Quite often criticized for its lack of features and services, the Nintendo Switch Online has nevertheless evolved well since its official introduction at the end of 2017, so that the number of subscribers remains constantly increasing.
Whether it is with the addition of services such as games exclusively reserved for subscribers (Tetris99/Pacman99) or the addition of retro consoles. The Nintendo Switch Online has improved over the years, something that is particularly noticeable with the much more frequent trial games as well as the recent update of the mobile application allowing you to see your connected friends and the addition of customizable icons with weekly missions.
In addition, the recent additional service pack brings an additional layer of benefits to subscribers such as the possibility of playing Nintendo 64 and Megadrive, as well as enjoying the latest DLC without having to buy them individually for Animal Crossing, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe or Splatoon 2 again.
During the last financial report, Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa ruled that the number of subscribers was constantly increasing.
In particular, he reportedly said that the majority of subscribers in the United States upgraded to the add-on pack after the service launched in October 2021. That said, Nintendo is not only focused on acquiring new subscribers but more importantly on retention of those who are already members of the additional service pack.
Of course, customers will afford to let their subscription expire and thus not renew it, so we believe it is important to continue to release services that allow players to continue to enjoy, not only online gaming , but also improve their overall experience.
We will continue to expand our services and create new content for our customers in the current year.
Furukawa was also asked about the possibility of adding more downloadable content in the additional pack and reportedly replied that they will continue to study the convenience for subscribers as well as how content can be integrated on a case-by-case basis for each game. .