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    Online Play

    Enjoy competitive and co-operative online gaming with friends and rivals from all around the world in supported Nintendo Switch titles, such as Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Splatoon 2.


    NES & Super NES - Nintendo Switch Online

    Enjoy access to a growing library of classic NES games anytime, anywhere – with added online features!


    Save Data Cloud

    Securely and automatically back up your game data online for easy access. This makes it simple to retrieve your game data if you lose your Nintendo Switch console, or start using a new one.

    Please note: not compatible with all software.


    Smartphone app

    Use the dedicated Nintendo Switch Online smartphone app to enable voice chat and access special features in supported Nintendo Switch titles.


    Exclusive offers for members

    Enjoy a range of offers only for members, such as exclusive products that only Nintendo Switch Online members can purchase!

    Access it all from the HOME Menu


    The Nintendo Switch Online application can be accessed from your console's HOME Menu, allowing you to see all of its online services, the latest news and your current membership status.

    Nintendo Switch Online Pricing

    For a single account

    Individual Membership

    1 month
    (30 days)

    ZAR 52

    3 months
    (90 days)

    ZAR 105

    12 months
    (365 days)

    ZAR 262

    Best value! Save 57%!

    When compared to the cost of 12 individual 1-month memberships.

    Up to 8 accounts

    Family Membership

    12 months
    (365 days)

    ZAR 459

    If you create a Family Group, up to eight Nintendo Accounts can use the Nintendo Switch Online membership service under one Family Membership!

    What is a Family Group?

    Already have an Individual Membership but want a Family Membership instead? Starting from October 1st 2019, the remaining days of your Individual Membership will count towards a discount* when you purchase a Family Membership**. More details, such as discount rates, will be available on the product information page at a later date.

    *Users on a 7-day free trial membership will not be eligible for a discount.

    **This discount cannot be applied to a Family Membership purchased via a download code.

    To purchase a Family Membership, you must be at least 18 years of age.

    Choose your Membership

    Prices in Nintendo eShop. All prices inclusive of applicable VAT.
    Join via Nintendo eShop and receive a 7-day free trial (Individual Membership only).

    If you purchase a Nintendo Switch Online membership, automatic renewal will be activated with the same validity period as the membership. Automatic renewal is unavailable if you are under the age of 18.

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    Do I need a Nintendo Account to use Nintendo Switch Online?

    To use online services, you must create a Nintendo Account and accept the related agreement.

    Can I try Nintendo Switch Online for free?

    You can enjoy a 7-day free trial of the Nintendo Switch Online paid membership service! In Nintendo eShop, select the Nintendo Switch Online option on the left navigation to activate your free trial.

    Please note: one free trial period available per Nintendo Account. During the free trial, you can use the online play, voice chat via the smartphone app, Save Data Cloud and Nintendo Entertainment System - Nintendo Switch Online services. It’s not possible to purchase Nintendo Entertainment System Controllers during the trial period.

    If automatic renewal is set, once your free 7-day trial is over, your membership will be renewed via the automatic purchase of an individual 1-month (30 day) membership. If you do not wish to purchase a membership, you can terminate automatic renewal during the free trial and will not be charged.

    Do Nintendo Switch Online memberships automatically renew?

    If you purchase a Nintendo Switch Online Individual or Family membership, automatic renewal will be activated. Unless you terminate automatic renewal, your membership will automatically renew 48 hours or less before it expires with the same validity period and price as the expired membership. Automatic renewal is unavailable if you are under the age of 18.

    Online services list

    Switch Online
    Online Play
    NES & Super NES - Nintendo Switch Online
    Save Data Cloud
    Animal Crossing: New Horizons island backup service
    Smartphone app
    Exclusive offers for members
    Local multiplayer
    Play purchased download software and DLC offline
    Nintendo Switch system updates
    Software updates
    Access to Nintendo eShop
    Nintendo News
    Register and manage friends
    Share screenshots and videos on social networks
    Nintendo Switch Parental Controls smartphone app
    My Nintendo rewards programme

    With the exception of select software and services, you’ll need to join the Nintendo Switch Online paid membership service to enjoy online play on Nintendo Switch.

    To use online services, you must create a Nintendo Account and accept the related agreement. The Nintendo Account Privacy Policy applies. Some online services may not be available in all countries.