Charging for online service might be perceived as an issue by many.
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The Switch, so far, lacks this capability.
There would be no way of retrieving your progress.
There is another good news coming for all Nintendo fans out there. If you're thinking "Wait, I'm already playing Nintendo Switch games online", that's because Nintendo is now allowing all users to access that feature until the online service officially launches. Some have speculated that the Switch's second-year success will be tied to how many major releases Nintendo can churn out in 2018, but the Switch's ability to attract so many third-party developers may make it immune to the woes suffered by other Nintendo console in-between the release of major Nintendo games.
In addition to online play, Switch owners will also get access to a library of classic Nintendo games such as "Super Mario Bros". This app is supposed to let people connect with their friends who are also subscribed to the online service.
Nintendo Switch Online - What is it?
The new service will give you access to SplatNet2, where you can see online battle stats, your gear, and more.
"The Nintendo 3DS characteristics, price points, and play styles differ from Nintendo Switch, and we intend to continue the Nintendo 3DS business separately and in parallel", Nintendo CEO Tatsumi Kimishima said during the company's financial results briefing (via Gematsu).
Pricing will be $3.99 for one month, $7.99 for three months, and $19.99 for a full 12-month membership.
European or United Kingdom prices have yet to be confirmed. According to a 2017 press release, the online services for the console, which include multiplayer gaming, will be part of a paid subscription service that launches in 2018.