Nintendo Switch Online service to release in September

Nintendo Switch's Sales to Customers Are Over 13 Million Units; SNES Classic at 4 Million Units

Nintendo Switch's Sales to Customers Are Over 13 Million Units; SNES Classic at 4 Million Units

The plan will allow Switch owners access to online play, free game downloads, and special deals on the Nintendo eShop. Dubbed Toy-Cons, the build-it-yourself are expected to make the console appeal to the mainstream market by added new ways to interact with its games other than the Joy-Cons. While definitely not unprecedented in the industry, this is a massive leap for Nintendo especially with Switch sales continuing to skyrocket. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has sold a total 6.7 million units on the Nintendo Switch. Until March this year, the company aims to trade 14 Million units.

The 3DS is already about to enter its seventh year, but support for it has been slowing down for some time as Nintendo concentrates on the Switch. And the games for that console - the Switch - are moving at a similarly absurd clip.

Nintendo Labo, set to go on sale April 20, is based on the idea that the Switch, which is a controller packed with sensors, can be used with different attachments for many kinds of play. Both the Wii and Wii U have had a worrying history when it comes to online gaming, but the Switch hasn't had many games that could truly put this online service to the test.

The Nintendo Switch was released back in March of a year ago alongside the new Zelda, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

Seven Turkish soldiers killed in offensive on Syrian Kurdistan, tank destroyed
A Syrian militant in the area told The Associated Press that the Russian pilot was shot and killed when he resisted capture. The YPG controls much of the territory along the border and an uninterrupted strip from Manbij to the Iraqi border.

REUTERS/Kim Kyung-HoonAn event guest plays with the Nintendo Switch in Tokyo, Japan during its announcement on January 13, 2017.

Also mentioned in the earnings call, was the potential for more Nintendo Switch DLC, which would "promote longer gameplay for individual software titles". Annual subscription will be around $19.99 with a monthly and three monthly subscription at $3.99 and $7.99 respectively.

It sounds like Nintendo wants to keep selling the consoles, but that most of its manpower is going to be redirected towards the newer, more powerful handheld system.

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