Nintendo Switch Online Service
Coming in 2018

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

Online Play on Nintendo Switch

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.

Super Mario Bros. 3 screenshot Balloon Fight screenshot Dr. Mario screenshot

Games featured rated:  ESRB rated E

*Product name subject to change.

Nintendo eShop deals

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

Pricing*

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.

Make the most of your Nintendo Switch

The paid service lets you take your gaming up a notch with online multiplayer and exclusive benefits. Standard online features such as system and game updates will be free for all Nintendo Switch users.

Nintendo Switch Online Service Non-subscribers
Online gameplay Free until 2018
Online Lobby & Voice Chat app -
Classic Game Selection
(Product name subject to change)
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Nintendo eShop deals -
Access to Nintendo eShop
Register and manage Friends
Share screenshots to social media
Access to Nintendo Switch Parental Controls app
Nintendo Switch Online Service
Online gameplay
Online Lobby & Voice Chat app
Classic Game Selection
(Product name subject to change)
Nintendo eShop deals
Access to Nintendo eShop
Register and manage Friends
Share screenshots to social media
Access to Nintendo Switch Parental Controls app
Non-subscribers
Online gameplay Free until 2018
Online Lobby & Voice Chat app
Classic Game Selection
(Product name subject to change)
Nintendo eShop deals
Access to Nintendo eShop
Register and manage Friends
Share screenshots to social media
Access to Nintendo Switch Parental Controls app


To access any of your system’s online services, you’ll need a Nintendo Account.

Create a Nintendo Account
*A Nintendo Account is required to access online services. Prices are listed in U.S. dollars and do not include tax. Pricing for additional countries will be announced closer to the launch of the service. Subscription terms for the Nintendo Switch Online service will apply and will be made available prior to purchase. Internet required for online play.
Compatible smart device required to use app, data charges may apply.
Currently, the paid online service is available for customers in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. For the latest list of countries, please visit Customer Support.