Switch Online’s Expansion Pack costs twice as much as the base version





While today’s Animal Crossing Direct was largely about the game’s upcoming 2.0 update and its newly revealed DLC, Nintendo was also sneaking pricing details for its new version of Nintendo Switch Online. Titled Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack, the service costs individual users $50 per year, while a family subscription version that allows up to eight accounts to use the service costs $80.

Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack prices.

Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack was unveiled during Nintendo’s latest Direct showcase. The enhanced version of Nintendo Switch Online gives users access to a library of Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis titles, as well as the new Animal Crossing: New Horizons paid DLC, Happy Home Paradise. While pricing for the service has been revealed, Nintendo has not disclosed when users will actually be able to subscribe to Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack.

It’s worth noting that the prices of Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack are quite a jump from what users pay for the basic version of the service. A one-year individual membership to Nintendo Switch Online costs just $20, while a family subscription costs customers just $35. In either case, Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack is more than twice as expensive as its base counterpart.

For users, that price may be a bit high. Nintendo Switch Online itself has been criticized over the years for its lackluster library of games and Nintendo’s own substandard multiplayer service, which lacks voice chat capabilities. Users may be hesitant to spend more money on the company without being sure that the basic issues of the service will also be addressed in the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack.

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