Nintendo has finally provided figures relating to its Nintendo Switch Online service, revealing that more than eight million users have signed up since launch.
The news comes from a corporate management policy briefing held today by company president, Shuntaro Furukawa. He states that the total number of subscribers - which, in this case, includes non-paying accounts within family memberships - has now surpassed that eight million mark, not including users enjoying free trials. You can see the full statement below.
"In last September, we launched Nintendo Switch Online, a paid service that expands the online functionality of Nintendo Switch. Nintendo Switch Online has had a good start, with the number of subscribers surpassing 8 million accounts not including free trials. In keeping with our goal of providing Nintendo Switch owners with “More Games. More Features. More Fun,” we are working on continuing to expand the service offerings."
As you can see, Nintendo is also working on ways to expand the service, presumably giving its subscribers more value for their money. How exactly the service will be expanded wasn't explored in the presentation, so we'll have to wait and see how it evolves over the next few years.
Are you signed up to the service? What would you like to see as part of Switch Online? Let us know in the comments.