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twohearts

I am getting myeach of 3 granddaughters the Switch Lite. Is it better to download games or buy the chips? Do you need more memory than the 32gb that come with the Switch? What is most wanted games for a 5, 6 & 10 year old? What accessories are most needed? Any suggestions is appreciated.

twohearts

Eel

If they want to download games, then extra memory will be necessary.

If you plan to gift them games, it’ll be much easier to simply buy the physical cartridges.

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roy130390

@twohearts Hi! Considering that many digital games don't have physical versions and that there's very good sales in the Nintendo Eshop I'd recommend to get at least a 128gb memory. However, there's no need to buy one right at the start. It's also important to mention that digital bought games can be redownloaded so even if their memory is full and they want to play another game or don't have space for a digital game on sale, it doesn't matter as they can easily erase a game or download later the desired one on sale.

As for games that I recommend as they are still quite young: Overcooked 2 goes on sale frequently and it's a game for everyone in which you either cooperate or compete by making dishes and attending clients. It's a pretty popular party game as it's quite fun and it's considerably cheap.

There's also a Hat in Time, which also goes on sale frequently. It's about a girl adventuring in different worlds. There'slots of exploration by jumping and doing acrobatics as well as combat.

Mario Odyssey, Mario Kart 8, Luigi's Mansion and many other Nintendo games can be enjoyed by a young audience, although the youngers one might need a bit of help based in my own experience while playing videogames at a similar age.

They probably have already mentioned which games they prefer, and the Switch is full of games that can be enjoyed by anyone, so I recommend hearing their own suggestions.

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twohearts

Thank you all for your input. It has been very helpful. Can digital and physical games that are on the regular Switch be interchanged to the Switch Lite?

twohearts

Eel

@twohearts physical games can be shared freely. Though of course given they’re physical objects, only one person will be able to play it at any given time.

Digital games are tied to the kid’s Nintendo Account, and will be available on every device they log in, however only one “primary” system will have full access to them; extra units will only be able to play the games if they’re connected to the internet and no other connected Switch is playing the game at the same time.

The Nintendo Switch Lite is compatible with the vast majority Nintendo Switch games, though do keep in mind that the Lite can only play games in handheld mode, it can’t connect to the TV.

The only games that can truly not be enjoyed on the Lite would be the Labo series, which depend heavily on the Switch’s ability to detach the controllers.

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roy130390

@twohearts No problem, glad to help and yeah! Well... Kinda. Physical games can be easily shared between systems, it's the advantage of physical games. However, the only way to play a digital game that was on one previous Switch is to migrate the entire account, which would remove that account from the system were it came from. As far as I know, you can migrate accounts from normal Switch to Switch Lite and viceversa.

Edit: @Eel answered faster haha.

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twohearts

Thanks again to all! I see there is a Nintendo family membership. If I get the family membership for the girls will they be able to access the same game over WiFi from the digital library or will each person need their own version? Can they play multi player games over WiFi on the Lite without added controller each using their own Switch? Sorry if the questions sound a little silly.

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Eel

@twohearts In general, each individual player needs their own version of the game.

If the game is online or supports multi-system local play, then they will be able to play all using their own console without extra controllers.

In some cases though the games can only be played locally using one single console and extra controllers. It differs from game to game.

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FX102A

@twohearts The family membership allows multiple people in the family to access Nintendo Switch Online and the NES / SNES games available and is recommended if multiple Switches are in the family. Just make sure your granddaughters’ guardian(s) has the Nintendo Parental App installed if you want to limit online play and game age ratings.

There is a fun video on YouTube explaining the app in detail starting our favourite fire-breathing turtle-lizard and son.

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SwitchForce

My only reason for you to get physical is they can share the game assuming they come in either Digital or Physical then get Physical might cost more but they can exchange and share since they have 3 Switches. And then get a Family NOS member ship but each has to have their own Nintendo account with separate email address for this to work-you can't have 3 users on one same email account on Nintendo if you plan to have family membership. But if you go with the Lite units get them at least a microSD card of 256gb or 512gb memory storage so if they get Digital they have room to store the games on the card.

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twohearts

Thank you all so much you have been so helpful!

twohearts

SwitchForce

FX102A wrote:

Just make sure your granddaughters’ guardian(s) has the Nintendo Parental App installed if you want to limit online play and game age ratings.

To this I will say if they are technically inclined they probably will bypass this. The best solution is to talk to them about gaming and social life outside of the game. This will do more to help them get the best of both worlds without feeling someone is tracking them. Kids nowadays are more computer savvy then one thinks. So family discussion will go along way to insure they respect the Switch and still maintain and healthy lifestyle. I game on Switch but still enjoy life itself and sure there are some AO(adults Only) but looking at Nintendo collections they run the gambit and they could buy their own games AO or not so blocking doesn't help but family discussion would do more to inform them of their choices.

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twohearts

Thank you for the helpful information.

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