Nintendo Switch Online Service and Pricing Fully Detailed

Today’s Nintendo Direct revealed further details on how the paid online service for the Nintendo Switch would work.

The service promises to offer five features.

  • To play online with others.
  • Access to a “growing” library of NES games, and online multiplayer for certain titles,
  • Save Data Cloud
  • An accompanying smartphone app is still required to voice chat with friends.
  • Special Offers. The nature of these special offers are not detailed at this stage.

The monthly cost for the service breaks down like so:

  • $3.99 for one 1 month.
  • $7.99 for 3 months.
  • $19.99 for 12 months.
  • $34.99 for Two or more accounts on the same Switch for 12 months.

A “Family Membership” can currently hold up to a maximum of seven accounts.

The Nintendo Switch Online service goes live September 18th.

Ryan Pearson


Taking his first steps onto Route 1 and never stopping, Ryan has had a love of RPGs since a young age. Now he's learning to appreciate a wider pallet of genres and challenges.