Nintendo Switch has paid online services similar to Xbox Live and Playstation

Discussion in 'Switch - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by mutinize, Jan 13, 2017.

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Do you like the idea of a paid Nintendo online service?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

    81.3%
  1. mutinize
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    mutinize dazed and confused

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    Aaand now I'm definitely not going to get one until homebrew kicks off. Wonder what their online security is like this time around.
     


  2. Xandrid

    Xandrid GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    So stupid nintendo, this is why people homebrew and stuff (Or at least why I do)
     
  3. WiiU

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    Well that sucks. The free online service was one thing they did right with the Wii U.
     
  4. Olmectron

    Olmectron GBAtemp Addict

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    I know a lot of people who asked better online support from Nintendo even if it was a paid service
     
  5. Lilith Valentine

    Lilith Valentine GBATemp's Wolfdog™ Spooky cute.

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    I like how it's ok for Sony/Microsoft to do it, but when Nintendo does it, it's bullshit.
    Honestly, I'd pay for it. Maybe with that extra money they can afford better servers.
     
  6. stl25

    stl25 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Once they provide world class online services that can rival MS and Sony and support more than 5% of their software library maybe people will change their perception of Nintendo's online efforts.
     
  7. Noctosphere

    Noctosphere Moon furries | Official follower of Skiddon't-ism

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    itds funny that people complaint when recently, i dont remember where, people were telling me, "yea nintendo online service is free but it sucks"
     
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  8. Lilith Valentine

    Lilith Valentine GBATemp's Wolfdog™ Spooky cute.

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    Nintendo is only following the market. If the other 2 have paid online content and people are actually paying for it, why not Nintendo?
     
  9. LightyKD

    LightyKD Future CEO of OUYA Inc.

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    Online gaming still free on PC.
     
  10. stl25

    stl25 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Until quality and quantity of online services are proven it should be free like PSN was when they were establishing themselves as a viable alternative to LIVE.
     
  11. mutinize
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    I don't think it's okay for anyone to do it, which is why I don't own a current gen console and primarily play on PC.
     
  12. Futurdreamz

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    If it has cloud game synchronization for VC games then I'd happily pay for it.
     
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  13. Pacheko17

    Pacheko17 かっこい男の子

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    Nintendo has left Brazil in the dust, they don't take our national cards so that basically means no online for me.
    If they don't fix this shit till March 3rd, then fuck it. I'm getting a new PC.
     
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  14. Terenigma

    Terenigma Terenigma everywhere

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    They didn't eloborate on what you get for the paid service tho. PS+ you get free games every month, same with Xbox. What did Nintendo say about that? Nothing.
     
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  15. Poketard

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    Frankly I'm pretty sure a lot of Nintendo players just game on PC and Nintendo platforms. And for many, like myself, priced online is gonna be a big deal breaker for the switch. Why should I have to pay to play the ocassional splatoon match or smash brothers or enjoy some time with my friends on animal crossing? I have plenty of other games to play online, and more importantly, I don't have to PAY to play them online. Not only that, but, Nintendo really doesn't have that many online multiplayer games. Justifying paying for online multiplayer when only a small handful actually use it is gonna be hard.
     
  16. SkittleDash

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    I wouldn't mind paying for its services but for a family console, that's a little shitty. I just hope they don't take the route Microsoft did on the 360. Like using the browser or the YouTube app. (Before the apps were free to use)
     
  17. WiiUBricker

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    As if homebrew would let you magically play online for free.
     
  18. donaldgx

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    Not pleased by this decision, I'll have to stick to pc gaming for my multiplayer action. Once more single player games that might get my interest appear, I may consider grabbing a switch during sale.
     
  19. the_randomizer

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    Because they've done it free before, and when people see that it's no longer free, they go crazy and ignore the fact that other companies have done it for years. People need to cool their jets.

    Why the hell can't people wait and see what it's like beforehand?
     
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  20. VinLark

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    PC wins again baybeee

    Alright, I don't like it. Maybe Smash will make me like it