Nintendo plans new features to make Switch Online more appealing

Doris Richards
February 10, 2019

As reported by the Wall Street Journal's Takashi Mochizuki, Nintendo has confirmed that it hasn't announced everything that will be coming to the Switch in its 2019 fiscal year, which starts on April 1, 2019 and ends March 31, 2020. Despite this, flagship series Pokémon forwent a mainstream entry on the 3DS previous year in favour of its spin-off, Pokémon: Let's Go on the Nintendo Switch.

Nintendo's online subscription service called Nintendo Switch Online offers several incentives for subscribers including online play and a catalogue of retro games, but Nintendo is now planning on adding to its appeal even more. It's odd to hear Nintendo say that it has struggled to convey the Switch's appeal considering its massive success so far especially when comparing it to that very issue with the Nintendo Wii U, but also proves just how far Nintendo hopes to go with its new machine. "Yet despite having been able to sell fairly large large volume of hardware during the holiday season, it is true that we now do not anticipate the forecasted 12-month sales volume set at the beginning of this fiscal year". But the question remains.for how long?

To combat this change, and in hopes to "build relationships with consumers and enrich the [service's] content", Furukawa notes that Nintendo is "planning ways to boost the appeal of the service on a yearly basis", with announcements to follow.

"Our basic policy is to proceed with both Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS in our dedicated video game platform business", Mr. Furukawa said in a recent Nintendo FYQ3'18 Q&A. "Nintendo 3DS is appealing as a portable game system, that is easy to carry around since it is small and light, and has a very desirable price point".

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