PSA: Don't upgrade to Expansion Pack if you're a Nintendo Switch Online member

Posted 26th Oct 2021
Hey all

Dunno if it's been mentioned, but it is not financially viable to upgrade if you're on NSO already.

The pro rata discount they offer is 4p a day. However, 17.99/365 is 4.9p so should be rounded to 5p, as an existing member "perk"

This may not sound like much but thats an extra 25% discount. If you have exactly 365 days of NSO remaining, the discount is not 17.99 as it should be, it's 14.60. That's quite a significant difference between the price NSO is meant to cost and the discount offered.

I'm not going to get into the performance issues - they will likely improve - this is purely based on financial, and it's a much better offer for new users than existing.

Hope this helps those on the fence, or those with stacked memberships
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    Haven't got a clue what this is about. Sounds like Nintendo though.
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    PAISAL27/10/2021 00:37

    Haven't got a clue what this is about. Sounds like Nintendo though.


    Sorry, should have been clearer.

    To buy Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion, you have to start a new 12 month deal. To get N64 and Mega Drive games you need the expansion pass.

    For any remaining time you have on a normal NSO (without expansion), they will discount the total cost of the new 12 month deal, by 4p per day, however, the actual cost of NSO is as good as 5p per day. 1p may not sound like much but it's 25% more than 4p. In the case of having 365 days remaining, your cost should be £17.00, but it works out more like £20.39
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    But other places sell subs cheaper like cdkeys, shopto etc
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    jco8327/10/2021 01:04

    But other places sell subs cheaper like cdkeys, shopto etc


    Indeed, but this is the only way to properly have NSO+expansion for the duration of your deal. It also makes the discounts much less effective.. anyone who paid £15 for example at cdk would still be worse off upgrading
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    On our family pass we're getting 9p per day discount which is more than we paid from cdkeys
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    Mark_Hickman27/10/2021 09:18

    On our family pass we're getting 9p per day discount which is more than we …On our family pass we're getting 9p per day discount which is more than we paid from cdkeys


    Awesome, that's great
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    chocobogamer27/10/2021 01:06

    Indeed, but this is the only way to properly have NSO+expansion for the …Indeed, but this is the only way to properly have NSO+expansion for the duration of your deal. It also makes the discounts much less effective.. anyone who paid £15 for example at cdk would still be worse off upgrading


    It's £13.99 atm at cdkeys I think, so a bit better off buying that and immediately upgrading to Expansion Pack than doing it all directly with Nintendo. Also the Family Membership is still £22.49 from cdkeys *now cheaper with this code* so buying that and immediately upgrading would be £.08 × 365 = £29.2 so £51.69 total, a saving of £9.3 over directly buying with Nintendo *buying ×2 can save ~£14
    Edited by: "jco83" 27th Oct 2021
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    jco8327/10/2021 11:35

    It's £13.99 atm at cdkeys I think, so a bit better off buying that and …It's £13.99 atm at cdkeys I think, so a bit better off buying that and immediately upgrading to Expansion Pack than doing it all directly with Nintendo. Also the Family Membership is still £22.49 from cdkeys *now cheaper with this code* so buying that and immediately upgrading would be £.08 × 365 = £29.2 so £51.69 total, a saving of £9.3 over directly buying with Nintendo *buying ×2 can save ~£14


    Just looking to upgrade my family membership, is this still the case? Many thanks!
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