In 2019, Nintendo will be “working on continuing to expand the service offerings.”
Since its launch in September of 2018, Nintendo Switch Online has gained over eight million subscribers, not including free trials.
While it currently provides subscribers with such features as cloud saves, online play, and an ever-growing library of NES games, there have been reports that SNES games may be added to the service in the future.
This subscriber count is undoubtedly growing due to the huge success of both Nintendo Switch and, most recently, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
As for 2019, there are reports that Nintendo is gearing up to launch a smaller version of the Nintendo Switch in 2019 that will cost less. It is also looking to launch a more expensive online service later this year that is aimed at “game enthusiasts that are willing to pay more for a higher tier service.”
During the same financial briefing, Nintendo also revealed a release window for the Super Mario Bros. animated film that is being co-developed by Nintendo and Illumination Entertainment.
Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN who is proudly one of the eight million subscribers, but still really wants SNES and GameCube games to be added to the service. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst.