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Nintendo is adding a new membership tier to Nintendo Switch Online that lets you play Nintendo 64 games and Sega Genesis games. The new tier, called Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack, will be officially released in late October.

Nintendo didn’t share pricing, and promised it will share more news ahead of the official launch date. But the company did share the games you’ll be able to play when it launches, which include some of the biggest hits across both of the classic consoles.

Here’s the launch lineup of N64 games:

  • Super Mario 64
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  • Mario Kart 64
  • Star Fox 64
  • Sin and Punishment
  • Dr. Mario 64
  • Mario Tennis 64
  • WinBack
  • Yoshi’s Story

Here are the N64 games coming in the future:

  • Banjo-Kazooie
  • Pokémon Snap
  • The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask
  • Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
  • Mario Golf
  • Paper Mario
  • F-Zero X

And here’s the launch lineup of SEGA Genesis games:

  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  • Streets of Rage 2
  • Ecco the Dolphin
  • Castlevania: Bloodlines
  • Contra: Hard Corps
  • Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine
  • Golden Axe
  • Gunstar Heroes
  • M.U.S.H.A.
  • Phantasy Star IV
  • Ristar
  • Shining Force
  • Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master
  • Strider

Nintendo is also releasing Switch versions of the Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis controllers, like it did with the NES and SNES controllers. In a move the Notorious B.I.G. could never have pictured, each will be available for $49.99 for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers.

Update September 23rd, 7:00PM ET: Added full list of launch and upcoming games.


The Best Nintendo Switch and Switch Lite Accessories

Screen protectors

The Switch’s screen may look like glass, but it’s made of plastic and it scratches surprisingly easily, making a screen protector a smart investment. The super-affordable amFilm Tempered Glass Screen Protector for Nintendo Switch and the smaller version for the Switch Lite are the Switch versions of our pick for the best iPhone 8/7/6 screen protector and our runner-up for the best iPhone 12 screen protector. It covers the entire Switch screen, and it’s as scratch resistant as any other screen protector we’ve tested. The glass is crystal clear and free of bubbles, and fingerprints wipe right off. Installation on the Switch is easy, and amFilm includes all the necessary cleaning tools to prep your screen. Perhaps best of all, you get two protectors in the box (or three, for the Switch Lite version), so even if a speck of dust sneaks under the glass on your first attempt at installation, you get another shot.

—Dan Frakes, senior editor, and Nick Guy, senior staff writer

microSD card

Our pick for best microSD card, the SanDisk MicroSDXC card for Nintendo Switch. It is red with white text and a white illustration of toad from Mario Cart.

If you plan to download most of your Switch games, the 32 GB of storage inside the console will run out quickly; The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, for example, devours 13.4 GB all by itself. We recommend buying the 128 GB SanDisk MicroSDXC card for Nintendo Switch to give yourself more room. The microSD card is speedy, and at a typical price of around $25, or less than 20¢ per gigabyte, the SanDisk is one of the most cost-effective cards you can buy.

That said, any brand-name microSD card with a speed class of at least U1 or better will be fast enough for the Switch—Samsung’s Evo Select cards are a bit cheaper than the SanDisk and not much slower. Because you’re not writing to the card much when you’re actually playing a game, you won’t notice the difference as much as you would with a smartphone or camera. If you see any 128 GB card for much less than $20 (or a 256 GB card for much less than $40), go ahead and buy it instead.

—Andrew Cunningham, editor

Controllers and Joy-Con grips

The Joy-Con grip that comes with the Switch makes the two Joy-Cons into a decent controller, but if you’re planning to play a lot of Mario or Zelda, you owe it to yourself to buy Nintendo’s Switch Pro Controller. It’s a wireless controller similar to Microsoft’s Xbox One controller, and its joysticks, face buttons, shoulder buttons, and triggers are all more comfortable and satisfying than the ones on the Joy-Cons, especially for long play sessions. It also supports all the same motion controls and Amiibo scanning features as the Joy-Cons, for the games that need it. It costs between $60 and $70, which is a little expensive, but if you play lots of single-player games with the Switch in its dock, it’s definitely worth it.

