Until recently it seemed that Capcom was not yet ready to commit fully to Nintendo Switch; however, announcements such as Mega Man 11 and Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection seem to indicate that this had changed. Now, recent statements by a high command of the company would have confirmed this idea.
In a recent interview with Nikkei, Haruhiro Tsujimoto, the CEO of Capcom, mentioned that the concept of the hybrid console has worked much better than expected. For this reason, the company is now intending to port more games for Nintendo Switch. The most interesting part of their statement is that they indicate that they want to bring games that had never before been available on Nintendo consoles.
It is important to note that Tsujimoto did not delve into details, so we do not know exactly what games they want to bring to the hybrid console. That said, his words are a sign that the success of Switch managed to capture his attention, so the owners of the hybrid console can expect future releases from this distributor.
As you probably know, Capcom is not the only distributor that has decided to support the Nintendo Switch. Recently, Bandai Namco revealed that it is working on some titles for this console; however, it did not give more details.
On the other hand, Square Enix revealed that it does not rule out taking any of its franchises to this platform. Further, Bethesda has shown interest in this console with releases such as DOOM and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
Nintendo Switch made its global debut on March 3 and the latest official figures indicate that it has sold more than 7.6 million units. For this reason, there are several experts and analysts who believe that it has the potential to equal or surpass Nintendo Wii, a console that sold more than 100 million units in its life cycle. We’ll see if Nintendo’s strategy makes these predictions come true.
In a new interview with The Nikkei, Capcom CEO Tsujimoto just served up another Switch teaser.
He says the home + portable console concept works better than expected and that Capcom wants to port games to the Switch that were not available on Nintendo consoles previously.
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