February 2, 2017 2:00 am JST

Nintendo to equip Switch with upgraded web services

VR also being considered for the new console, chief says

OSAKA -- Nintendo will offer enhanced paid online services for the upcoming Switch game console, the head of the Japanese company told The Nikkei on Wednesday.

Tatsumi Kimishima

The upgrades will likely apply to multiplayer online gaming and the library of downloadable classic games, and carry an annual fee of 2,000 yen to 3,000 yen ($17.60 to $26.40). "With paid [services], we will be able to fully commit to customers," said Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima.