How to Make Money With Your Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Switch has been a huge success since it’s release. Nintendo is known for their quality of games and they have a ton of amazing exclusives that continue to draw in new customers. And you can earn an income while enjoying these great titles. It will take a bit of work like any business ideas do, but they are well worth the effort. These are the 3 best ways I’ve learned on how to make money with your Nintendo Switch.

1. Game Streaming

Streaming and making video game clips has made a lot of people a lot of money. It’s not easy to do as there’s a lot of competition, but it is possible. If you’re streaming content from your Nintendo Switch, you’ll have access to a lot of exclusive titles – giving you a bit less competition than games avaiable on all consoles.

Unlike with streaming on the PS5 and the Xbox Series X, the Switch cannot natively do it without an additional adaptor. You’ll also need to install video encoding software on your PC and read through the Youtube streaming guide.

2. Sell Game Codes

If you have access to Switch game codes, then you could sell them to make some extra money. Switch, Xbox, PC, Playstation – are all accepted. People hardly buy discs anymore. Most games are digitally downloaded. There is already a huge marketplace for game codes and it’s only getting bigger. One of the best places to buy and sell your Switch game codes is CD Keys.

How to Make Money With Your Nintendo Switch

3. Game Merch

You can make a lot of money selling Nintendo Switch game-related merch on Amazon. These are things like t-shirts, phone cases and pillows that have game references printed on them. Amazon has a free service that anyone can apply to and start these items on Amazon stores around the world. It’s called Merch By Amazon, and it’s a print-on-demand service. You supply the design and Amazon deals with the printing, shipping and customer service. It’s one of the easiest ways to start your own online business, and game-related t-shirts are massive sellers. If you’re a gamer and know what gamers like to wear, then this could be for you. However, make sure you don’t use any brand names, character names, copyrighted names or any other intellectual property. That’s a quick way to getting your account banned.

You can learn more about starting an online t-shirt business here.

How to Make Money With Your Switch


Mod/Hack/Jailbreak Nintendo Switches

This is a much more advanced way of how to make money with your Nintendo Switch – for those who are more technical. Certain Switch models, depending on your firmware, can be jailbroken to run a custom firmware. With a custom firmware installed, you’ll be able to put all of your games onto an SD card and run them straight from it. You’ll also be able to run a variety of emulators on your hardware. The installation is fairly simple – using the TegraRCM software and Atmosphere along with an RCM Jig. If you’re capable of jailbreaking a Nintendo Switch, then you start up your own side business.

How to Make Money With Your Nintendo Switch

Those are my 5 top ideas on how to make money with your Nintendo Switch. I love that there are so many different ways to make money doing things I love. With any business, you will have to sacrifice a lot of time at the start to get your business running smoothly. But as you get the hang of things, you can slowly start working less and spending more time with your favorite games.