Bandai Namco President Says Nintendo Switch Support Being Increased
The Nintendo Switch is still in the first year of its life and it is still chugging along with its continued success. Not many thought the hybrid console was going to perform as well as it has, especially with the previous lackluster launch of the Wii U. The little system that could is proving naysayers wrong every step of the way, which has led to a handful of third-party developers devoting more resources to Switch support. Bandai Namco is no exception to this, according to president Mitsuaki Taguchi.
During a recent financial earnings call, Taguchi stated that Bandai Namco will be increasing support for the Nintendo console. “We have put 3 games on the Switch so far and all of them are doing well,” Mitsuaki mentions. The developer will also be working on three “big” Switch exclusives come next April, all of which are expected to be announced sometime mid-2018, according to the Wall Street Journal’s Takashi Mochizuki.
Bandai Namco Oshita:
-Working on 3 Switch-exclusive games
-These are "big" titles
-Expect releases around Spring-Summer '18 pic.twitter.com/A2R0OmMWHA
— Takashi Mochizuki (@6d6f636869) November 7, 2017
As can be seen in the tweet above, the Bandai Namco president was on board with the majority of thinking revolving around the Nintendo Switch. “It’s a shame, but we didn’t think the Switch would be accepted this fast,” he states. Considering not a lot of people knew what to expect when the console launched, this mindset is completely understandable. We’re just glad that more and more developers are having a change of heart, and that the Switch will continue to receive support via third-party titles.
Keep it tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers as this story develops, and for other gaming goodness happening around the house that Nintendo built, check out the following:
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What say you, gamers? Are you glad that developers like Bandai Namco are ramping up support for the Nintendo Switch? What other companies would you like to see make the jump? Sound off in the comments section below, and be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter for live gaming and entertainment news 24/7!
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