If you play games online on Xbox or Playstation, that service costs you a subscription fee every month. My son has an Xbox Live subscription that runs $10 a month. When we got our Nintendo Switch last year, one of the cool things about it was online gaming was free of charge. All that changes next week.

On September 18th, Nintendo rolls out their pay for play online service. But I can't really complain too much about the price. First, Nintendo will give you a free one week trial to see if you want to continue with their service. After that, you can pay $3.99 a month, $7.99 for a three-month bundle, or just pay $20 for a whole year. Why wouldn't you just pay for the whole year up front? I think that will be my choice next week. Along with playing games online, you also can save game data on their cloud service and get access to 20 classic Nintendo games like Super Marion Brothers 3 and The Legend of Zelda. More classic games will be added as the year goes along.

Nintendo plans to reveal more details during a press conference later this afternoon.

 

[via TheVerge]