Originally Posted by Gamer Bhoy 89
12 Months: €19.99[/B]
Subscribers will have exclusive access to;
Online Play (Non-Members get a free trial until Sept.)
Official App (Non-Members getba free trial until Sept.)
Select Classic Nintendo Games (such as Super Mario Bros. 3, Balloon Fight and Dr. Mario)
Member-Only Price Promotions (I can only assume this is discounts on games)
On the one hand, it's competitively priced versus the PS and XB offerings, being what - about a 1/3 of the XBox one and half the playstation one.
On the other, you get very little for your money. And it's worse when you consider what you already have.
Online play - Currently have it for free. And it's very bare bones. I would not pay for the service as-is.
Official App - Currently have it for free. I don't use it, as it has very little practical use. I would not pay for this service.
Members-only Price Promotions - Currently have this for free and in exchange for Gold and Silver coins earned through My Nintendo. I have never used these discounts because they barely offset the overpricing, they're not competitive with buying physical, and I'm just letting the points expire from a lack of anything to do with them. I would not pay for this service.
Select Classic Nintendo Games - OK, I'd pay for this. But I already did. For €120 euro I have a large selection of the quintessential classic Nintendo games on SNES and NES mini (before you look at other methods for expanding the selection). I imagine I'm not alone in having those. It's a nice bonus having them on the Switch, sure. But it's not a big draw when you consider the age of the games they're talking about offering.
The XB and PS offerings may cost more, but they tend to give out older Current Gen games to subscribers rather than emulations of 20 year old games that you may have already bought multiple licenses for. They have well structured online infrastructure for communicating and co-ordinating online play. They have additional ancillary services accessed through the network that add value.
At this point I'd rather pay more and get a current-gen online service than pay less and get a service that most find pretty unacceptable when it's free.