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The_Liquid_Laser said:
The service will be terrible this year, but it will gradually get better and better.

Maybe next gen with the Switch 2, it ll be better, and more like Xbox or Playstation's.... for now enjoy those NES games.

Tbh to me it sounds like Nintendo want to Charge its consumers, without actually offering much of anything for it.
And for some reason tons of people are damage controlling this.



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JRPGfan said:
The_Liquid_Laser said:
The service will be terrible this year, but it will gradually get better and better.

Maybe next gen with the Switch 2, it ll be better, and more like Xbox or Playstation's.... for now enjoy those NES games.

Tbh to me it sounds like Nintendo want to Charge its consumers, without actually offering much of anything for it.
And for some reason tons of people are damage controlling this.

Exactly they're not offering much at all to be charging anything and this is they're 3rd chance and they still cant get it right Sony wasn't this bad it took them 2 chances 



Pavolink said:
It is perception.
I found value and am pretty excited to play SMB3 online.

I'm not sure what online capabilities will add to SMB3. The game is a single player experience. Even the two player mode is each player taking turns.



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TruckOSaurus said:
Pavolink said:
It is perception.
I found value and am pretty excited to play SMB3 online.

I'm not sure what online capabilities will add to SMB3. The game is a single player experience. Even the two player mode is each player taking turns.

SMB3 has a better playable version of Mario Bros. built in. That has always been simultaneous multiplayer.

On topic: Amusing how much people bash NES games and call Switch Online terrible value. I suppose nobody remembers the NES Mini and the demand for it. If people were willing to shell out up to $150 for the NES Mini and its 30 games, then a yearly subscription of $20 that starts with 20 games and is bound to grow in numbers should be looked at as Nintendo leaving money on the table once again.



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A few questions:

  • will the NES games be playable offline or do they need an online connection in single player (like Super Mario Run)?
  • will the NES games stay active after the subscription ends (like 360 games in the GwG-sub)?
  • is only the upload of cloud saves subscription based? (so can I download cloud saves after the subscription ends?)
  • will cloud saves stay on the servers after the subscription runs out? (so can I download cloud saves with renewing the subscription after a pause?)


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RolStoppable said:

On topic: Amusing how much people bash NES games and call Switch Online terrible value. I suppose nobody remembers the NES Mini and the demand for it. If people were willing to shell out up to $150 for the NES Mini and its 30 games, then a yearly subscription of $20 that starts with 20 games and is bound to grow in numbers should be looked at as Nintendo leaving money on the table once again.

Not an appropiate comparison. NES mini is an actual, tangible, physical product, especially catered to collectionists and nostalgia players, plus easily hackable (just like its SNES Mini counterpart) and a bunch of other things that made it an enticing product. Modified NES games here are nothing but temporary digital files in your console being offered to ease the fact that a console function that was previously free - online play - is not free anymore.

NES Mini didn't substract anything from people other than space in their room. NES games on Switch are a reminder of what was taken away. One can totally argue that Nintendo didn't really have to offer anything at all, which is fine, but one thing here is a clever business decision and the other is a reactionary move based on a relatively impopular business choice.



Conina said:

A few questions:

  • will the NES games be playable offline or do they need an online connection in single player (like Super Mario Run)?
  • will the NES games stay active after the subscription ends (like 360 games in the GwG-sub)?
  • is only the upload of cloud saves subscription based? (so can I download cloud saves after the subscription ends?)
  • will cloud saves stay on the servers after the subscription runs out? (so can I download cloud saves with renewing the subscription after a pause?)

To tell you the truth spending 150 on a nes mini is a dumb purchase in my opinion. Why pay that much for emulated games when the PC version is free



Julianpd83 said:
Conina said:

A few questions:

  • will the NES games be playable offline or do they need an online connection in single player (like Super Mario Run)?
  • will the NES games stay active after the subscription ends (like 360 games in the GwG-sub)?
  • is only the upload of cloud saves subscription based? (so can I download cloud saves after the subscription ends?)
  • will cloud saves stay on the servers after the subscription runs out? (so can I download cloud saves with renewing the subscription after a pause?)

To tell you the truth spending 150 on a nes mini is a dumb purchase in my opinion. Why pay that much for emulated games when the PC version is free

To tell you the truth that doesn't even answer one of the questions.



Conina said:
Julianpd83 said:

To tell you the truth spending 150 on a nes mini is a dumb purchase in my opinion. Why pay that much for emulated games when the PC version is free

To tell you the truth that doesn't even answer one of the questions

Sorry it quoted the wrong person was meant to quote the person above u



I am just so frustrated that they are bearly showing anything for the online service. Either give us all the info in E3 or this month or just don't do online services at all. It's been 1 year already and you are showing us that you both don't know what you are doing (voice chat headphones) or you can't get even the bare essentials for a proper online service (messaging or improved performance)