Nintendo’s decision to aggressively price the Switch Online Expansion, which allows gamers to play old-school Nintendo 64 and SEGA Genesis games on their Switch, has sparked uproar among players.
Although the news that classic Nintendo games such as The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and Mario Kart 64 will suddenly be available to Switch owners was greeted with enthusiasm, the pricing was not.
Players were naturally outraged when the pricing of the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion was revealed – $49.99 per year for the service.
They vented their rage on the announcement video, which was flooded with negative feedback.
Although Nintendo has had unfavorable reactions to game trailers in the past, the venom and outrage directed against the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion have been startling in terms of its scope.
The Nintendo Switch Online Expansion teaser has topped the E3 promo for Metroid Prime: Federation Force from 2015 as Nintendo’s most loathed video ever, according to VGC.
As of the publication date, the trailer had over 100,000 dislikes compared to barely 17,000 likes.
The previous record-holder, the Metroid Prime trailer, had only 96,000 dislikes to 11,000 loves.
The Nintendo Switch Online Expansion trailer has 500,000 fewer views than the Metroid Prime video, and it only received 100k dislikes 16 days after it was released, according to VGC
It’s impressive that the trailer has surpassed 100,000 dislikes in such a short time.
The overwhelming response indicates that Nintendo fans are dissatisfied with the new services’ path.
In actuality, the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion only earned roughly 1,000 likes between the time the trailer passed 50,000 dislikes and when it passed 100,000 dislikes..