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Virtual Console? Smash? both? i dont know..

An update on Nintendo Switch Online was financial provided during Nintendo’s latest financial results briefing. We finally know that the service will be launching in September.

During the Q&A session of its financial results briefing, Nintendo commented on this just a bit further. Both president Tatsumi Kimishima and managing executive officer Shinya Takahashi weighed in on the service, with Takahashi stating that the next announcement will be worth the wait.

The two stated:

Tatsumi Kimishima (President and Representative Director):

We view the online service as one component of our efforts to diversify how our games are played and to get people to play more of our games. 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.

As for how we plan to popularize the service, it is less about the mechanism and more a question of what kinds of products we can offer, and the spread of the service will depend on whether consumers want what we offer. Please give us a bit more time to announce more details about the service. I think that announcement will convey to you how we plan to popularize the service.


We have some ideas about how to make Nintendo Switch Online appealing when it becomes a for-pay service, so I think our next announcement will be worth the wait. 

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"Just for comparison Uncharted 4 was 20x bigger than Splatoon 2. This shows the huge difference between Sony's first-party games and Nintendo's first-party games."

Probably the VC and an eShop overhaul that suits the service.

Maybe a Super Smash Bros. announcement? I assume that would convince a lot of people to get online.

VGPolyglot said:
Maybe a Super Smash Bros. announcement? I assume that would convince a lot of people to get online.

I see that as a game that will come around the time of the Online fee, but it won't really be overly tied to the fee, people aren't that convinced on the service just yet and they don't want to risk any controversy affecting Smash should any problem arise.

You know it deserves the GOTY.

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I hope it is. Even if it is cheap,it still have to convince people about getting into it.

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So, they're going to scrap the current voice chat system?

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Worth the wait for customers?

Or for investors?

I can't even imagine what it is if Nintendo is hyping it themselves.