Got Switch Online?

Discussion in 'Switch - Console, Accessories & Hardware' started by T-hug, Sep 24, 2018.

  1. Yes

    270 vote(s)
  2. No

    814 vote(s)



    Nintendo's Online service launched last week for Switch, and we would like to know how many of you have signed up!

    Please answer the poll and comment on what you think of Nintendo's new paid Switch Online service.
    Discussion (228 replies)
  1. LuigiXL

    LuigiXL GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jan 19, 2016
    I have not. I think charging for a service that has been free for a year with minimal “features” that should be part of the console anyway is a poor decision. I get the argument “everyone else is doing it” but they are doing it pretty well for a long time with the incentive of “free” games for that platform every month. I think it will also steer a lot of parents/children away from the console as they might already have one online service paid for.
    A cash grab that might cost them.
  2. Arras

    Arras GBAtemp Guru

    Sep 14, 2010
    You might as well add "I'm banned/not going online because modded switch lol" as an option to the poll.
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  3. Xzi

    Xzi Virtual Bartman

    Dec 26, 2013
    United States
    Spiraling Out
    Yeah, at $20 a year it was mostly a 'why not' thing. Anxiously awaiting SSBU, and Excitebike bringing some of those nostalgia feels. Of course that's available for free on any number of emulators (and hacked Switches), but it's another multi-title in the library regardless.
    Last edited by Xzi, Sep 24, 2018
  4. Trash_Bandatcoot

    Trash_Bandatcoot Your average GBAtemp fanboy

    Jul 14, 2018
    I really don’t know why people get so pissed over €20.
    Yes, they screwed up Cloud Saves, NES games are kinda worthless, but still fun and the “special offers” are bullshit, I don’t see why people get so pissed making 5 videos in a row talking about how bad this service is.
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  5. LiveLatios

    LiveLatios Profesionnal Scalie

    Nov 16, 2015
    because it's a scummy practice and should be free to begin with? as well as all the reasons you already pointed out?

    i don't see how people like you try to defend things that shouldn't exist to begin with
  6. antiNT

    antiNT a.k.a Johnny El Pollo Loco

    Sep 14, 2015
    Doha - Qatar
    Paying for peer to peer connection ? No.
  7. Wrathcaster

    Wrathcaster GBAtemp Regular

    Jun 8, 2018
    United Kingdom
    Free games/roms/emulators vs shitty paid online (that should be free) with a couple of games and Nes roms.....hell no, no ty. I'll stick to my sx
    Last edited by Wrathcaster, Sep 24, 2018
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  8. zoogie

    zoogie playing around in the dsiware

    Nov 30, 2014
    Micronesia, Federated States of
    Probably Tuesday would have been a better time to start the poll since that's when the 7 day grace periods will start expiring.
  9. Lilith Valentine

    Lilith Valentine GBATemp's Wolf-husky™ Embrace yourself

    Sep 13, 2009
    Many moons away
    I only signed up because 20$ isn't that bad. At the same time I still think that there's just so much bullshit around it, like not being able to upload all of my saves and the fact that it's very clearly an unnecessary money grab
    Also fuck the NES games, I seriously don't want more methods to play the same NES games again.
    Last edited by Lilith Valentine, Sep 24, 2018
  10. Retroboy

    Retroboy GBAtemp Maniac

    May 28, 2015
    Think the switch online feature is crap, it's a console marketed for it's portability yet Nintendo didn't think of giving it internet capabilities if your out an about with no access to Wi-Fi.

    The switch itself is shit when it comes to downloading updates so I'd hate to see how it performs trying to play a game.

    But what is there really worth playing online. Switch games as usual Nintendo is very limited.
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  11. DiscostewSM

    DiscostewSM GBAtemp Guru

    Feb 10, 2009
    United States
    Sacramento, California
    Going to subscribe, but I've been waiting on any more developments with the Switch from hackers/homebrew. Running 5.1.0, and unless I'm mistaken, online requires 6.0. Almost went ahead with the newest SX OS update to prep for getting 6.0 on their "EmuNAND" solution, but folks that understand it believe it can cause an immediate ban. Just want the ability to run homebrew/emulators alongside being able to pay my legit games.
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  12. thekarter104

    thekarter104 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Mar 28, 2013
    United States

    If the softmod for 4.1 is not out before October 5, I'll update to 6.0.0 and buy Switch Online.
    If the softmod for 4.1 is out and there is a way to play new games on lower firmware, then no ^^
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  13. RattletraPM

    RattletraPM GBATemp's official 蒸気イーブイ

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    Jan 18, 2017
    Shinjuku Station
    Nope, and I don't plan on ever getting it.
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  14. PriMieon

    PriMieon GBAtemp Regular

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    Dec 7, 2010
    littleroot town
    Having three people in the 35 had dollar plan is only 12 use a year for each person. I get online cloud backup (although local should also be possible :/) for the games I least care about. My two games saves I would probably miss would be Splatoon 2 and Pokemon let's go when it launches.
    And those two games don't support it

    So I do get cloud backup but only shitty cloud backup.
    But I think the nes app is actually pretty okay. I will wish I could buy the games though. But altogether I think Nintendo does hand out the money worth especially if you sign up for 35 USD and sign up 7 people making it 5 USD a year per person.
  15. JamiePashley

    JamiePashley Advanced Member

    Oct 30, 2011
    United Kingdom
    I'm not currently subscribed, but I will be though once I get Super Smash and Pokemon Let's Go
    I don't mind paying £20 a year for online, cloud saves and NES games, however I'm hoping they add other consoles to the service such as SNES and N64
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  16. Axido

    Axido GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Feb 12, 2014
    If Nintendo somehow unbanned my console, I wouldn't mind 20 bucks a year.

    But as it stands I'd have to wait for a homebrew solution that expands the Wi-Fi connectivity in a way that lets you do "local" multiplayer over the Internet. That's actually my personal "holy grail" regarding Switch hacking.
    Last edited by Axido, Sep 24, 2018
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  17. InsaneNutter

    InsaneNutter GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Dec 26, 2007
    Yorkshire, UK
    A good friend offered to add me to his family plan, that's the only reason I have Switch online now.

    From what i've seen so far its nothing i'd be bothered about paying for myself.

    1. Cloud saves might as well not exist as Nintendo won't backup saves the upcoming Pokemon Game, which is the one game i'd actually be bothered about loosing my save for.
    2. Other platforms will backup and sync ALL your saves at no extra cost as standard without requiring payment.
    3. The online service is as primitive as it's always been, requiring friend codes and a mobile app to voice chat.
    4. The NES games are not a feature or selling point for me personally.

    As always my relationship with Nintendo continues to be a love / hate one, I love some of the games they do, yet fail to understand many other things Nintendo do.
  18. Pluupy

    Pluupy _(:3」∠)_

    Sep 13, 2009
    United States
    I wouldn't mind Switch online if they made it so there were free online servers and premium, subscription-only online servers with faster speeds. I'd pay more than $20/year for good servers.
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  19. koyuki38

    koyuki38 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Nov 2, 2015
    1 - I'll be banned soon.
    2 - I don't use online with Nintendo games unless for 2 unreleased games : pokémon and smash bros. (Mainly because i'm a PC gamer)