After some delay, the Switch online service is set to go live this September; now we have some details on the perks.
During an investor Q & A, Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima and managing executive officer Shinya Takahashi laid out how they saw the service:
“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.”
Kimishima said there will be “products” to reward subscribers, saying, “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.”
Takahashi then alluded to their next announcement, where they will presumably reveal what these “products” will be: “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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