The briefing also confirmed that the Nintendo Switch Online service reached 32 million subscribers as of September 2021, so a few days before the Expansion Pack tier launched. The last known figure was 26 million as of September 2020, so the service has seen an increase of 6 million subscribers in one year.
Going forward, we will continue to improve and expand both Nintendo Switch Online and Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack, striving to provide services that satisfy customers.
The Expansion Pack tier, which launched last month, gives subscribers access to select Nintendo 64 and SEGA Genesis games as well as free access to the Animal Crossing: New Horizons DLC Happy Home Paradise, which launched today worldwide. The emulation of Nintendo 64 games is far from being the best we have ever seen, so hopefully, some emulation improvements will be part of the improvements and expansion plans Nintendo confirmed today.
Level up with a Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership
Get access to a library of Nintendo 64 games with newly added online play for up to 4 players, as well as retro SEGA Genesis classics!
All the other great benefits of a Nintendo Switch Online membership are also included, such as access to 100+ classic NES and Super NES games, exclusive online matches in the Tetris 99 and PAC-MAN 99 games, online play in some of your favorite games, and more!
More information on the Nintendo Switch Online service can be found on Nintendo's official website.