Nintendo Switch Sports – Free Basketball Update Arrives on July 9th

Three-Point Challenge is playable solo and for up to four players. Local and online play is also available for two-on-two matches.

After announcing the addition of Basketball for Nintendo Switch Sports, Nintendo has confirmed it will arrive free for all players on July 9th.

Some options include a Three-Point Challenge for solo players to score as many baskets as possible in the allotted time. Up to four players can also battle it out locally in the same or participate in a Five-Streak Battle. Two-on-two matches are also available for local and online play.

Stay tuned for more details when the update is live. Nintendo Switch Sports launched in April 2022 and has sold over 13.11 million copies for the platform as of March 31st, 2024. Despite the success, it’s seen sporadic updates over the years. August 2022 saw the arrival of new moves for Volleyball and Leg Strap support.

In November 2022, Golf was added as a new Sport alongside LAN Play. Nintendo hasn’t indicated whether any more Sports or features are planned for the future, but never say never.