Switch Online Expansion Pack Trailer Becomes Lowest Rated Video on Nintendo’s YouTube Channel

Nintendo Switch Online expansion pack

The trailer for the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack has become the most disliked video on Nintendo’s YouTube Channel.

Nintendo recently announced that their online membership, needed to play games online and for most online features, would be getting a premium Expansion Pack tier. This included Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis games, and later revealed to also include the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Happy Home Paradise DLC.

There have been ongoing discussions if the Expansion Pack is worth the extra $19.99 USD a year of the regular subscription (for a total of $49.99 USD). Our own editorial proposed it was not, and there have been recent accusations of the Nintendo 64 games suffering from online lag, improper rendering, and more.


These issues and more seem to have taken their toll, as of this time of writing the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack – Overview Trailer has over 120,000 dislikes, to 17,000 likes.

Top comments are also critical of the price (including a quote from late Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata being against online fees), those who want the Nintendo 64 games sold separately at a reasonable price, those criticizing the quality of the emulation while Nintendo have taken down emulation sites; and even that the poor quality of the service would justify playing emulators for a better experience.

Both VGC and Kotaku note that the trailer has now surpassed the dislikes for the announcement of Metroid Prime: Federation Force (at 97,000 dislikes) during E3 2015. It should be noted this was at a time there had not been a new Metroid game since 2010s divisive Metroid: Other M, so announcing a spin-off title made it hard to accept by fans.

At this time of writing, the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack trailer still permits comments and voting. We will keep you informed as we learn more.



Ryan was a former Niche Gamer contributor.

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