Nintendo Switch Online connects console owners

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Have you designated a primary and non-primary Switch yet?

Nintendo's online service for the Switch launched yesterday and along side it they announced wireless NES controllers to play the retro titles Nintendo is offering members.

While using a non-primary console, you can still use the Nintendo Account to access the Nintendo eShop, purchase and download software, and under certain conditions, play your downloadable software. Now, however, you will have to pay for a subscription to play those games and others.

It took less than a day, but players have already figured out how to hack the Nintendo Switch Online platform.

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You can have one primary console at a time for your Nintendo Account. Once that trial is donezo you can spend $3.99, $7.99, or $19.99 for one, three, or 12 months respectively (you can also apply Gold Coins to your balance). Downloadable content can also only be started by the user who purchased it. The family and individual monthly plans are only accessible directly through the Nintendo Switch. If that secondary console is linked to your main Nintendo account on your primary console (the account you probably use all of the time) it can access your digital library so long as it remains logged in to the account associated with your games. In an email, KapuccinoHeck told Kotaku the NES games can only be added to hacked Switches, which remains a complex undertaking and carries the constant threat of having your account banned by Nintendo.

According to the trailers description, Super Mario Party will feature a complete "80 minigames" that can be played with friends locally or online if they choose to. And all Nintendo Switch Online subscribers will be able to pre-order a pair of wireless Nintendo Entertainment System Controllers from for $59.99. Nintendo's biggest competitors, Microsoft and Sony, offer deeper discounts during digital game sales, so it's likely Nintendo will follow suit here.

The Nintendo Switch Online FAQ page has revealed one small peculiarly with the service, however.

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