—Andrew Cunningham, editor

The PowerA and Super Smash Bros.-branded GameCube style controllers.

It’s still missing a few things compared with the Pro Controller, including an internal rechargeable battery (it uses AA batteries), vibration support, and an NFC scanner for Amiibo. But it looks and feels almost identical to a regular GameCube controller, so much so that my friends who play Smash with a GameCube controller don’t really notice a difference. And it’s easy to navigate the Switch’s menus and take screenshots, just like you can with the Pro Controller or Joy-Cons.

—Andrew Cunningham, editor

PowerA’s officially licensed Comfort Grip is a fantastic upgrade to the Joy-Con grip that comes with the Switch. The PowerA version adds rubberized handles, and the grip is slightly wider, which makes holding the controller more comfortable. There have been some complaints that the Joy-Cons don’t fit properly and can get scuffed when inserting them into the Comfort Grip, but we didn’t run into any issues. On the contrary, our sample seemed perfectly made for the Switch controllers.

If you find playing with the Joy-Cons in a horizontal position difficult or uncomfortable due to their small size, adding a grip can help. The FastSnail Joy-Con Grips are the best we've found for average to large hands. The SL and SR buttons are big and located so that they fall directly under your index fingers while holding the grip; they feel a bit flimsy but are far better than trying to press the small buttons on the Joy-Con or on the included Joy-Con straps. The other grips we tested were smaller than the FastSnail, didn't help with the tiny SL and SR buttons, and weren’t any easier or more comfortable to use than the controller on its own.

A charger for your Joy-Cons

Your Joy-Con controllers recharge whenever they’re attached to the Switch while it’s docked, but if you have extra controllers for family and friends, it can be a hassle to keep swapping Joy-Cons for charging. The PowerA Joy-Con Charging Dock connects to one of the Switch dock’s USB charging ports and charges two pairs of Joy-Con controllers while taking minimal space (3.8 by 2.3 inches). The Charging Dock feels solid, with a weighted base that has an integrated cable wrap to minimize clutter. The controllers slide smoothly on and off the dock’s rails, and four LEDs at the top indicate the charging status of each controller. We wish the base were a bit heavier, or the pad on the bottom a bit stickier, to keep the Charging Dock from moving around as much when connecting or disconnecting controllers, but it’s been one of our most useful accessories so far.

—Dan Frakes, senior editor, and Nick Guy, senior staff writer


Our pick for the best replacement USB-C laptop or tablet charger, the Nekteck 60W USB-C GaN Charger.

—Andrew Cunningham, editor

The ZMI USB PD backup battery and hub plugged into a laptop.

Any of our USB-C battery pack recommendations for laptops or phones and tablets should work fine if you need to charge the Switch on the go. We like the ZMI USB PD Backup Battery & Hub best, since its 45 W output is enough to charge any phone and most laptops, and it includes two USB-A ports for recharging controllers or other accessories. But if you want something that’s lighter and easier to fit into a pocket, we also like Anker PowerCore 10000 PD Redux, which has a smaller capacity but weighs significantly less. In our testing, both batteries were able to charge the Switch quickly enough that we could charge the battery and play a game at the same time; they should work just as well with the Switch Lite, though we haven’t tested them on that model.

You may need to press the button on these battery packs right before you plug in the Switch so that the battery supplies power to the Switch and not the other way around, but this was true of all the USB-C battery packs we tried with the console.

—Andrew Cunningham, editor


If you want to use your Switch on a table or other hard surface but need more stability than the built-in kickstand provides, or you want to be able to charge it at the same time, you need a stand. After testing four stands, we think that the Hori Compact Playstand for Nintendo Switch is the best choice for most people. It is cheap, light, and simple to set up and use.

