have favorite accessories they would recommend to improve usability, portability, etc.?
As someone who has returned two pro controllers and is thinking about returning a third, I would recommend an 8bitdo Bluetooth adaptor for $20 paired with either an Xbox one or a DualShock controller instead
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Oct 29, 2017
2,125
I have two accounts on my system, states and Japan. You can switch between regions on one (on PC also even though it does affect the console) but I just figured it be simplier to just have two accounts. AS you can just go between them on the console.
I see thanks, gonna order my console tonight so I can have some holiday fun with friends!
 
Question about the family membership: is it mandatory to save your credit card information if you were to purchase it? I would prefer to use eShop credit to purchase but the FAQs seem to indicate that credit is required to pay for it.

Or is it that despite the auto-renewal being on, you can immediately switch it off and then use eShop credit as usual?

Thank you for reading.
 
So my kid just won a switch through the lunchables contest (hooray, free stuff!). We already have one so I was planning on making one my switch with the more adult games while he has the one hooked up to the TV for pokemon, Minecraft, and Mario party (he is only 5 so I'm still running most of his games for him). How easy is it to share games between switches? Will I have to re-purchase digital games? Most first party stuff I have on cartridge so other than saves it isn't a problem (I can copy my Mario odyssey, versus rabbids, and Mario cart saves over to a new switch, right?) and so far the digital stuff is mostly mine.

And the contest gives us Mario party, which I've already bought him for xmas. Is there a need for 2 versions? I see that there are a few game modes that use 2 switches, but I'm unclear if they require 2 versions of the game (I'm assuming they do, just like playing Mario kart on 2 switches, correct?).
 
Question about the family membership: is it mandatory to save your credit card information if you were to purchase it? I would prefer to use eShop credit to purchase but the FAQs seem to indicate that credit is required to pay for it.

Or is it that despite the auto-renewal being on, you can immediately switch it off and then use eShop credit as usual?

Thank you for reading.
It does requires credit to pay for it. But I can at least confirm that your are able to switch cards after the initial subscription as I changed from my credit card to a debit card. And you can keep loading eShop credit into your account as you please.
 
It does requires credit to pay for it. But I can at least confirm that your are able to switch cards after the initial subscription as I changed from my credit card to a debit card. And you can keep loading eShop credit into your account as you please.
Some things I don't understand, so some clarification is needed:
- The initial subscription mandates credit card payment (and doesn't allow eShop credit?
- After the initial subscription, is there an option to use the eShop credit?

Thank you for reading.
 
Oct 27, 2017
914
So my kid just won a switch through the lunchables contest (hooray, free stuff!). We already have one so I was planning on making one my switch with the more adult games while he has the one hooked up to the TV for pokemon, Minecraft, and Mario party (he is only 5 so I'm still running most of his games for him). How easy is it to share games between switches? Will I have to re-purchase digital games? Most first party stuff I have on cartridge so other than saves it isn't a problem (I can copy my Mario odyssey, versus rabbids, and Mario cart saves over to a new switch, right?) and so far the digital stuff is mostly mine.

And the contest gives us Mario party, which I've already bought him for xmas. Is there a need for 2 versions? I see that there are a few game modes that use 2 switches, but I'm unclear if they require 2 versions of the game (I'm assuming they do, just like playing Mario kart on 2 switches, correct?).
Unfortunately digital content cannot be shared easily across multiple Switches. Whatever you activate as the Primary system only then all users on that Primary system has access to digital stuff (they must of learned what happened with PSN game sharing).

If you sign into another Switch you can still access your stuff and download it and play it but only the user that purchased it, not other accounts unless it's on your Primary Switch.

If you purchased a game on one Switch but want another user to access said content on a second Switch then you can't. They will have to rebuy the content again. I'm not sure if that applies to DLC as well.
 
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