Nintendo Switch Online Can Be Purchased With My Nintendo Gold Points
The day has arrived for Nintendo Switch Online to go live, with players now being able to purchase a subscription to Big N’s online service. Coming in at $3.99/month, $7.99/3-month, and $19.99/12-month, it is certainly one of the most affordable services of its kind. That said, it was recently revealed that My Nintendo Gold Points can also be used to acquire a subscription.
Taking a look at the Nintendo Switch Online Service FAQ, it is stated that “Gold Points can be used when purchasing a membership in the Nintendo eShop. They cannot be used for auto-renewal.” For those not in the know, Gold Points are acquired by purchasing eligible products from Nintendo.
5% of digital purchases and 1% of physical purchases are turned into Gold Points, meaning that the acquisition of a $59.99 digital purchase would net one 300 points, which is equivalent to $3.00. Buy more products or chip in a bit more cash, and you’ve got yourself a 1-month subscription to Nintendo Switch Online. Not a bad deal at all if you’re already buying games and downloadable content from Big N.
For those unaware of what the Nintendo Switch Online service has to offer, it includes cloud saves for eligible titles. Also featured is a host of classic NES titles that now have the ability to be played online as well as special offers, the first of which are NES-styled Joy-Cons. You can read more about the exclusive controllers right here.
It’s exciting to think about what Nintendo Switch Online will have to offer as time goes on, so keep it tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers as this story develops. If it’s other gaming news you’re after, check out the following:
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What say you, gamers? Have you already secured your subscription for the Nintendo Switch Online service? Do you intend on using your My Nintendo Gold Points to do so in the future? Sound off in the comments section below, and be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter for live gaming and entertainment news 24/7!
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