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Nintendo Switch supports up to 8 multi-region accounts, each accessing their own eShop

by Daniel VuckovicJanuary 20, 2017

A new interview with Nintendo America and Kotaku has popped up today, there’s a lot questions in it and a lot of them Nintendo didn’t want to answer.

There was one though that was answered and it’s all something we’ve been wanting to hear. We all know the system is region free for physical games, but what about the eShop?

“The Nintendo Switch system is not region locked, but we recommend that players buy games within their region to ensure full service and support. The user will access the Nintendo eShop that corresponds to the country identified in their Nintendo Account. (Up to eight user accounts can be created on a single Nintendo Switch system.)”

While not completely detailed it should mean you can load multiple accounts onto your Switch from different regions. Whether or not Nintendo block purchasing on the eShop from outside those countries or there’s any other restrictions remain to be seen.

With this change Nintendo will have to be more on the ball releasing games worldwide at the same time, if we can just switch our region and buy elsewhere – why wait?

Kotaku’s interview covers a lot of other subjects including Mii and other smaller items. Check it out.

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