The Switch’s online subscription model, Nintendo Switch Online, now has 10 million active users. Going by recent sales figures of 35 million consoles, that means nearly a third of all Switch owners are using its online service. Not bad.
The Nintendo Switch Online suite of features gives you access to online play, a library of NES titles, cloud storage for your save data and voice chat. It’s typically priced between £3.49 and £17.99, depending on the length of the subscription.
The subscription figures were announced at this year’s meeting of Nintendo’s shareholders. In addition, fans who were hoping for a bulkier Virtual Console offering may be in luck: Nintendo is looking at ways to improve this aspect of their online service, so this could be a sign that games from other classic Nintendo consoles may eventually be joining the line-up.
The Nintendo Switch Online service is still in its infancy — it launched in September of last year, so it’s not even a year old — which leaves plenty of time and room for growth. The Switch itself has been a tremendous success for Nintendo, far outselling its underperforming predecessor, and I’m sure Nintendo have plenty of plans to keep that momentum going.
If you want to read the full transcript of the shareholders’ meeting, you can do so here.