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How to add games to your Nintendo Switch Wishlist

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Nintendo eShop (Image credit: iMore)

The Nintendo Switch has gained a ton of momentum, not just in terms of sales but also in-game launches, and knowing how to add games to your Switch Wishlist will come in handy. Third-party and independent developers are releasing games left and right on the platform, and it can be hard to keep up.

We'll show you what the Wishlist feature is, how to use it, and what you should use it for on your Nintendo Switch.

What's the Nintendo Switch Wishlist feature used for?

You may have heard of a wishlist on your favorite shopping websites. Essentially, it's a list of items that you intend to buy. Some services implement wishlists differently and for different reasons.

The most common usage is to offer price drop notifications on items you've saved. You can also share wishlists with people, so they get a convenient list of things they could buy you as a gift.

On the Nintendo Switch, the Wishlist feature is pretty barebones. You can go to the eShop and add any of the games there to your Wishlist, and you can view those games from your profile whenever you like. Unfortunately, there's no sharing feature, and Nintendo only sends an email when the games you want to get go on sale, but does not directly tell you on your Switch.

Assuming you check through your emails, it is a good reminder for the games you want to buy down the line. However, there are weekly sales Nintendo puts on that may have great sales you may want to check through and make sure you don't miss out on the best Nintendo Switch games of the year!

How to set up your Nintendo Switch Wishlist

Want to use the Wishlist feature on your Nintendo Switch? It's a pretty easy affair, and it all starts in the eShop.

  1. Open the Nintendo eShop on your Switch by hovering over the shop icon on the home screen and pressing the A button.

How to set up your Nintendo Switch wishlist: Hover over the shop icon on the homescreen and press a (Image credit: iMore)
  1. Select the profile you want to use and press the A button.
  2. Navigate to the game you want to save to your Wishlist.
  3. On the right side, highlight the heart icon and press the A button.

How to set up your Nintendo Switch wishlist by showing steps: select profile and press a, navigate to the game you want to save, on the right side highlight the heart icon and press a (Image credit: iMore)

How to view your Nintendo Switch Wishlist

When the heart is filled in blue, the game was successfully added to your wishlist. Here's how to view your Nintendo Switch Wishlist whenever you need to reference it:

  1. Open the Nintendo eShop on your Switch once again.

How to set up your Nintendo Switch wishlist: Hover over the shop icon on the homescreen and press a (Image credit: iMore)
  1. Look for your profile picture in the upper right corner. Highlight it and press the A button.

How to view your Nintendo Switch Wishlist: In eshop look for your profile picture in the upper right corner highlight it and press a (Image credit: iMore)
  1. Scroll down to Wishlist. Here, you'll see a list of games that you've added.

How to view your Nintendo Switch Wishlist: scroll down to wishlist and view games on your Nintendo Switch Eshop Wishlist (Image credit: iMore)

You can click on any of the games to be taken straight to their store page or delete them from your Wishlist by highlighting the trash can icon and pressing the A button. Just confirm the deed, and it'll be gone. Note that purchasing the game does not remove it from your wishlist, so you'll need to go in and manually delete it once you've bought the games you've been eyeing.

Keep track of your games with the Nintendo Switch Wishlist

We wish Nintendo would add more features to the Wishlist, but for now, it's still a great way to keep track of the games which interest you, and at least you get an email for sales. Save them here until you save up the money you need to buy and play them! Have any more questions about how to add games to your Switch wishlist? Let us know!

Alex Huebner
Alex Huebner

Alex has been working with iMore as a Freelance Gaming Writer for three years. You can also find a few articles of hers on Android Central and Windows Central. She regularly covers Nintendo Switch games and accessories as well as iOS game apps. In addition to the Nintendo Switch, you may also find her playing on the PlayStation and PC. When she doesn’t have a controller in hand she likes to spend her time with her husband, son, and dogs, exploring new places, or hiding away with a book (or comic book). A few of her favorite games include the Zelda franchise, Little Nightmares, and Animal Crossing.