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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. 

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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?