Nintendo Switch Online Service will only cost $20 annually


Nintendo has announced detailed of Switch Online Service, the console’s equivalent of Xbox Live or PlayStation Plus.

The good news is that Switch Online Service will cost you $20 per year if you buy in via the cheapest option. That’s significantly cheaper than the $60 annual subscription Microsoft and Sony ask for.

If you prefer to subscribe to Switch Online Service in smaller chunks, you can purchase $4 monthly blocks, or three months for $8.

As well as providing special eShop discounts, voice chat via a smartphone app, Switch Online Service grants members access to a collection of Classic Game Selections. Nintendo highlighted Super Mario Bros. 3, Balloon Fight and Dr. Mario as examples.

The bad news is that Switch Online Services, including voice chat, won’t be available until sometime in 2018.


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