Published: Thu, September 20, 2018
Electronics | By Kelly Massey

You Can Pre-Order Switch's NES Controllers Now

You Can Pre-Order Switch's NES Controllers Now

One feature of Nintendo Switch Online (or, more specifically, firmware update 6.0.0) that wasn't heavily advertised, however, is the ability to play games across multiple consoles.

There are a few differences between primary console and non-primary consoles.

As a reminder Nintendo is moving into the fearless new future that Microsoft heralded in 2002 and Sony followed up with in 2010: paid online subscriptions for consoles.

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Keep in mind that we're only talking about digital software that's been downloaded from the eShop, as playing a physical game on another console is as easy as popping a cartridge into the slot and booting it up.

As Nintendo outlined on its support page, the first Switch connected to the Nintendo eShop becomes your primary console; any others will be non-primary. You can then login with other consoles which can also download the digital games linked to that account but they must have a stable internet connection. If you are a Nintendo Switch Online member, you can now pre-order the controllers. Should your internet cut out, "your game will pause after a certain amount of time; however, once you connect online again, you will be able to resume from the point you left off". The subscriptions cost $4 / £3.50 for one month, $8 / £7 for three months, and $20 / £18 for 12 months-which you can pay for with My Nintendo points if you prefer.

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