Make the most of your gaming with the paid Nintendo Switch Online membership service!*
Paid service launches September 2018
If you join the paid Nintendo Switch Online membership service, you’ll have access to a range of different benefits – like online gaming, and an evolving library of classic Nintendo titles!
Please note: with the start of this service, online play will no longer be offered for free.
Enjoy competitive and co-operative online gaming in supported Nintendo Switch titles.
Nintendo Entertainment System Nintendo Switch Online
Play a growing library of classic NES games anytime, anywhere – with added online features!
Save Data Cloud
Securely back up your console’s save data to the cloud.
Please note: not compatible with all software.
Dedicated app for your smartphone or tablet
Use the Nintendo Switch Online smartphone and tablet app to enhance your online experience.
Only compatible with supported software.
Exclusive offers for members
Enjoy exclusive offers only for members. Further details will be announced soon.
If you create a Family Group, up to eight Nintendo Accounts can use the Nintendo Switch Online membership service under one Family Membership!
All prices inclusive of applicable VAT.
How do I join?
You can join by purchasing a Nintendo Switch Online membership from locations such as Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, or the official Nintendo website, after the service launches in September.
What games will I be able to play online if I join?
You need to join the service to play online in Nintendo Switch games such as Splatoon 2, ARMS and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Access to features such as online leaderboards and rankings does not require a paid Nintendo Switch Online membership.
What kind of Membership Options are there?
There are Individual Memberships (one Nintendo Account) and a Family Membership (up to eight Nintendo Accounts). Individual Memberships are available as 1, 3 and 12 month options, while the Family Membership is available as a 12-month membership only.See here for details
A note will appear on the Nintendo eShop purchase page if a paid Nintendo Switch Online membership is required for online play.
Enter the game's title in the search area.
Select the game from the search results.
A note will appear on the page if a paid Nintendo Switch Online membership is required for online play.
A note on the reverse of the game packaging should inform you if a paid Nintendo Switch Online membership is required for online play.
From May 15th 2018, we’ll introduce a Nintendo Account setting that allows you to group up to eight Nintendo Accounts (including Child Accounts) together as one Family Group.
From September 2018 onwards, 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.