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The Verge published a new interview today with Nintendo of America president Doug Bowser. Among the topics discussed were 3DS support, Joy-Con drift, and the decision to focus on Switch Online over retro systems as we saw with the NES and SNES Classic Editions.

We’ve rounded up quotes from these topics below. For the full interview, head on over to The Verge here.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is now offering a new bonus for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers. The Vault Shopper Set has just been released, featuring 5000 Gold and three Classic Tickets. Use these bonuses to obtain the likes of Mii costumes and in-game music.

Note that the DLC cannot be downloaded during a free trial of Nintendo Switch Online.

If you live in Europe and are a Nintendo Switch Online subscriber, you now have another shot at getting the SNES controller for Nintendo Switch, which is perfect for playing the SNES games that are part of Nintendo Switch Online. The controllers were previously sold out, but are now available again “in very limited quantities”, according to Nintendo. The next restock is planned for early 2020.

This is the link for users living in the UK; those living in other eligible European countries should use this link.


Nintendo has revealed some new purchasing options for Nintendo Switch Online memberships in Europe. Four first-party games that have a big online multiplayer component can be bought in a bundle with a 12-month Nintendo Switch Online membership; these bundles are slightly cheaper than buying the game and the NSO membership separately. These four bundles are currently available:

  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe + 12-month Family Membership: 15% off
  • Splatoon 2 + 12-month Individual Membership: 12% off
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate + 12-month Individual Membership: 11% off
  • Super Mario Maker 2 + 12-month Individual Membership: 12% off

This offer is currently only available in Europe. We will keep you updated should Nintendo announce it for other regions.


Nintendo announced today that starting on October 1st, you’ll get a discount when switching from an Individual Membership to a Family Membership for Nintendo Switch Online. The discount depends on how many days you have left on your Individual Membership, with presumably more days equaling a higher discount. Further details such as the concrete discount rates haven’t been announced yet.


The NES – Nintendo Switch Online app has received an update. Version 4.0.0 is now accessible for all users.

Like the new SNES version, you can now sort NES games by preferred order, title, release date, last time played, and total play time. You can also hide the bar on the bottom that displays controls in game.

If we hear about any other changes/additions, we’ll be sure to let you know.

Super Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online is now live on Switch. The same goes for the Super Famicom version in Japan.

Starting today, Switch owners with a membership can download the following games:

Yesterday, Nintendo made the long-awaited announcement that SNES games are coming to Nintendo Switch Online. It will have a number of features, some of which were outlined yesterday. There’s online multiplayer, the ability to save at any point, a rewind function, and new sorting options.

Those sorting options have now been detailed on Nintendo’s Japanese website. On the menu, you can change the order freely. You can sort titles in alphabetical order, by release date, play time, favorites, and recently played.

These sorting options aren’t limited to SNES games, as Nintendo has confirmed the same sorting options are being added to NES – Nintendo Switch Online.

Thanks to Jake for the tip.


As promised, NES – Nintendo Switch Online has been updated once again. Subscribers can access version 3.1.0, adding in the latest classic titles and another SP version.

This month, Kung-Fu and Vice: Project Doom have been made available (Japan swaps out Vice for Downtown Nekketsu Koushinkyoku: Soreyuke Daiundoukai). On top of that, Gradius has been added as a special version.

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