Although it’s made of plastic, it feels sturdy and is surprisingly strong compared with the other stands we tested. It securely holds the screen in place on the fold-out shelf with two small pegs that fit into the bottom of the Switch and a series of rubberized grips to prevent slipping. The shelf has a cutout so you can still charge the Switch while it’s in use, and there’s a hole in the base of the stand so you can thread the charging cord through the back.

We tested some metal stands for the Switch, but most of the metal stands we saw advertised as “Switch stands” are just phone or tablet stands that use a folding double hinge to hold up the device. Since these stands are not specifically made for the Switch, they can partially block the exhaust ports on the back, making the Switch run a little hotter than usual. I also felt uncomfortable storing them together in a bag or in the same case since the metal edges of the stand are sharp enough to scratch up the Switch.

—Dan Kim, assistant deals editor

The Tryone Gooseneck Stand attaches to the edge of a table or nightstand and has a flexible neck that lets you place the Switch in a wide variety of viewing positions. While you probably won’t be taking this stand on the go, it provided the most comfortable viewing and playing experience out of all the stands we tested. Being able to play Stardew Valley while lying down in bed and not having to sit up or hold the Switch above your head is a magical experience and well worth the slightly higher price.

—Dan Kim, assistant deals editor

Cases in all sizes

The Tomtoc Slim Case is the best way to take your Switch console on the road. This case features the most robust construction of any case we tested, it’s got durable and easy-to-use zippers, and it fits the Switch like a glove. The game flap houses up to eight cartridges and lays over the screen to protect it during transit. The unique molded shape also ensures you’ll always know which side of the case is “up” when you open it. It doesn't have room for the charger or any extra accessories, though.

If you need a bit more room for accessories when traveling with your Switch, the ButterFox Switch hard case is your best bet. It’s bulkier than the Tomtoc case, but the internal zipper compartment is large enough to store extra Joy-Cons, headphones, cables, and a travel charger. There’s also space for 19 game cartridges, and the game flap restrains the Switch with Velcro to keep it secure. There’s a handy ribbon to quickly pull the console free, too.

The Rlsoco Nintendo Switch Deluxe Carrying Case can hold the Nintendo Switch dock, the console (without Joy-Cons attached), the grip with two Joy-Cons, a Switch Pro Controller, the AC adapter, several Joy-Con straps, the HDMI cable, and 28 cartridges in its nifty section divider. It manages to do this in a package that’s just 11.7 by 8.9 by 5.8 inches, with tight internal cavities for each of the larger components, making for a design that keeps each piece secure even if the case is shaken or turned upside down. Smaller components can be stored in mesh pockets or the included mini case (designed for the AC adapter and Joy-Con straps). The case’s combination of a hard external shell and included detachable strap means it can be used either over the shoulder for everyday transport or packed safely for more extended travel. Plus, the Rlsoco case doesn’t have any visible Nintendo Switch branding that could make its owner a target for theft (or ridicule). Of the 14 large Switch cases we found and four we tested, it's the best for most people.

The tomtoc switch lite case in grey.

Like the version for the full-size Switch, Tomtoc’s Switch Lite case is slim but tough, and its gray fabric is understated and attractive. It holds up to eight game cards and its flap folds down to protect the Switch’s screen, but it doesn’t have any kind of storage pouch for headphones, microSD cards, or other small accessories.

—Andrew Cunningham, editor

The ButterFox Large Carrying Case for the Switch Lite, holding a turquoise Switch Lite and game cartridges.

It’s relatively bulky and plain-looking, but ButterFox’s Large Carrying Case for the Switch Lite is the one to get if you want to store a Switch Lite, its bundled USB-C charger, up to 19 game cards and two microSD cards, earbuds, and an extra Joy-Con or two. It’s a tight fit when it’s fully packed, but it’s the only case we tested that can zip shut when packed with the Switch Lite and its charger at the same time.

—Andrew Cunningham, editor

A good, cheap stylus

Our top-pick stylus.

