Make the most of your gaming with the paid Nintendo Switch Online membership service!*

Paid service launches September 2018

If you join the paid Nintendo Switch Online membership service, you’ll have access to a range of different benefits – like online gaming, and an evolving library of classic Nintendo titles!

Please note: with the start of this service, online play will no longer be offered for free.

A range of benefits

Online play

Enjoy competitive and co-operative online gaming in supported Nintendo Switch titles.

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Nintendo Entertainment System Nintendo Switch Online

Play a growing library of classic NES games anytime, anywhere – with added online features!

02

Save Data Cloud

Securely back up your console’s save data to the cloud.

Please note: not compatible with all software.

03

Dedicated app for your smartphone or tablet

Use the Nintendo Switch Online smartphone and tablet app to enhance your online experience.

Only compatible with supported software.

04

Exclusive offers for members

Enjoy exclusive offers only for members. Further details will be announced soon.

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Membership Options

Pricing

Individual Membership

1 month
(30 days)

£3.49
€3.99

3 months
(90 days)

£6.99
€7.99

12 months
(365 days)

£17.99
€19.99

Family Membership

12 months
(365 days)

£31.49
€ 34.99

If you create a Family Group, up to eight Nintendo Accounts can use the Nintendo Switch Online membership service under one Family Membership!

What is a Family Group?

All prices inclusive of applicable VAT.

FAQ

Q.

How do I join?

A.

You can join by purchasing a Nintendo Switch Online membership from locations such as Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, or the official Nintendo website, after the service launches in September.

Q.

What games will I be able to play online if I join?

A.

You need to join the service to play online in Nintendo Switch games such as Splatoon 2, ARMS and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Access to features such as online leaderboards and rankings does not require a paid Nintendo Switch Online membership.

Q.

What kind of Membership Options are there?

A.

There are Individual Memberships (one Nintendo Account) and a Family Membership (up to eight Nintendo Accounts). Individual Memberships are available as 1, 3 and 12 month options, while the Family Membership is available as a 12-month membership only.

See here for details

Online services list

 
Non-members
Online play
 
 
Nintendo Switch Online app
 
 
Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online
 
 
Save Data Cloud
 
 
Member-only exclusive offers
 
 
Nintendo Switch system updates
 
 
Software updates
 
 
Access to Nintendo eShop
 
 
Register and manage friends
 
 
Share screenshots and videos on social networks
 
 
Nintendo Switch Parental Controls smartphone app
 
 
Nintendo News
 
 

*Internet connection required during online play. The registration and linkage of Nintendo Account and acceptance of the Nintendo Account Agreement and Privacy Policy are required. Online services require a Nintendo Account. Starting September 2018, some online services will also require a paid subscription. Paid online service availability may be limited based on location.

Nintendo Switch Online

Which games are compatible?

In order to play online in games like Splatoon 2, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and ARMS from September 2018, you’ll need to join the paid Nintendo Switch Online membership service.

How do I find out if a game supports online play?

Check on Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch

A note will appear on the Nintendo eShop purchase page if a paid Nintendo Switch Online membership is required for online play.

Check the official Nintendo website

Enter the game's title in the search area.

Select the game from the search results.

A note will appear on the page if a paid Nintendo Switch Online membership is required for online play.

Check the back of the game packaging

A note on the reverse of the game packaging should inform you if a paid Nintendo Switch Online membership is required for online play.

What is a Family Group?

From May 15th 2018, we’ll introduce a Nintendo Account setting that allows you to group up to eight Nintendo Accounts (including Child Accounts) together as one Family Group.

From September 2018 onwards, the Nintendo Switch Online Family Membership can then be purchased and applied to your Nintendo Account Family Group, enabling all Nintendo Accounts in that group to enjoy the Nintendo Switch Online membership service.