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  • Welcome to Nintendo Support

    Get support for your Nintendo systems, software and services

    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!