Nintendo has sold 37 million systems around the world. There were over 40 million games sold in the first six months of 2018. But that’s only the beginning.
According to Voice Play News, pre-orders for the Nintendo Switch will begin on August 22.
And it’s not just the Switch that will be up for pre-order. The Nintendo Switch Online Service is coming October 19. It will cost $20 a year or $60 for a lifetime subscription. While Nintendo has yet to announce pricing, we are expecting the company to raise the price to make up for lost sales from the Switch Online Service.
Also on October 19, the Nintendo Switch Super Smash Bros Ultimate launch event will take place. It will be at 5 PM on October 19 and will include an event at 10 AM that will allow folks to have a Smash Bros Ultimate event on Nintendo’s SwitchConnect app. Smash Bros Ultimate will be announced at this event and then will be available for pre-order at midnight on November 2.
Right now, pre-orders will not allow you to receive a digital copy of Nintendo Switch Online without the online subscription, but the Switch games service will soon allow buyers to trade their Switch games for digital access to the service. Right now, the online service is exclusive to a 60-day trial, which will be reduced to 30 days after the 30-day trial has ended. The Switch Online membership will cost $10 a month, $20 a year or $60 for a lifetime. Nintendo has said that it will not allow you to cancel your subscription.
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The Nintendo Switch has been a top seller on Amazon.com, according to research firm Newzoo. The Nintendo Switch holds the #1 spot in Best Buy’s top sales category and is #2 in Amazon’s best overall new video game category, which basically means that the Switch has the highest chance of moving well-over 1 million units.
Best Buy also revealed it is running exclusive sales on Nintendo Switch for Black Friday.
Nintendo Switch bundles and videos are still going strong on Amazon. At present, all the bundles are priced between $250 and $300 on Amazon.
And since it was also mentioned that the Nintendo Switch will be expanding on its online service, it wouldn’t be a stretch to think that Nintendo will also charge extra for its online service. One-month-free subscriptions were only launched on February 20. And Nintendo has not announced a way to take a 30-day trial.
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