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Nintendo exec Tatsumi Kimishima told the Nikkei that the Switch’s enhanced paid online services will cost between 2,000 yen to 3,000 yen (US$17.60 to $26.40) annually. “With paid [services], we will be able to fully commit to customers,” Kimishima added. 


Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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I knew this was going to be the case. People kept freaking out, thinking this service would cost as much as PSN or Xbox LIVE, but I had a strong feeling Nintendo was going to charge only $20 for the year.

Are we still pissed at Nintendo though?