Most of the time when you need to use the Switch’s touchscreen, your fingers are good enough; Nintendo doesn’t include a stylus with the Switch as it does with the 3DS or the Wii U, and most games are designed not to need one. But for some games that benefit from more precise input, such as Super Mario Maker 2, the Adonit Mark is a worthwhile purchase. It works as well with the Switch as it does with iPads and other tablets, it usually costs less than $10, and you should be able to use it with almost any device that has a capacitive touchscreen (including older iPads that can’t use an Apple Pencil, Android tablets, and even smartphones).

—Andrew Cunningham, editor

Ethernet adapter

The Ugreen and TrendNet ethernet adapters.

Most people don’t need a wired Ethernet adapter for their Switch. For downloading games and system updates, online play in more casual games like Super Mario Party or Pokemon: Let’s Go, and sharing screenshots and videos, the console’s built-in Wi-Fi works just as well and is more convenient besides. But for faster and more competitive online games like Splatoon 2 or Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, a wired Ethernet adapter can reduce lag, increase speeds, and improve the stability of your connection.

Nintendo’s officially licensed Gigabit Ethernet adapter is available for around $30, but you shouldn’t buy it. Instead, get the Ugreen USB 3.0 to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter or TrendNet’s USB 3.0 to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter, whichever is cheaper—they're both based on the exact same chipset, so the Switch recognizes them right away.1 They achieved the same speeds as the official adapter in our testing, and their cables are long enough to allow the door on the back of Nintendo’s Switch dock to close, unlike some others we tested. They also work fine with Windows 10, though you’ll need to install a driver to use them with a Mac.

—Andrew Cunningham, editor

Bluetooth audio adapter

Sometimes you want to game without disturbing other people with the noise. If you’re playing portably, it’s easy enough to plug in a set of wired headphones, but what if the Switch is docked to the TV and you’re 10 feet away on the couch? Thanks to a software update last fall that added support for USB audio, you can use Bluetooth headphones via a USB Bluetooth audio adapter. We currently recommend the Mpow BH259A as the best portable Bluetooth transmitter in our guide, but although it claims to be compatible with the Switch, we haven’t tested it ourselves. We did test Avantree’s USB Bluetooth Audio Adapter based on its claims of Switch compatibility, its consistently high user reviews, and its reasonable price.

After plugging the adapter into the USB-A port on the back of the Switch’s dock and pairing your headphones, audio is automatically muted on the console and sent through the adapter. We used the adapter with three different sets of Bluetooth headphones (at different times), and it sent the Switch’s audio to our headphones with no noticeable audio lag. (We occasionally heard a pop or click with one set of headphones, but audio was otherwise fine.) Unlike a smartphone or computer, the Switch has no on-screen Bluetooth-pairing process, so you may find yourself pressing the pairing buttons on the adapter and your headphones a few times before they decide to link up. But the biggest drawback to a Bluetooth adapter is that you have to unplug the adapter to restore audio to your TV or entertainment system. (Avantree includes a 1-meter USB extension cable that at least makes this plugging and unplugging more convenient. We also found this cable useful for avoiding Bluetooth interference in a crowded AV cabinet by letting us move the adapter in front of the other components.)

—Dan Frakes, senior editor, and Nick Guy, senior staff writer

What about third-party docks?

In March 2018, we removed our section on a spare dock because a Switch software update, version 5.0.0, appeared to break compatibility with USB-C chargers and docks not made by Nintendo. Some users report that these accessories cause the Switch to crash, others say that they brick the Switch entirely. Nintendo hasn’t said whether a fix is coming, but it told us in a statement that using the official Switch dock is the only way to totally avoid these kinds of problems.

The competition


The PowerA Enhanced Wireless Controller is a Switch Pro Controller clone that usually costs $20 to $30 less. But compared with the Pro Controller, the PowerA feels lighter and cheaper, it doesn’t vibrate, it doesn’t include an NFC scanner for Amiibo, and it runs on two AA batteries rather than an internal rechargeable battery. It works fine if you want a cheap wireless gamepad that’s more comfortable than the Switch’s included Joy-Con cradle, but most people will be better off with the official Pro Controller.

The Nintendo Switch Horipad wired controller is another officially licensed Pro Controller clone, and at $20 it’s a good deal if you absolutely need a cheap wired gamepad for multiplayer. But it doesn’t vibrate, doesn’t include motion controls, doesn’t have an NFC scanner for Amiibo, and its removable D-Pad feels mushy and inaccurate compared with the Pro Controller, so it’s not great for extended single-player sessions.

Switch Lite cases

Nintendo’s first-party Switch Lite case offers a slim design, holds up to eight game cards and a few small accessories, and includes a plastic screen protector. But it has a softer material than that of the other cases we tested, and it might not stand up to as much abuse or protect your Switch as effectively if something falls on it or gets stacked on top of it.

Hori’s Switch Lite Slim Tough Pouch is firmer than the Nintendo case and can hold 10 game cards as well as some smaller accessories, but it leaves too much room for the Switch Lite to move around when the case is closed. The case is padded, so that movement probably won’t damage your system, but we prefer a snugger fit.

The ButterFox Premium Slim Case for the Switch Lite includes almost as much storage as the ButterFox Large Case, and it’s a little slimmer and more attractive looking. But it can’t close if you try to fit in the Switch Lite and its USB-C charger at the same time. If you’re looking for a single case that can fit everything, the larger case is the way to go; if you’re looking for something slimmer, we prefer the Tomtoc.

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FYOUNG Extender Cable Replacement for Nintendo Switch/Switch OLED Dock, Support 10 Gbps Data Transfer Rate - 3.28 feet



Full-featured USB 3.1 Type C Male to USB Type C Female connection cable.
It can transfer data,video,sound and charge.
You can use it as a extender cable of Switch charging power supply.You also can use it as a extender cable compatible with Pro controller of switch.And furthermore,it can be used as a extender cable of dock to transfer data,video and sound.Treat yourself to new exciting gaming with Switch controller with extended link extension and offer yourself the most precious play time with friends!


When you use this extender cable and the playstand (not included),it can help to dissipate heat rapidly because when you put the game console in the dock,it will cause poor heat dissipation.
Now you use this extender cable so you can reach function of dissipating heat.So your game console will not get hot because if the game console gets hot,the battery life might be reduced.This extender cable can solve the problem of deformation when Switch is put in the dock.This also can prevent screen protector from bubbling up and shedding.
So it is your Good Choice!


The USB C cable enables super speed USB 3.0 data transfer speeds, (up to 10Gbps) with compatible USB 3.0.It can work replacement for pro controller/Switch Console . Data speed up 10Gbp/s.


It is protective and sturdy.It also support Type-C port of smartphones,ipad to charge and transfer data,video.Easy to plug and stable for Switch dock.


It can replace your lost or broken cable.

Length:3.28 ft (1 Meter)
Supply Voltage:20V
Supply Current:3A-5A (It needs charger can offer over 3A current.)

We suggest that you can use it with the playstand,so your Switch can be put on stand to charge.

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  • A gamer's accessory ideal for playing dock mode from your sofa in Fortnite and other online games.
  • Compatible with all gaming headsets on the market (equipped with a 3.5mm mini-jack plug).
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  • Very convenient, it connects directly to the jack port of the Nintendo Switch system and can be easily removed when you want to play in portable mode.

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Skull & Co Jumpgate for Nintendo Switch with Extension Cable [Black]

Portable design with detachable Core Drive (pocket-size), much smaller than the official dock.

Compatible with most protective cases on the market, no need to remove the case when docking your Nintendo Switch.

Play in Tabletop Mode with power supply.

Enables phone changers to output TV mode (Compatible with 5V/2A and 9V/2A). 

Works perfectly with the official Nintendo Switch adapter and the 45W AC Adapter (NOT included in this item).

