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Nintendo Switch Online Sounds Bizarre, But I'm Obviously Going To Buy It

Nintendo Switch Online has some hilarious problems, but they won't keep you from buying it.

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-Foxtrot27d ago

For being a huge sucker.

Which is why they've never changed

SuperSonic9127d ago

Buying crappy products over and over tells them to keep on making them

gamer780426d ago

their lack of robust online, social and achievement system keeps me from getting their systems at launch. It's a shame they won't ever learn when people keep giving them money.

porkChop27d ago

I'm not buying it yet. It's not about the money or anything, there's just not a single online game on Switch that interests me enough to subscribe. When someone releases a great online game that I actually want to play, I'll subscribe. But not until then.

TekoIie26d ago (Edited 26d ago )

I'm going to hold off on it. Want them to return to a free model. I'm not interested in any of the Big 3's services because they lock online multiplayer behind it and there's no reason to.

At most I'll buy a month when Smash releases but I'd rather push as hard as possible for them to keep online free. If they want another subscription service then I'm all for considering it but it shouldn't lock away accessibility to a game I've already paid for.

Gemmol26d ago

I did family plan best option ever if you have people it will cost less than 20 a year

rainslacker26d ago (Edited 26d ago )

I'm not going to bother. I don't play online much as it is, and I really don't care to do it for what amounts to a portable console I don't play at home as much anyways. The free NES game each month is hardly compelling reason to spend $20 a year.

I only kept PS+ because of the free games, and I even considered cancelling that when it seemed like the IGC was lacking for a long while. I have yet to sub to XBL outside the free trial I got with the system.

Moonman27d ago

If you buy the year subscription that is $1.67 per month. If you bought 20 NES games on the Virtual Console on Wii, 3DS or Wii U it would cost $100. NES Classic is $60 but they won't add any more games than what you have. I think people want a overall better service like PSN level which would require us to pay more money. Who knows how better the service will get next year. The question we should ask ourselves at the start of this hopefully evolving service is: Is it worth $1.67 a month right NOW? If yes, buy it. If No...don't.

TekoIie26d ago (Edited 26d ago )

If they want to do a GamePass style subscription service for NES, SNES, N64, GameCube and Wii games I'm all for giving it a shot. I'd actually be really excited about a service like that and it might actually be the smartest way for Nintendo to bring VC to the Switch. But there's no reason to lock online multiplayer behind it.

I'm also wondering whats going to happen when a mainline Pokemon releases. Are we going to have to pay for this for online AND subscribe to Pokemon Bank for our online storage? It'll be a bit of a joke if we do.

PhoenixUp27d ago

Nintendo knows its consumer base will buy it no matter how poorly thought out it is

Moonman27d ago (Edited 27d ago )

They didn't buy Wii U...lol . I'm still deciding if I will support it from the start (after the free trial).

PhoenixUp27d ago

But with this service people don’t have much of a choice. Plus Nintendo isn’t known to dramatically improve online over the course of a system’s lifespan, so people will have to put up with its various shortcomings

wonderfulmonkeyman26d ago

If someone else buys it for me, then I'll get it.
Otherwise I'm not going to show monetary support for paywalled multiplayer.

I don't know if there's anything out there that can change my mind on this.

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