Electronic or physical version? This is a common question for many of you not only on Nintendo Switch, but also on other gaming consoles. Before making conclusions, let’s explore the pros and cons of each.
The most obvious benefit of the electronic version on your computer is that it does not take up physical space. You don’t need to have a compartment full of old Switch games you no longer play. You also don’t have to worry about losing your card.
Another great benefit of the electronic version is that you can take all the games anywhere, anywhere. As handy as games on mobile phones. You can download the game directly to your device or to the micro SD card. You don’t need to worry about carrying a game card case with your Switc at all times when you’re out and about.
When you download a game from Nintendo, you don’t need to wait long to play the game. You can sit in class or lie at home and still be able to download games and play games you want.
Buying a game in advance is even more convenient. When you pre-purchase a copy of a Nintendo game, it will appear first on your device. You will be able to start playing as soon as the game officially launches, even though it is midnight. No need to queue. No need to wait for shipping.
While Nintendo will not hack into your Switch to get back the data you’ve paid for, they reserve the right to cancel the game licenses you’ve purchased. For example, if you download a game that Nintendo has pulled out of the market for some reason, then they have the right to delete it from your account. Or simply, if you delete the game from the computer, it will be lost.