Nintendo Switch Online service to release in September

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"For the nine months ended December 31, 2017, the Nintendo Switch hardware sold well following the launch and sales volume rose substantially during the holiday season", Nintendo said in a statement. Although Switch players have had no problem going online and engaging with other players worldwide, the console's online infrastructure is still missing key features, especially its monthly subscription plan thanks to a delay.

Nintendo previously said the service would begin sometime in 2018, but the news that it will happen in September raises an interesting question.

New details on the service are expected to be revealed later this year. Nintendo, a company that has always marched to its own beat, announced Wednesday via its website that it will finally follow suit in September.

While the Switch is successful, Kimishima-san has pledged to continue supporting the 3DS leveraging the portable console's large installed base and rich software lineup. The standout among them was "Super Mario Odyssey" with over 9 million copies sold worldwide within a mere 2 months. Also, according to a recent Tweet from Takashi Mochizuki of The Wall Street Journal, Nintendo plans to bring "attractive content/programs" to subscribers of the service.

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In the interim, Switch users have been able to utilize the console's various online and multiplayer services free-of-charge, but that will change in a matter of months.

Last, but not least, we move on to mobile apps, Mario Kart Tour is will be released in the upcoming fiscal year, between April 2018 and March 2019.

Nintendo has yet to announce anything about the games coming out in the second half of the year, so we don't know anything for sure. From the looks of it, this Classic Games Selection will start off with NES games, such as Super Mario Bros.

That's mighty impressive. Nintendo has seemingly conquered the "chicken and egg" problem of launching a new game console.

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