Published By : 09 May 2018 | Published By : QYRESEARCH
Nintendo has finally removed the wraps on its new Switch Online paid service after several months of rumors, speculations, and other unconfirmed news going on all over the globe. The pricing is about US$20 per year, which is substantially less expensive for starters.
Nintendo Expects to Boost Sales with New Service
It is true that with growing use of smartphones, tablets, and other smart devices, the number of people playing with Nintendo gaming consoles has dramatically decreased. And to survive in the already burgeoning smartphone world, Nintendo, a leader in the handheld gaming consoles industry, has decided to revamp its business. Introducing the Nintendo Switch Online service is a part of this plan, wherein users can play at least ten games in the initial period of release.
Features such as online save game backups of NES games and introduction of online multiplayers options are a key part of the service. The service though is expected to be launched later this year, probably in September. The ten initial games that will run through the service are Soccer, Super Mario Bros., Donkey Kong, Ice Climber, Mario Bros., Dr. Mario, Super Mario Bros. 3, Balloon Fight, Tennis, and The Legend of Zelda. More games will follow after these are played for a considerable time, so that gamers can get used to the devices. The latter batch might include classics such as Final Fantasy and Double Dragon, for which Nintendo doesn’t have licensing rights as of now.
Every game can be played in both single as well multiplayer modes online. However, depending on the game, players can take part in online competitive or co-operative multiplayer functions. The subscription is linked to an account, and not the hardware. Thus, even if two people shared the same account, and one of them paid online, the other one does not the benefits of the service.