Nintendo hint at some of the Switch online benefits

Nintendo hint at some of the Switch online benefits

At the beginning of this month, Nintendo finally confirmed that the paid online service for the Switch will launch this September. Now, Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima and managing executive officer Shinya Takahashi have teased some of the "appealing" bonuses that players can expect. So far, we know that the service will feature online lobbies and voice chat (through the smartphone app) and will allow users access to a "classic game selection".

In the same investor Q&A that revealed that nugget of information, Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto shared his thoughts on the potential risks to the console's future that may not have been thought about before launch. "That is why we want to apply substantial resources to the online service, with the thinking that we will devote our energies to making this a for-pay service".

Takahashi went on to tease that Nintendo's upcoming announcement about the Switch's online service will be some big news. He added that the announcement will include specific details on how they plan to popularize the service.

Nintendo has promised something big when it's time for it to officially introduce its Nintendo Switch Online paid service.

The marketing strategy going forward is to instil a desire to purchase Nintendo Switch among a wide consumer base in all the regions of Japan, the United States, and Europe. "I think that announcement will convey to you how we plan to popularize the service". On the other hand, Xbox One and PlayStation 4's paid memberships offer free games monthly and discounts. Late previous year, Milestone brought MXGP3 to the Switch, a game which featured online multiplayer on PS4 and Xbox One but was omitted in the Switch version of the game.

"Obviously it only came out last March, so it hasn't been long, but of all the publishers who are working on Switch we've done quite a few things". At the time, Nintendo announced it would offer memberships for 1 month ($4), 3 months ($8), and 12 months ($20), but it remains to be seen if those prices are still accurate. Should pricing remain the same, then the Switch's online service would be significantly cheaper than the Xbox Live Gold and PlayStation Plus services that cost $60 per year.

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