During Nintendo’s latest Corporate Management Briefing, it was revealed its paid subscription service – Nintendo Switch Online – now has over 32 million members, as of September 2021.
The last significant figure was in September 2020 when the company said it had over 26 million users. According to the latest update, the subscriber count has increased again, thanks to the growing Switch hardware install base – which is now sitting at 92.87 million units.
As usual, the company has mentioned again how it will “continue to improve and expand” the service. It’s also officially stated how this will include improvements to the new ‘Expansion Pack’ tier. Unfortunately, it hasn’t shared any standalone figures of ‘Expansion Pack’ subscribers, and may never.
“Going forward, we will continue to improve and expand both Nintendo Switch Online and Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack, striving to provide services that satisfy customers.”
The Expansion Pack was only recently announced and released and includes two new retro libraries – Nintendo 64 and Sega Mega Drive/Genesis. In addition to this, Nintendo added the Animal Crossing: New Horizons DLC – Happy Home Paradise.
This new premium tier hasn’t exactly received the warmest welcome from fans of the Switch – with many questions raised about the price and value of the service, and concerns about the quality of the N64 emulation. The official trailer for the new service (above), has also become the most disliked video ever on Nintendo’s YouTube channel.
Are you a Nintendo Switch Online subscriber? Have you bought the Expansion Pack tier? How would you like to see Nintendo improve and expand this service to satisfy its customers? Leave your thoughts down in the comments.