In addition to Switch success, sales and more, this week Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa also brought up Tetris 99 and Nintendo Switch Online. Since the game released for free in February, Tetris 99 has been reported as having 2.8 million account holders playing the game and that Nintendo Switch Online has exceeded 9.8 million global accounts.
Both statements can be seen here:
Tetris 99 – Tetris 99 has been available for free since February as a special offer to Nintendo Switch Online members. This game pits 99 players against each other in online battle. It has been played by 2.8 million accounts and has helped boost engagement for Nintendo Switch. We plan to implement in-game events to encourage consumers to keep enjoying the game. Nintendo Switch Online members are also enjoying Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online. Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online gives members instant access to a variety of classic NES games with added online play.Through these initiatives we are working to make these services more attractive over the long-term on Nintendo Switch Online.
Nintendo Switch Online – Half a year has passed since Nintendo Switch Online went live last September. Global memberships now exceed 9.8 million accounts, excluding free trial memberships.