Elon Musk’s X is “too” expensive for Nintendo. — Nintendo/File

Nintendo can’t take Elon Musk’s X, formerly known as Twitter, API fees anymore.

Starting on June 10, direct integration from Switch’s image album to X will no longer function, Nintendo said on Wednesday, according to EnGadget.

All three major console makers have pulled the plug on native screen-sharing to X along with Nintendo’s departure.

In response, X’s official gaming account posted a bizarre, downright Orwellian reply that neglects its central role in the Mario maker’s exit.

“Our partnership with Nintendo remains strong, and we are working together to ensure a smooth transition for all users,” @xGaming said. 

“We will continue collaborating with partners to bring new and exciting experiences to our global gaming community.”

Ironically, X’s built-in reader context feature filled in the omitted subtext. 

“This is in direct response to X changing their API,” the user-generated context says. 

“Specifically, X is charging companies upwards of $40,000 or more per month to access its API. Sony’s PlayStation and Microsoft’s Xbox already removed integration with X last year.”

Access to the cheapest Enterprise API plan for The Dumpster Fire, formerly known as Twitter, starts at $42,000 monthly, as per Wired.

Notably, higher tiers can allegedly cost $125,000 and $210,000 per month.

The $42,000 (or more) monthly cost is not likely to sound like much to these mega-corporations, but it appears that even they have their limits. 



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