(evil) Nintendo ditching monthly release schedule for NES and SNES games on Switch

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#1  Edited By uninspiredcup
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At long last, Nintendo's much-requested library of SNES games for Switch Online subscribers is here, but its arrival also brings with it news that the company is moving away from its current regular monthly delivery schedule of classic games.

When the NES library for Switch launched last September, it featured a total of 20 titles - the same number included with the newly arrived SNES library. Since then, an additional 28 NES games have been introduced, arriving in batches of 2-4 titles each month. Moving forward, however, SNES and NES games will be added to their respective apps on a more irregular basis.

News of the change was initially shared on Nintendo's Japanese website, and the company's western arm has since confirmed, via a statement to Vooks, that while more games are coming, "those releases will not adhere to a regular schedule".

Consistency is good, this is bad.

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#2 MirkoS77
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Damn. For a moment I thought this meant you could purchase their games separately from their online service.

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#3  Edited By Heirren
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I wasnt aware there was a schedule. This is a good thing, or a non issue. No doubt they will drop games during switch native software lulls.

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#4 uninspiredcup
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@MirkoS77 said:

Damn. For a moment I thought this meant you could purchase their games separately from their online service.

But then they'd remove literally the only justification for paid online.

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#5 Ant_17
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Nintendo found the random button and will abuse it.

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#6 briguyb13
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Just gimme Chrono Trigger.

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#7 MirkoS77
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@uninspiredcup: yup, that’s why my hopes were short-lived.

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#8 ProtossRushX
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give us FF3 and then they can go random for months

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Why is anyone surprised? This is garbage Nintendo at its finest.

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#10 GoldenElementXL
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It’s $20 a year... Y’all are nuts

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#11 getyeryayasout
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I bought the Switch expecting the awesome Virtual Console to make its way to the system. I'm less than thrilled at how Nintendo is keeping their legacy software locked to it's "online service".

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#12  Edited By MirkoS77
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@getyeryayasout said:

I bought the Switch expecting the awesome Virtual Console to make its way to the system. I'm less than thrilled at how Nintendo is keeping their legacy software locked to it's "online service".

So am I. They could make much more money if they sold their legacy on its own, and they could charge even more for their online service to boot if they overhauled it while implementing online functionality into their older games.

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#13 Archangel3371
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Disappointing that they dropped the regular schedule of putting games up. Will wait and see how it goes I guess. There’s a ton of SNES games that I’d love to see become available. Pretty much anything from Nintendo, Capcom, Square-Enix, and Konami would be very welcomed by me.

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#14 VFighter
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They should have slowed down when they first started, 2 a month would have been plenty that way they could,have stretched it out more. That would have been better then this nonsense.

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#15  Edited By hrt_rulz01
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Non-issue... they'll release them when they're ready.

I didn't even know they were releasing them monthly tbh.

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#16 AJStyles
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This company is so backwards when it comes to everything. I am shocked they have so many defenders and fanboys who still support this rubbish.