Good news and bad news for eShop customers

For those who want to grab Nintendo Switch, retailer Game Stop announces that it will sell the "limited supply" of Nintendo Switch. The controls will be slightly limited but this is an easy pay off when you can play a Federation Internationale de Football Association game literally anywhere you like.

Next week Nintendo will broadcast an eShop-focused presentation featuring some of the 60 indie games coming to Switch this year. Shovel Knight: "Specter of Torment is exclusive to Nintendo Switch for a limited time".

In a statement on Thursday, Nintendo left open the possibility that Virtual Console games would be available through the Switch in the future.

The reveal was made along with some substantial news from Nintendo with regards to the console's eShop.

Nintendo have confirmed that when the Switch hits stores on March 3 there will be a range of indie games available to download from the new console's eShop.

The Switch will retail for $300 and Nintendo is offering no official bundles, but GameStop has created several of their own bundles that will come with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild or other Switch games. Three eShop launch titles have been briefly detailed today, but Nintendo is saving most of the discussion for a "Nindies Showcase" that will be live streamed on February 28. You'll get to download the system update in the background while playing games, as it was created to install quickly without disrupting gameplay.

The Nintendo Switch officially launches next week, March 3. Nintendo said they would provide players with more information as soon as they are able. If funds are allocated to a 3DS or a Wii U device, this account can be used on the Nintendo Switch as well once the player links their Nintendo Network ID and their Nintendo Account.

The new User ID is separate from your Nintendo Account, but you'll need one of those to claim your unique name that will likely serve to identify you in the company's online universe, or something connected to Switch games.

  • Leroy Wright