Nintendo Switch Frequently Asked Questions FAQ Guide

PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo have dominated the console industry for years. Additionally, many users are turning to Nintendo Switch to enjoy old classic games such as Animal Crossing and Super Mario. Not to mention Nintendo’s recent subscription plan, Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack, gives users access to various N64 and Sega Genesis games.


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Indeed, Nintendo has become very popular with the release of the Nintendo Switch. Additionally, Nintendo Switch lifetime units sold so far are being upgraded. 106.21 million, which surpasses those of the PS5 (18.66 million) and the Xbox Series X | S (13.66 million). Since the console has become widely recognized, many users are facing feedback issues with the Switch console.

Here are some of the most asked questions about Nintendo Switch in the community.


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How to Connect Nintendo Switch to TV

In order to connect your Switch console to your TV, you will first need an HDMI cable. Connect one end of the HDMI cable to the bottom terminal of the dock marked “HDMI OUT”. Later, connect the other end to an HDMI port on your TV or monitor.

If you still can’t connect the console to your device, be sure to turn off the TV and unplug all cables from the dock. After that, reset the AC adapter by disconnecting it from both ends for at least 30 seconds.

When was Nintendo founded?

Nintendo Co., Ltd. is a Japanese multinational video game company headquartered in Kyoto, Japan. It was founded on September 23, 1889. Founder Fusajiro Yamauchi started the business by selling hand-painted playing cards, which eventually became the most popular brand in Japan.

How to Charge Nintendo Switch Controllers

To charge your Nintendo Switch controllers, simply dock them to the sides of the console itself. You should have received a charger with your console. Plus, you can either keep it in your dock or just use it as a traditional phone charger cable. Until your console has power, it will start charging controllers per second.

To check that your controllers are still connected and charging, go to the HOME menu and select “Controllers”. The screen will indicate if the Joy-Cons are charging.

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When did Nintendo come out?

The Nintendo console, or Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), was released as the Famicom in Japan on July 15, 1983. In 1985, the price of the NES was $149.99 and came with Super Mario Bros, Duck Hunt, a light gun accessory for Duck Hunt, and an additional controller.

How to Factory Reset Nintendo Switch

To format Nintendo Switch console and remove all settings, follow all the instructions mentioned below.

  • First, select System Settings from the HOME menu.
  • Later go to System and select it.
  • Scroll to the bottom of the menu and select Formatting Options.
  • Select Initialize Console to remove all data from system memory.
  • Then click Next and select Initialize to complete the process.

Who Owns Nintendo?

Nintendo is a Japan-based video game company, and it continues to defend itself and has refused any takeover attempts by other developers. Shuntaro Furukawa is the sixth and current president of video game company Nintendo.

Interestingly, in 1999, Microsoft attempted to buy Nintendo (only a few years before Xbox hit the market).

How to Delete a Game on Nintendo Switch

  • Access System Settings from the HOME Menu
  • Scroll down and select Data Management, then Delete Backup Data.
  • Select the game whose data you want to remove and click Remove Software.
  • Select Delete when prompted to confirm that you want to delete the game.

What is the difference between Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite?

Features nintendo switch Nintendo Switch Lite
Game Modes TV Mode, Tabletop Mode, Handheld Mode Handheld mode only
Compatible games All Nintendo Switch Games Nintendo Switch games that support handheld mode
Joy-Con controllers Comes with a set of Joy-Con controllers. Joy-Con controllers not included.
Dimensions 4″ tall, 9.4″ long, and 0.55″ deep (with Joy-Con attached) 3.6″ tall, 8.2″ long and 0.55″ deep
Mass Approximately. .88 pounds

(with Joy-Con controllers)

Approximately. 0.61 lbs.
Nintendo Switch docking station Includes Nintendo Switch dock and HDMI cable. Not compatible with Nintendo Switch dock
Filter 6.2″ LCD touch screen 5.5″ LCD touch screen
Storage 32 GB 32 GB
Battery life Model Number: HAC-001(-01)

Approximately. 4.5 to 9 hours

Model Number: HDH-001

Approximately. 3 – 7 hours

What games can you play on Nintendo Switch?

Nintendo is famous for many popular games and fans also love to get their hands on several Nintendo exclusive titles. Here are the most popular games you can experience on your Nintendo Switch console:

  • Kirby and the Forgotten Land
  • Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury
  • Bayonet 2
  • Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim
  • Moonlight
  • hollow knight
  • Minecraft
  • Octopath Traveler
  • Stardew Valley
  • Splaton 2
  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  • Super Mario Odyssey
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

How to Download Games on Nintendo Switch

  • Link a Nintendo Account to your Nintendo Switch console
  • Later, go to Nintendo eShop on the Nintendo Switch console and select your Nintendo Account.
  • Purchase the game of your choice from Nintendo eShop.
  • Finally, download and start playing the games you purchased.

How to Play Multiplayer in Minecraft on the Nintendo Switch

Minecraft on the Nintendo Switch console is a multiplayer game by default. Interestingly, a total of 8 online players, 4 offline split-screen players and 8 LAN players can play together.


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There are 2 network modes that can be chosen in the main menu, online network and local network. LAN helps players join nearby consoles when there is no internet connection available. They can join your game by attaching controllers and pressing + on the controller at any time during gameplay. Up to 4 players can use split-screen together.

A Nintendo Switch Online membership will be required to access the following online multiplayer features in Minecraft.


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