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Buying Switch with pre-installed games - can I keep the games?

daisy

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I found an amazing deal in my rural area for a Switch with 20 games installed. The seller decided he wanted an Xbox instead, so he is not buying a new Switch and will probably not be using the Nintendo account anymore... but if I buy it, all the games will still be on that account or so I assume. I don't really know much about Switches.

Is there a way to transfer the games from his account to a new one? Do you think it is safe to just take over his account? If it is attached to his email and can't be altered, I'm sure some problems might arise. But this is an awesome deal.
 


daisy

New Member
I found an amazing deal in my rural area for a Switch with 20 games installed. The seller decided he wanted an Xbox instead, so he is not buying a new Switch and will probably not be using the Nintendo account anymore... but if I buy it, all the games will still be on that account or so I assume. I don't really know much about Switches.

Is there a way to transfer the games from his account to a new one? Do you think it is safe to just take over his account? If it is attached to his email and can't be altered, I'm sure some problems might arise. But this is an awesome deal.

I read that a Nintendo account can only be active on one Switch at a time so as long as I had the Switch and his account he couldn't like, take back the games or account. I'd just potentially have to maintain contact with him in case I ever needed his email.
 
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