Nintendo’s latest addition to its digital platform, the Nintendo Switch, is the first device to feature a virtual currency called “Vbucks.” Vbucks is a service that allows the Nintendo Switch to be used in lieu of real money. The concept is simple: you purchase Vbucks and you’ll be able to purchase digital content from the Nintendo Switch, such as a game or song, with that Vbucks.
The Nintendo Switch features a very strong online system that can be used to make purchases with Vbucks. You can buy games, music, DLC, and even hardware from Nintendo’s own eShop store. The online system is pretty easy to use, but sometimes it can get tricky. If you’re going to use your Nintendo Switch to buy digital content, you need to be aware that the Nintendo Switch’s online system is not designed to be used to buy digital content.
A lot of Nintendo Switch games and DLCs don’t have online systems. That’s because they were not designed for online purchases. Some of the games are based on the Switch’s internal memory, which is slower to access. And some of the DLCs require you to purchase something else with Vbucks. So if you want to buy a game or DLC with Nintendo Switch online you need to either buy it online or buy it with Vbucks.
It seems that the process of paying for content with Nintendo Switch online is quite different than using Vbucks to buy DLC. I was hoping to use Nintendo Switch online to buy the Wii U game The Wonderful 101, but since the Vbucks have a low limit I’m not sure I can use that. I wonder how other games on the system are affected by the limit too.
The system uses Vbucks, which are tokens you link to your Nintendo account, but the limit is set to something like $1000. It seems that once you reach that limit you can either buy new DLC or buy it with Vbucks. When you buy a game with Vbucks you are simply buying it at a price that is set by Nintendo. You will not be able to buy it with Nintendo Switch online though.
Vbucks are the new money to be used for purchasing new Nintendo software and content. The limit is something like 300,000 Vbucks. To get 1000 Vbucks you have to spend $25,000 or more. This is a lot of money for an Nintendo Switch, but it’s not an outrageous amount of money if you know what you’re getting into. For example, I got a game called V-Raptor which can be bought for $10.
I can’t even begin to explain how good it is to have all the great games for a game console that I own for free. In fact, we were at Walmart earlier this month when I bought the game “V-Raptor” for $8.99. The game is pretty simple to get, but it is full of action, and the graphics are awesome.
V-Raptor is a game that lets you run around in a 3D environment, and if you’re a gamer, you already know that’s a big deal. The game allows you to play as an R-Plant and get upgrades to your stats, as well as abilities like being able to shoot down enemies with your jetpack or being able to fly at 30,000 feet. The game also has a couple multiplayer modes where you can play with up to 8 people online.
Add vbucks to your Switch.
Vbucks are virtual currency available for use in online multiplayer games.