In a new tweet that went up on Twitter by Dr. Serkan Toto who posted that the Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima told Nikkei that the Nintendo Switch online service will cost gamers around 2,000 to 3,000 yen per year, which translates into $17.50 and $26.50 yearly.
According to publication site Gematsu, who published the news regarding the Switch online service, the paid online service for the upcoming console by Nintendo will cost around 2,000 to 3,000 yen per year. Looking over to the tweet we see that it roughly estimates about $17.50 to $26.50 USD — that will likely be $19.99 or $29.99.
You can read over the tweet that was sent out by Dr. Serkan Toto that features the aforesaid.
1) Just in: Nintendo president Kimishima tells the Nikkei Switch’s online service will be priced at 2-3,000 yen ($17.50 – $26.50) *YEARLY*.
— Dr. Serkan Toto (@serkantoto) February 1, 2017
According to both the site and Kimishima, the yearly fee or payment is supposedly to make it easier for the big N to support online features like multiplayer and classic retro game downloads for gamers to indulge in.
It’s worth mentioning that folks have up until Fall (of this year) to play the online service for free. Upon paying for the premium service for the Switch, you’ll be able to play online, use voice chat features, gain access to free monthly downloads of older NES and SNES games, as well as other benefits that discount games.
If you don’t pay for the online service you will be limited and won’t have access to chatting with your friends via voice chat, and sharing screenshots to social media through the Switch’s share button. You will be able to access the Nintendo eShop and register and manage your friends list.
Moreover, if you are unaware, the Switch can connect to the Internet through a wireless connection and will allow up to eight systems to connect over a local wireless connection in games that support multiplayer. If you happen to be docked, the console can use a wired Internet connection by connecting a LAN Adapter.
For more information regarding the Nintendo Switch you can head on over to nintendo.com.