Nintendo Switch eShop: How To Get Games From Other Regions

Nintendo Switch eShop: How To Get Games From Other Regionsgames

Not only are physical Nintendo Switch games region free but so are digital titles on the eStore and this video takes a look at how to get get eStore games from other regions. Follow Tom on Twitter:

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17 thoughts on “Nintendo Switch eShop: How To Get Games From Other Regions

  • Marzec 7, 2017 at 12:28 pm

    Can you get a Nintendo Network ID without a 3DS or Wii U? Just with a Switch?

  • Marzec 7, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    So…it's still a pain in the ass to purchase other region games? Why even bother.

  • Marzec 7, 2017 at 1:15 pm

    May need to use this method for when the Xenoblade Chronicles X sequel comes out. I say XCX2, not XC2. For chest slider and beyond!

  • Marzec 7, 2017 at 1:23 pm

    What game is in the thumbnail?

  • Marzec 7, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    Ahh this is disappointing to hear! Ideally, we should be able to digitally browse and purchase eShop games from any region with our native payment method. I guess we'll have to start distinguishing between a region-free eShop and an all-regions eShop. Making dummy accounts and physically importing other regions' point cards all but defeats the purpose of digital distribution.

  • Marzec 7, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    So if I do Malaysia and they all would be in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) or Malaysian Dollar!

  • Marzec 7, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    What game is that thumbnail from?

  • Marzec 7, 2017 at 3:21 pm

    Knowing Nintendo they'll find and implement a way to stop people from accessing the e-shop not belonging to their country.

  • Marzec 7, 2017 at 3:59 pm

    Thanks a lot dude!! You saved me a world of trouble.

  • Marzec 7, 2017 at 4:57 pm

    Maybe it's a very stupid question, but why does digital region lock for the e-shop even exists?

  • Marzec 7, 2017 at 5:56 pm

    so i cant use ny 3ds acc on the switch? thats lame

  • Marzec 7, 2017 at 6:34 pm

    Are there many region exclusive games currently?

  • Marzec 7, 2017 at 7:12 pm

    It's great to see Nintendo make this console region free. Hopefully it won't be too necessary and most games will be released in english.

  • Marzec 7, 2017 at 8:11 pm

    When playing games from Japan, importing physical games is easier, considering the Geo-Block that digital distribution does when it only ties one region's eShop/PSN/XBoxLive to one account and having to resort to making multiple accounts on your console for multiple systems.

    With Digital Distribution taking more gamers away from traditional physical games, at least when it comes to importing games it is where physical copies of games are more easier than those who want to import digital games.

  • Marzec 7, 2017 at 8:21 pm

    Yeah, just got nothing but a "please check contents" message. Strange, considering the Wii, 3DS and Wii U Japanese shops worked just fine for me. Guess Nintendo just loves to piss you off, huh?

    Also, how come I have to wait a week for a digital code? I thought Play-Asia would just email it to me, but I guess life just isn't that simple anymore. They just have to send me the whole damn card just to further make this already long wait when more tedious than it should be.

    Ah well, can't wait to play these games online. Nintendo wouldn't lie to us, would they? They do have "(with newly-added online play)" after all.

  • Marzec 7, 2017 at 9:06 pm

    i should try this out when i eventually get one.

  • Marzec 7, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    It will be kinda pointless to do this if Japan region games have no English subtitles

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