Nintendo Switch Online
Nintendo Switch Online is the official online service for Nintendo Switch.
Unlike Nintendo Network, the Nintendo Switch Online service requires a paid subscription, albeit for a limited time general online gameplay was available for free. Many Nintendo Switch games with online features require a paid Nintendo Switch Online subscription, but various free-to-play titles can be played online without a Nintendo Switch Online subscription.
The Nintendo Switch Online originally soft-launched in some territories in March 2017, with general online play available for free. In its January 2017 presentation, Nintendo called it a trial period for early adopters, as they initially intended to launch Nintendo Switch Online with all its intended features for late 2017. In June 2017, Nintendo has revealed some features they intended to include with service, but also confirmed they extended the trial period into 2018.
An improvement known as Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack was launched on October 25, 2021 for an additional cost; offering Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis emulation, as well as free access to downloadable content in certain games. Both an individual membership and family membership is available.
- Users can download software that contains a collection of Nintendo Entertainment System or Super Nintendo Entertainment System games. It is updated regularly with local multiplayer and restore point (fast saving of game sessions) support.
- Several exclusive games were released on the service. Among these include Tetris 99, a Nintendo produced game in which up to 99 players compete in Tetris at the same time. Originally there was only one mode, but additional modes were introduced in an update.
- Starting in March 2022, players can redeem Platinum Points earned through the My Nintendo service.
|Main article: List of Nintendo Switch Online games|
The following is a list of profile icon elements released through Nintendo Switch Online. Characters cost 10 Platinum Points while backgrounds and frames cost 5 Platinum Points. An asterisk indicates a "Character with Background" icon.
|Super Mario Odyssey|
(March 1, 2022 – April 4, 2022, July 4 – present)
|Animal Crossing: New Horizons|
(March 1, 2022 – present)
(April 4, 2022 – May 1, 2022)
|Kirby and the Forgotten Land|
(special reward, April 7, 2022 – May 5, 2022)
|Mario Kart 8 Deluxe|
(May 1, 2022 – June 6, 2022)
|The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild|
(June 6, 2022 – July 4, 2022)
|Mario Strikers: Battle League|
(special reward, June 9, 2022 – July 7, 2022)
On September 19, 2018, the Nintendo Switch Online service was officially available in 43 markets, which include Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and United States (including U.S. territories like Puerto Rico).
On April 23, 2019, the service officially launched in South Korea and Hong Kong.
In July 2019, Nintendo of Europe granted special access to the European Nintendo Switch Online service for users using Nintendo Accounts set in Israel. TorGaming, Nintendo's official distributor in Israel, allowed this process possible via the official Nintendo Israel website and in some stores where users can pay in shekels for a 12-month subscription and receive a download code. Users can redeem this download code via a limited variant of the Nintendo Switch eShop. The service is not officially available in Israel specifically however.
Nintendo Switch units officially distributed by Tencent for the mainland China market lack the ability to sign into the Nintendo Account SSO, and consequently the Nintendo Switch Online service is not supported on these Chinese units whatsoever. However, these Chinese units do support the Tencent's WeChat SSO instead, allowing users access to a seperate, free online play service provided by Tencent.
- Image descriptions originally derived from Super Mario Wiki, see original article for list of authors
- Image descriptions originally derived from Nookipedia, see original article for list of authors
- Image descriptions originally derived from Inkipedia, see original article for list of authors
- Image descriptions originally derived from WiKirby, licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License, see original article for list of authors
- Image descriptions originally derived from Zelda Wiki, licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License, see original article for list of authors
- Nintendo Switch Online store page on Nintendo Israel website
|Nintendo online services|
• Famicom Network System (Famicom, 1988)|
• Satellaview (Super Famicom, 1995) (scheduled satellite broadcast/download, but not Internet)
• Randnet (Nintendo 64DD 1999)
• Mobile System GB (Game Boy Color/Game Boy Advance w/Mobile GB Adapter and mobile phone, 2001) • Online Nintendo GameCube gameplay (Nintendo GameCube, w/GameCube Broadband Adapter/Modem Adapter, 2002)
• Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection (Wii, Nintendo DS Lite, Nintendo DSi, Nintendo DSi XL optionally w/Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector, Nintendo DS & DSi Browser, 2006)
• Nintendo Network (Nintendo 3DS, Wii U, Web, 2012/3)
• Nintendo Switch Online (2018; Nintendo Switch)
• Websites (Nintendo web browser games)
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