There is understandable concern about the Nintendo Switch launch line-up, which, so far, only presents The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, 1-2-Switch, Just Dance 2017, Skylanders Imaginators and Super Bomberman R as games to keep players occupied.
Aware of the reaction, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aimé has indicated that launch day should not be seen as “the be-all and the end-all,” and that the company has placed more importance on making sure that they can steadily pace their releases.
“Launch day is not the be-all and the end-all,” Fils-Aimé explained to CNET. “It really is the steady pacing of content that continually reinforces for the people who bought into the platform why they made a smart choice, as well as what compels people who might be sitting on the sidelines to jump in.”
The Wii U quickly became notorious for software droughts, lengthy periods in which players were left waiting for the next first-party release – even Fils-Aimé pointed to Pikmin 3 and Star Fox Zero as two Wii U games that weren’t able to be completed on schedule.
“We feel we have this great ongoing march of content to motivate you to jump into the platform,” he looked to reassure.
Nintendo Switch will launch worldwide on Friday 3rd March, priced at £279.99 ($299.99).