Things You Didn't Know Your Nintendo Switch Could Do

Alonzo Simpson
September 20, 2018

You'll be able to use both controllers to play couch co-op in most of the NES games that come included in Switch Online.

Nintendo uses the terms "primary console" and "non-primary console" to label your devices, with only Switch allowed to be listed as the former.

Much like how Sony handle it with the PS4, you'll have a Primary Console which can play your digital games at any time (regardless of internet connection). The first Switch that logs onto the Nintendo eShop will be activated as the primary console though you can change that by deactivating the current console and then accessing the eShop on a different one.

The game you're playing will pause automatically when you lose that internet connection and resume when your connection is restored. Downloadable content can also only be started by the user who purchased it.

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The Nintendo Entertainment System is one of four new titles, alongside Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Mario Tennis Aces, and ARMS, that now have official voice chat support inside the Switch Online app.

A family membership is also available for $34.99 United States dollars that allows up to eight Nintendo Account holders to access Nintendo's new service.

So households with multiple Switches (or those that want to play their friend's games on their own consoles) might want to consider shelling out for the subscription.

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