Nintendo Switch Online App Is Nintendo's Worst Mobile Effort Till Date

Gadgets 360 says: "Nintendo needs to figure this out. The Switch is one of the better consoles from the company, and with the likes of Rocket League, PayDay 2, and other multiplayer-focussed games slated for the system, a half-working app isn’t good enough. Until then though, its safe to say this is the company’s worst mobile effort to date."

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PhoenixUp2521d ago

It even somehow manages to make Wii Speak look good

Dalailana2521d ago

I don't understand the hate for this app. imo it's amazing esp Splatnet 2. Very useful.

deafdani2521d ago



Talk about low standards.

2pacalypsenow2520d ago (Edited 2520d ago )

If you have been in a coma since 2002 and this is the first time playing online in a console, then yeah this is pretty amazing..

Waiting for Erik7357 to come in and defend the chat feature on the Switch, because he doesn't use it...

Shadyceaser2520d ago

Just had me some of that ... Lol

deafdani2521d ago (Edited 2521d ago )

You can't even send text messages to your friend on the app.

Yes, it is absolutely awful. How in the hell did Nintendo manage to do something even worse than Wii U's friend system, which was already atrocious?

I love my Switch, but yeah. This app is terrible, period.

PapaBop2520d ago

Lol what? And here we see on here every day about how Nintendo are turning things around and you can't even send text based messages via it's online infrastructure? That's piss poor. How can they be turning things around when they can't even get the most basic of features right that we've all been enjoying for so long?

_-EDMIX-_2520d ago

This isn't even PS3 circa 2006, this isn't even XB 2002....

This is very, very....very bad.

Nintendo needed a strong networking team and help them get a strong base of features, ie default voice app, messages, friends list etc.

This isn't something that is tolerated in 2017, it simply makes the company look bad.

I have ZERO plans to use its online after hearing all the junk thats going on. I'll just game with my friends using the wifi lan feature like I did with DS and 3DS (lets hope they didn't screw that up either)

2pacalypsenow2520d ago

Ps2 with Socom in 2002 had better chat support

pwnsause_returns2520d ago

...the Vita had all this built in day one.....THE VITA....THE GODDAMN PLAYSTATION VITA!!!

_-EDMIX-_2520d ago

@2pac- Thanks, I forgot about that, and FFXI with the HDD add on.

buffig2520d ago (Edited 2520d ago )

I absolutely love the switch. I've had it since launch and Nintendo looked liked they were defying expectations with whatever it did. Zelda IMHO is one of the best games of all time. Arms is superb and I'm loving Splatoon. But why oh why, with such a mobile, competitive play oriented device have they got this so badly wrong? My friends and I have resorted to using psn to talk while we play. It's just fortunate for Nintendo that people love this console so much (deservedly).

deafdani2520d ago

Your sentiment is mine as well. I love the Switch, but damn if the online communication isn't atrocious... It's even worse than it was on Wii U, and that's saying something.


Frankly, I'm just suprised by people's surprised reaction to this.

They've always lagged behind in online multiplayer to expect otherwise is hopeful but foolish.

edeprez2520d ago (Edited 2520d ago )

To be fair, switch online is worse than even Nintendo's own previous consoles and handhelds. At least they would build the features on the device itself on the past. The smartphone birds-nest is next level stupidity.

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Nintendo's Switch Online App Updated With "Newly Designed Home Section"

Nintendo's Direct broadcast airs later today.

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OtterX5d ago (Edited 5d ago )

Pretty lame actually. I checked it outand the only difference I see are 3 boxes to scroll through.

There's probably something more going on in the backend prepping for something in the future if they gave it a 3.0.0


Nintendo Expands Switch Online's Game Boy Library With Five More Classics

Mega Man's Game Boy series slides onto Nintendo Switch Online today!.

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OtterX16d ago (Edited 16d ago )

This makes me really happy because I own all of the Mega Man collections on Switch, but it always bothered me that they excluded these OG Gameboy titles.

Hopefully they'll add Mega Man Xtreme 1&2 for GBC later on, bc those were also missing from the collections.

H916d ago

5 MegaMan titles at once, now that's some good update, it's time for me to bring out the hopium for a new MegaMan

Sgt_Slaughter16d ago

Maybe this means Mega Man 64 is around the corner, too. Would be a fun addition on top of these.