Subscription service for Nintendo Switch repairs launches in Japan

Nintendo has launched a Nintendo Switch restore subscription service in Japan, which permits for as much as six repairs per 12 months. 

Called “Wide Care for Nintendo Switch,” the service’s introductory web site was launched right now (July 1) and it offers Japanese Switch customers with a subscription service that they will be a part of at any time to get their console repaired (by way of VGC).

The service at present prices 200 yen a month (round £1.20) or 2,000 yen a 12 months (£12) and it covers the whole lot included with the Switch, from the console, dock, Joy-Cons and AC adapter to the identical for the Lite and OLED fashions.

Subscribers won’t have to pay for the restore, until it exceeds 100,000 yen (round £600), in which case the consumer will cowl the surplus prices. Whilst a consumer can enroll a number of consoles, every is required to be registered with one contract and fee plan.

Nintendo Switch running Mario Odyssey
Nintendo Switch Credit: Nintendo

Users will obtain a restore mail-in field to ship their required elements, with the repairs finished and shipped again inside two to a few weeks, in line with the web site.

News of Nintendo Switch repairs come after ongoing developments encompass “Joy-Con Drift” – an error with many controllers that see the analogue sticks transfer with out them truly being touched.

Last month UK shopper group Which? urged Nintendo to hold out an “urgent independent investigation” into Joy-Con drift, with the buyer teams’ personal research saying it impacts 40 per cent of customers.

​​Which? director of coverage and advocacy, Rocio Concha, shared that “our research shows that drift problems continue to plague Nintendo Switch owners yet too often they can be left footing the bill themselves to replace faulty controllers or face a lottery when they contact Nintendo for support.”

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