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  • 21-01-2021 6:04pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 3,212 ✭✭✭


    Hi,

    So my son got a Nintendo Switch lite for Christmas and he loves amoung us so I bought it for him on the Nintendo store.
    It was around 4eur and I was thinking worth it for to be add free and he is too young for a phone etc ...

    Anyway after buying it , it's essentially useless as you need to be a member of some online nintendo club (10eur/month!) to play online!

    Anyway they are ignoring my ticket and won't respond to emails asking for a refund, so I'm thinking of going to my bank to clain credit card fraud - yes it's only 4eur but it's the principal here..
    Anyone have any of the pleasure dealing with the nintendo store ?

    2nd Q ... I was thinking of getting it for my own Windows PC (cos I am quite partial to a bit of amoung us myself :D) but once I pay the $4 for the windows version is that it ? or is there some other subscription charge with Microsoft ?

    Cheers..


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  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 29,433 CMod ✭✭✭✭johnny_ultimate


    All three major game consoles require online subscription fees to pay online. However just FYI, the Nintendo one isn’t a tenner per month - should only be 20 quid per year.

    The PC version has no other costs behind the initial €4.


  • Registered Users Posts: 121 ✭✭Spooch


    TomSweeney wrote: »
    Hi,

    So my son got a Nintendo Switch lite for Christmas and he loves amoung us so I bought it for him on the Nintendo store.
    It was around 4eur and I was thinking worth it for to be add free and he is too young for a phone etc ...

    Anyway after buying it , it's essentially useless as you need to be a member of some online nintendo club (10eur/month!) to play online!

    Anyway they are ignoring my ticket and won't respond to emails asking for a refund, so I'm thinking of going to my bank to clain credit card fraud - yes it's only 4eur but it's the principal here..
    Anyone have any of the pleasure dealing with the nintendo store ?

    2nd Q ... I was thinking of getting it for my own Windows PC (cos I am quite partial to a bit of amoung us myself :D) but once I pay the $4 for the windows version is that it ? or is there some other subscription charge with Microsoft ?

    Cheers..

    Hardly fraud if you failed to read the terms and conditions required for online access. Each console explicitly states that a subscription is required for online/multiplayer access. And as the poster above stated it's not 10 euro a month it's 20 euro a year. I'd recommend reading the details before spending your money.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 29,433 CMod ✭✭✭✭johnny_ultimate


    Also just to warn there’s a possibility of getting the entire Nintendo account blocked if you try to do a fake fraud charge back. Could well be shooting yourself in the foot for the sake of four quid.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,212 ✭✭✭TomSweeney


    Yes I should have read the T+C's ... I must look again at that 20/year, I was sure it was 6/7 eur at least a month.

    This is the Nintendo ES store btw ... could be different ...


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,225 ✭✭✭blockfighter


    TomSweeney wrote: »
    Yes I should have read the T+C's ... I must look again at that 20/year, I was sure it was 6/7 eur at least a month.

    This is the Nintendo ES store btw ... could be different ...

    Yep, Nintendo online is €20 per year. There are very few free to play online games on Switch. Fortnite and Rocket League spring to mind. Almost everything else requires subscription.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,806 ✭✭✭jj880


    TomSweeney wrote: »
    Yes I should have read the T+C's ... I must look again at that 20/year, I was sure it was 6/7 eur at least a month.

    This is the Nintendo ES store btw ... could be different ...

    Nintendo online is a great deal. It is cheaper than xbox and playstation online subs. You will need it for mario kart, minecraft etc. anyway. Plus you get a collection of NES and SNES games included.

    Here is the 12 month europe sub for 15.53 on eneba: https://www.eneba.com/nintendo-nintendo-switch-online-membership-12-months-eshop-key-europe


  • Registered Users Posts: 10 Thhosed


    In order to play on the PC, you only need to buy the among us.


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