“The Virtual Console successor is Nintendo Switch Online” Says Reggie
Since the reveal of the Nintendo Switch Online service, many fans have been left wondering what comes next for the Virtual Console, and Nintendo of America’s Reggie Fils-Aime has gone on record by saying that the virtual console successor is the Nintendo Switch Online service.
Here’s what Reggie said:
“The Virtual Console successor is Nintendo Switch Online, right? With the mentality that says we’re going to be offering a slate of games, and it’s a slate that’s going to increase over time. For many of these games, there’s going to be additional online capability provided in those games. That’s the vision we have for how to best bring our legacy content to Nintendo Switch.”
The Nintendo Switch Online service will be launching in September and will cost $20 for an annual membership. Monthly memberships will be $4. These prices are quite reasonable when compared to most other subscription-based services, including Xbox Live and PlayStation Network. Of course, there’s still the big question of how many subscribers the service will end up generating. Reggie also commented about this:
“We do [believe people will subscribe], and I say that because what we’ve laid out is a proposition where, yes you get the competitive play accessibility, you also get the cloud save, and you get access to the legacy content. That’s a fantastic proposition for $20 a year. We believe that it’s not going to be any type of issue for us. In fact, it’s going to enable us to continue offering a varied slate of opportunities from an online experience standpoint.”