[News] How To Buy Nintendo Switch Games From The Japanese & US eShop

Written by Nintendad News

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Ever been scrolling through Twitter and noticed someone playing a game on there that for some reason isn’t available in your country? Or seen a game release that you’re so excited for and then, again, realise it’s not available for you? Yeah, I know how annoying it can be. But now, you don’t need to worry thanks to the Nintendo Switch’s region free capabilities. But, oddly enough, not many people make use of this! There’s nothing to fear, it’s easy. I’ll show you!


So, first things first, head on over to
https://accounts.nintendo.com/ and select to create a new account. It should look something like this:

Next up, fill out the relevant details. You will need to use a different email address for each country so you may need to create a completely new email account if you only have one. Make sure you select the relevant Country I.E Japan.

After that, it’s pretty plain sailing! You will receive a verification code to the email address you entered. Follow those instructions and your account will be set up! Now all that is left to do is to put that account on your Nintendo Switch! You didn’t think we were gonna leave you high and dry did ya?

Okay, go to system settings on your Nintendo Switch, go down to ‘User’ and then ‘Add User’. With me so far? Good. Select yourself a beautiful user image and fitting display name and then it’s time to link your newly created Nintendo Account!

Upon clicking ‘Sign in and Link’ you will be required to enter your login credentials. Use the ones you just created for your Japanese account and VWA-LAH! That’s it. If you followed my instructions correctly, you will have full access to the Japanese or US eShop or both! Just re-do the steps using a different email address and selecting the country you desire.

Actually paying for these games can be a little tricky though… Oh, and the Japanese and/or US news will appear in your newsfeed too.

I hope this was helpful!

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