Nintendo: Unrealistic to expect every major game on Switch, but number of titles will increase
During Nintendo’s financial results briefing last month, one investor brought up how Switch has some major games missing from third-party publishers. President Shuntaro Furukawa was asked if he believes this will change in the future.
In response, Furukawa indicated that it’s unrealistic to expect every major game on Switch. Nintendo is speaking with publishers, however, and he believes “the number of titles on it will increase a lot more.”
“We believe that giving consumers a wide selection of software is an extremely important part of operating our platforms. That is why we welcome the introduction of a variety of titles from many different software publishers. Even so, I do not think it is realistic to expect that every major title will become available on Nintendo Switch. We are speaking with publishers about them actively putting titles on Nintendo Switch that would be an especially good fit for its unique features as a home console system you can carry around, including handheld mode and the ability to bring systems together for local multiplayer. Given the strong publisher support Nintendo Switch has, I would expect the number of titles on it will increase a lot more. That is what really keeps the Nintendo Switch business on the right track.”