Nintendo Switch Online FAQ
If you want to play online with your Switch console, you will need a Nintendo Switch Online subscription. Most online games require you to have an active online membership.
With a Nintendo Switch Online subscription, you can play Switch games online! Play Mario Kart 8 Deluxe or Splatoon 2 with friends all over the world.
Yes, you can. With a Nintendo Switch Online membership, you will receive access to a large collection of Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) games. Every month, new games will be added to the NES games collection.
No, the gift cards are region bound as following: North America, Europe, United Kingdom and Australia.
Yes, you can. If you have an active individual Nintendo Switch Online membership, you can purchase an additional Nintendo Switch Online gift card. The new subscription term will be added to the remaining time, up to 3 years. Note that it only works with the same type of membership card (individual or family).
When you purchase a Nintendo Switch Online gift card from Gamecardsdirect, you can use the code to activate your online membership. You can game online, play NES games and buy exclusive retro Nintendo controllers. You can redeem the code via your Nintendo console or via the Nintendo website. Make sure to log in to the account you want to redeem your code with.
Yes, this is possible. You can buy the code at Gamecardsdirect and send the code to the one you want to give the membership to.
With the Family Plan membership, every member of your family account group benefits from the Family Plan. They can game online and have access to the exclusive NES games. You can buy the Nintendo Switch Online Family Plan (€34,99 for 12 months) with Nintendo eShop Cards.
Yes, there are many games for the Nintendo Switch that have an online multiplayer game mode. Compatible games for online multiplayer are, for example; Tetris 99, Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Super Mario Maker 2, Dragon Quest Builder 2, Yoshi’s Crafted World and Super Mario Party. For more compatible games, check out the Nintendo website!
Yes, it is possible to purchase a Nintendo Switch Online subscription using Nintendo eShop Cards. However, you can also purchase the individual membership with a Nintendo Switch Online membership card. As for the Family Plan, you can purchase this with Nintendo eShop Cards as well.
Yes, you can! With the Nintendo Switch Online smartphone app you can voice chat with friends, help each other through games or play against each other. The app is compatible with NES games, ARMS, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Mario Tennis Aces, Splatoon 2 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
You can play NES games offline, though you do need to have an active Nintendo Switch Online membership and connect to the internet once every 7 days.
If you have activated a membership using a Nintendo Switch Online gift card and have no other payment methods linked to your account, the subscription will be terminated once the subscription term has ended. This way, it is not necessary to cancel your subscription since it will not be automatically renewed. However, it is not possible to pause or prematurely stop the membership until the subscription term has ended.
Did you purchase the wrong product? We can take back unused Nintendo Switch Online codes for you and refund your money. However, this is not possible if you already viewed or redeemed the code. Please read our Terms and Conditions page for more information about returning a code.
At Gamecardsdirect, you can easily purchase a subscription card by going to ‘Subscriptions’ in the menu bar and choosing ‘Nintendo’ > ‘Nintendo Switch Online’. Choose the subscription of your choice and pay using the payment method you prefer. You will receive an email with the code after completing the payment. Have fun!
At Gamecardsdirect we offer 2 types of Nintendo Switch Online Membership Cards: 3 months (€7,99) and 12 month (€19,99). The Family membership is 34,99 euro for 12 months and can be purchased using a Nintendo eShop Card.
You can only share your membership if you have chosen the Family Plan. Every account that is linked to your family account will be able to use the services of Nintendo Switch Online.
In addition to the main account, you can link 7 other accounts. The person who manages the main account must be 18 years of age or older.
You can redeem your code directly via your Switch console. Go to the Home menu, select Nintendo Eshop and choose Use Code on the left side of your screen. For more information, please visit our Manuals page.