Downloading an Update or Another Game Entirely While Gaming

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  1. godreborn
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    can the switch do this? I've tried looking it up, but there are conflicting reports. thanks!
     
  2. Mr. Wizard

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    And, natively, if you buy a digital game, yes. It downloads while playing another game. The same with updates.
     
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    yes, natively. I figured it out by looking at the download bar, playing a little, then looking at it again. thanks for the replies. :)
     
  5. Mr. Wizard

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    Oh, I thought you meant to copy games to your SD while playing. I figured it was quite obvious that the eshop does this natively.

    Also you might want to know that it won't background download while playing an online title iirc.
     
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  6. Xenosaiga

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    It depends. The switch can and will download while you are playing another game UNLESS the game you are playing is using an internet connection. An example, you can download while playing a single player game, but it will pause as soon as you start playing online with your friends.
     
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    it would be much easier if the switch came with an instruction manual rather than having to look things up.
     
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    It actually tells you that it'll continue downloading in the background unless you're using internet if you press A on the downloading title.
     
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  9. godreborn
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    it does? I don't remember it saying that.
     
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  11. godreborn
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    the download just started after using a download code and downloading an update. that window didn't appear.
     
  12. Mr. Wizard

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    Did you try to play the game that is downloading? What does it say?
     
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    I did not. I entered the download code for mega man x legacy collection 2, then started playing part 1. the update for octopath traveler also didn't have any message.
     
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