Nintendo don’t expect third-party support for Switch to dry up any time soon
Now that the next-generation PlayStation and Xbox consoles are the future of gaming, you might be forgiven for wondering what will happen to Switch, but Nintendo is not worried.
“Other software publishers plan to release a wide variety of titles for Nintendo Switch going forward,” said Nintendo’s Shuntaro Furukawa to investors. Third-parties broaden the range of software and experiences available for Switch customers, and Nintendo considers them critical to the platform's success.
Runaway sales: Switch sales show no sign of slowing down, and 2020 has been a very profitable year for Nintendo: “The fact is that sales of Nintendo Switch software are increasing both for Nintendo titles and titles by other software publishers,” explained Furukawa.
Island escape: Animal Crossing: New Horizons has proven especially lucrative, and although Nintendo is keen to point out that third-party developers and publishers are important for the platform, Nintendo's own games dominate the platform's sales charts.