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Dock Weight: 3.35oz / 95g
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Core Drive Weight: 0.9oz / 26g
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Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack price, release date, and N64 games list [Updated]

Nintendo Switch Online gets a whole lot sweeter this October with the launch of the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack plan. If the current slate of free NES and SNES titles isn’t doing it for you, you’ll soon be able to access a catalog of top-tier Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis titles — for a significant price increase over the base subscription.

If you’re an Animal Crossing: New Horizons fan, it’s a no-brainer — the Happy Home Paradise DLC will be included with the subscription. If you couldn’t care less about the chill life sim, you might find the price hike and seemingly mandatory annual subscription too much to stomach.

Here’s everything you need to know about the NSO + Expansion Pack including its release date, expected price, launch games, and more.

When is the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack release date?

After the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Direct on October 15, Nintendo revealed that the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack will launch October 25.

The N64 and Sega Genesis controllers for Switch Online are also available to order on the company’s online store. Both controllers will begin shipping out October 25.

What is the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack price?

When the catalog was first revealed during a Nintendo Direct on September 23, it was described as an additional offering that would be tacked on to the traditional $19.99 (individual) or $34.99 (for a family of up to eight users) yearly fees subscribers already pay.

Nintendo revealed the pricing for Switch Online + Expansion Pack on October 15. An annual subscription, which will also include the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Happy Home Paradise DLC, will cost $49.99 for an individual user. That’s a hefty $30 increase over the base individual subscription. The cost of an eight-person family membership with the Expansion Pack will increase to $79.99.

Unlike the base subscription, which offers one- and three-month payment plans, it appears anyone interested in the Expansion Pack, whether they opt for an individual or family plan, will need to pay the annual rate.

Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack N64 games list

Nintendo announced that the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack plan will launch with at least nine N64 games on day one.

  • Dr. Mario 64
  • Mario Kart 64
  • Mario Tennis
  • Sin & Punishment
  • Star Fox 64
  • Super Mario 64
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  • WinBack: Covert Operations
  • Yoshi’s Story

These N64 games will be added to the Expansion Pack catalog in the near future.

  • Banjo-Kazooie
  • F-Zero X
  • Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
  • Mario Golf
  • Paper Mario
  • Pokémon Snap
  • The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask

Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack Sega Genesis games list

In contrast to committing to a steady trickle of games, Nintendo revealed that these 14 Genesis classics will be available for Expansion Pack subscribers on day one.

  • Castlevania: Bloodlines
  • Contra: Hard Corps
  • Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine
  • Ecco the Dolphin
  • Golden Axe
  • Gunstar Heroes
  • Ristar
  • Shining Force
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  • Streets of Rage 2
  • Phantasy Star 4
  • Shinobi 3
  • Strider

We imagine more games will be added to this Genesis lineup in the future as well, but it’s possible Nintendo was less definitive on that front because ongoing communication with Sega is likely required to make those catalog additions happen.

Do N64 and Genesis games on Switch have online multiplayer?

Yup! Just like the NES and SNES catalogs before them, all games with multiplayer modes in the N64 and Genesis catalogs can be played online. In the case of N64, multiplayer modes in games like Mario Kart 64 support up to four online players at once. It’s assumed however, that all players must be NSO + Expansion Pack subscribers to have access to your lobbies.

If it works like NES and SNES online, simply scroll over to the player silhouette icon on the left-hand side of the screen and select the option to “play online.” You can play the game while you wait for players to join, and your lobby can be made with and without a passcode.

Will there be N64 and Genesis controllers for Switch?

To celebrate the launch of the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack, subscribers will be able to purchase replica N64 and Genesis controllers too. The remotes will cost $49.99 each.

The N64 and Sega Genesis controllers for Switch Online are also available to order on the company’s online store.

It should be known that the Genesis controller on offer in the U.S. is the three-button variant popularized at the start of the system’s lifecycle. If you want a six-button Genesis controller for Switch, you’ll have to import one from Japan. Also, you don’t necessarily have to be an Expansion Pack subscriber to buy these controllers either, as they will be offered to anyone with a Nintendo Switch Online membership.

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