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Switch version 6.0.0 introduces digital game sharing across multiple systems

With Switch's new update, it's now possible to share digital games across more than one system.

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DarkVoyager30d ago (Edited 30d ago )

Pretty awesome.

Has some downsides though.

“If the primary console starts playing a game, the person with the non-primary console will have to stop. Additionally, the non-primary console needs to be connected to the internet.”

Non-Primary Console:

• A Nintendo Account can be linked to Nintendo Switch consoles that are not designated as the primary console, however, some functionality differs from when a Nintendo Account is used on a primary console.

• While using a non-primary console, you can still use the Nintendo Account to access the Nintendo eShop, purchase and download software, and under certain conditions, play your downloadable software.

• While using a non-primary console, you must have an active Internet connection to play downloadable content.

• If you lose your Internet connection while playing downloadable content on a non-primary console, your game will pause after a certain amount of time; however, once you connect online again, you will be able to resume from the point you left off.

• While using a non-primary console, downloadable content can only be started by the user that purchased the content.

• When using downloadable software on a non-primary console, your game will pause if your Nintendo Account is used to access downloadable software on any other Nintendo Switch console.

Neonridr30d ago

yeah not sure how it compares to PSN in similar situations.

AspiringProGenji30d ago (Edited 30d ago )

It is exactly how PSN works. My brother has his PS4 with my account as primary while mine is not primary. He can play all my games with no issues and get Online service even if I am playing on my PS4 under my account. We’ve been like this since the PS3. Also PS3 allowed this with 3 more people ( I was also gamesharing with 2 more of my friends overseas), but Ever since the Ps4 they cut it down to 1.

The only difference here is, unless I misread, non primary can’t play on switch if the primary is playing

Mr_Writer8530d ago

But that says if the primary console plays the game the second console can't.

PSN doesn't work the same.

Highlife30d ago

I play coop games with my wife on PS4 at the same time on 2 ps4s and only have to buy the game once not possible on switch sad

ZeroX987630d ago

the only "sharing" option would be for offline games.

“If the primary console starts playing a game, the person with the non-primary console will have to stop. Additionally, the non-primary console needs to be connected to the internet.”

If your primary console is not connected online at the moment your playing, there's no way for Nintendo to know you're playing with it, hence the Non-Primary console can play the same games at the same time.

Just not online games at the same time.

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Moonman30d ago

This is nice Nintendo!!!!

cha0sknightmare30d ago

It's a good step in the right direction.

milkshake230d ago (Edited 30d ago )

It's almost similar to how game sharing works in PS4 except the non-primary console will have to stop whenever the primary one starts playing bit. Not sure what do they mean by "will have to stop" here.

Mr_Writer8530d ago

So you get booted off the game if the primary console starts that game.

Gh05t30d ago (Edited 30d ago )

This is just Nintendo finally getting around to common features over a decade late.

The real question is though. If I designate my switch as the primary console, go over to my friends place and sign in and start playing a game. If my Kid walks up to my switch and starts a game from his account, but because it is the primary console they have the ability to play it, does it still kick me the person who bought the game and has it attached to my account off?

Hence why this DOESNT happen with PSN and Xbox.

And no DLC... what is that about?

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