While Nintendo was struggling to keep its online from crashing on Christmas day, it seems that the Italian branch of the company delayed the release of the online subscription service to fall of 2018. Originally, the Switch’s online subscription service was supposed to launch this fall. It was then delayed to 2018, with the promise of more details before the year ended. Yet, less than a week from 2018, Nintendo has yet to share any new details on the upcoming service.
Although this news may seem disheartening, there is one tidbit that may still bring hope… for North American players. In its original announcement, Nintendo said the subscription service would first launch in the US, Canada, and Mexico. Thus, it still remains possible the delay could be just for Europe. However, given the lack of news on this side of the pond, it’s probably safe to assume the delay is global.