add-circle-bold add-circle add-square add alarm-bell-1 alert-diamond analytics-pie-2 archive archive arrow-down-1 arrow-down-2 arrow-left-1 arrow-right-1 arrow-up-1 attachment-1 bin-paper-1 book-star button-record check-1 check-circle-1 close close-quote close cog-1 cog common-file-stack copy-paste credit-card-1 diagram-fall-down disable time-clock-midnight download-thick-bottom drawer-send envelope-letter envelope-letter expand-6 expand-6 file-code filter-1 floppy-disk flying-insect-honey folder-file-1 headphones-customer-support hierarchy-9 hyperlink-2 information-circle keyboard-arrow-down keyboard-arrow-up layout-module-1 list-bullets lock-2 lock-unlock-1 love-it messages-bubble-square move-to-top multiple-circle multiple-neutral-1 multiple-users-1 navigation-menu-horizontal navigation-menu network-browser open-quote pencil-1 pencil-write pencil-1 print-text rating-star rating-star remove-circle remove-square-1 search send-email-1 shield-warning single-neutral-actions single-neutral smiley-sad-1 smiley-unhappy smiley-indifferent smiley-smile-1_1 smiley-happy smiley-sad-1 smiley-unhappy smiley-indifferent smiley-happy smiley-thrilled social-media-twitter synchronize-arrows-1 tags-double ticket-1 ticket-1 time-clock-circle undo view-1 view-off view wench

Nintendo Switch - How to link or create a Nintendo Account?

Step 1: Select System Settings from the Main Menu.

Step 2: Select your User profile. Or create a new user profile if you have not created one yet.

Step 3: Select Link a Nintendo Account.

Step 4: Select Sign In and Link if you have an existing account. Otherwise Select Create Account.

Step 5: Select Send account creation instructions via e-mail and enter your email address.

Step 6: Click the link in the email to create a Nintendo Account. Select Add an account for myself.

Step 7: Enter the relevant account information. Hit Submit when you're finished. Note that under [Country/Region of Residence], this will determine the region of eShop you have access to. We suggest choosing United States for [Country/Region of Residence].

Step 8: When you've created your account, you'll be given a five-digit code to enter on your Nintendo Switch.

Step 9: Go back to your Switch and enter the five-digit code.

Step 10: In the setup screen, scroll down to the bottom of the page and select Continue.