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Nintendo fans react to "increase the appeal" of Switch Online quote

Published: 09:19, 06 July 2021
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Shuntaro Furukawa, Representative Director and President of Nintendo answered a lot of questions during the company's 81st Annual General Meeting of Shareholders. His answer about the NSO service has provoked some reactions.

Nintendo recently held their 81st Annual General Meeting of Shareholders. The meeting spawned an interesting Q&A with Shuntaro Furukawa, Representative Director and President of Nintendo.

While the interview itself warrants a full read, we chose to focus on the answer Furukawa gave when asked about a higher-priced tier with upgraded services for Nintendo Switch Online.

Furukawa mentions the history of the service, its growing popularity among Switch owners and goes on to reveal that the company is "working on increasing the appeal of the service to make it even more fun and convenient to play with Nintendo Switch."

The fans' reaction

Fans of the platform have had diverse reactions to Furukawa's response, requesting basic features such as a messaging system and easy to use voice chat across multiple titles.

Another Switch owner provided a handy list of ways to increase the appeal. They proposed the addition of Nintendo 64 and Gameboy titles, exclusive sales, more unique online modes and an update that would improve the console's internet connection.

Some are also calling for more substantial updates, better server infrastructure and a party chat.

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Nintendo Switch Online

Nintendo Switch Online is a subscription service for the Switch video game console.

The service offers online multiplayer, cloud saving, voice chat via a smartphone app, access to a library of NES and SNES games, as well as other promotions and offers. 

Nintendo Switch Online launched on September 18, 2018. 

Q&A Summary from Nintendo's 81st Annual General Meeting of Shareholders.

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