Jun 16th, 2017

Last month Nintendo announced that the company had delayed its paid online service on the Switch. The service will now launch in 2018 and will cost $20 per year.

And now Nintendo’s Reggie Fils-Aime revealed just why they delayed it: they simply couldn’t get it done on time, and Nintendo being Nintendo, they’d prefer to delay a product if it means it’s going to be good.

“As we were proceeding along development, there were things we wanted to do with Nintendo Switch online that extended the development time. When you look at the products [from Nintendo] that have been delayed, typically it’s worth the wait. Breath of the Wild is a great example.”

He added that Nintendo wants the paid online service on Switch to be “robust and well-executed” and that it should be so good that the $20 annual fee is a “no brainer” for consumers.

The paid Switch online service will launch sometime next year and will cost $20 for 12 months, $8 for 3 months, and $4 for one month.

Will you be getting the premium Switch online service when it comes out? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.

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