Nintendo Switch Online has 26 million customers, 11 million more than at the beginning of this year. According to Nintendo comes due to the release of Animal Crossing this spring. In total, there are more than 200 million users with a Nintendo account.
The payment service benefits from the release of popular games, nintendo. The Japanese company sees the payment service as a service on top of the Nintendo account and wants to continue that in the long term, even after the release of a new game console at an as yet undetermined moment in the future. The number of people with a Nintendo account grew especially after Mario Kart Tour came out. That’s a mobile game and can be played on iOS and Android.
The spring quarter was the first time Nintendo sold more games digitally than on cartridges or discs, Nintendo said in Wednesday’s management briefing. That’s because of the corona pandemic, which made a lot of people want to play games while many shops were closed. In addition, Nintendo announced that the Super Mario movie is still on track to be released in 2022.