Switch will bring a change in the management of accounts of Nintendo, since purchases will finally be associated with an account and not with the system, just as it has done until now in its consoles. Reggie Fils-Aime, president of Nintendo of America, has confirmed the news.
Digital purchases on Nintendo Switch will be linked to the Nintendo Account. Without regional block. With friend codes well buried. With more modern hardware and simple to use. The new platform of Nintendo is making some changes that many users have been demanding for some years (except for the online payment, but that’s another story).
“We have not shared a lot of information regarding Virtual Console,” Fils-Aime said in a video interview to GameSpot. “We will be sharing more information at a later date. What I can tell you is that, with the introduction of Nintendo Account, we now have the capability to tie consumers’ purchases to their particular account. So that opens up a range of executions for us to address that consumer desire, that consumer need. So we hear it, we’re working on it, more information to come.”
In this manner, the acquisitions in the Virtual Console or eShop will be recorded in a history of the account, and can be easily downloaded on another platform.
Reggie also discards the use of friend-codes. You can check out the full interview in the following video below:
Recall that Nintendo Switch will launch on March 3 at a price of $299.99 USD and 329.95 euros.