In Nintendo's recent shareholder announcement meeting we have learned that the Nintendo Switch Online service is home to over 10 million users.
Nintendo has released the transcripts of their 79th annual general meeting of shareholders, and one of the questions that was posted to Nintendo regarded the attraction of their Nintendo Switch Online service. Here is the question: "A Nintendo Switch Online subscription is very inexpensive, so the barrier to entry feels low, but on the other hand the content of the service still feels rather weak. How will you enhance the service going forward?"
Shuntaro Furukawa, the representative Director and President of Nintendo replied and said "The number of subscribers for Nintendo Switch Online has increased steadily since the service was launched last September, and it has now surpassed 10 million accounts. Nintendo Switch Online provides users the ability to play Nintendo Switch games over the internet, both competitively and cooperatively."
He continued to explain that Nintendo will be concentrating on adding more features to Nintendo Switch Online to attract more users into adopting the service. He also says that Nintendo recognize that the services total accounts are growing exponentially, and Nintendo will be working hard to provide Nintendo Switch Online users with a worthwhile experience.
Continued statement: "It also provides services such as Nintendo Entertainment System - Nintendo Switch Online, Save Data Cloud Backup, and smartphone application services such as online lobbies and voice chat. In addition, we provided TETRIS 99 as a special offer to Nintendo Switch Online members this February, and then in May, began selling Nintendo Switch Game Vouchers that allow users to purchase two Nintendo Switch download titles at a discount."
"We recognize that making the Nintendo Switch Online service attractive to users is extremely important, and will continue to make the content of the sservice even more appealing going forward."