Nintendo Switch Online is now live, and compared to similar services, the price is actually quite reasonable: 1-month for $3.99, 3-months for $7.99, 12-months for $19.99 or an eight Nintendo account “Family Membership” for $34.99. What do you get with this membership? How about online multiplayer, cloud saves and a collection of 20 classic NES games, with more constantly being added. Plus, cross-console play is also enabled, which means Switch players in Rocket League and Fortnite can game with Xbox One, mobile and PC users. To prepare Switch console for the online service, link + sync the proper Nintendo account, upgrade to the system version 6.0, active your subscription, and it’s ready to go. Continue reading for a video explaining how you can possibly get a membership for under $5 per year.
“Thankfully, buying into the service doesn’t cost very much, and it will grant you access to more than just online gameplay. You’ll also be able to chat with friends via the Switch Online app, back up your precious game saves to the cloud (though there are a few caveats), and play a growing collection of retro NES games online or with a pal locally. Those games require an active Nintendo Switch Online subscription if you want to keep playing; they’ll be inaccessible if your membership ends,” according to The Verge.