A new nintendo Nintendo’s Switch Online update may be good news for Switch, Switch Lite, and Switch OLED users hoping to play more GameCube games on the system. After only offering NES and SNES games, Nintendo recently expanded the Switch Online library with the “Expansion Pack,” a more expensive tier that added Sega Genesis and N64 games to the mix. Many are expecting GameCube games to be next, but Nintendo hasn’t confirmed this yet. However, they may have teased him for a recent earnings call and talking to investors.
Asked by an investor how Nintendo plans to grow Switch Online subscribers, Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa said Nintendo is “considering various initiatives” and “further improvements.”
“In September 2022, the number of employees nintendo switch The number of online members has exceeded 36 million,” Furukawa said. “Although some users choose not to renew their subscription once it has expired, the number of members is increasing overall, as well as the increase in the number of people playing Nintendo Switch and titles that support online play. . Moreover, the Nintendo Switch Online + The Expansion Pack service, which we launched last year, represents a steadily growing proportion of all subscriptions, thanks in part to the addition of Nintendo 64 titles.”
“The goal of Nintendo Switch Online as a service is to help users enjoy Nintendo Switch for a long time, so we are considering various initiatives, including other service content improvements. As we discussed in the presentation As of today, our goal is to continue using the Nintendo Account to nurture lasting and positive relationships with our consumers. In line with this strategy, we view Nintendo Switch Online as our initiative to encourage our users to continue enjoying of Nintendo Switch for many years to come.
As you can see, there’s nothing here that deliberately teases the Nintendo GameCube, but mentioning the N64 and then talking about “new improvements” right after apparently hints at more retro consoles coming to the subscription service. . And if that happens, you’d assume the GameCube is next in line as the next home console, although there’s always the possibility that the first handheld, the Game Boy, might be introduced first.