Nintendo Switch Online overview
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Check out this short video to learn about all the great benefits you get with a Nintendo Switch Online membership.
Play online with friends, family, and other players around the world.
Battle it out against other players around the world in the Super Smash Bros.™ Ultimate game. Or hang out with friends on your island paradise in the Animal Crossing™: New Horizons game.
100+ classic NES, Super NES, and Game Boy games at your fingertips
Play old-school favorites like the Super Mario Bros.™ 3, Donkey Kong Country™, and The Legend of Zelda™: Link’s Awakening games. These games include added online functionality so you can compete (or cooperate) online with friends depending on the game.
Save on new games
Nintendo Switch Online members can buy a pair of Nintendo Switch Game Vouchers* and redeem each one for a digital game in the voucher catalog to score savings. For example, get The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and one other game for up to $30 in savings with Game Vouchers!
Compare membership plans
Wondering which Nintendo Switch Online membership you should purchase? See what each plan offers and decide which one fits you best.
Don’t forget—you can team up with seven other people with a Family Membership! Each of you can enjoy all the benefits of a Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack for only about $10 per person a year—share the fun and share the savings!
Maximum Nintendo Account(s)
See how many users are allowed with each type of membership.
Enjoy online play in compatible games like Splatoon™ 3 and Mario Kart™ 8 Deluxe. Learn more
Nintendo Entertainment System™ - Nintendo Switch Online
Play—or replay—classic games like Super Mario Bros.™, Metroid™, and more. Learn more
Super Nintendo Entertainment System™ - Nintendo Switch Online
Jump into favorites like Super Mario Kart™, Donkey Kong Country™, and more. Learn more
Game Boy™ - Nintendo Switch Online
Includes classics like Kirby’s Dream Land™, Metroid II - Return of Samus, and Super Mario Land™ 2 - 6 Golden Coins™. Learn more
Save Data Cloud
Your save data is automatically stored safely online for compatible games. Learn more
Nintendo Switch Online App
Open the app on your smartphone or tablet to access special features in supported games. Learn more
Enjoy exclusive deals and content with your membership, including Nintendo Switch Game Vouchers! Learn more
Nintendo 64™ – Nintendo Switch Online
Play classic Nintendo 64™ games like Mario Kart™ 64 online with friends. Learn more
Game Boy Advance™ – Nintendo Switch Online
Includes classics like The Legend of Zelda™: The Minish Cap and Super Mario™ Advance 4: Super Mario Bros.™ 3. Learn more
Mario Kart™ 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass**
Play additional courses from throughout the Mario Kart™ series. Learn more
Animal Crossing™: New Horizons - Happy Home Paradise**
Join Lottie and her team on a distant resort archipelago.
Splatoon™ 2: Octo Expansion**
Play as an Octoling in this full-on single-player adventure.
SEGA Genesis™ – Nintendo Switch Online
Access a collection of SEGA Genesis games like Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and Golden Axe. Learn more
Watch these videos to learn more about the features included in each membership option.
Try Nintendo Switch Online for free!
Want to try before you buy? Test out a Nintendo Switch Online membership with a free 7-day trial.
Get exclusive games and special offers
Check out the latest exclusive deals for Nintendo Switch Online members.
Exclusive games and special offersSee all
Any paid Nintendo Switch Online membership required to purchase controller(s). Limit four purchases per controller per Nintendo Account. Offer not available for free trial holders. Controller(s) ships to the U.S. and Canada only. Controller(s) is optional and not required to play the Nintendo Entertainment System - Nintendo Switch Online, Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Nintendo Switch Online, Nintendo 64 - Nintendo Switch Online and/or SEGA Genesis – Nintendo Switch Online collections of games. Nintendo Switch Online – Expansion Pack membership required to play Nintendo 64 - Nintendo Switch Online and SEGA Genesis - Nintendo Switch Online collections of games.
Frequently asked questions
Here are some frequently asked questions (and answers!) about Nintendo Switch Online and Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack.
What is Nintendo Switch Online?
Nintendo Switch Online is a paid service that launched on September 18, 2018, that lets members enjoy online play in compatible Nintendo Switch games, access a selection of classic NES games with online functionality, back up save data for most games, and use additional features for the Nintendo Switch Online smartphone app.
Additionally, Nintendo Switch Online members can take advantage of exclusive special offers from Nintendo.
What is Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack?
A paid Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership includes libraries of classic Nintendo 64 and SEGA Genesis games with added online play, access to the Animal Crossing: New Horizons - Happy Home Paradise and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - Booster Course Pass DLCs at no additional cost, and all the benefits of a Nintendo Switch Online membership. Full version of game required to use DLC for that game. Sold separately.
How do you cancel a Nintendo Switch Online membership?
Auto-renewal can be turned off through "Your Subscriptions" in your Nintendo eShop or Nintendo Account settings. Once it's turned off, it cannot be turned on again.
Can you change a Nintendo Switch Online membership to Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack?
You can change an individual Nintendo Switch Online membership to an individual or family Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership, or from a family Nintendo Switch Online membership to a family Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership through "Your Subscriptions" in your Nintendo eShop or Nintendo Account settings. Additional cost may apply.
Can I access Nintendo Switch Online from my Nintendo Switch?
Yes, you can get the latest info on Nintendo Switch Online, complete member-exclusive missions, and redeem Nintendo Platinum™ Points for icon elements, right from the Nintendo Switch HOME menu.
Want to know more about Nintendo Switch Online and Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack? Head over to the Nintendo Support Page for lots of helpful information. Learn more.
See what’s new with Nintendo Switch Online
Any Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required for online features. Paid Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack required to play the Nintendo 64 – Nintendo Switch Online, Game Boy Advance - Nintendo Switch Online and SEGA Genesis – Nintendo Switch Online collections of games, and to access the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass, Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Happy Home Paradise and Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion DLC at no additional cost. Free trial automatically converts to 1-month auto-renewing membership unless automatic renewal is turned off by the end of the free trial. Credit card / PayPal account required for 18+. Free trial cannot be redeemed by a Nintendo Account with an active individual membership or family membership. Persistent Internet, compatible smartphone, and Nintendo Account age 13+ required to access some online features on the app, including voice chat. Data charges may apply. Online features, Save Data Cloud, and Nintendo Switch Online smartphone app features available in compatible games. Not available in all countries. The Nintendo Account User Agreement, including the Purchase and Subscription terms, apply. nintendo.com/switch-online
*Paid Nintendo Switch Online membership required at the time of purchase and redemption of Nintendo Switch Game Vouchers. Nintendo Switch Game Vouchers must be redeemed within 12 months from purchase date, have no cash value, and cannot be transferred, returned, or redeemed for cash. Each Nintendo Switch Game Voucher may be redeemed for one game offered as part of the catalog. To receive promotional value, Nintendo Switch Game Vouchers must be redeemed for two games with a cumulative price that is higher than the purchase price of the Nintendo Switch Game Vouchers. Nintendo Switch Game Vouchers may not be combined with any other sale, discount, or promotional offer unless otherwise specified. Game catalog subject to change.
**Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack members can access this DLC for no additional charge (Nintendo Switch Online members may access DLC but must pay like non-members). Full version of game required to use DLC for that game. Sold separately.