Nintendo “working on increasing the appeal” of Switch Online “to make it even more fun and convenient to play”
Nintendo Switch Online has been going for three years strong. We’ve seen the introduction of classic games on the console, new titles like Tetris 99, and opportunities to try out certain titles through Game Trials.
The SNES library started up on Switch Online in 2019. Since then though, the lineup of classics has been a bit static. Some have hoped that Nintendo could expand the offerings with N64 or Game Boy games.
President Shuntaro Furukawa was asked about a membership option at a higher price tier with upgraded services during Nintendo’s Annual General Meeting of Shareholders last week. He spoke more broadly about plans, noting how the company is “working on increasing the appeal” of Switch Online “to make it even more fun and convenient to play” with Switch.
“Nintendo started the Nintendo Switch Online service in September 2018 for Nintendo Switch users. People with memberships can play games with their friends online, such as titles like Animal Crossing: New Horizons. In addition, they can play some of the games that were released for the NES and the SNES. Membership in this service exceeded 26 million paying accounts in September of last year and is still growing steadily, in step with the increase in Nintendo Switch system sales. For Nintendo Switch Online, it’s important not only to increase the number of new members, but also to encourage existing members to continue using the service, so we are working on increasing the appeal of the service to make it even more fun and convenient to play with Nintendo Switch.”