Wow that was a longer title than I wanted, but I couldn’t figure out how to condense that and get the point across at the same time. Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima has confirmed two previously unannounced things regarding the Nintendo Switch. The first is that at some point in the future the Nintendo Switch will support VR, however there are currently some issues with it that Nintendo is still working out.
However, more important than that is the cost of Nintendo’s new online services. It came as a shock to many when Nintendo announced that they would be charging for online functionality starting in Fall 2017 with it being free from launch until that time. Many feared that Nintendo would charge around the same as their competitors, in the ballpark of $40 to $60 a year. However, it would seem that Nintendo’s service will only cost around $24 for a full years service. When speaking to Nikkei, Kimishima stated that the online services would cost between 2,000 and 3,000 yen yearly, which equates to something between $17 and $26 dollars. Given that theses are rough estimates it’s probably more like $18 to $26, and if the service itself were to cost $2 then it would be $24 a month. Conversions can be tricky so expect that to not be accurate when they officially announce the exact prices. However, you can rest easy knowing you won’t have to pay so much fro an untested service.