So you finally have a new Nintendo Switch. our end! Nintendo’s popular console is a gateway to some of the best video games out there, whether you’re looking to lose yourself in ‘Breath of the Wild’ on a plane ride or meet friends playing ‘Super Smash’. two brothers. in your living room.
But while the Switch is a fairly easy-to-use device, there are a few things you need to know to get the most out of your new console. So whether you have a new OLED switch (exhausted/
9.699 Mexican Pesos), the standard key (385 USD / Out of stock (or Switch Lite) exhausted/ 5.529 Mexican pesosTo run on the portable version, here are some tips and tricks, as well as some helpful accessory recommendations, to keep in mind.
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Once you’ve set up your Switch, you’ll want to add some friends so you can see what they’re playing, and you’ll be surprised how many hours they’ve spent playing games like “Animal Crossing” ( 5,995 USD /
There are several ways to do this, but you’ll want to start by selecting your profile icon in the top left of the home screen and then selecting Add Friend. From there, you can search by friend code (more on that in a second), search for local users who are in the same room, or search for users you’ve played with recently. And if you are looking to give your friend a code, you can find it right at the top of the profile list.
The Nintendo Switch doesn’t offer much in the way of customization, but you can at least switch between light and dark modes for the main menu. To do this, simply go to System Settings > Themes and choose between Basic White and Basic Black.
Do you want to play a mini Mario Kart game on the sofa without disturbing your loved ones? After years and years of waiting, you can finally pair your Bluetooth headphones with your Nintendo Switch. To do this, put your hearing aids into pairing mode, go to System Settings, select Bluetooth Audio, and choose to pair the device. From there, just choose your headphones from the list and you should be good to go.
4. Get a microSD card to expand your storage space
Unless you’re intent on buying virtually all of your games, we recommend buying a microSD card to expand the internal system storage. Your system storage (32GB for Switch and Switch Lite; 64GB for Switch OLED) will quickly fill up with games, saves, and screenshots, so we suggest you use at least a 128GB card (like this popular SanDisk model from 1724 USD /
749 Mexican pesos So you can keep your entire game library.
You’ve already lost a few hundred dollars on this new switch, and we don’t blame you if you don’t want to pay more money for new games. Fortunately, there are some great Switch titles on the eShop that are completely free to download.
To find the free stuff, open the Nintendo eShop from the main menu, select Search/Browse, and select a price range. From there, scroll down to see the free titles, including some Excellent games like Fortnite, ‘Pokemon Unite’, ‘Rocket League’ and ‘Apex Legends’.
At this point, we might say that a Nintendo Switch Online membership is almost essential for Switch owners. A standard Switch Online membership costs $20 for a year, which is required to play online games, plus the ability to back up your information in the cloud are two things you’ll probably want to do. The service also gives you access to a large library of NES and SNES classics including “The Legend of Zelda” and “Super Mario World”.
Those who are serious about retro games or “Animal Crossing” will want to consider the Switch Online + Expansion Pack. For $50 a year, this premium option has all the benefits of Switch Online plus a selection of Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis games, plus access to “Happy Home Paradise” downloadable content for “Animal Crossing: New Horizons.”
7. Take screenshots and videos
As you play on the Switch, you are sure to come across gorgeous scenery as you explore Hyrule or make a memorable move in a hot Fortnite game. To capture these moments, simply press the capture button on the left Joy-Con (or the left side of your controller) to take a screenshot, or hold it for a few seconds to take a 30-second video. From there, you can go to the album menu on the home screen to edit and post your snaps to a variety of social media sites.
8. Download things saved in the cloud and activate automatic backup
If you’ve just upgraded to a new Switch model and have Switch Online, knowing how to download what you’ve saved to the cloud is key. To do this, select the game for which you want to download a save from the main menu, press the + button, and scroll down to Save Data Cloud. If there is a newer save available in the cloud than the one on your system, you will have the option to download it here.
You can speed up this process a bit by turning on backups to save data automatically. If you want to do this, go to System settings > Data management > Cloud data saving and then select Settings. From there, you have the option to automatically backup and download cloud saves, which makes it very easy to keep your most recent saves, no matter what key you’re playing on.
We don’t blame you for never wanting to leave the house these days, but if you’re planning on doing so with a Switch, the carrying case is a must. There are a lot of options available for different Switch models, but this Orzly model ( 5,499 USD /
$340 Mexican Peso) is one of the most popular and cheap case for OLED Switch and Switch. If you have a Switch Lite, you may want to consider a protective case like the JETech option ( US $13.99 / 269 Mexican pesos).
The Nintendo Switch isn’t an entertainment powerhouse, but if it’s the only device you have at the moment, it can double as a decent streaming tablet with access to a handful of apps. YouTube, Hulu, Twitch, and Funimation are available on the Nintendo eShop for free, giving you a few options to watch videos and stream entire seasons of shows when you need a break from gaming.
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