There has been quite a buzz since the reveal of Nintendo Switch, which has been quite successful for Nintendo as the stock for the company has gone up 20% since the console’s launch. While Nintendo has partnered with dozens of third-party publishers and developers to support the hybrid console, not everyone thinks that the console needs it.
Speaking with Gamingbolt, Stardock CEO, Brad Wardell, said that Nintendo Switch does not require third-party publisher and developer support given that there is plenty of first-party titles to play on the console.
Nintendo doesn’t arguably need third party. You think about the Mario games, Zelda, I mean, there’s plenty there. I mean, if it was a $1000 game system, maybe I’d care. But as it stands now, there is plenty to play with on the Switch, that’s just fine.
However, Brad Wardell is not the only one who has praised the hybrid console. Recently, CEO at Sixfoot, Christian Svensson, said that Switch has the ability to recapture the audience of Wii and it’s probably the best portable that has ever been.
I think that the Switch has the ability to recapture some of the Wii magic in a couple of different ways. But a lot of it has to do with the fact that it’s a 2-in-1 system. The fact that it is trying to be a portable and a home console all in one package — first of all, it’s an easy sell from a value for money family purchase standpoint. You know, I just think that if you looked at it only as a portable system, it’s probably the best portable that has ever been.
While, Switch has just launched over a month ago, but according to a report from Citigroup, despite Nintendo Switch being a hybrid console, it is still quite large for children and this could result in Nintendo releasing a Switch mini in FY2018.