There’s a lot of things to like about the Nintendo Switch, but like any product, it isn’t perfect. One of its issues has to do with the layout of its digital store, the Nintendo eShop. The eShop’s catalog has grown extensively since the system launched last year. This has led to a lot of users complaining about the store looking rather cluttered. Developers naturally aren’t happy either as it’s easy for low-profile releases to slip between the cracks due to a large number of games continuously pouring in. This is a problem that also effects Valve’s Steam service. Nintendo is aware of these complaints, and it looks like the company is adamant on making the necessary adjustments.
Speaking to a reporter from Waypoint, Nintendo of America’s President Reggie Fils-Aime has stated that Nintendo is “committed” to improving curation. He mentioned recent improvements that were made to the eShop, which came in the form of new categories in the menu bar. But, Reggie also stated that Nintendo is focused on “driving our digital business”. Here’s a bit of his statement:
“…What I will tell you is that we have a significant global focus on driving our digital business that independent games are a critical part of that, and everything we could do to help consumers find all of that stellar content is a huge part of this. And we’re attacking it from a number of different fronts.”
Reggie also stated that Nintendo is making improvements to curation outside of the eShop, such as on Nintendo.com’s Game Store, which houses all of the releases on Switch, as well as 3DS and Wii U. Games can even be purchased from there and then start automatically downloading on the systems. Nevertheless, it is true that Nintendo eShop itself on Switch is rather cluttered. I’ve seen a lot of people even say that the navigation on the Wii U eShop is still superior. We’ll see what Nintendo does to improve the whole experience as time goes on. It definitely is important for shoppers to be happy—they won’t buy anything if they’re not happy!
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.