By Tyler Trosper / February 1st, 2017
Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima announced to Nikkei that the online service for the Nintendo Switch will cost around 2,000 to 3,000 yen a year. In U.S. currency, that translates to $17.50 and $26.50 a year. It is unclear, though, if the pricing will be similar in different countries. However, everyone will have a free trial until this fall.
The fee is to make it easier for Nintendo to support online multiplayer and classic game downloads. Here are some of the paid online features the Switch will have:
- Online gameplay
- Online lobby and chat
- Monthly game download
- Exclusive deals
Of course, there are free features, such as access to the Nintendo eShop, friends management, screenshot sharing, and parental controls.
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