Having spent the last twelve years or so being accused of not understanding the whole concept of online gaming, Nintendo has finally launched its big pitch to get with the times with its latest console success, the Switch.
There are a few differences between primary console and non-primary consoles.More news: Moon, Kim visit 'sacred' Mount Paektu
The eShop maintenance is over, and now the games begin. Only the person who purchased the digital content can start it on a non-primary console, and if your Nintendo Account is used to access content on any other Switch, your gameplay on the non-primary console will be paused as well.
Nintendo Switch Online can be purchased in three ways - by a one-month subscription for $3.99 Dollars, a three-month subscription for $7.99, and a 12-month subscription for $19.99 USD.
It's not quite simultaneous multi-platform-you can only play a particular game on one console at a time-a la Netflix streaming, but it should be enough to satisfy hardcore Nintendo fans.More news: Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa to be SpaceX’s first Moon tourist
You can purchase and download software and play your games on a non-primary console, as long as you're connected to the internet.
If Nintendo spots any fishy business, odds are, they'll take action and you won't like the results. 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.More news: Red Dead Online rolling out in November