How to Cancel Nintendo Switch Online (Including N64 Expansion Pack)

Nintendo Switch Online is an affordable, feature-rich online gaming subscription for your Switch. Like similar subscriptions on other major consoles, it’s true that the service is necessary to bring your multiplayer games to the online scene. However, Nintendo has also included a variety of additional goodies for subscribers that help make the monthly or annual cost of the service worthwhile.

As wonderful as a service can be, however, you may be looking to unsubscribe for any number of reasons. Maybe it doesn’t fit into your current budget, or maybe you just don’t use the features enough to justify keeping your subscription. Whatever reason you’re ready to cancel Nintendo Switch Online, we’ll quickly take a look at what the service offers, then walk you through how to cancel it.

How do I cancel Nintendo Switch Online?

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If you’re not getting the benefits you hoped for with your Nintendo Switch Online membership, canceling the service is a fairly straightforward process. Let’s review below:

How to Cancel Nintendo Switch Online via the Nintendo Switch eShop

– Turn on your Nintendo Switch and launch the Nintendo eShop.
– Click on your small round user icon in the upper right corner of the eShop screen.
– Scroll down until you see Nintendo Switch Online.
– Select Disable automatic renewal.
– A window will open with information about your current subscription. Select Disable. This will prevent your card from being charged for any future service until you reactivate it. You will continue to have access to any prepaid service until it expires.

How to Cancel Nintendo Switch Online via Internet Browser

– Go to the official Nintendo website and sign in to the Nintendo Account with the active subscription you wish to cancel.
– After logging in, click on your small round user icon in the top right corner of the page.
– A new section will open with lots of options. Click on Settings.
– You will now be on a user information screen. Click “Shop Menu” on the left side of the screen.
– From there, scroll down and click on Your subscriptions.
– A new window will open. Click on Check Nintendo Switch Online Membership Status.
– Here you will see everything you need to know about your current subscription. To cancel it, click Disable automatic renewal. This will prevent your card from being charged for any future service until you reactivate it. You will continue to have access to any prepaid service until it expires.

Cancellation is the same for the base NSO service and the Nintendo Switch Online+ expansion pack.

Nintendo Switch Online Pricing and Differences Explained

Nintendo Switch Online
Nintendo Switch Online

Nintendo Switch Online lets you play online multiplayer games while also offering a wide selection of classic NES and SNES games for $19.99/£17.99 per year. You’ll find some of the company’s first console megahits available to play from the get-go, making it a cheap and easy-to-learn alternative to older hardware.

During this time, Nintendo Switch Online + expansion pack is $49.99/£34.99 per year and gives you all the basic subscription features plus select Nintendo 64 and SEGA Genesis/Mega Drive titles. The top tier also offers access to the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Happy Home Paradise expansion for dedicated fans of the popular social sim game.

Nintendo Switch Online is a much more affordable option than services like PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live, and with the addition of so many beloved retro titles, it really is a bargain.

Affordable prices and old-school classics aside, there’s are some drawbacks of Nintendo Switch Online, of course. Most notably, there’s no in-console voice chat option, meaning players will have to go through some tedious setup on their mobile device to engage in rather limited voice chat. This creates frustrating socializing which can be a major hurdle for gamers hoping to relax online with friends.

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