Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch

Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima announced to Nikkei that the online service for the Nintendo Switch will cost around 2,000 to 3,000 yen a year. In U.S. currency, that translates to $17.50 and $26.50 a year. It is unclear, though, if the pricing will be similar in different countries.  However, everyone will have a free trial until this fall.

The fee is to make it easier for Nintendo to support online multiplayer and classic game downloads. Here are some of the paid online features the Switch will have:

  • Online gameplay
  • Online lobby and chat
  • Monthly game download
  • Exclusive deals

Of course, there are free features, such as access to the Nintendo eShop, friends management, screenshot sharing, and parental controls.


Tyler Trosper
Tyler Trosper graduated Ball State University with a major in Creative Writing and a minor in Professional Writing. Originally joining Operation Rainfall as an anime news writer, he also writes gaming news and dabbles in reviews. His one true love in life is Xenosaga, and he prays daily for a fourth game.