• Players can save $20 if they get a SanDisk 128GB microSD card and a 12-month Nintendo Switch Online membership bundle
  • Nintendo Switch Online offers access to classic NES and SNES games for a price
  • The SanDisk 128GB Ultra microSDXC offers faster writing speed and faster game installation

An Amazon Prime Day deal is offering a 12-month membership to Nintendo Switch Online and a new memory card in a bundle for just $39.99.

The bundle, which is originally priced at $61 on Amazon, includes a SanDisk 128GB Ultra microSDXC that is licensed by Nintendo for use with the Switch.

Engadget noted that the SanDisk 128GB memory card is usually priced between $25 to $35. The Nintendo-licensed memory cards offered are U3 models, which translates to faster writing speeds and faster installation of games compared to the cheaper U1 option from SanDisk.

A 12-month regular individual membership to Nintendo Switch Online, meanwhile, would normally set a player back $34.99.

Similar to PlayStation Plus and Xbox Game Pass, Nintendo Switch Online is a gaming subscription service that gives access to many classic games in the Nintendo library, including titles from the NES and SNES era. Since the subscription service was launched in 2018, it has attracted over 26 million subscribers.

The impressive catalog includes “Super Mario Bros.,” “Super Mario World,” “The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past” and “Donkey Kong.”

Online and multiplayer play is also offered for gamers interested in playing “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate,” “Mario Kart” or “Animal Crossing: New Horizons.”

A recent addition to Nintendo Switch Online is “Super Mario Bros. 35,” which allows up to 35 players to simultaneously play the iconic title from 1985. This game, however, is only available until March 2021.

Another perk that comes with a Nintendo Switch Online subscription is the ability to save games to the cloud.

Recently, Nintendo released an additional 3,000 Gold and five Classic Tickets for “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” players with a Nintendo Switch Online subscription to entice even more subscribers.

Nintendo Switch Online users can also use voice chat through the corresponding mobile app on smartphones but not through the Switch console itself.

The app can be used to send old “Animal Crossing” designs from previous iterations to “New Horizons.” Subscribers can also download user-created “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” stages for use in their own game experience.

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Fans will soon enjoy 8-bit and 16-bit goodness when “Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020” is released for the Nintendo Switch on Nov. 5. joatseu / Pixabay