Nintendo Switch Online Memberships Start on September 18

nintendo switch online release date

It’s been a long time coming, but the paid online service of the Nintendo Switch, simply titled “Nintendo Switch Online,” now has a firm release date, and it’s set for next week!

Players will be able to sign up from the Nintendo eShop and try the service for seven days, free!

Check out the full features, plans and pricing below (via Nintendo).


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.

Saved 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.


Individual Membership:
1 Month – $3.99 USD
3 Months – $7.99 USD
12 Months – $19.99 USD
Family Membership:
12 months – $34.99
Will Nintendo be able to build a challenger to the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live? I gather, they don’t need to as long as it’s serviceable enough.
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