Nintendo, Xbox, And PlayStation Have All Now Abandoned Twitter/X Integration

The latest Nintendo Switch firmware update has arrived, and the big thing to know is that the patch formally discontinues support for X (formerly Twitter) integration on the platform. With this update, the Switch joins PlayStation and Xbox consoles in dumping support for the social media platform (via The Verge).

Nintendo initially announced plans to dump X in May but didn’t say why. However, it can be reasonably assumed it has something to do with X’s decision to charge $42,000 per month for the API. Other companies, like Slack, have dropped X support due to functionality issues as well.

After Nintendo announced plans to dump X support, the X Gaming account said its partnership with Nintendo “remains strong,” but the social media company later deleted that post.

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