As with most things I write: this has been covered before on the podcast. Nintendo have released a statement that echoes my own thoughts on why they aren’t (and shouldn’t be) worried about the Nintendo Switch launch line up.
We are all absolutely buzzing for the Switch even if it’s only on the down-low. But people are quick to criticise that this new device is only getting 5 titles released with it… the worry is that it’ll sit in your lounge like a useless, lonely, overpriced brick, for the first year of its life. Throw into the mix that bundle deals are looking to be off the cards and it just gets worse and worse.
But now our ol’ pal Reggie Fils-Aime is telling us all to quit being so dramatic. He’s said in an interview with CNET:
“Launch day is not the be-all and end-all”
With the Switch being sold out on most preorder sites already, I’m inclined to agree. Nintendo’s approach looks to be one of a steady release of games to sustain the life of the console. And, as much as we would all like to have 30 games at our disposal from the off, you really can only play one at a time… I expect Breath of the Wild will see you through to the next wave of games due later in March.
Chances are that you already have another console, or even a PC so maybe we should all be thanking Nintendo; there are already enough stellar titles coming out for our existing systems this quarter that we’ll all be financially wrecked anyway!
In other not so surprising news, the standard price that stores were listing for Switch games as dropped by £10. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is now available for £50 rather than £60, don’t be surprised if it drops again. Street Fighter II Ultra and Super Bomberman R will likely follow suit.