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Nintendo's next Virtual Console is Nintendo Switch Online

Nintendo Switch Online will feature as Nintendo's next Virtual Console

Jak Connor | Jun 16, 2018 at 3:00 am CDT (1 min, 54 secs time to read)

At E3 2018, IGN was lucky enough to sit down with the president and chief operating officer for Nintendo of America, Reggie Fils-Aime. During the talks Fils-Aime confirmed that the next Nintendo Virtual Console would be the Nintendo Switch Online service.

Nintendo's next Virtual Console is Nintendo Switch Online |

People that are awaiting news about the next Nintendo Virtual Console will be glad to know that wait is finally over. Fils-Aime has addressed the upcoming Nintendo Switch Online service and considers it to be the next Virtual Console, here is what he had to say: "The Virtual Console successor is Nintendo Switch Online, right? With the mentality that says we're going to be offering a slate of games, and it's a slate that's going to increase over time. For many of these games, there's going to be additional online capability provided in those games. That's the vision we have for how to best bring our legacy content to Nintendo Switch"

Fils-Aime continues and mentions the cloud storage and how Nintendo are thinking about applying this new paid service. "We do [believe people will subscribe], and I say that because what we've laid out is a proposition where, yes you get the competitive play accessibility, you also get the cloud save, and you get access to the legacy content. That's a fantastic proposition for $20 a year. We believe that it's not going to be any type of issue for us. In fact, it's going to enable us to continue offering a varied slate of opportunities from an online experience standpoint."

If you are interested in further details about Nintendo Switch Online please visit the official Nintendo website here. Also, if you missed out on the Nintendo Switch Online announcement a catch-up article can be found here.

Last updated: Apr 6, 2020 at 04:45 pm CDT

Jak Connor


Jak's love for technology, and, more specifically, PC gaming, began at 10 years old. It was the day his dad showed him how to play Age of Empires on an old Compaq PC. Ever since that day, Jak fell in love with games and the progression of the technology industry in all its forms. Instead of typical FPS, Jak holds a very special spot in his heart for RTS games.

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