Haven’t owned or played a Nintendo system in a while and was thinking about getting back into gaming. Was wondering if the Switch can play 3DS games? My friend is telling me to get back into Nintendo with a 3DS. Problem is I’ve seen some of the games on the Switch and really want to go that route. Can the Switch play Nintendo 3DS games?
No the Nintendo Switch can’t play 3DS games. The Switch is only compatible with Nintendo Switch cartridges or digital downloads from the eShop. The 3DS is compatible with 3DS games and original DS games. The Switch is a complete departure from the DS/3DS era for Nintendo. I highly recommend getting a Switch. The ability to swap between a handheld and console is pretty awesome.