Priced at 200 yen per month ($1.50/£1.20) or 2,000 yen per year ($15/£12), Wide Care launched last summer billed as “a flat-rate repair warranty service that can be subscribed to at any time”.
Products covered by Wide Care include Switch and Switch Lite consoles, Joy-Con controllers, the Switch dock and AC adapters.
In addition to natural breakdowns, water damage and accidental damage are covered.
Nintendo never announced plans to launch the service outside of Japan.
The company recently reported a slowdown in Switch sales but suggested no new hardware would launch before April 2024, by which time its current console will have entered its eighth year on the market.
Following Nintendo’s sales update, Nikkei Asia claimed to have been informed by a source close to the company that work on its next console appeared to be going smoothly.
Nintendo was faced with fresh questions about its next generation console plans during its annual general meeting of shareholders in May.
While president Shuntaro Furukawa wouldn’t confirm if the console will feature backwards compatibility support, he said the company wants to make sure that customers can utilise Nintendo Accounts to “smoothly transition” between generations.