...now how much would you pay?
The Nikkei newspaper appears to have nailed down a price range for the Switch's online service.
Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima was asked about the online service cost in an interview with Nikkei, and he confirmed the annual cost would be between 2000 and 3000 yen (roughly US$18 - $27).
1) Just in: Nintendo president Kimishima tells the Nikkei Switch's online service will be priced at 2-3,000 yen ($17.50 - $26.50) *YEARLY*.— Dr. Serkan Toto (@serkantoto) February 1, 2017
The online service is so far confirmed to include online multiplayer and one "classic game" (NES or Super Nintendo) rental per month, with the SNES games adding online play. More details are expected before the service launches this fall. Comparable services for the Xbox One and PlayStation systems, including 4-6 free games per month to keep for the life of the subscription, are US$60 a year.