EA “Very Pleased” That Nintendo Switch Has Proven Popular

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Electronic Arts has revealed that they are “very pleased” that Nintendo Switch has proven popular, the portable home console having now sold more than 52.48 million units worldwide.

The publisher is “always” talking to Nintendo about what games they can release on the console, and it sounds like they have more to share in the coming months.

That being said, their support has been minimal so far in EA Originals Fe and Unravel Two, with EA even relegating Nintendo Switch to receiving FIFA 20 Legacy Edition.

“We are very pleased with how well Nintendo has done with Switch. I mean, people love the platform. They enjoy it, it’s great,” EA chief operating officer and chief financial officer Blake Jorgensen explained on the company’s Q3 2020 earnings call.

“And remember there are a lot of people that have both – the Xbox [One] and a Switch or a PlayStation [4] and Switch – because it, in many ways, provides a different experience, particularly a way to access great Nintendo software.

“We are always looking and discussing with Nintendo what else we can put on the platform. And as you can imagine, as the platform grows, our interest in adding content grows for that platform.

“But we’re also conscious of the fact that the top-selling titles by a long shot or all the Nintendo software, which is fabulous software, but it helps us balance sort of the realities of how big our markets can be there. But trust that we’re looking at that.

“You will hear some more things in the future about what we’re putting on the platform. And we’re very pleased with how it’s grown alongside the growth of both Sony and Microsoft’s platforms.”

Alex Seedhouse
After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.