“Nintendo” and “online” are two words not too often seen in the same sentence; something it intends to fix, it appears.
According to entertainment analysis and development boss Shigeru Miyamoto, the company has been pondering over possible subscription strategies for online play. Nintendo is ‘desperate to realise the core online business structure,’ the designer has told Edge.
“Do we need to demand customers pay monthly fees to enjoy online activities or give an online subscription that is free of charge, but then offer something extra for people that pay so they get extra value?”
“With these core business strategies I think we are less active than we should be.”