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During its latest financial results briefing, Nintendo said that new information about Nintendo Switch Online would be provided this month. The company delivered on its promise, updating its website with the latest details.

One big aspect we learned is that by paying for the service, you’ll be able to access cloud saves. It could especially come in handy to ensure that your save data is backed up online, and can be easily recovered in the unfortunate event that your system breaks.

Last night, Nintendo finally revealed more details about the Nintendo Switch Online service, including pricing in Japan and North America. Now, Nintendo of Europe and Nintendo of Australia have followed up with pricing information for their regions. Below are the prices for the service in €, £, and $ in Australia and New Zealand:

Europe: 1 month – €3.99 ; 3 months – €7.99 ; 12 months – €19.99 ; Family Membership for 12 months – € 34.99

UK: 1 month – £3.49 ; 3 months – £6.99 ; 12 months – £17.99 ; Family Membership for 12 months – £31.49

Australia: 1 month – $5.95 ; 3 months – $11.95 ; 12 months – $29.95 ; Family Membership for 12 months – $54.95

New Zealand: 1 month – $6.55 ; 3 months – $13.15 ; 12 months – $32.95 ; Family Membership for 12 months – $60.45

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Following up on today’s various announcements for Nintendo Switch Online, Nintendo itself has published an official press release covering all of the new details. We have the complete document below.

Along with today’s new information shared about Nintendo Switch Online, Nintendo has posted an official FAQ for the service. Among other things, it confirms that you’ll be able to create a Nintendo Account Family Group starting May 15.

Here’s the full FAQ:

When Nintendo Switch Online arrives in September, it’ll bring about classic games. Nintendo today revealed the initial round of NES titles will be offered. In total, there will be 20 games at launch.

The following games are confirmed thus far:

Nintendo is starting to share new details about the full launch of the Nintendo Switch Online service. A big highlight, not known about previously, is the addition of cloud saves.

For those who subscribe to the service, saves will be stored online. If your system breaks or you purchase a new unit, that means you’ll be able to easily regain your saves. There will be some exceptions, but it seems as though almost every title will be included.

Nintendo Switch Online will have its proper launch in September.


This information comes from Nintendo’s Tatsumi Kimishima…

Nintendo Switch Online, a paid subscription service that will expand the online functionality of Nintendo Switch, will begin in September of this year. The service will provide consumers with a richness of online features that allow them to continuously enjoy Nintendo Switch. More information will be presented on our website in early May.


This information comes from Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima…

Next let’s talk about Nintendo Switch Online, the paid subscription service that expands the online functionality of the Nintendo Switch. We reported previously that the service would launch in 2018, and now the official start time has been set to September 2018. Work is progressing on ways to further heighten the gaming experience for consumers. Details will be made available as they are finalized.


Update: Bumped to the top. We also have this tidbit from the briefing:

Original: Nintendo Switch Online will finally launch in September, Nintendo has announced. President Tatsumi Kimishima just announced the news during the company’s latest financial results briefing.

Unfortunately, Kimishima did not go into specifics. More information will be shared later in the year, he said.

Nintendo Switch Online is the paid service for the Big N’s new console. By paying a certain fee each month, players can access Switch’s online features. Subscribers will also be able to download a compilation of classic titles with added online play, along with exclusive discounts.


The Nintendo Switch Online app has received an update. On iOS, version 1.1.3 can be downloaded (nothing as of now on Android). Nintendo says that more bug fixes have been implemented.

The Switch itself also received an update yesterday. Nintendo upgraded the firmware, bringing it to version 4.1.0. One issue was fixed “that caused motion controls to respond incorrectly when playing games that use the feature”.

Source: iOS