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Two versions of the same software

There are two types of Nintendo Switch games. A reseller version and a downloadable version. The content of the game will be the same no matter which version you play.

Retail version


The retail version of a program is the physical copy that you can buy in stores and the like.

Unpack the game and insert it into the Nintendo Switch console to play the reseller version of an application.

Download version

You can purchase the downloadable version of an application in the Nintendo eShop. You can download the application to the Nintendo Switch console or to a microSD card..

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