Nintendo fans have longed for a system where if you purchase a game on the eShop then it’ll appear on your Nintendo account and not just the console it is downloaded on. Thankfully, due to the recent unboxing video of the Nintendo Switch, an eagle-eyed viewer has spotted some interesting information which confirms that the dream is now about to become a reality.
Your Nintendo Account contains your Nintendo eShop purchase history and current balance. By re-linking your Nintendo Account after initializing the console, it will be possible to redownload any software or DLC purchased using that account. (Software that has been discontinued may not be available to redownload in some cases.)
It’s still unconfirmed as to whether Virtual Console titles will be included but we can only hope.