If you just bought the new Nintendo Switch, congratulations. Not only do you have the best portable console that exists today, with permission from the Steam Deck that will arrive shortly, also a model that improves image quality thanks to its new screen with OLED technology. Of course, to fully enjoy nothing better than subscribing to Nintendo Switch Online , but how much does it cost for the OLED Switch.
Nintendo Switch Online
Although it is not essential for a large majority of players, it is true that with Nintendo Switch Online you can get much more out of the portable console of the Super Mario company . Because thanks to him you are going to enjoy important improvements and some of them essential to be able to play certain titles with other players.
Therefore, all you have to know about this payment service is this:
- You can play online with other players in titles such as Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Smash Bros or Animal Crossing
- Backup in the cloud is another of the functions that the service offers and is, surely, one of the best that the service offers. Because you will always have a copy of your data safely in case of loss of the laptop, it failed or for when you simply want to change from one model to another
- Connect with the Nintendo Switch Online app on your smartphone and you will be able to speak by voice with other users of the platform. The only thing you will need is to download the app on your phone
- Exclusive offers . Along with the above, you will also have the possibility of accessing exclusive offers such as sample games, discounts and other titles that only you can play.
- NES and Super NES game catalog completely free to enjoy classic video games on the Nintendo laptop
So far what we basically already knew about Nintendo’s online service, but is that the company recently announced an expansion pack that expanded all this. A positive news to a certain extent, because it implied a price increase that you are still not willing to assume, no matter how much it attracts you.
Expansion pack for Nintendo Switch online
On October 26, the new Nintendo Switch Online plan + Expansion Pack can be activated. This will add some extra content that we already saw a few weeks ago when it was announced, but that we will also remind you:
- Catalog of classic games for Nintendo 64 . Those video games that marked this generation can be played on any of the existing Nintendo Switch. Which means that you’ll be able to re-enjoy or discover genius such as Super Mario 64, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Mario Kart 64 and many more for the first time. Also, some games offer online features, so you can compete or have fun with friends.
- SEGA Mega Drive classic games catalog . If the Nintendo 64 was important, the Medea Drive was no less. What’s more, it was a great competitor to the Super Nintendo (SNES) with titles such as Sonic The Hedgehog 2, Ecco The Dolphin, Streets of Rage 2 and many more. Again some will have online features
As an extra, although it is also content that can be purchased separately, with the subscription and expansion pack you also have access to Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Happy Home Paradise that will offer more content to the well-known title.
To access this expansion pack and all its content, you do have to know that it will involve an extra cost compared to the only option available so far.
Do you have to pay more for Nintendo Switch Online in the OLED model?
No, the Nintendo Switch Online service in the simple version as in the one that includes the Expansion Pack has the same price no matter what you are going to enjoy on the original console, the Lite version or this new one with OLED screen.
The price increase is due to the bonus content in the form of Nintendo 64 and SEGA Mega Drive games that will be included in the new bundle.
Nintendo Switch Online Pricing and Expansion Pack
Now that you know all this, how much does each option really cost? Well, here you have all that quickly and easily to consult.
- Nintendo Switch Online (Individual Plan) has a cost of 19.99 euros per year , 7.99 euros for three months and 3.99 euros for one month. Logically it pays more to pay annually
- Nintendo Switch Online (Family plan for up to 8 accounts) costs 34.99 euros per year
- Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack (Individual Plan) is priced at € 39.99 per year
- Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack (Family Plan up to 8 accounts) goes up to 69.99 euros per year
Basically it is 50% more expensive to enjoy the expansion pack with that extra content made up of Nintendo 64 games, SEGA Mega Drive and Animal Crossing. Worth? Here it will depend on you, if you want to play these titles or if, on the contrary, it does not contribute anything or you prefer to enjoy them in an emulator like the ones you can install on a Raspberry Pi.
How to switch to the Expansion Pack
In the event that you already have an active subscription to Nintendo Switch Online and you want to jump to the new expansion pack, you should know that you can and will apply a discount proportional to the number of days that you have left of your active subscription .
That is, the price of Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack will be disconnected an amount depending on whether it is an individual or family plan. An example, if you have 100 days of individual subscription to Nintendo Switch Online, you can add an Expansion Pack with a discount of 5 euros.
So to apply the change, which will cancel the current subscription and activate the next one, you will only have to go to the Nintendo store and click to subscribe to the plan that interests you.