Nintendo Switch Software
There are two types of Nintendo Switch software: a retail version and a downloadable version. The contents of a game will be the same no matter which version you play.
The retail version of a software title is the physical copy that you can buy in shops, etc.
To play the retail version of a software title, remove the game card from the packaging and insert it into the Nintendo Switch console.
→How to use a game card
You can purchase the downloadable version of a software title in Nintendo eShop on the console or on the Nintendo homepage, etc. You can download the software to the Nintendo Switch console or to a microSD card.
Distinct features of downloadable software
- You don't have to worry about losing your game cards.
- You can play different software without having to switch out the game cards.