Nintendo Switch has launched and has been quite successful and while the hybrid console has good first party titles to back it up the third party support has not really impressed. EA has already announced that the upcoming FIFA 18 will come to Switch but that will not be the only EA title coming to the hybrid console.
During EA’s recent earnings call, EA CEO Andrew Wilson revealed that the company is excited about Nintendo Switch and the innovation it brought with it. He added that EA is looking to bring more titles to Switch other than FIFA 18. With EA Play coming next month we can expect EA to announce more titles for the hybrid console.
However, not everyone thinks that Nintendo Switch will require third-party support or that the console will get any, one year after console’s launch. According to Stardock CEO, 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. On the other hand, according to Micheal Patcher, Switch will not get the third party support one year after launch.
While Nintendo clearly relies upon the unique gameplay offered by the new device, it will need to convince a large audience that its newest device is more substance than gimmick in order to drive better long-term adoption than the Wii U saw.
Sales beyond the first year will be affected by third party software support; the underpowered Switch is unlikely to attract much.
While, Switch has just launched over two months 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.