How to play Japanese Famicom games through Nintendo Switch Online
Wednesday, 19 September 2018 Last night, Nintendo officially rolled out its online subscription service for the Nintendo Switch, and one of the big selling points is the inclusion of classic NES games. For $20 a year, you get access to a growing list of 8-bit titles; there are 20 available at launch, with more to be added on a monthly basis. All of the games are housed in a single Switch app, and they’ve been updated with features like online multiplayer.
But one of the great, largely unheralded features of the Switch is that it doesn’t have any region locking. From one console, you can access Nintendo’s digital store in multiple countries. For the purposes of classic games, this means that you can actually access both the NES and Japanese Famicom apps with a single...
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