Nintendo has confirmed that it plans to "boost the appeal" of its Nintendo Switch Online service going forward, with more details set to be announced when the company is ready.
The news comes from a financial briefing Q+A, where Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa has spoken about the service's early success and how it will evolve in the future. It was recently confirmed that more than 8 million accounts had subscribed to the service, although it has now been revealed that more and more customers are choosing to opt for short subscription plans, rather than the longer 12-month option.
Furukawa: "We do think Nintendo Switch Online has had a good start coming out of the holiday season, helped in large part by Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
We are not disclosing details by each membership plan but among consumers who have purchased memberships, however, a growing percentage is now opting for shorter plans like the one-month membership. This is in contrast to the situation around the end of October of last year, when we reported that over half were opting for a 12-month family or individual membership."
To combat this change, and in hopes to "build relationships with consumers and enrich the [service's] content", Furukawa notes that Nintendo is "planning ways to boost the appeal of the service on a yearly basis", with announcements to follow.
Nintendo Director and Senior Managing Executive Officer, Shinya Takahashi, also commented on the matter, saying that "we are preparing various new offerings for consumers who subscribe to the service".
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