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 in compatible games.

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 is 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. Currently the free-trial, the paid service, and online play (for applicable modes in compatible games) will be available for customers in the US, Canada, and Mexico. For the latest list of countries, please visit Customer Support.

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


Launching
July 21

Nintendo Switch Online app

The Nintendo Switch Online smart device app is designed to enhance your online experience for compatible games on the Nintendo Switch™ console.

Splatnet 2 screenshot

Link to compatible games

This app will initially be compatible with the Splatoon™ 2 game. It will give you access to SplatNet 2, where you can see your online battle stats, your gear, and much more. See details here.

Invite friends and voice chat during games

With the app, you can send online play invitations to players on your Nintendo Switch system's friend list. The app also lets you quickly send invites via social networks and messaging services. When you're invited to a game, you'll get notified right away via a push notification on your smart device.

Once players are connected, you can use voice chat openly with friends while in the online lobby and during online play (depending on the game).


Coming
in 2018

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)

Prices listed are in U.S. dollars and do not include tax. Pricing for additional countries will be announced closer to the launch of the service.

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 the paid service launches in 2018
Nintendo Switch Online app Free until the paid service launches in 2018
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
Nintendo Switch Online 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 the paid service launches in 2018
Nintendo Switch Online app Free until the paid service launches in 2018
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 listed are 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.