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More Games, More Features, More Fun!

Enhance your games with features like online play, cloud saves, and more with an Individual or Family membership to Nintendo Switch Online or Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits that can level up your family’s gaming experience.

Lesson 1: Share the smiles with online play

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Play compatible games together online, even when you’re far apart! Invite friends and family to your island paradise for a virtual get-together via online play in the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game. Play the Grand Prix, VS Race, and Battle modes online with up to 12 players in the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe game. Or go 1-on-1 with a friend or hold a 4-player free-for-all when you brawl online in the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate game.


Lesson 2: Enjoy 100+ classic NES and Super NES games

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Want to show off your old-school gaming skills? Get exclusive access to a growing library of classic NES and Super NES games on your Nintendo Switch system with a Nintendo Switch Online membership. You can compete (or cooperate) online with friends and family, share your screen, or virtually pass the controller, depending on the game. For multiplayer games, each player can grab a Joy-Con controller and share the fun.


Lesson 3: Help keep your data safe with cloud saves

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When it comes to kids, parents know to expect the unexpected! Accidents can cause your save data to disappear. But with Nintendo Switch Online, your save data is automatically backed up in the cloud 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. Even if your console breaks, your game data will be safe from harm.

Save Data Cloud backup compatibility varies per game. Some titles are not compatible.


Lesson 4: Enhance online play with the smartphone app

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Nintendo Switch Online also connects with a smartphone app for Nintendo Account holders who are at least 13 years old. Open the app on your smartphone or tablet to access game-specific services and view your online friends. You can even voice chat with friends and family while playing certain games online.


Lesson 5: Get exclusive games and special offers

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Enjoy exclusive deals and content with your membership! These members-only deals include the online mode in the Tetris 99 and PAC-MAN 99 games, classic game controllers, and in-game bonuses like Splatoon 2 in-game gear download codes. You can even earn My Nintendo Platinum Points by using the Nintendo Switch Online service. You can then redeem your Platinum Points for exclusive rewards!

A Nintendo Account is required to receive and redeem My Nintendo points. Terms apply.


Lesson 6: Get more games, more fun with Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack

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With a Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership, you get access to even more benefits. This includes a library of Nintendo 64 games with newly added online play for up to 4 players, access to retro SEGA Genesis games, and access to DLC like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass, Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Happy Home Paradise, and Splatoon 2: Octo-Expansion.

Full version of games required to use DLC. Sold separately.


Lesson 7: Choose the membership that’s right for your family

If two or more people will be using the membership plan, the Family Membership is the most cost-effective option. With a Family Membership, up to eight Nintendo Accounts in a family group can use Nintendo Switch Online services—even if everyone lives under a different roof! Plus, current Nintendo Switch Online members can change over to Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack at any time at a pro-rated discount.

Any Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required. 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.

Want to learn more about Nintendo Switch Online? Visit the official site for more details.


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