Nintendo yesterday raised the price of a new “expansion pack” for the Switch Online service. If you’ve seen readers vote on this, it might be a little too expensive.
So what’s happening and why is Nintendo charging for this new add-on?Has access to a library of Nintendo 64 and Sega Megadrive games and new ones Animal Crossing Download contents? According to Emily Rogers, an NWR contributor and proven Nintendo leaker, the “probable” and “main cause” are believed to be license costs.
In fact, Sega didn’t seem to be a “big fan” of the Wii virtual console service at the time because of “low sales” and a variety of other issues. Therefore, Nintendo seems to have forked a fair amount of cash for Mega. This Drive / Genesis Library:
“The main reason behind the bold price of the NSO expansion could be licensing costs. I heard that Sega was very well paid. This is because Sega has low sales, revenue sharing and marketing. I wasn’t a big fan of Wii’s VC services because of the lack of, so why Sega didn’t support Wii UVC.
That’s not the only spending on money. In a follow-up tweet, Rogers states that games from other companies with the same service also require a license. And then there’s the deal between Nintendo and Rhea and Microsoft. Banjo- Kazooie With the Nintendo 64 Library …
“Third-party titles (Konami, Capcom) are also licensed by Genesis NSO, so after a while the licensing costs will start to increase. What kind of licensing agreement / arrangement did Nintendo have with Rare / Microsoft? No one knows … “
Rogers has previously played a role in certain Nintendo leaks, including: Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle When Super Mario 3D All Stars, And the exact details provided recently Switch OLED models before release.. Do you think she is making money here? Do you think the main reason behind the “bold price” of NSO expansion packs is the “license cost”?
As always, leave your own thoughts in the comments.