Nintendo Switch

There was much rejoicing to be had when it was recently revealed that the Nintendo Switch would be employing an account based purchasing system for eShop games, as opposed to the hardware ties that have been prevalent with all of Nintendo's previous online-capable platforms. That point still stands, and it is certainly evidence that the company is catching up with the times, but it seems that there is a caveat which will prevent complete sharing of software between multiple devices.

During a preview event that happened earlier this week for 1-2-Switch, Shinya Takahashi—Nintendo's entertainment planning & development general manager—took part in a Q&A session in which a fan asked if he'd be able to buy a game off the eShop once and play it on two different Switches. Here's what Takahashi said in response:

Currently we don't have a system like that in place for Nintendo Switch, but we haven't made any final decisions about how we would approach that going forward in the future, so unfortunately I can't provide any concrete answer for you right now.

To be fair, the versatile nature of the Switch will make it considerably easier to share and experience games with others, but it looks like you won't be able to access purchases across multiple systems initially.

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