Are people eager to pay up to go online with Nintendo, or are they holding out for something more?
Smash Bros. is releasing. Does that answer your question?
I'm about 90/10 on the No side. I don't play any of their online games so I'd rather put that 20 towards a game I want.
I don't play Nintendo games online but if I did isn't 20$ kinda cheap anyway?
Hmmm although SMA5H will be godlike... This online thing is well, I don't know... The price is great but we still don't know everything about it ... It all depends
Why pay a fee for the privilege to use your own internet, with games you paid full price or more for? I'm certainly no fool. I can still play Medal of Honor Allied Assault and Diablo 2 online to this day, and I've never had to fork anyone over money for that.
No. For me, my Switch has become a train distraction or for flying or distracting a kid for 20 minutes. Compared to PS plus where for 60 bucks I get at least 24 new or near new games this seems like nostalgia only. Their store is terribly laid out and I'm starting to play this system less and less. A shame cause I loved skyrim and Zelda. Mario was over rated.
Um... it costs 1/3 of what XLive and PS+ costs. I'm sure people will pay it. Will it be worth it? No. No, it won't. Just like XLive and PS+ aren't worth it.
Pretty much this. People will pay because they have no choice.
In most things you always have a choice. Just depends on what you are willing to face or lose out on, etc...
PS+ and XLive worth is debatable. I subscribed to PS+ for discount, Cloud Saves and Free Games. Playing PS4 Online is a minor things for me since as of now, I only Fornite and soon H1Z1. The only game that I might actually play online in the future is TLOU 2 and (maybe) Black Ops 4 and Battlefield V, if they are good but most likely not.
This I do agree. I wish online play would be free for all. But hey, money speaks.
I mean...its 20 bucks a year. Crazy good deal. And we still dont know all the feautures. Even if it was just to play online, its a great deal. Psn and xbl is $60 and pretty sure most just pay for the online, myself included. Still though...playing online should just be free.
"Even if it was just to play online, its a great deal" No, online multiplayer should not be behind a paywall.
Thank you. Finally, someone else around here who believe that playing with friends shouldn't be barred by paywalls, regardless of console. Granted, the other features might be worth that $20, if Nintendo gets enough free games up and running on the service as quickly as possible. It could be fun to play the original Secret of Mana online with Switch friends, for instance. If someone gifts me a $20 for my birthday at some point in the future then I might get a year of it to see how things go, but I won't pay for that paywall on my own dime.
Especially when Nintendo offer limited Cloud Saves game and very classical games that i can emulate on my phone.
Here take my money Nintendo!
I will... $20 is nothing
I will for cloud saves and Splatoon 2 online.
Of course. If you want to play online on the Switch then you don't have a choice.
Obviously people will pay. Splatoon 2 is too popular to die, Smash is coming, Pokemon is coming, Capcom JUST announced that Monster Hunter XX is getting localized under the name Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate, and there are many other games with online functionality hitting the system too. That plus classic games with new online multiplayer elements added, is going to make a lot of people say yes to paying.
With Splatoon, Smash, and Mario Kart, how could it fail? The price point is the key here. $60 and I'd wonder what game I could have bought, but for $20, it might be worth trying out. the number of users after the first year that re-up their subscription will be what I'd want to see. Hope Nintendo makes it more compelling then what it looks like.
yeah you guys will be paying for it when they reveal the nintendo switch Pokemon MMO. dont come here huffin and puffin on how you have to back down on your moral beliefs to play excellent games for $20 A YEAR.
The new Pokemon game for the Switch is not going to be a MMO and I don't think Gamefreak will be going to that route. It will just be like the previous main titles, but with better graphics and perhaps some new changes in terms of gameplay, but I highly doubt it will be a MMO. I honestly would hate that, since I am not a fan of MMOs in general.
if the rumor is true that they have a 10-year plan for the switch then an mmo isn't as unlikely as you think. i know the idea is a reach but I believe it's possible.
An MMO of some kind? Sure, maybe. I'd say a localization of Phantasy Star before anything else, though, since that's the obvious choice with it being in Japan already. Just do the translation work and set up a few servers, and boom; done. Maybe even bring over that keyboard accessory that the Switch controllers hook up to the sides of. But a Pokemon MMO? No. That just is NOT going to happen, so don't even get your hopes up on it.XD
Of course they will. They bought cardboard boxes for 60 bucks.
..don't recall such a sku
...along with software and other functional accessories. If you know where Nintendo sells only cardboard box for $60 I would like to know.
If I didn’t love Splatoon as much as I do, I’d say “no way.” But...
yes. stupid question
PSN and Xbl are the biggest rip offs ever.. Don't even say you get free games per month... Only if you remain a member.
Sure, MS and Sony did it and we're paying so why not pay for Nintendo too?
Me? Hello no. If they put trading Pokémon behind that paywall I won’t be buying multiple copies either. But what is one more yearly fee added to PS+,Amazon Prime, Netflix, Hulu, Audible, Xlive....why do I have so much credit card debt? Oh and ESO which I don’t even play but haven’t cancelled..
You pay for ESO which you haven’t even play but complain about a $20 yearly fee to play online which you are most likely to use alot if you own a Switch? That some real good logic.
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