We now also know that the Direct will spend at least a little time talking about Switch Online, which was just given a launch date of September 18. These controllers can only be purchased if you are a member of the Nintendo Switch online service and Nintendo is only allowing the purchase of one per Nintendo account regardless if it is an individual or family membership.
Announced today as launching in less than a week, the Nintendo Switch Online service is a step forward in Nintendo's customer experience. Will you be hoping for a few surprises in addition to hearing about Nintendo Switch Online?
This is a breaking story - More to follow. Pokemon Let's Go will probably also get some time in the spotlight, and there's always a chance that Nintendo will reveal new fighters and features for Super Smash Bros Ultimate.
"The collection will initially include 20 games, and more will be added on a regular basis".
The vast majority of Nintendo Switch games will support Save Data Cloud backup.
The Japanese maker of Super Mario and Pokemon games said its net profit totaled 30.6 billion yen (£211 million / $274.9 million) during the April-June period, compared with 21.3 billion yen a year earlier. The Nintendo Switch Online EU release date is coming to consoles in the region on September 19, a whole 24 hours later than their USA cousins. Fingers crossed that it figures out a way to adapt Fortnite's chat solution into its future games - we're not a fan of the elaborate Splatoon 2 mobile phone setup as it stands.
'Nintendo: "The Switch has subscription-based online".
The firm revealed it had now sold 19.67 million units of the Nintendo Switch as of June 30, 2018. Whether it's the placeholder UI indicating ghost health points, the off-kilter visuals or a lack of polish, it looks a lot rougher than previous demo videos for Nintendo Switch games.
Switch's popularity helped offset declines in hardware and software sales of Nintendo 3DS.