Nintendo Switch Online recently expanded with the addition of GameCube and Sega Genesis games. According to a plethora of rumors, the next console whose subscription service will expand will be the Game Boy. As you’d expect, Nintendo isn’t commenting on these rumours, but it did recently teased a new expansion of the subscription service coming later this year, which in turn sparked speculation that the Game Boy expansion will happen at some point this year.
The tease came during a recent earnings call with investors when Nintendo boss Shuntaro Furukawa talked about retaining Switch Online subscribers. To that end, Furukawa made the obvious observation that the subscription service is losing subscribers every year due to a lack of auto-renewal, and so it’s important to engage those subscribers and keep them engaged by posting continuously. new software through the subscription service.
“Of course, there are customers who let their subscription expire and then they don’t renew it, so we think it’s important to continue to release software that allows players to continue enjoying, not only the game in online, but also enhance their overall experience,” Furukawa said. “We will continue to expand our services and create new content for our customers throughout this year.”
Obviously, it’s the last part of this quote that makes everyone’s head spin. What exactly does “expanding our services and creating new content for our customers throughout this year” mean when it comes to Nintendo Switch Online? It could just mean more GameCube, Sega Genesis, SNES and NES games, but it could also be a hint that another platform is being added to the subscription service.
Unfortunately, at the moment we only have speculation. It’s a concrete tease, but it’s unclear what it is. Naturally, it set off Game Boy alarms, but right now there’s not enough meat on the bone to really make any definitive statements or even predictions. That said, and as always, we will keep you updated as the situation develops. In the meantime, for more coverage on all things Nintendo – including not only the latest official news and teases, but also the latest rumours, leaks and speculation – click here.