In an interview with Japanese outlet Nikkei, Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima talked in detail about two key aspects of the Switch we had not previously heard about. Those aspects are the prospects of Virtual Reality and the pricing for their online services. As it turns out, VR is definitely coming to the Switch at some point, while online services are going to be extremely cheap.
For the online services, he clarifies that they will cost between 2000 to 3000 yen yearly, which equates to $17.50 – $26.50 USD. That means online services could amount to something as cheap as just $2 per month. On top of that, he says that Nintendo “studies” VR, and that they will be adding VR to Switch when they figure out how players can play it for hours without issues.
He doesn’t clarify what these issues are, though a few things come to mind. There could be a battery life concern which needs to be addressed in some way for VR, and there is a chance that current prototypes feel too heavy and strain the neck during longer play sessions, issues they surely would want to resolve before they release anything publicly.