Nintendo Switch Online
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Update: Offer also applies to North America:

With over 26 million subscribers, Switch Online has done well for Nintendo. Granting players access to online multiplayer, cloud saves, free trials, and monthly NES/SNES games, it's also faced criticism for lacking greater value, especially when compared to PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live Gold.

Back in May, Nintendo said they're looking to increase NSO's appeal, and December saw Switch update 11.0.0, adding new features. Following that, a new initiative has just launched across Europe and Japan, offering Gold Coins worth 10% of a new (or renewed) NSO subscription.

Available now until May 10th, only annual subscriptions benefit from this scheme, but that applies to individual memberships and family plans. How many Gold Coins that earns varies between regions, but here's what you can expect:

  • Individual Plan (12 months) - £17.99 / €19,99 / ¥2,400 Yen - 180 Gold Coins in the UK, 200 Gold Coins in Europe, 240 Gold Coins in Japan.
  • Family Plan (12 months) - £31.49 / €34,99 / ¥4,500 Yen - 320 Gold Coins in the United Kingdom, 350 Gold Coins in Europe, 450 Gold Coins in Japan.

There's no announcement on whether North America will get a similar scheme, but we'll be keeping an eye out for any developments. 10% isn't the biggest incentive going, but considering Gold Coins can reduce the cost of your next eShop purchase, but it might be enough to tempt a few players.

Is there anything you'd like to see added to Switch Online? Would this tempt you into signing up or renewing? Let us know below.