Troubleshooting a Nintendo Switch game cartridge that won’t work. Time Needed: 10 minutes. If an update is available, the download process will begin automatically. Some Switch games only get digital releases on the Nintendo eShop, so you won't get to buy a physical version. Digital games on Switch. Source: Nintendo. Digital games are a great choice for any Switch players who don't mind buying plenty of storage for their system or giving up physical versions of their games.
The Nintendo Switch has become one of Nintendo's most successful consoles of all time, and it has a massive library of games. Of course, with changes in modern gaming, it's also the most Nintendo has used online options.
Like any game console out there, of course, it can come with its own set of issues. Some of these issues have an obvious fix, while others can be a little more complicated.
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Oftentimes when a game is updating or downloading the download can get stuck at zero percent. Luckily, there's an easy fix players can use to get it done.
The easiest fix for this problem usually has to do with a download happening somewhere else. The Nintendo Switch auto-updates games that are installed on the system, so it's likely that a download will start without players even noticing. If a certain download on the home screen is stuck scroll all the way over to the right and select the 'All Software' option.
Scroll through the list of games and see if there's an update bar on any of them. If there is, press the plus (+) button and it'll bring up the menu for that specific game, with an option to pause or cancel the update. By pausing it, the system will then focus on the other updates.
If checking the other updates doesn't fix the problem, there are still a few more things to try. First off try power-cycling the system, which can be done by holding down the power button for 12 seconds. After that disconnect from Wi-Fi and then reconnect again. If all else fails, try uninstalling whichever game is stuck, then head to the Nintendo Switch's eShop and redownload it.
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