Nintendo's Paid Online Service Might be Cheaper Than You Thought

Nintendo's Paid Online Service Might be Cheaper Than You Thought

If you were expecting to pay $50-$60 a year for Nintendo's upcoming premium online service for the Switch, you might want to think again.

According to Twitter user @serkantoto, Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima has told investors that Nintendo's premium online service will cost between ¥2,000-¥3,000 annual, which translates to roughly $17.50-$26.50! 

If this is to be believed, Nintendo's online service will be priced extremely competitively compared to PS Plus and Xbox Live. Still, we have yet to see how robust Nintendo's service will be, so we'll just have before we can call it definitive. 

A second Tweet mentioned why Kimishima believes Nintendo needs to charge for the service.

Maintaining online servers and such is extremely costly, so having to pay for it should just entail that the service is better maintained. Hopefully this will be the case with the Switch. Now, where the hell is the achievement/trophy feature?

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