If you've so much as opened a web page on the internet over the last week or so, you're probably aware that Nintendo's paid-for online service is launching this week - and fans are pretty divided on the whole topic.
Putting itself firmly in the 'positive' side to the Switch Online argument, however, is the confirmation that customers can spend their My Nintendo Gold Points on a Nintendo Switch Online subscription. This news comes from a Nintendo FAQ section, stating that points can be used to purchase a membership, but not be used on auto-renewals.
Can I use My Nintendo Gold Points to purchase the Nintendo Switch Online membership?
Gold Points can be used when purchasing a membership in the Nintendo eShop. They cannot be used for auto-renewal.
Presumably, if you choose not to auto-renew, you should be able to let your subscription naturally come to an end before using points to buy a new one.
In case you've missed it, we've recently seen a small surge of other details be confirmed for the service, too. Nintendo has confirmed that free-to-play titles such as Fortnite won't require a subscription, Splatoon 2 players who purchase a 12-month plan will receive exclusive in-game gear, and cloud save data appears to be immediately lost if your subscription comes to an abrupt halt.
The service launches on 18th September in North America and 19th September in Europe. Will you be signing up?