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Two friends do not understand it either. It was free, many months! And now it costs a lot of money, why? Nintendo has not developed as much high development costs as other developers for her games (like Rockstar Games, Sony, Naughty Dog ect). And they have so much money in the company. So I dont understand that. And the online service is really not good - in comparison with PlayStation / Xbox. That's what the big pages say. Now it's in the hands of the fans.

In the past, a boycott has brought a lot - as with the xboxone, with the "second-hand" games. With a little luck, nintendo delete the online costs in a few weeks / 3-4 months. This is my opinion. Then it's free again - that would be fair and I would like it. Hope the best - that would be great for everyone, i think :)



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KazumaKiryu said:

Two friends do not understand it either. It was free, many months! And now it costs a lot of money, why? Nintendo has not developed as much high development costs as other developers for her games (like Rockstar Games, Sony, Naughty Dog ect). And they have so much money in the company. So I dont understand that. And the online service is really not good - in comparison with PlayStation / Xbox. That's what the big pages say. Now it's in the hands of the fans.

In the past, a boycott has brought a lot - as with the xboxone, with the "second-hand" games. With a little luck, nintendo delete the online costs in a few weeks / 3-4 months. This is my opinion. Then it's free again - that would be fair and I would like it. Hope the best - that would be great for everyone, i think :)

Come on, even if your friends were on Hartz IV, they'd still be able to pay for this.



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"But that's simply not true. Nintendo DS, Wii, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U systems have supported online play for free since their inception. Now, Nintendo want us to pay from 5 dollars per month to 20 a year in order to be able to do something that for the past 15 years has been free to consumers."

 

This is why your petition will fail.  While it was free for you to use, it was not free for them to provide.  The mere fact of the matter is you got something for free for 15 years that they paid for.  Now you're going to say thank you by petitioning against them?



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I know it's really basic and sucks but they just freakin started their online service. First of all, for that price it's never going to be as good as the competition. Second of all, they will add stuff, virtual games over the months/years. It will just get better honestly.



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Vodacixi said:

If that's what you think, I'm ok with it. But... don't you think that it would be better if it was free like it has been since the DS came out? Don't you think that this is something we have always had for free and now they are taking it away from us? Don't you think that if we stand up and hold on without online on Switch, even if it's just by a short period of time... we could make things like they were before?

I repeat: if you don't agree with this, I won't insist on you. But if you think I'm even just a little bit right... then you should consider making something.

Sorry but even when I had a DS, Xbox 360 had already planted the conception that the future of online gaming is to be a paid service on dedicated platforms. Sony followed, then finally Nintendo. The consumer lost, no point in me fighting a battle I believe to be already long lost.

But of course I'm fine with anyone who disagrees and can live without the paid online subscription services for Sony Microsoft and Nintendo platforms. I mean they have a right not to pay and not everyone is too dependent on the online gaming sector. But if you do want the subscription you should just pay for it cause your not going to be getting it otherwise.

I'm just desensitised to concept of paid online on modern dedicated video game systems. Also it's far too late for Microsoft and Sony to turn back now, sure maybe not Nintendo, but if after 10 years it sticks there is no reason to believe it's going anywhere.

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I'll sign as a matter of principle...

Meanwhile, I'm going to build a great subscription and I'm going to make Microsoft pay for it!



This is getting ridiculous



At the end of the day, you pay if you want to play online. Splatoon 2 and Smash are enough reasons for me when I go to buy the console! (hopefully later this year)

Personally I think that this Nintendo online payment service seems somewhat primitive if you compare it with the competition. Nintendo knows that and that's why its price is 20 dollars.



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Quit being a baby. Lets look at the base level- you get to play online games for one third the price of the competitors. Everything on top of that is a bonus. The NES games with wifi enabled multiplayer, the cloud saves, the exclusive sales, EVERYTHING. If youre really too petty to see that and want to focus on the miniscule details of what youre not getting, then dont deserve nice things