Nintendo Switch Online
Launching September 2018

Nintendo Switch Online is a paid service that gives members access to online play in compatible games, a selection of NES™ games, extra features for the Nintendo Switch Online smartphone app, and more.

Online Play

Battle it out or cooperate with players around the world in compatible games like Splatoon™ 2, ARMS™, Mario Kart™ 8 Deluxe, Mario Tennis™ Aces, and Sushi Striker™: The Way of Sushido.

Nintendo Entertainment System™ – Nintendo Switch Online

Enjoy 20 NES games with added online play for the first time ever, and more games added regularly.

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Save Data Cloud Backup

Save your data online for easy access. Details about this feature will be available before the paid service launches in September.

Nintendo Switch Online app

Enhance your online experience for compatible games with this smartphone app.*

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Special Offers

Stay tuned for news on special deals and offers for members.

Pricing Plans

Individual Membership
1 Month
$4.99 CDN
3 Months
$9.99 CDN
12 Months
$24.99 CDN
Family Membership
12 Months
$44.99 CDN
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FAQ

  • How do I purchase a membership for Nintendo Switch Online?

    After the September 2018 launch, Nintendo Switch Online memberships will be available for purchase on Nintendo.com, in Nintendo eShop on your Nintendo Switch system, and through select retailers.

  • Which games require Nintendo Switch Online to access online play?

    Nintendo Switch games such Splatoon™ 2, ARMS™, Mario Kart™ 8 Deluxe, Mario Tennis™ Aces, and Sushi Striker™: The Way of Sushido, will require a Nintendo Switch Online membership, but other games will vary.

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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 Non-subscribers
Online gameplay Free until the paid service launches in September 2018
Nintendo Switch Online app Free until the paid service launches in September 2018
NES - Nintendo Switch Online -
Save Data Cloud backup -
Special offers -
Nintendo Switch system and software updates
Access to Nintendo eShop
Register and manage Friends
Share screenshots to social media
Access to Nintendo Switch Parental Controls app
Online gameplay
Nintendo Switch Online app
NES - Nintendo Switch Online
Save Data Cloud backup
Special offers
Nintendo Switch system and software updates
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 September 2018
Nintendo Switch Online app Free until the paid service launches in September 2018
NES - Nintendo Switch Online
Save Data Cloud backup
Special offers
Nintendo Switch system and software updates
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.

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*Persistent internet and compatible smartphone or tablet required to use the Nintendo Switch Online app; data charges may apply.
A Nintendo Account is required to access online services. Online play will be free until the Nintendo Switch Online membership launches in September 2018. Not available in all countries. For the latest list of countries, please visit Customer Support.
Prices listed are in Canadian dollars and do not include tax; pricing for additional countries will be announced closer to launch. Internet required for online play.
This service is only for Nintendo Switch. It does not affect online play for Wii U or Nintendo 3DS systems.