Nintendo Switch Online is already facing backlash even before it debuts
September 16, 2018

Users complain about deleted cloud saves to weekly logins.

Nintendo might be irking some Switch users as more details about its upcoming online subscription service are revealed closer to its launch date. Nintendo Switch Online will be the console’s main subscription service similar to what PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live Gold offers.

This also means that online play will be supported through the service, meaning that if you want to have multiplayer sessions online, then you would need to purchase a subscription first.

But that subscription will also include access to a plethora of classic NES games like Super Mario Bros. and Donkey Kong ready to be played on the Switch, meaning you can enjoy those classic games as part of the service.

The only problem is that (as per Nintendo’s Terms and Conditions) you would need to login to Nintendo Switch Online on a weekly bases to maintain access to these games. If a week has lapsed without logging in to the service, then you will lose access to the games.

This could prove to be troublesome especially for users who don’t have a regular internet connection or may simply be too busy to regularly log in to the service.

Cloud saves are supported on the service – but Nintendo will automatically delete those game saves once your subscription ends.

It looks like Nintendo is facing the backlash from fans for the various provisions that it offers on its online service, with some saying that they’ll just skip signing up for the service unless it changes some of its policies.

What do you think about the Nintendo Switch Online? Will you be signing up for a subscription once it launches? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!

by Victor Philip Ortiz
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff. Passionate for all things tech - you’ll normally find him tinkering with the latest gadgets and computer peripherals. He is an avid collector of Blu-ray discs and occasionally plays on his Xbox.
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