The Nintendo Switch Online service launched back in September after being delayed by a full year. Despite the severe delay, NSO still ended up launching in a state that left a lot of Switch owners (myself included) rather disappointed due to its bare-bones offerings. The Switch community hasn’t been shy about offering feedback to Nintendo in a hopes that the company will listen and build upon the service. While there haven’t been any major changes since launch, it does seem as though Nintendo has a genuine interest in providing a steady future for Switch Online.
There’s currently a job listing for a managerial position exclusively related to Nintendo Switch Online over on the Nintendo of America official website. The company is looking for someone who is “an experienced manager who can lead and drive Nintendo’s online subscription service.” The position is further described as:
“…an opportunity for the successful candidate to help grow an emerging part of Nintendo’s core business and lead a cross-functional team of stakeholders across the organization to align on priorities and execute with excellence. This role will be responsible for managing the Nintendo Switch Online (NSO) operations and drive the program priorities, execution, and business objectives.”
While this report made the rounds recently, it turns out that well-known Nintendo YouTubers ‘SuperMetalDave64’ and ‘SpawnWave’ have both confirmed that this job listing has actually been on Nintendo’s website since last October:
Yeah that listing has been there since October, not sure why it's popping up everywhere now.
— Spawn Wave (@SpawnWaveMedia) January 22, 2019
Who’s the Boss?
Seeing that the job listing is still posted on Nintendo’s website with the link to send in application still active, it remains unclear if the position has yet to be filled. There’s a possibility that it has been filled, but perhaps Nintendo could be looking for a full new team? Whatever the case may truly be, one can only hope that whoever takes on/has taken on the role will truly enhance the Switch Online experience in order to make it a fully-fledged network in the same vein as PSN and Xbox Live.
Having been introduced to video games at the age of 3 via a Nintendo 64, A.K has grown up in the culture. A fan of simulators and racers, with a soft spot for Nintendo! But, he has a great respect for the entire video game world and enjoys watching it all expand as a whole.