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Yuzu Emulator Lets You Play Nintendo Switch Games On Android

09:51 AM June 01, 2023

Team Yuzu recently released the Yuzu Emulator app, which allows Android users to play Nintendo Switch games on mobile devices. You can download it free but pay for the Early Access version to support the developers. However, you should think twice before installing and using it on your smartphone.

People will always find ways to pay less money for products and services, driving demand for Yuzu and similar platforms. Yet, they usually incur negative consequences like breaking your phone or planting viruses. Worse, large corporations may sue you for breaking their product policies.


This article will discuss the features of the Yuzu Emulator. Then, I will explain why you must be careful when downloading and installing such software. Later, I will cover how you can legally save money on Nintendo Switch games.

What is Yuzu Emulator?

Yuzu Emulator - Nintendo Switch gaming on Android

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Emulation is the act of playing video games outside their designated consoles. For example, Team Yuzu created a 3DS Emulator that lets you play Nintendo 3DS games on Android smartphones.

The same group recently launched one for Nintendo Switch after its namesake. However, your smartphone must meet these steep requirements:

  • Snapdragon 865 with 8GB of RAM or higher
  • Android 11 or newer
  • GPU drivers that support Vulkan extensions

You must have a smartphone with 12GB to play more advanced titles like Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. Also, you must obtain other requirements that the Nintendo company may frown upon.

Should you download Yuzu?

Yuzu Emulator - Experience Nintendo Switch games on Android

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The problem with emulators is that you often have to hack your device. For example, the Nintendo Switch emulator requires hacking your handheld console and SD card.

The Yuzu website lists instructions on how to set up and install the app. However, you must be careful, or you might break your Nintendo Switch!

Worse, you may get into legal trouble with the Nintendo company. For example, you may become like Gary Bowser, a member of a Switch hacking group. He received 40 months in prison in February 2022 for creating and selling circumvention devices that let users play illegal backups on 3DS and Switch.

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Worse, he must pay 25% to 30% of his monthly gross income to pay $14.5 million in damages. On June 7, Nintendo lawyer Ajay Singh told Axios the Bowser case was a “unique opportunity” to send a message about video game piracy.


Also, he said, “It’s the purchase of video games that sustains Nintendo and the Nintendo ecosystem.… It’s for that reason that we do all we can to prevent games on Nintendo systems from being stolen.”

How can I save money on playing Nintendo Switch?

Nintendo Switch console with money-saving sign - Tips for cost-effective gaming

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You can play Nintendo Switch games without breaking the bank and the law. Instead of using Yuzu and other emulators, try the following alternatives:

  • If you don’t have a Nintendo Switch, purchase a game bundle. They let you buy the console and a game more affordably than getting them separately. Also, the bundle often gives you a Switch with a special design!
  • Buy from the eShop during a sale for discounts.
  • Subscribe to Nintendo Switch Online to access numerous retro titles like Super Mario 35. Also, it lets you play online multiplayer games that have it, such as Smash Brothers.
  • Then, purchase a Nintendo Switch Game Voucher for two full-priced games with a 15% discount.

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You can also purchase secondhand consoles and games. Look carefully; you might find affordable options from Facebook Marketplace and similar platforms.

You may also borrow your friend’s Nintendo Switch and games. It is a great idea if you’re unsure whether you want to spend money on the console.


The Google Play Store recently featured the Yuzu Emulator, which enables Android users to play Nintendo Switch games on their phones. Download and install it at your own risk.

This article does not promote installing or downloading illegal products and services. Readers should procure and play Nintendo Switch games via legal means.

You can also play video games on other platforms like PC, PlayStation 5, and mobile. Learn about their latest developments by following Inquirer Tech.

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