While the Nintendo Switch has been incredibly popular since it launched earlier this year, one of the complaints that stuck around for its first few months were a lack of games. It is true that the Switch’s launch was rather lightweight in terms of quantity, but things have totally changed since then.
In recent months, the Switch eShop has been getting a steady rollout of new titles every single week. On top of that, it seems like almost every day there’s another developer announcing a game they’re bringing to Switch. During a recent investor’s briefing, Nintendo President Kimishima shared some insight on the system’s development scene.
According to Kimishima, there are over 300 software publishers who are currently developing games on Switch. That number consists of both big AAA studios as well as smaller indie developers. Kimishima also noted that Nintendo is continuing to work to “establish a collaborative that facilitates the creation of more successful titles for our software publisher partners.” In other words, Nintendo is actively working with all these different studios to make the development process for Switch run as smoothly as possible. As long as the company keeps these efforts up, more developers will be swayed to come over. Perhaps the reluctance of big companies like EA and Activision will soften as the Switch continues to charge ahead.
Having been introduced to video games at the age of 3 via a Nintendo 64, A.K has grown up in the culture. A fan of simulators and racers, with a soft spot for Nintendo! But, he has a great respect for the entire video game world and enjoys watching it all expand as a whole.