If you have a Nintendo Switch, one of the first steps is to create a Nintendo Account. This account is used to enjoy all services offered by Nintendo, including game purchases. The reason is that there are a number of Switch games that are only sold digitally.
However, do you already know how to create a Nintendo Switch account? Don’t worry because creating a Nintendo account is free or free. You can also enter more than one Nintendo account on your Switch console, you know.
For those of you who are new to Switch and haven’t created a Nintendo Account yet, here’s how to do it. Be careful when you buy a lot of cool games after creating an account, okay!
Requirements to create a Nintendo Switch account
In reality, Nintendo does not impose too many conditions, really. Check out some of the requirements you need to meet to create a Nintendo Switch account:
1. You are already 18 years of age or older
2. Have an email for the verification process
3. Have internet access
4. Enter the payment method to buy the game (can be credit card or promotion code).
How to create a Nintendo Switch account
Now it’s time to find out how to create a Nintendo Switch account.
1. Go to the Nintendo website
You can access the official Nintendo website from your smartphone or PC.
2. Create a new Nintendo account
On the home page you will find the Login/Sign Up option in the top right corner. Continue by selecting “Create a Nintendo Account” to begin creating a new account.
3. Enter the required data
You must fill in the data in the available fields. The required data is the following:
Until now, Nintendo had not opened access to the Nintendo Eshop in Indonesia. So we have to choose another region. You can select the US or Japan region. Be careful if you buy the game with a coupon. The reason is that the game coupon is adjusted to the region.
4. Nintendo Account Verification
After entering your personal information, you will receive a verification email from Nintendo. You can find it in the inbox of saved emails. You can click on it to check it.
5. Sign in to Nintendo Switch
Open system settings on your Nintendo Switch. Select “User Settings” and then the “Link Nintendo Account” menu.
You will be prompted to enter your previously registered email address and password. After that, you can access the Nintendo Eshop on the Switch console.
Tips for buying a cheaper digital game switch
Legally, you have to pay taxes when you buy digital games on the Nintendo Eshop. The tax is added to the price of the game, but you may not have to pay any tax, you know that.
All you have to do is select a tax-free region. To do this, after selecting the region, enter the zip code. Here is a selection of non-taxable US regions:
97330 – Corvallis, Oregon
90210 – Beverly Hills, CA
97222 – Milwaukie, Oregon
97116 – Woodland Forest, Oregon
97080 – Portland, Oregon
03222 – New Hampshire, Bristol
For those of you who opt for a Nintendo Account from the Japan region, you can enter the zip code 100-6322 (Tokyo).
How to change the region of the Nintendo Switch account
Your choice of region determines which games you can purchase from the Nintendo Eshop. Each country has exclusive games that can only be purchased in certain regions. In this case, Japan is one of the regions rich in exclusive games.
Don’t worry, you can actually change the region right from the Nintendo Switch. This is how you do it.”
Before you change regions, you must first make sure that you have no balance left in the store. The reason is that it disappears after changing region.
Here are the steps to create a Nintendo Switch account. So start creating now and you can start shopping for your favorite games right away!