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Nintendo Switch Online

Nintendo offers many ways to help you and your kids navigate the world of online gaming together. Keep reading to learn how your Nintendo Switch Online membership can level up your family’s gaming experience with online play in compatible games, a library of classic games, and exclusive deals and offers.

Play together online with faraway family

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Help your kids keep in touch with cousins, grandparents, and other family members by taking the play online with compatible games. You can join a race in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, team up to splat ink in Splatoon 3, or visit each other’s islands in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Your membership also includes access to the Nintendo Switch Online smartphone app. You can see who’s online, send invitations to play, and participate in voice chat sessions (members age 13+ only).


Introduce your kids to classic games from your childhood

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Gear up for fantastic family fun with a curated library of more than 100 total classic NES™, Super NES™, and Game Boy™ games on your Nintendo Switch system. Your kids will be amazed by your old-school skills playing games like Super Mario Bros.™, Super Mario Kart™, Kirby’s Dream Land™, Metroid™ II – Return of Samus, and more. Games include added online functionality so you can compete or cooperate with family.


Keep your game data safe with cloud saves

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When it comes to kids, parents know to expect the unexpected! But with a Nintendo Switch Online membership, your game 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 with be safe from harm.

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


Enjoy exclusive deals and content for extra fun

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Surprise your kids with members-only access to online modes in the Tetris 99 and F-Zero 99 games, classic wireless controllers (sold separately)*, and in-game items for your favorite games. Plus, you can earn My Nintendo Platinum Points by using the Nintendo Switch Online service. You can then redeem your Platinum Points for exclusive rewards, including fun icon elements for the family.

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


Nintendo Switch Game Vouchers offer a world of gaming possibilities

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Give your kids a chance to choose their own games—and build your Nintendo Switch library at a discount—with Nintendo Switch Game Vouchers**. You can buy a pair of these member-exclusive game vouchers and redeem each one for a digital game in the voucher catalog to score savings. Eligible titles include Super Mario Bros. Wonder, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Pikmin 4, and more. Vouchers are redeemable for 12 months from the date of purchase and don’t have to be used at the same time, which means you can save them for birthday gifts or upcoming holidays!


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 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.


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.


*Sold separately. 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.

**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.