How Much Does the Nintendo Online Service Cost
Nintendo Switch is over a year old now and while it has definitely knocked it out of the park in terms of games, there are still a lot of things missing from the hybrid console. One of the most requested features from fans has been a more meaty online subscription service, the details of which have recently just been announced. The online service will allow players to save their game data to cloud servers, and will offer access to a growing library of classic NES games including Super Mario Bros. 3, The Legend of Zelda and Ice Climbers. There will also be a dedicated smartphone app for players to manage their accounts. But how much will this all cost exactly? Let’s find out.
Nintendo is offering three separate standard membership plans for customers to choose from. Firstly, there’s the one month (30 days) plan which costs $4 (£3.49, €3.99). Then there’s the three month option that will set you back $8 (£6.99, €7.99). Finally, you can pick up a year’s subscription for $20 (£17.99, €19.99). On top of the regular subscription options there’s also a family membership, which allows up to eight Nintendo Accounts to use one Nintendo Switch Online membership. It costs $34.99 (£31.49, € 34.99).
You’ll need an Online membership to play any Nintendo Switch game online, and can get one from the eShop, or from the Nintendo website after launch. The service is set to launch September 2018, though the exact timings have yet to be announced. You can head over to the website for full details on what features you’ll need a membership to use. With the Online service now officially detailed, it’s clear that Virtual Console, at least in the way we know it, is not coming to Nintendo Switch anytime soon. In its place seems to be the ever-changing collection of classic NES games, though it’s possible that more platforms may be added further down the line.