Nintendo president confirms more will come to Switch Online this year

Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa confirmed during a recent Q&A with a Japanese investor that the mildly controversial Nintendo Switch Online service will continue to expand its content offering throughout the year.

The Q&A was transcribed by VGCwhere Furukawa states, “Nintendo Switch Online’s total subscriber count has not been updated from the 32 million subscribers we disclosed last September, but is gradually increasing as Nintendo’s sales increase. Switches increase.”

Furukawa continues; “Of course, there are customers who let their subscription expire and then they don’t renew it, so we think it’s important to continue to release software that allows players to continue enjoying, not only the game in online, but also enhance their overall experience.” He concluded his statement by confirming “we will continue to expand our services and create new content for our customers throughout this year.”

Nintendo Switch online. Credit: Nintendo

Asked about adding additional expansions and DLCs, Nintendo’s president is reluctant to give a straight answer, saying, “We will continue to consider convenience for our customers as well as how it would integrate with individual software. . We will provide the best possible solution for each title.

The content mentioned remains undetermined, but there are a few possibilities. The most obvious is more software, especially for the Nintendo 64 emulator, which has yet to include ROMs for previously confirmed releases. Pokemon Snap and Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards. There remains a huge range of NES, SNES and Sega Mega Drive titles that could also be added to the service.

Sega Mega Drive Controller
Sega Mega Drive six-button controller, as shown during the Nintendo Direct. Image credit: Nintendo

Game Boy and Game Boy Color emulators were also heavily rumored last year, while a Game Boy Advance emulator was recently discovered online. However, none of these systems have been confirmed and should be taken with a grain of salt until they are officially confirmed.

In other news, Nintendo has some reservations about moving on from the hugely successful Switch.

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