Switch Player Magazineis creating Nintendo Switch Magazines
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Want to get Switch Player Magazine in as a digital file? Patrons at this level get EXCLUSIVE access to the PDF version of the magazine!
The PDF will be issued as a post here on Patreon.
Just like the old days of Nintendo Magazines, you'll get a PRINT copy of Switch Player Magazine posted through your door in the UK! Packed with the latest features, previews, reviews and more, SPM is better in PRINT.
Shipping included. Issues will be ordered and posted AFTER Patreon funds have cleared. UK address ONLY at this level please.
Just like the old days of Nintendo Magazines, you'll get a PRINT copy of Switch Player Magazine posted through your door wherever you live in the world! Packed with the latest features, previews, reviews and more, SPM is better in PRINT.
Shipping included. Issues will be ordered and posted AFTER Patreon funds have cleared. International addresses at this level please. Issues usually release on the 15th of each month. International delivery takes 5-7 working days.
Welcome, Switch Players!And thank you for checking out the Switch Player Magazine Patreon page.
What is Switch Player?
Switch Player is an independent Nintendo Switch magazine founded in 2016. We released our first issue in February 2017 and release issues monthly; we also have a website which you can check out here.
Why a magazine?
There is something undeniably special about magazines. Having all that content in one place, being able to read quite literally at your fingertips – digital content may be convenient, but nothing beats being able to hold it in your hands. For many, Nintendo magazines are imbued with nostalgia, as many of us have grown up reading ONM and other print gaming magazines. Official Nintendo magazines may now be defunct, but the readers for that content – you! – haven’t gone anywhere.
So that’s where we come in.
Our magazine is packed with loads of awesome Switch coverage. In addition to our hand-picked selection of monthly reviews, we offer a huge amount of magazine-exclusive content that you just can’t get anywhere else, including features, interviews, community contributions, custom artwork, and more. With 60 pages of content monthly, you can be sure that there is something for everyone.
When will issues be released?
As of January 2020, new issues are released monthly on the 15th. Depending on where you live, postage times may vary. Switch Player is based in the United Kingdom; domestic postage normally takes around a week, but international orders can take 2-3 weeks to arrive.
When will I be charged?
New supporters will be charged for their first issue upon signing up. Subsequent issues will be charged on the 1st of each month, which is approximately two weeks before the launch of the issue.
What will my first issue be?
Your first issue will be the issue released in the month of your sign-up, so that you can start your collection straight away! For example, if you sign up at any time during the month of April (whether this is before or after launch day), your first issue will be the one released on April 15.
What’s the premium subscription?
We offer premium support tiers for our die-hard Nintendo Switch community. These tiers offer exclusive A5 prints of our cover art as well as Switch Player badges to add to your pin collection. We also offer a sponsorship tier, where we offer all of the bonuses of the premium tiers as well as a free gift after three months of subscription and a custom-drawn avatar to be featured in the mag.
Where can I find the complete collection?
We have limited quantities of back issues available via our shop, which can be accessed here. We occasionally offer occasional bundles and deals to save you money on both postage and the magazine, so make sure to check back from time to time if you’re missing any in your collection.
We also host the full version of issues 1-32 on issuu, which you can access via this link. From issue 36 onward, the magazine has been getting the Switch Player Lite treatment; teasers of each issue’s content will be uploaded to issuu in the leadup to launch, rather than full versions.
What else do I need to know?
The print version will come in A5 size. For postage reasons and to keep costs down, the magazine has to be under 100 grams for international orders. The length of the magazine has varied in the past, but we have settled on 60 pages as the perfect length for Switch Player, and you can expect a minimum of this much content for all of our releases going forward.
I didn’t get my copy. What happens now?
Sometimes the post likes to go missing, especially when sent over huge distances like our magazine is (thanks Royal Mail...). If your magazine doesn’t arrive and your pledge successfully processed, we will happily replace it – just reach out to us so we can sort it out. If it happens more than once or twice then we might have to look into why.
I’ve signed up on Patreon – what else can I do to support Switch Player?
Read each issue, share each issue, tell your friends, and interact with us about it! We especially want your feedback – reach out to us on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook @SwitchPlayerMag to let us know what you love and what we can do better.