Did you know that Nintendo sends data from your Nintendo Switch eShop activities over to Google Analytics? That gives Google more info on your shopping habits for targeted advertising, and presumably some cash for Nintendo.
The thing is, all of this additional data going to third parties is a potential privacy issue. It’s not hard to track analytics data back to individuals, even if it’s anonymized, like in this case. Nintendo’s eShop explicitly says that none of your eShop data is associated with either your Nintendo or Google accounts.
Still, you might not be comfortable with that data being shared, so here’s how to turn it off.
Here’s how to stop Nintendo sending your data to Google Analytics
Grab your Nintendo Switch and unlock it. You’ll only need a minute or so to disable the setting.
Open the eShop on your Nintendo Switch
Scroll right to get the cursor over your profile icon and tap A to open the Account Information screen