PSA: You don’t have to put in a credit card for the free trial if your Nintendo Account is under 18 : NintendoSwitch.
Do you need a credit card to make a Nintendo account?
Why Is a Credit Card Needed for Children Under 13? Credit card information is not stored on the system, and cannot be used to make additional purchases through the system. A fee is not needed to set up subsequent child accounts on the system (NNID) or through the parent/guardian’s Nintendo Account.
Do you need a credit card for Nintendo switch online?
Whatever your reasoning for your desire to keep a separation of card and Switch, it can pose a problem when you want to pay for things. For instance, with the recent launch of Nintendo Switch Online, you may be wondering if you can pay for your subscription without a card. The short and fortunate answer is yes.
Does it cost money to have a Nintendo account?
You can create a Nintendo account for free. That will grant you access to the eShop. To get the NES app and play those games you must have an active subscription to Nintendo Switch Online. A 12 month subscription costs $20.
Do you need an account for Nintendo eShop?
You’ll need a Nintendo Switch, Wii U, or Nintendo 3DS family system, a Nintendo Account (registered for use in the U.S. or Canada), Internet connection, and Nintendo eShop access to download the game once you’ve purchased it. (Please note that DLC items, passes, and themes do not qualify for My Nintendo Points.)