The Nintendo Switch has been a huge success since it was introduced to selected regions on March 3, 2017. In fact, it has performed far better compared to the Wii U over in Japan, and there are analysts who claim that the Nintendo Switch is going to see 2 million units shipped for March 2017 alone, which would be a pretty impressive figure. A console without the right kind of game line up is not going to get very far, and Nintendo knows that. With The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild capturing the imagination of the masses as a Nintendo Switch launch title, raking up high scores in reviews everywhere, what are some of the other triple A titles that would keep the Nintendo Switch momentum going? Word has it that Super Smash Bros is going to make its way to the Nintendo Switch, providing gamers with some fighting mayhem -- be it at home, or on the move.
Nintendo America’s chief operating officer Reggie Fils-Aime is a busy man in recent times, especially after the Nintendo Switch has launched. Apart from confirming that the Nintendo Switch will also jump aboard the video streaming bandwagon with the likes of Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Video, he has also revealed that Super Smash Bros will also make an appearance on the Nintendo Switch in the near future.
Fils-Aime shared, “Smash is obviously one of our best-selling franchises. What we say is that the philosophy that Nintendo has from a development standpoint is that for every platform, we want to have at least one of our classic franchises.There’s gonna be one great Super Mario experience, there’s gonna be great Zelda experience, so you can expect, you can anticipate at some point in the future, who knows when, that all of our franchises will be addressed. We know that the fans love these games, love this content, so stay tuned.”
This would shore up the perception that the Nintendo Switch does not have a strong lineup of launch titles, which has proven to be Nintendo’s undoing in the past. The Japanese gaming company should not continue to rely on their undoubted capability of releasing top tier titles, and cajole other game developers to take a look at their gaming platform as well.
One particular drawback for Nintendo to take the route less traveled with their hardware ever since the Nintendo Wii appeared on the scene in 2006 is this: the hardware is unable to keep up with the processing muscle found in its two main rivals: the Xbox and PlayStation. Hence, developers would prefer to put their eggs in a more profitable basket by developing games for those two platforms, while porting such titles over to Nintendo’s platform has proven to be rather problematic to say the least; due to the lack of processing power and different ways of playing a game via its wiggle controls.
Now that we have confirmation that Super Smash Bros will be under the Nintendo Switch’s belt, what are some of the other first party titles that gamers or owners of the Nintendo Switch can look forward to? Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, of course, which is already available for pre-order and is all set to launch by the end of April. That time should also see a second wind for Nintendo Switch console sales figures.