Switch’s Game Boy Library Doesn’t Have A Set Schedule, According To Nintendo

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When it comes to console gaming, one name has always been synonymous with quality: Nintendo. The Japanese gaming giant has a long and storied history, dating back to the early days of arcade gaming. Over the years, Nintendo has released some of the most beloved gaming consoles and franchises, including the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES), the Nintendo 64 (N64), and the Nintendo Wii (Wii).

In recent years, Nintendo has been on something of a hot streak, thanks in large part to the release of the Nintendo Switch. The Switch, which was released in 2017, is a home console/handheld hybrid that has quickly become one of the best-selling consoles of all time. In 2019, Nintendo released an updated version of the Switch, called the Nintendo Switch Lite.

One of the Switch’s most compelling features is its large and diverse library of games. While the Switch doesn’t have quite as many games as its competitors, the quality of its games is typically very high. That’s why it’s always been a bit surprising that Nintendo hasn’t done more to take advantage of its classic game library.

While Nintendo does offer a subscription service that allows access to a library of classic games, it’s far from comprehensive. The service, which is called Nintendo Switch Online, only offers a handful of classic games at any given time. This means that if you’re looking to play classic games like Super Mario World or The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, you’ll have to wait until Nintendo rotates them into the library.

This system is needlessly restrictive, and it’s something that Nintendo needs to address. Yes, Nintendo Switch Online is a fairly affordable service, costing just $20 per year. But given the low cost of storage these days, there’s no reason why Nintendo couldn’t offer a more robust library of classic games.

It’s possible that Nintendo is holding back some of its classic games for a paid service that it has yet to announce. But that seems unlikely, given that the company has been fairly upfront about its plans for Switch Online. Until Nintendo offers a more comprehensive solution, classic game fans will continue to be left out in the cold.

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