Nintendo has finally revealed the pricing details on Nintendo Switch’s Online Service. The good news is that it won’t be available at a hefty price tag, it’s just a fraction of what players currently pay for the similar type of service on competing platforms like PS4 and Xbox One.
Nintendo president Kimishima announced that Nintendo Switch’s online service will be priced at 2-3,000 yen i.e. $17.50 – $26.50 for a year. Pricing for other regions (like North America and Europe) was not revealed, but we did receive a hint that it will be the price at a range similar to what we have for the Japan.
This is the very first time Nintendo has put up a price tag/subscription fee for accessing online multiplayer and other network services. The service will not only offer access to online multiplayer features in upcoming games like Splatoon 2 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, but there are additional perks and benefits that will be announced at a later date.
Nintendo Switch is officially scheduled to launch on March 3 worldwide. It carries a price tag of $299. If you haven’t pre-ordered one for you then do it now from AMAZON.
2) Kimishima says the yearly fees make it easier for Nintendo to support online features such as multiplayer or downloads of classic games.
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