The Nintendo online service allows users to do a multitude of things, including playing online multiplayer games, communicating with friends on smartphones, and saving data to their game Cloud. Subscribers of the service will also receive access to a 100+ original NES and SNES games, and Nintendo Eshop discounts. Despite these features, Nintendo Switch Online still has a long way to go to becoming great, especially when its compared to the services of its competitors.
Representative Director and President of Nintendo, Shuntaro Furukawa, did not comment much on the specific changes made to the service, but he did release this statement:
“We are working on increasing the appeal of the service to make it even more fun and convenient to play with Nintendo Switch.”
Furukawa also showed some statistics regarding the Switch Online service, and its installation base. It’s mentioned that there were over 26 million Online subscriptions in September of last year, and that total has been continually increasing with more system sales. The Switch online is therefore clearly meeting expectations set by its users, but there will always be room for improvement. With regards to the new OLED Switch model (see article below), it would be in the company’s best interest to continue adding more features and items for its users in the future