Published: Mon, February 05, 2018
Tech | By Amelia Peters

The Switch's premium online service is launching this September

The Switch's premium online service is launching this September

Following reports late previous year that Nintendo was pushing the Nintendo Switch Online service to sometime in "fall 2018", the company has now announced just when we'll be able to pay for a better online experience! The console is making record sales and is offering its consumers the chance to not only play video games on TV but also carry it with them. 3, Dr. Mario, and Balloon Fight. The company's earnings reports indicate that Nintendo experienced a 261% revenue bump from past year.

What we're getting at here is that Nintendo is doing quite well. The Wii U was not. For that money, you get the ability to play Nintendo Switch games online.

It goes without saying that Nintendo Switch is one of the best consoles released in the last decade.

"Odyssey" in particular topped the charts, with 9.07 million units sold, while "Zelda" reached 6.7 million copies.

As Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima said in a recent investor presentation, "We were able to offer multiple hit titles early on for Nintendo Switch that serve as powerful drivers for hardware sales".

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As shown, from February onward we will be releasing a wide variety of new software titles one after the next.

Nintendo's new hybrid handheld/home console has taken the world by storm, selling over 14 million units in its first year alone - that's more than the Wii U sold in its entire lifespan. In other words, in just ten months, Nintendo Switch has nearly certainly outsold the Wii U (Nintendo has not yet provided updated Wii U sales figures), which has been available since 2012.

This basic feature will then be upgraded with new features such as leaderboards and multiplayer.

In that sense, Nintendo stated the following: "The second year is important". The plan will allow Switch owners access to online play, free game downloads, and special deals on the Nintendo eShop.

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