Nintendo Switch Online

Nintendo Switch Online

Play online, discover (or rediscover) the classics, and save on new games with a Nintendo Switch Online membership.

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NES?, Super NES?, Game Boy? - Nintendo Switch Online

Memberships include access to a curated library of classic games! Even better, games include added online functionality so you can compete or cooperate with friends.

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Nintendo Entertainment System - Nintendo Switch Online

Play—or replay—classic games like Super Mario Bros.?, Metroid?, Kirby’s Adventure?, and Yoshi?.

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Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Nintendo Switch Online

Jump into favorites like Super Mario Kart?, Super Metroid?, The Legend of Zelda?: A Link to the Past?, Donkey Kong Country?, and more.

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Game Boy - Nintendo Switch Online

Includes portable classics like Kirby’s Dream Land?, Metroid? II - Return of Samus?, and Super Mario Land? 2 - 6 Golden Coins?.

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Take a closer look at all the great classic games that are included with Nintendo Switch Online and Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack memberships.

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Special offers

These members-only deals include the online mode in the Tetris? 99 game, classic game controllers, and in-game bonuses.

Any paid Nintendo Switch Online membership required to purchase controller(s). Limit four purchases per controller per Nintendo Account. Offer not available for free trial holders. Controller(s) ships to the U.S. and Canada only. Controller(s) is optional and not required to play the Nintendo Entertainment System - Nintendo Switch Online, Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Nintendo Switch Online, Nintendo 64 - Nintendo Switch Online and/or SEGA Genesis – Nintendo Switch Online collections of games. Nintendo Switch Online – Expansion Pack membership required to play Nintendo 64 - Nintendo Switch Online and SEGA Genesis - Nintendo Switch Online collections of games.

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Save Data Cloud

Save Data Cloud

Your save data will be automatically connected to your Nintendo Account and stored online for compatible games. This makes it easy to retrieve your game data if you lose your system or start using a new one.

Save Data Cloud backup compatibility varies per game. Some titles, including Splatoon? 2 and Animal Crossing?: New Horizons, are not compatible.

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Smartphone app

Nintendo Switch Online App

Open the app on your smartphone or tablet to access game-specific services, view your online friends, and use voice chat during online play—all of which let you get even more out of online play. Enjoy special features for games like Animal Crossing?: New Horizons, Super Smash Bros.? Ultimate, and Splatoon? 3!

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Compare membership plans

Wondering which Nintendo Switch Online membership you should purchase? See what each plan offers and decide which one fits you best.

Don’t forget—you can team up with seven other people with a Family Membership! Each of you can enjoy all the benefits of a Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack for only about $10 per person a year—share the fun and share the savings!

Membership type

Nintendo Switch Online

Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack

Maximum Nintendo Account(s)

See how many users are allowed with each type of membership.

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Online Play

Enjoy online play in compatible games like Splatoon? 3 and Mario Kart? 8 Deluxe. Learn more

Nintendo Entertainment System? - Nintendo Switch Online

Play—or replay—classic games like Super Mario Bros.?, Metroid?, and more. Learn more

Super Nintendo Entertainment System? - Nintendo Switch Online

Jump into favorites like Super Mario Kart?, Donkey Kong Country?, and more. Learn more

Game Boy? - Nintendo Switch Online

Includes classics like Kirby’s Dream Land?, Metroid II - Return of Samus, and Super Mario Land? 2 - 6 Golden Coins?. Learn more

Save Data Cloud

Your save data is automatically stored safely online for compatible games. Learn more

Nintendo Switch Online App

Open the app on your smartphone or tablet to access special features in supported games. Learn more

Special Offers

Enjoy exclusive deals and content with your membership, including Nintendo Switch Game Vouchers! Learn more

Nintendo 64? – Nintendo Switch Online

Play classic Nintendo 64? games like Mario Kart? 64 online with friends. Learn more

Game Boy Advance? – Nintendo Switch Online

Includes classics like The Legend of Zelda?: The Minish Cap and Super Mario? Advance 4: Super Mario Bros.? 3. Learn more

Mario Kart? 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass**

Play additional courses from throughout the Mario Kart? series. Learn more

Animal Crossing?: New Horizons - Happy Home Paradise**

Join Lottie and her team on a distant resort archipelago.
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Splatoon? 2: Octo Expansion**

Play as an Octoling in this full-on single-player adventure.
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SEGA Genesis? – Nintendo Switch Online

Access a collection of SEGA Genesis games like Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and Golden Axe. Learn more

Watch these videos to learn more about the features included in each membership option.

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Try Nintendo Switch Online for free!
Want to try before you buy? Test out a Nintendo Switch Online membership with a free 7-day trial.

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Frequently asked questions

Here are some frequently asked questions (and answers!) about Nintendo Switch Online and Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack.

How long does Nintendo Switch Online take to activate?

You can begin enjoying your benefits immediately when you purchase your membership through Nintendo eShop on your device, upon redeeming a valid download code purchased through select retailers, or when added to an active Nintendo Switch Online Family Membership.

How to use voice chat in the Nintendo Switch Online App?

From your Nintendo Switch system, start the compatible software using the same Nintendo Account as used on the Nintendo Switch Online app. Then start the game mode that supports voice chat. On the smart device, select "Start" after receiving the prompt asking, "Start voice chat?" As you play online, other players using the Nintendo Switch Online app can join the voice chat lobby as they join your online game.

Can you access Nintendo Switch Online without a console?

The Nintendo Switch Online smartphone app can be accessed without a Nintendo Switch system. All other benefits, including the classic games libraries, require a Nintendo Switch system.

How can I add family members to Nintendo Switch Online?

Only the admin Nintendo Account for the family group can add additional Nintendo Accounts. Please see this page for more information: https://en-americas-support.nintendo.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/22324

Can I gift a Nintendo Switch Online membership to someone?

Download codes for Individual and Family Memberships (including Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack memberships) can be purchased through select retailers.

Any Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required for online features. Paid Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack required to play the Nintendo 64 – Nintendo Switch Online, Game Boy Advance - Nintendo Switch Online and SEGA Genesis – Nintendo Switch Online collections of games, and to access the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass, Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Happy Home Paradise and Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion DLC at no additional cost. Free trial automatically converts to 1-month auto-renewing membership unless automatic renewal is turned off by the end of the free trial. Credit card / PayPal account required for 18+. Free trial cannot be redeemed by a Nintendo Account with an active individual membership or family membership. Persistent Internet, compatible smartphone, and Nintendo Account age 13+ required to access some online features on the app, including voice chat. Data charges may apply. Online features, Save Data Cloud, and Nintendo Switch Online smartphone app features available in compatible games. Not available in all countries. The Nintendo Account User Agreement, including the Purchase and Subscription terms, apply. nintendo.com/switch/online/

*Paid Nintendo Switch Online membership required at the time of purchase and redemption of Nintendo Switch Game Vouchers. Nintendo Switch Game Vouchers must be redeemed within 12 months from purchase date, have no cash value, and cannot be transferred, returned, or redeemed for cash. Each Nintendo Switch Game Voucher may be redeemed for one game offered as part of the catalog. To receive promotional value, Nintendo Switch Game Vouchers must be redeemed for two games with a cumulative price that is higher than the purchase price of the Nintendo Switch Game Vouchers. Nintendo Switch Game Vouchers may not be combined with any other sale, discount, or promotional offer unless otherwise specified. Game catalog subject to change.

**Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack members can access this DLC for no additional charge (Nintendo Switch Online members may access DLC but must pay like non-members). Full version of game required to use DLC for that game. Sold separately.

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