Nintendo Switch Online Achieves Record-Breaking Milestone Despite Heavy Fan Backlash

Published 11/07/2021, 11:30 AM EST


Heavy is the crown for those who have to bear its responsibilities every single day. This has been the case for Nintendo in the past year, as the community demanded more updates from the studio. The Japanese studio came up with fantastic updates for both Animal Crossing New Horizons and Nintendo Switch Online subscription service.

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Leaks regarding the addition of new titles from 2 classic consoles like Sega Genesis and Nintendo 64 turned into a reality. Sadly, the prize attached to the Expansion pack failed to impress the community, but the live service continues to perform great. Recent reports from the community have revealed record-breaking sales by attracting 32 million subscribers.

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Nintendo Switch Online is the most lucrative asset for the studio

According to a report by Nintendo Insider, the success of Nintendo’s Switch is the key reason behind the live service growth. The Japanese studio has sold nearly 93 million consoles, suggesting that nearly 34% of the owners of the console have subscribed to the online live service. The company’s head, Shuntaro Furukawa, shed light on these key details in a recent corporate briefing. He spoke about the new milestones, the addition of new features, and how it helped the live service to become extremely lucrative.

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“The number of members who are subscribed to Nintendo Switch Online, a service for Nintendo Switch users, is increasing along with the growth of the hardware install base. It has reached more than 32 million accounts as of September 2021, By enhancing services, we have increased the opportunities for members to continue playing Nintendo Switch. These enhancements include Game Trial events, which allow users to play a specific title during a specific time period, and the addition of member-exclusive games. “

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The live service still seems to be in a great place despite the recent controversies. The studio may have pushed the wrong buttons with the expensive pricing plans of the expansion pack. However, it still seems quite clear that Nintendo believes in its product, and it believes that in due time, the community will learn to appreciate it as well.

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Ayank Chourasia

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Ayank Chourasia is an eSports author at EssentiallySports. He has been writing since 2016 across various fields, having done his BBA from T.I.

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