Amazon Prime Offering 9 More Months Of Free Nintendo Switch Online
You have until September to claim your first three months free.
Last year, Nintendo launched its subscription-based online service for Nintendo Switch, following in the footsteps of Sony and Microsoft. While the price is more modest than that of PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live Gold, that price just got even better if you're a Twitch Prime member (one of the perks of Amazon Prime). Twitch Prime members can now claim a free three months of Nintendo Switch Online. You just need to sign in to claim your three months, and if you come back after 60 days, you can get another nine months added to your account. That's a year of Switch Online for free.
If you already have Switch Online, you can still take advantage of this deal. Just sign-in and be sure to renew the deal after 60 days so you can get all 12 months added to your account. Whether you're signing up for Switch Online for the first time or adding free time to your account, you have until September 24 to grab your first three months and until January 22, 2020 to claim the additional nine.
[Update 5/28]: If you claimed the three months free deal on March 28, you can now go in and claim an additional nine months for free at Amazon, giving you a total of 12 months of Switch Online at no cost. If you claimed the deal later than March 28, the extra nine free months will become available to you 60 days from that date.
A Switch Online subscription offers more than being able to play the online multiplayer component in games like Splatoon 2 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. With a subscription, you get access to a library of classic NES games that you can play as much as you want. New games are added every few months, with 1998's Blaster Master and Zelda II: The Adventures of Link added this past January. Subscribers also get access to cloud saves, allowing them to recover their data should their Switch console break or be stolen.
Normally, individual Switch Online subscriptions cost $4 USD a month, $8 USD for three months, and $20 USD for 12 months. For $35 USD a year, you can subscribe to a Switch Online Family Membership, which includes the service for eight different consoles.
Amazon has already been creating video game-related benefits for Twitch Prime members, offering free PC titles every month. You still have time to download the free May 2019 games, which will no longer be offered once June begins. Until May 31, with Twitch Prime, you can download Whispering Willows, Stealth Bastard Deluxe, The Little Acre, Majesty 1, and Majesty 2 at no cost. To claim these games, you must make sure your Amazon account is linked to Twitch.
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