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Nintendo Announces Switch Paid Service Plan

Nintendo announced the Switch’s online paid service plan today. We have all the details!


Nintendo has officially announced their plan for the Switch’s online paid service today. According to their official website, the paid service will not launch until 2018. When it does launch, there will be three ways to pay. It should be noted that the following prices are for the U.S.

For one month, subscribers would be paying $3.99 USD, for seven months they would be paying $7.99 USD, and for a whole year subscribers would be paying $19.99 USD!

Subscribers will be able “to download a compilation of classic titles with added online play, such as Super Mario Bros. 3, Balloon Fight and Dr. Mario.” On twitter, Nintendo of America described this part of the service as ” ongoing access to a library of classic games you can take anywhere!” Will this be Nintendo answer to Netflix? Time will tell.

Online play and eshop deals would also be benefits for subscribers.

Nintendo’s online service will remain free until 2018. There is no specific date as to when in 2018 it will start.

$19.99 USD a year seems very reasonable. This price point, in fact, will make it the cheapest online service from the big three players. Of course, I’m sure there will be critics of this price point that wonder if the service itself will be cheap a.k.a not as good as the other console’s online services. It is way too early to say one way or another. I do like the sound of what they are saying and remain hopeful that the service will be good.

What do think of Nintendo’s online pay plan? Let us know in the comments!


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