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Topic: Is Nintendo Switch Online Worth Keeping?

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Barbiegurl777

I've had it for about a year & got it really for the online service with my animal crossing Nintendo switch game but was just wondering if it's worth renewing. Is there any benefits to it to make it worth while to keep? Just curious. Thank you in advance for any advice/ help~ ✌️

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Kermit1

I'd say keep it, You never know when someone might want to play with you online.

Have you tried the NES and SNES apps that come free with the service, they're one of the reasons why I've kept my sub.

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WoomyNNYes

@Barbiegurl777 I only buy NSO subscription to play online games. So, I renew it. If you don't feel like renewing, you can always subscribe later. There's no penalty.

(Side note: Nintendo only holds onto your cloud saves for up to 180 days after your subscription ends.)

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SwitchForce

It far less then most online subscriptions nowdays.

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iLikeUrAttitude

The only "benefits" being notable are just online play which is a given.
I personally couldn't care less about the NES and SNES games provided since half are either shovel you won't touch for more than 10min or games that have already been available on previous Nintendo consoles. Not to mention the inferior emulation to the free alternatives that have been available for years.

So if you frequently play online for me then sure keep your subscription, if not then I'd suggest you unsubscribe.

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BrazillianCara

I'll say that if you're ever afraid of something happening to your Switch, the subscription might be worth it for the cloud saves alone (may not apply to certain games like Splatoon and Pokémon).

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Barbiegurl777

@BrazillianCara

Why wouldn't it work for Splatoon & pokemon? Don't have either game for the switch but was thinking later to maybe getting them at some point... 🤔 Weird...

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BrazillianCara

@Barbiegurl777 I assume it's to prevent cheating, considering how much the competitive angle is serious business for both franchises.

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Sisilly_G

As long as Nintendo continue to offer occasional 7-day trials, I'm content with that.

If I were to pay money for NSO, really, the only thing I'd get out of it are custom icons/badges, and that alone isn't worth the cost. Hell, features like that should be standard.

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SwitchForce

So only cloud saves is the real benefits for NSW users in the END. So does this affect game transfers then of how does this affect if you don't have NSO?

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rockodoodle

Did it for two years. Let it lapse last year and haven’t missed it. I obviously don’t play online much and I own all the DLC. Might add it when they add Gameboy….

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EaglyTheKawaiiShika

I’d say the cloud saves make it worth it at any price

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Barbiegurl777

@Eagly

You mean for digital games though. Ones i have as cartridges not really worried. 🤷‍♀️ Going to try & go all physical with the game cartridges any more so. 🤷‍♀️

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EaglyTheKawaiiShika

@Barbiegurl777 no all switch games save thier save data to your switch it if breaks you loose it all. With NSO you have a backup and can put all your save data on a 2nd switch it dosen’t matter of the games sre physical or digital

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Link-Hero

NSO is just straight up trash and its "features" are not enough for its monthly price. If the online service can't compare to a free service like Steam, it's not worth it.

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SwitchForce

Link-Hero wrote:

NSO is just straight up trash and its "features" are not enough for its monthly price. If the online service can't compare to a free service like Steam, it's not worth it.

Really Steam free, and you buy games on there and constant Internet of which you Pay a ISP to have is cheaper. Got some disconnected logic there. Might want to add your ISP subscription to your Steam and find the real price your paying.

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Beaucine

It depends on whether or not you're using it.

I've spent hundreds of hours on the NSO apps, but that's because I have no other convenient and legal way to play most of those classic titles, and I had never played most of them. So there was a lot for me to dive into. In my situation, NSO is worth it.

But if you don't care about that and you're not playing anything online, then...

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Beaucine

SwitchForce

So the real benefits are for Cloud saves when transferring the system? Where you can backup the games to Cloud and redownload them back. So if you sell your Switch before transferring the data cloud to save that is where the real benefits are right? The thing here is if you have 4 accounts with saved data one will need to have a NSO to do Cloud backup and restore if that is the only Switch they have. And Does NSO Cloud update to another Switch if they have the same game account on the other Switch aka having two Switch it should update to the most current??

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Barbiegurl777

@Beaucine

I see what your saying in your case. For I've played the majority of the games years ago there offering via virtual console nes, snes, n64. I played alot of those games back in the 90's & granted I liked them just don't feel the need to rebuy the virtual versions of games I used to own in cartridge to play 20 years later as virtual. Yeah the only game I was really playing online was animal crossing & I put that game away for a while to play other games temporarily speaking. 🤷‍♀️

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Barbiegurl777

I canceled nintendo online subscription temporarily at least until next month. Birthday coming up this Wednesday. To many other things to deal with. On the plus note I got Cocomelon nintendo switch ordered off Amazon it's supposed to come this Thursday~ 🥰💖💕

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