FTC Warns Users Of Malware Scams for Nintendo Switch Emulators

Nintendo Switch has turned out to be the best-selling device that Nintendo has put into production. The games that come out for the Nintendo Switch are not available on other platforms and that can be a bummer for some people that do not own a Nintendo Switch. In such cases, people tend to search for Nintendo Switch emulators.

If you have been searching for Nintendo Switch emulators and have had zero luck finding any then the reason behind it is that there are none. There is no use trying to find one and you will just be wasting your time. Software claiming to be Nintendo Switch emulators are scams that are infected with malware. This is something that you should avoid downloading.

This has become a concern over the past few days and even the Federal Trade Commission has released a statement warning people that such an emulator does not exist and that people should refrain from downloading shady scam software. According to the Federal Trade Commission:

If you can’t get your hands on a Nintendo Switch gaming system, you may think an emulator is the next best thing. Think again. Online ads for emulators, sometimes with Nintendo branding, say they can run Switch’s games on your desktop. But there is no legit Nintendo Switch emulator. It’s a scam.

If you want to play games that are exclusive to the Nintendo Switch then you have no other choice than to buy one. If you are planning on doing so, then be sure to check out our review of the Nintendo Switch for an in-depth analysis of the pros and cons of the device. You may find it helpful.

Let us know what you think about the Nintendo Switch and whether or not you are interested in getting the device for your own.

Sarmad is our Senior Editor, and is also one of the more refined and cultured among us. He's 25, a finance major, and having the time of his life writing about videogames.