Nintendo Switch Online will Cost 2-3k Yen, Nintendo “Studying” VR

In an article from The Nikkei, Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima confirmed Nintendo’s tentative pricing for the Nintendo Switch’s online multiplayer service, along with the company’s plans for Virtual Reality.

Kimishima told Nikkei that Nintendo is currently planning to charge 2,000-3,000 yen yearly for the console’s paid online multiplayer when it launches this fall. For comparison, this converts to somewhere between $17.60 and $26.40 USD. According to Kimishima, the paid online services will allow Nintendo to: “be able to fully commit to customers.”

Kimishima also stated that Nintendo was looking into virtual reality support for the Switch, but that nothing is set in stone. He’s quoted as saying:

If we are able to resolve the issues with playing [VR] comfortably for long hours, we will support it in one form or another.

This matches up with found patents that show a theoretical VR headset for the hybrid console, using the system’s screen for the display.

Nintendo Switch launches March 3rd for $300.

Matthew Sigler


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