Nintendo has had many surprises in 2017. They’re not done yet.
SIGNS OF CONCERN
The PS4 family of systems and Xbox One and One X are currently enjoying fantastic third-party support. It’s natural for Nintendo console users, some of which might exclusively own one console, to want a piece of the pie. But despite some great third-party titles in the horizon coming out for Nintendo Switch, the support it’s getting seems always less than the competition.
THE END OF AN ERA, ONE STARTS ANEW
The reason for this apparent lack of support from third-parties can be debated for hours. But we’re not here to do that. We’re only here to tell fans that surprises are coming and they will satisfy all. Nintendo has done plenty of mistakes in recent years but what keeps them around is the ability to learn from those errors. This is evident in 2017 more than ever, with Nintendo’s current president, Tatsumi Kimishima, constantly surprising fans and investors alike with a modernized, more progressive company strategy.
ONLY THE BEGINNING
Nintendo is cooking up something big – a new strategy aimed to convince third-parties to develop for its hybrid system. With a good lineup of games already shaping up the Switch’s first year release schedule, things are about to get even more exciting. After all, Nintendo of America’s very own Reggie Fils-Aime teased that there are several unannounced games coming to Switch in 2017.
Nintendo will reveal the extent of their full third-party support soon, after the launch of Splatoon 2 is out of the way. While the Big N has been unpredictable lately, it would be a safe guess to say that this reveal will occur in a Nintendo Direct sizzle reel, with games revealed rapid-fire style in a short period of time, as was the case a few months ago.
The list will include recently teased projects like Bayonetta and Wonderful 101, as well as surprises from developers you don’t expect. WWE2K18 is also expected, with retailers recently listing it for Switch once again, despite initial news that it wouldn’t show up. Additionally, Switch fans will be expected to answer the call of duty soon (hint hint). In conclusion, the market is healthy, the Switch is selling like hotcakes and more games are coming in 2017. Fans just need to be patient and understand Nintendo has been around for a long time for a reason. They know what they’re doing and the best is yet to come.