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Can I play European Switch games on US Switch?

With the exception of systems and game cards distributed in the Chinese region, Nintendo Switch game cards are not region locked.

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Can you buy Switch games in Europe and work on US Switch device?

Nintendo Switch games and software are available on both physical flash-based ROM cartridges and digital distribution via Nintendo eShop; the system has no region lockout.

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Is there a difference between European and American Switch games?

A: Functionally, there is no difference.

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What does Switch EU version mean?

Please note that this Switch is the European version, meaning the power adapter will have a European plug.

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Are Switch games country locked?

Can I play games in one region with a Nintendo account of another region? Yes, games are not region locked (except for China consoles). Do note that however, it may support different languages and/or have other changes (for example censorship, region-specific contents & events, etc.)

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Is it okay to change country in Nintendo Switch?

The Nintendo Switch eShop will always match the country setting for your Nintendo Account. If you need to change your Nintendo Account country, you will access the Nintendo eShop for that country the next time you connect on Nintendo Switch.

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Are any Switch games region locked?

Nintendo Switch (Switch, Switch Lite) hardware isn't region locked, but any available DLC content is tied to a regional Nintendo eShop. Nintendo officially recommends that players purchase software that is specifically made for their Nintendo Switch system's region.

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Do foreign Switch games work?

Unlike every other Nintendo console shipped since the company started designing actual operating systems, the Switch is completely region-free — you can play games from any country without issue, often in any language.

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Can an American DS play European games?

Nintendo DS systems do not employ a region code, meaning that domestically purchased hardware and software is compatible with hardware and software purchased abroad. However, the power supply for Nintendo DS is designed to meet the technical requirements of different countries.

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Is it OK to change region on Switch?

If you want to play a game bought in another country, you need to change your region via the System Settings on your Switch. This is the only way to play games from another region. But if you want to browse the eShop in another region you'll need to create a new Nintendo account.

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