Switch Online Surpasses 32 Million Subscriptions, Nintendo Says It Will Continue To “Improve And Expand” Expansion Pack Level
At Nintendo’s last Business management briefing, it was revealed that its paid subscription service – Nintendo Switch Online – now had over 32 million members, as of September 2021.
The last significant figure dates back to September 2020, when the company said it has more than 26 million users. According to the latest update, the number of subscribers has grown again, thanks to Switch’s growing hardware install base, which now stands at 92.87 million units.
As usual, the company again indicated how it will “continue to improve and expand” the service. It is also officially stated how this will include improvements to the new “Expansion Pack” level. Unfortunately, he has not shared any standalone “Expansion Pack” subscriber numbers, and possibly never.
“In the future, 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 quite received the warmest reception from Switch fans – 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) also became the most hated video on Nintendo’s YouTube channel.
Have you subscribed to Nintendo Switch Online? Have you purchased the expansion pack level? How would you like Nintendo to improve and extend this service? Leave your thoughts in the comments.