Nintendo Talks “Nintendo Switch Online” -Pricing, Games, Release Date
By Jonathan Balofsky On 1 Jun, 2017 At 08:13 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Nintendo has now shared details on the Switch online service “Nintendo Switch Online. The service will be priced is $20 a year, $4 a month, or $8 for three months. In addition, the service will also be free until 2018. instead of having  paid launch in fall.

Subscribers to Nintendo Switch Online will be able to participate in online multiplayer gaming and use a dedicated smartphone app for online play sessions. Classics with added online play is again confirmed, among them will be Super Mario Bros. 3, Balloon Fight, and Dr. Mario.

This paid service lets Nintendo Switch owners enjoy online multiplayer gaming as well as a dedicated smartphone app that connects to your Nintendo Switch system and helps you connect with friends for online play sessions.

Check back for more details on the service before the official launch.

Free until 2018

You’ll be able to play compatible co-op and competitive games online by signing in with your Nintendo Account. Online play will be free for Nintendo Account holders until our paid online service launches in 2018.

After the free-trial period, most games will require a paid online service subscription from Nintendo in order to play online.

This service is only for Nintendo Switch. It does not affect online play or features for the Wii U or Nintendo 3DS family of systems.

Coming in 2018

Online lobby and voice chat

Our new dedicated smart device app will connect to Nintendo Switch and let you invite friends to play online, set play appointments, and chat with friends during online matches in compatible games?all from your smart device.

A free, limited version of this app will be available for download in summer 2017.

Classic Game Selection*

Subscribers will get to download a compilation of classic titles with added online play, such as Super Mario Bros. 3, Balloon Fight and Dr. Mario.

*Product name subject to change.

Nintendo eShop deals

Special offers for subscribers may include discounts on select digital games and content.


1-Month Membership
$3.99 (USD)

3-Month Membership
$7.99 (USD)

12-Month Membership
$19.99 (USD)

Enjoy online services for free until the paid service’s official launch in 2018.


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