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Getting Started with Nintendo Switch

Complete the following steps to set up your Nintendo Switch console and Nintendo Account.

Complete These Steps:

  1. First, create a Nintendo Account for the player(s) that will be using the Nintendo Switch console if they do not have one already.
  2. If you created a Nintendo Network ID (NNID) for Wii U or Nintendo 3DS and you want to merge your funds, link your NNID to your Nintendo Account.
  3. Switch on your Nintendo Switch console and complete the initial setup.
  4. Create a user account for each player on the Nintendo Switch console, and link that player's Nintendo Account to their user.
  5. Purchase a Nintendo Switch Online membership if you want to use the console’s online features, including like online multiplayer.
    • For information about the Nintendo Switch Online service, click here.
    • For information about the different types of available memberships, click here.
  6. Start a game – you’re ready to play!