The Nintendo Switch Online Services details have been confirmed. Tatsumi Kimishima, the head of Nintendo told the Nikkei pricing, features and potentially new features for online and smartphones.
Nintendo Switch Online Pricing (Yearly)
¥2000 – ¥3,000
$17.50 – $26.50
£14 – £21
This is a conversion from the Japanese estimate and is based on current exchange rates. It is significantly cheaper than both Xbox and Playstation online services. The service will be available from the launch in March for free and then will cost later on in the year.
Nintendo Switch Online Free Until Fall 2017
Other Nintendo Switch Free Features
- New smartphone chat app for Nintendo Switch.
- Monthly downloads of classic games (renting).
- Virtual Reality could potentially be added if comfort issues are resolved.
- Aiming to release 2-3 smartphone games per year.
- The launch date for the “Animal Crossing” series will be pushed back to fiscal 2017 from the current financial year.