Nintendo Switch Sports

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Nintendo Switch Sports is available worldwide as of April 29, 2022!
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Switch Sports Release Date and Editions

Nintendo Switch Sports is now playable worldwide as of April 29, 2022. Read on for more information about the game's release date and time, and learn about the costs and differences between the physical and digital versions of the game.

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Nintendo Switch Sports Release Date

Released On April 29, 2022

Nintendo Switch Sports Release Date

Nintendo Switch Sports is now available worldwide as of April 29, 2022 for all Nintendo Switch systems. The game had a midnight local release, which means that the game will be available to play when the clock strikes midnight in your area.

Regions in Order of Release Time

Players with accounts from regions near the top of the following list are able to play the game earlier than those near the bottom.

Region Time Zone
New Zealand UTC+13
Australian East Coast UTC+10
Japan UTC+9
Australian West Coast UTC+8
Philippines UTC+8
South Africa UTC+2
United Kingdom UTC+0
Brazil UTC-3
US East Coast UTC-5
US West Coast UTC-8

Nintendo Switch Sports Available Editions

Physical Edition Prices

Nintendo Switch Sports Physical Edition

The physical edition of Nintendo Switch Sports is now available for purchase for USD $49.99/CAD $64.99/£39.99, and comes with the game and the Leg Strap accessory that can be used in Soccer games.

US Retailers

Price USD $49.99
Available Retailers Nintendo US
Walmart US
Amazon US
Best Buy US
GameStop US
Target US

Canadian Retailers

Price CAD $64.99
Available Retailers Walmart Canada
Amazon Canada
Best Buy Canada
GameStop Canada
The Source Canada

UK Retailers

Price £39.99
Available Retailers My Nintendo Store UK
Amazon UK
GAME UK
365Games UK

Digital Edition Prices

Nintendo Switch Sports Digital Edition

The digital edition of the game is also now available for purchase at the Nintendo eShop and other retailers at a lower price of USD $39.99/CAD $49.99/£30.99. As this is the digital version of the game, this edition does not come with the Leg Strap accessory.

US Retailers

Price USD $39.99
Available Retailers Nintendo US
Walmart US
Amazon US
Best Buy US
Target US

Canadian Retailers

Price CAD $49.99
Available Retailers Nintendo Canada
Walmart Canada
Amazon Canada
Best Buy Canada
The Source Canada

UK Retailers

Price £30.99
Available Retailers My Nintendo Store UK
Amazon UK

Pre-Order Bonuses

Nintendo Switch Sports My Nintendo Store Pre-Order Bonus

For US players, a Nintendo Switch Sports Drawstring Bag was available as pre-order bonus if the game was purchased in-store at Target.

For players in Canada, a Nintendo Switch Sports Tote Bag can be obtained as pre-order bonus if the game was in Walmart.

For UK players, several pre-order bonuses was offered along with purchasing the game. Buying the game at My Nintendo Store came along with a free Nintendo Switch Sports Water Bottle, while buying the game at Amazon UK or GAME UK included a free Nintendo Switch Sports Silicon Wristband.

Nintendo Switch Sports Pre-Order Bonuses

Leg Strap Accessory Available Separately

Nintendo Switch Sports Leg Strap

The Leg Strap accessory that will be used in Soccer shoot-outs and matches is also available for separate purchase from several retailers.

You can buy the accessory if you have purchased the digital version and would like to play Soccer in a different way!

US Retailers
Store Price
Nintendo US USD $9.99
Amazon US USD $9.99
Best Buy US USD $9.99
Canadian Retailers
Store Price
Amazon Canada CAD $14.96
Best Buy Canada CAD $14.99
The Source Canada CAD $14.99
UK Retailers
Store Price
My Nintendo Store UK £8.99
Amazon UK £12.95
GAME UK £9.99
365Games UK £11.99

Ring Fit Adventure Leg Strap can be used in Nintendo Switch Sports

Ring Fit Adventure Leg Strap

If you have a copy of Ring Fit Adventure, you can instead opt to use the Leg Strap accessory that came with the game without having to buy a new one.

Leg Strap Compatibility Update

Switch Sports Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Switch Sports FAQ
Which Sports Are in the Game?
Is There Multiplayer and Online Play?
Is There a Free Demo?

Which Sports Are in the Game?

Nintendo Switch Sports will include six sports at launch. Badminton, bowling, chambara, tennis, soccer, and volleyball will be playable when the game is released.

A Shoot-Out mode in soccer and golf is planned to be added later after launch.

List of Sports at Launch
Nintendo Switch Sports - BadmintonBadminton Nintendo Switch Sports - BowlingBowling
Nintendo Switch Sports - ChambaraChambara Nintendo Switch Sports - TennisTennis
Nintendo Switch Sports - SoccerSoccer Nintendo Switch Sports - VolleyballVolleyball
List of Sports To Be Added
Switch Sports Soccer Shoot OutShoot-Out Mode (Soccer) Nintendo Switch Sports - GolfGolf

List of All Sports

Is There Multiplayer and Online Play?

NS Sports - Local Multiplayer

Nintendo Switch Sports supports multiplayer matches, whether locally with your friends or against random people online. The sports in the game are all designed to be played either solo or with another player.

Local multiplayer support

Switch Sports - Split-Screen Multiplayer

You can play Nintendo Switch Sports with people in the same room. To play with more people, you need additional Joy-Con controllers, especially for sports that have two-on-two matches.

Online multiplayer support

Switch Sports - Multiplayer

Nintendo Switch Sports can also be played online as long as you are subscribed to Nintendo Switch Online services. You are able to play in private lobbies with your friends or play against random people via online matchmaking.

Local and Online Multiplayer Features

Online Pro League

Nintendo Switch Sports - What is Online Pro League

If you're feeling more competitive, ranked online matches are also available in the Pro League where you will be matched with other players also vying for the top ranks. Do note that you also need a Nintendo Switch Online subscription to play in this mode.

Online Pro League Guide

Is There a Free Demo?

Nintendo Switch Sports - Online Play Test Schedule

An Online Play Test was held last Febraury 18-20, 2022 as a way for everyone to check out the game. Players who opted in for the open beta test were able to have a preview of a few sports in the game.

Switch Sports Online Play Test

Switch Sports Launch Trailer

Nintendo Switch Sports was released back in April 29, 2022. It covers all of the sports available at Spocco Square and summarizes mostly everything you can do in the game!

List of All Trailers

Switch Sports News

Switch Sports News and Game Info
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Software and Hardware Guides
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