During Nintendo’s 79th Annual Meeting of Shareholders, president Shuntaro Furukawa responded to an inquiry about possibly expanding the Nintendo Switch Online retro library to include more recent titles in the future.
Furukawa responded by saying he has no new information to share, but he acknowledges fans that would like to play retro titles currently unavailable on the service. He said the company had been thinking about expanding their offering through Nintendo Switch Online. Here’s his full statement:
At this place we cannot tell new information about future classic hardware among others, but we are thinking about providing an extension of the online service which is currently providing Famicom software, as well as other methods of providing them. We also recognise that there are opinions wanting to play past titles.
Currently, the Nintendo Switch Online service only offers NES titles, ranging from original games to classic games with a twist. According to Nintendo’s last financial briefing in April of this year, over 10 million people have signed up for Nintendo Switch Online, and that number is sure to grow. By offering new titles, Nintendo could engage their members better and keep their memberships intact.