Michael Pachter believes Nintendo Switch is “easy to develop for”
Michael Pachter, analyst of the video game industry with controversial views on Nintendo recently said something that might cheer fans of the company. According to Pachter, it is very easy to develop for Switch, the new Nintendo console.
According to analyst Michael Pachter, developers have commented that it is easy to develop for Switch, however the amount of third party titles that it receives will depend on the power of the console.
Wedbush Securities analyst said this in Pachter Show, his weekly YouTube program where he answers questions from the audience. When questioned about third-party support for Nintendo Switch he commented: “In fact I’ve heard from developers that Nintendo is the easiest of the three to develop for. The issue’s going to be processing power.”
Pachter said Nintendo’s third-party support will depend heavily on the work that developers have to do to bring in their game to Switch. That is, if it is a console much less powerful than PlayStation 4 or Xbox One that forces developers to “build the game from 0” Pachter believes that it will not be a success in this regard.
Within hours of the revelation of the Nintendo Switch companies like From Software, Take-Two, EA and Bethesda confirmed that they would support the new Nintendo console with their software. However, recent rumors indicate that Switch may be less powerful than a PlayStation 4, a reason why many believe that it could follow the same path as Wii U.
As you know, this is not the first time that Pachter mentions the importance of third party support for the success of the new Nintendo console. Last year, he said that Switch should look like Xbox One and PlayStation 4 to be a success:
“If Nintendo gets the same level of support for NX that it got for the Wii U, it’s doomed before it launches. That’s much, much more important than the price. If they get third-party support, if they make it in such a way that everyone can port every game over and the incremental cost to make if for Xbox One, PS4 and NX is $1-2 million, every game will be there,” he said.
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