Published: Sun, February 10, 2019
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Nintendo President Says 20 Million Switch Target Failed

Nintendo President Says 20 Million Switch Target Failed

If you're looking to play online multiplayer, rather than local, you'll need a paid Nintendo Switch Online subscription to connect to other players, but there are a number of titles still flawless for couch co-op too. Those games could previously be played online with no subscription before being gated by a monthly or yearly fee, but Nintendo included a library of NES games and cloud storage capabilities to the deal.

A Nintendo Direct is rumoured to be arriving next Wednesday, which will confirm the existence of Metroid Prime Trilogy on Nintendo Switch. Ultimate online with friends and strangers.

The rumour comes from King Zell on ResetEra, who also claims Nintendo has a number of games to announce this year which won't necessarily feature in the Direct, including Super Mario Maker 2, a new 2D Zelda, the promised mainline Pokémon game, and ports of Pikmin 3 and BoxBoy.


In Canada, the service starts at $4.99 per month. Still, Nintendo's company president Shuntaro Furukawa said in a Q&A session with investors (via GamesIndustry.biz) that a growing number of people are opting to subscribe for shorter amounts of time as opposed to signing up for a full year. "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".

In Nintendo's Q & A summary for its fiscal year ending March 2019, Nintendo Entertainment Planning and Development general manager Shinya Takahashi responded to a question about Nintendo's process for software development, saying "I have heard some people say we have a tendency towards slow development, but that's certainly not true in every case".

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