A nice price.
During the Switch's launch reveal livestream, Nintendo announced that there will be an online service membership program
which allows users to play online. It also comes with an app that connects to the Switch and allows users to connect with their friends to play online sessions together. The price wasn't revealed at the time, however according to a translation, the service will cost 2000 - 3000 yen a year, which is roughly $17.59 - $26.50 / Â£13.81 - Â£20.92.
Nintendo hasn't said how much the online service will cost in the west, but if it's similar to the cost in yen, it'll cost less than a yearly PlayStation Plus subscription, or an Xbox Live Gold membership. The online service offers a monthly download for an NES or SNES game which will be free for a month; currently it's not clear if it'll be free after the month is up, or if you'll have to buy it if you want to play it some more.
There are other features that are included with the online service, such as online lobbies, voice chat through the Switch app, exclusive discounts & offers, and other features to be announced at a later date.
Nintendo's offering an extended trial period for the online service; it will be free at launch, and you'll only need to start paying from the autumn of this year.
Will you be trying out Nintendo's online service? Let us know!