Nintendo Suggests Improvements Coming to Switch Online
During a recent financial briefing conference call, Nintendo has announced that they intend to further expand upon Nintendo Switch Online. Currently, the service offers Tetris 99, NES and SNES games as incentive for Nintendo fans to subscribe beyond the simple ability to take their games online. Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa reaffirmed 15 million gamers are subscribed to the service as of now, with Pokemon Sword & Shield and Animal Crossing: New Horizons bringing in new fans. Nintendo Switch Online is available exclusively for the Nintendo hybrid platform for $19.99 per year now.
“Memberships are increasing steadily with the expanding hardware install base beyond 15 million accounts, the number we have already announced at the Corporate Management Policy Briefing in January 2020,” said Shuntaro Furukawa. “The number of paid memberships has particularly grown since the release of titles that support online play, like Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield and Animal Crossing: New Horizons. By adding elements that make games even more fun to play and by increasing the appeal of the service itself, we hope to continuously grow this into a service that makes Nintendo Switch even more enjoyable and convenient for consumers to play.”
“Regarding Nintendo Accounts, we consider them to be an important way to build lasting relationships with consumers,” continued Shuntaro Furukawa. “With the distribution of games like Mario Kart Tour, the number of consumers with Nintendo Account surpassed 100 million and this number has continued to rise greatly since then. We will continue our efforts to build trust with consumers so that they will want to keep their relationships with Nintendo over the long term.” Although Nintendo Accounts are across the Switch and mobile platforms, we want to see more classic games added to Switch Online in time.
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