Serial numbers are unique alphanumerics that are required when requesting repair orders, verifying warranty status for your device and validating ownership, among other things. Like any other electronic gadgets, Nintendo Switch also has a serial number, which can also be used to differentiate between the console’s different models, in addition to the aforementioned things.
If you’re looking for the serial number of your Nintendo Switch but can’t find it, here are three ways that will help you.
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Method 1: System Settings
Step 1: Open System Settings.
Step 2: Scroll down to System within the sub-menu on the left.
Step 3: Choose Serial Information from the options available on the right.
Within this option, you will find serial numbers for your console, Joy-Cons and the lot number for your console’s battery.
Method 2: Bottom of your console
A sticker along the bottom side of a Switch or Switch Lite system holds the serial number.
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Method 3: Bottom of the packaging box
A serial number sticker is also visible from a cut out on the bottom of the retail packaging.
Why should you know the serial number on Nintendo Switch?
To distinguish between models
When the Switch Lite was made available for purchase, Nintendo also started selling a refreshed model of the Switch — commonly called the Red Box Switch. This model has a more efficient processor and faster RAM, when compared to the original, which translates to better battery life.
The serial numbers on these models start with XKW, so one should keep an eye out for this information when buying a brand new or pre-owned Switch.
To set up Joy-Con repairs
Apart from services related to the main console, the serial number on your Switch is also required to set up Joy-Con repairs. These tiny controllers have been plagued with a joystick drift issue since launch, if one faces this issue, to submit a support request a Switch’s serial number is a mandatory requirement.
Countries where Nintendo offers customer support
- China Mainland (devices sold by Tencent)
- Czech Republic
- Hong Kong
- New Zealand
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