It was reported earlier this month that Nintendo would be adding Game Boy and Game Boy Color titles to its subscription service, Nintendo Switch Online. New rumors suggest that another classic console could soon be added to the service.
According to Nate the Hate, who was the first to break the news on Game Boy and Game Boy Color titles being added to Nintendo Switch Online, Nintendo is also planning to add Nintendo 64 titles to the subscription service. Nate believes that N64 games could debut as part a new premium service tier that will cost more than the current memberships.
“Immediately after our video was published, several outlets came out to corroborate the information we had discussed, and Eurogamer went one step further having noted that additional platforms will also be added to Nintendo Switch Online in the future,” the insider said.
“Today I would like to add to that, yes, that information is accurate and one of the platforms that will be coming to Nintendo Switch Online in the future is the revolutionary Nintendo 64.”
“N64 is a more lucrative platform in our view where Nintendo could make a lot more money with these titles, so what I’m going to propose is that when Nintendo 64 [games] come to Nintendo Switch Online, it is going to come with the introduction of a higher-priced tier – a premium version of Nintendo Switch Online, if you will.”
Nintendo currently charges $3.99 for a single month of Nintendo Switch Online, $7.99 for three months of Nintendo Switch Online, and $19.99 for 12 months of Nintendo Switch Online. A family membership that covers up to eight different accounts and includes 12 months of access is also available for $34.99.
Nintendo Switch Online already offers a curated library of over 100 classic NES and Super NES titles. Other perks of the subscription service include online play, exclusive games, and special offers.
Source: Nate the Hate