Nintendo Switch Online Service Price: Kimishima Reveals Yearly Fee In Japan

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Check out this new 'Mario Kart' on Nintendo Switch! Nintendo / YouTube

The Nintendo Switch will mark the first time the company will have a paid online service for one of its consoles and while there isn’t much information about it yet, the latest news out of Japan offers some clues regarding the pricing.

According to Serkan Toto, CEO of a Tokyo-based game consulting firm, Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima told the Nikkei what the pricing of the Nintendo Switch ’s online service would be.

Allegedly, Kimishima told Nikkei the yearly fees make it easier for Nintendo to support online features such as multiplayer or downloads of classic games. Of course, the exact pricing will vary by region and until Nintendo releases official numbers, this is just a rough estimate.

There wasn’t much more detail in that Nikkei report in regards to the online service but it was announced during the January Switch presentation that the Nintendo Switch online service will be free until the Fall, when players will be required to pay to go online.

If you’re wondering how the reported Switch online service price stacks up to the competition, PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live go for $60 for a 12-month subscription.

So what do you think of the supposed price for a yearly subscription of Nintendo Switch’s online service? Let us know in the comments section below.

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