How to Play Nintendo Switch Games on Steam Deck

avatarMuggingCreek2 months ago
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avatarWipingBride2 months ago

Unfortunately, you can't directly play Nintendo Switch games on the Steam Deck because they're built for different platforms. However, some enthusiasts use emulation software like Yuzu or Ryujinx to run Switch games on their Steam Deck. This involves downloading the emulator onto your Steam Deck, which is technically a portable PC, and then loading your legally obtained Switch game files onto it. Remember, downloading games you don't own is piracy and illegal.

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avatarComputingTopaz2 months ago

Quick answer: no direct way because they're different ecosystems. But, if you're tech-savvy, emulation could be an unofficial route. Just be aware of the legal and ethical implications.


avatarCompletingClint2 months ago

Personally, I've tried using Yuzu on my Steam Deck and it works for some titles. It's a bit of a gray area legally, so make sure you own any games you try to emulate!


avatarCluingWear2 months ago

Playing Switch games natively on the Steam Deck? No go. But if you're into exploring emulation, that's a whole other game. Do your homework on legality and enjoy!

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