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.

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.

Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online

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

Nintendo Entertainment System – 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.

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.

Users must be aged 13 or above and have a Nintendo Account in order to use this service.

Smartphone app

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

Users must be aged 13 or above and have a Nintendo Account in order to use this service.

Exclusive offers for members

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

Exclusive offers for members

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

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 58%!

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?

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

Prices in Nintendo eShop. All prices inclusive of applicable VAT.

Join via Nintendo eShop and receive a 7-day free trial (Individual Membership only).
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FAQ

Q.

Can I try Nintendo Switch Online for free?

A.

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.

Q.

If I purchase an additional membership while I am already a Nintendo Switch Online member, what happens to the remaining time I had?

A.

If you purchase an Individual Membership while already in possession of an existing Individual Membership, this will be added to your remaining time. For example, if you have 35 days remaining on an Individual Membership and purchase a 365 day Individual Membership, your remaining time will be extended to 400 days. Remaining time for an account can be increased up to three years. However, you can't combine remaining time from Family Memberships and Individual Memberships.

Q.

Can I change to a Family Membership while I am on an Individual Membership?

A.

Even if you have time remaining on an Individual Membership, it is possible to purchase a Family Membership, and to change auto-renewal to the Family Membership. However, it is not currently possible to carry over any time remaining on the Individual Membership. If you purchase a Family Membership when using an Individual Membership, then automatic renewal for the Individual Membership will be automatically disabled. Thus, you will not have both an Individual Membership and Family Membership renewed automatically.

Online services list

 
Non-members
Online Play
 
 
Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online
 
 
Save Data Cloud
 
 
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.

Free trial

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 and Save Data Cloud services. It’s not possible to use services like Nintendo Entertainment System - Nintendo Switch Online, or 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.

What is a Family Group?

The Family Group setting allows you to group up to eight Nintendo Accounts (including Child Accounts) together as one Family Group.

The Nintendo Switch Online Family Membership can then be purchased and applied to your Nintendo Account Family Group, enabling all Nintendo Accounts in that group to enjoy the Nintendo Switch Online membership service.