Nintendo announced previously that the Nintendo Switch Online Launch will be Today Sept. 18. But Now the company says that the service may be live will be later tonight when much of the United States is asleep.
“Nintendo Switch Online has the launch later this evening,” That is a tweet from the company. “In the launch and preparation engagements, Nintendo Switch eShop is scheduled a maintenance starting at 5 p.m. PT and will be unavailable for almost three hours. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.”
So here’s the timeline:
- Nintendo Switch eShop will be taken offline at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET
- Up to three hours of downtime
- Nintendo Switch Online will launch, at the latest, at 8 p.m. PT/11 p.m. ET
Furthermore You will need a update in your system as soon as the service is live as per Nintendo and then you will need to purchase a subscription either through eShop or if you are with any other retailer incase you wish to continue playing games online This is with some exceptions.
All Nintendo Switch owners will get free week of the service to try it out, and we have a thorough rundown of everything else you may need to know before the service goes live.
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To prime your Switch console for online gaming service, you will need to upgrade the console it to system version 6.0. Later tonight it will debut alongside with Nintendo services. Make sure that before upgrading you have your correct Nintendo account is properly linked. Otherwise you will not be able to change it following the purchase.
Nintendo Switch Online available now with different price. Once you run through the free one week trial the prices to apply are as below.
- One month will cost $3.99 (available through Nintendo’s eShop)
- Three months is $7.99 (Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop)
- One year of service will cost $19.99 (Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop)
- One year subscription for up to eight Nintendo accounts across multiple Switch consoles will cost $34.99 (available through Nintendo’s eShop)
Further if you purchase it from aforesaid retailers you will receive a code to redeem within Nintendo’s eShop. So you can just enter that code after updating your Switch console later this evening.