Nintendo Switch Online Service
Coming in 2018

This paid service lets Nintendo Switch owners enjoy online multiplayer gaming as well as a dedicated smartphone app that connects to your Nintendo Switch system and helps you connect with friends for online play sessions.

Check back for more details on the service before the official launch.

Smart device app - Support
Free
until 2018

Online Play on Nintendo Switch

You’ll be able to play compatible co-op and competitive games online by signing in with your Nintendo Account. Online play will be free for Nintendo Account holders until our paid online service launches in 2018.

After the free-trial period, most games will require a paid online service subscription from Nintendo in order to play online.

This service is only for Nintendo Switch. It does not affect online play or features for the Wii U or Nintendo 3DS family of systems.

Launching
21/07/2017

A dedicated app for smart devices

The Nintendo Switch Online smart device app** is designed to enhance your online experience for compatible games on Nintendo Switch. This app will launch alongside Splatoon 2, in advance of the official start of the Nintendo Switch Online service in 2018.

Available for free until 2018
SplatNet 2 App

Link to compatible games

The app will work with compatible games in different ways. In Splatoon 2, for example, it will give you access to SplatNet 2, where you can see your online battle stats, your gear, and much more. See details here.

 

Invite friends and voice chat during games

With the app, you can use your smart device to send online play invitations to players on your Nintendo Switch's friend list and voice chat with them. The app also lets you quickly send invites via social networks and messaging services. When you’re invited to a game, you’ll be notified right away via a push notification on your smart device.

A compatible smart device and internet connection is required to use the Nintendo Switch Online app. Data charges may apply.

 

 

 

 

A Nintendo Account is required to use the service. The service cannot be used by account users who are under 13 years old. To set restrictions for the Nintendo Switch Online app, please refer to your smart device settings. The Nintendo Switch Parental Controls app does not include settings for this app.


Coming
in 2018

Classic Game Selection*

Subscribers will get to download a compilation of classic titles with added online play, such as Super Mario Bros. 3, Balloon Fight and Dr. Mario.

Super Mario Bros. 3 screenshot Balloon Fight screenshot Dr. Mario screenshot

Games are classified:  Classified G

*Product name subject to change.

Nintendo eShop deals

Special offers for subscribers may include discounts on select digital games and content.

Pricing*

1-Month Membership
AU$5.95
NZ$6.55
3-Month Membership
AU$11.95
NZ$13.15
12-Month Membership
AU$29.95
NZ$32.95

Enjoy online gameplay for free until the paid service’s official launch in 2018

Make the most of your Nintendo Switch

The paid service lets you take your gaming up a notch with online multiplayer and exclusive benefits. Standard online features such as system and game updates will be free for all Nintendo Switch users.

Nintendo Switch Online Service Non-subscribers
Online gameplay Free until 2018
Online Lobby & Voice Chat app Free until 2018
Classic Game Selection
(Product name subject to change)
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Nintendo eShop deals -
Nintendo Switch system updates
Software updates
Access to Nintendo eShop
Register and manage Friends
Share screenshots to social media
Access to Nintendo Switch Parental Controls app
Nintendo Switch Online Service
Online gameplay
Online Lobby & Voice Chat app
Classic Game Selection
(Product name subject to change)
Nintendo eShop deals
Nintendo Switch system updates
Software updates
Access to Nintendo eShop
Register and manage Friends
Share screenshots to social media
Access to Nintendo Switch Parental Controls app
Non-subscribers
Online gameplay Free until 2018
Online Lobby & Voice Chat app
Classic Game Selection
(Product name subject to change)
Nintendo eShop deals
Nintendo Switch system updates
Software updates
Access to Nintendo eShop
Register and manage Friends
Share screenshots to social media
Access to Nintendo Switch Parental Controls app


To access any of your system’s online services, you’ll need a Nintendo Account.

Create a Nintendo Account
*Online services require a Nintendo Account and broadband internet. Prices include GST. Terms and conditions for the Nintendo Switch Online service may apply and will be made available prior to purchase. Broadband internet required for online play.
**Compatible smart device required to use app, data charges may apply.