Former Nintendo President Wants Switch Online To Have More GameCube, Wii And N64 Content

Former Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aimé has recently said that he believes Switch Online should utilise more GameCube and Wii games.

As it currently stands, Switch Online and its Expansion Pack are a bit divisive. Whereas with PlayStation and Xbox you get free games every month with its basic package, Switch Online just offers NES and SNES games you probably already own, or have already played. And it only adds to them infrequently.

The relatively recent Switch Online does now offer Nintendo 64 titles like Majora’s Mask. And there was a leak that suggested GBA titles would be joining the service in the future. But even then, there’s only one new N64 title a month. 

Now though, in a recent interview, former Nintendo president Reggie Fils-Aimé spoke about how he thinks Switch Online should be expanded. Speaking with CNET regarding his book ‘Disrupting the Game’, Fils-Aimé spoke about a variety of topics. And of note, he spoke on whether he thinks the mini consoles will come back and how Nintendo could use some of its legacy content.

Credit: Reggie Fils-Aime/ SXSW

what did Fils-Aimé say?

Will [the mini consoles] come back? Will there be other physical boxes with legacy content? I don’t think so,” explained Fils-Aimé.

If I were back at Nintendo for a day, I would be much more focused on: How does the company leverage all of its great content, deliver it to the consumer through that Nintendo online experience.

Nintendo still has more N64 content to leverage. They’ve got GameCube content to leverage, They’ve got Wii content. I see this future of digitally delivered content to you, the consumer, as just this burgeoning opportunity that I would want to keep taking advantage of.”

Fils-Aimé isn’t alone in that. Plenty of fans want to be able to play GameCube games and Wii games. And with the eShop for the Wii U getting shut down next year, it will be a lot harder to play those games.

The full interview is worth a read, as Fils-Aimé offered a range of unique perspectives about wider games industry topics.

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Featured Image Credit: Nintendo/ Official GDC/ Reggie Fils-Aimé

Source: CNET