— Nintendo Enthusiast: EA is one of the biggest third-party companies in the gaming industry. If it abandons the Nintendo Switch, how would it affect the system?
It may not need it but it certianly doesn't hurt to have more selection.
@moldybreak; that's not what this is about.
No, but it would be good to get as many people on board as possible. All the same, no one is buying a Switch to play an EA game only.
while it doesn't *need* it, it will definitely help the public image of the Switch. If Nintendo starts getting some of the larger EA brands and it's not just simply Madden and FIFA, then sales of the machine aren't going to suffer as a result. More support = more appeal at the end of the day.
It'd be great if NS could get as much third party support as it can
It needs something other than the mainstream offerings from EA, as well as other third parties. Mainstream offerings being there is fine and all, but the majority of the fanbases for those titles are already set on other systems, and won't get a Switch for them. If EA and the others want to make an install base for themselves with Nintendo fans, they need to start releasing core-gamer-minded games, other than their mainstream stuff, on the Switch. Whether those new games are exclusives or multiplats, they should be designed with the Switch in mind; once they've done that, if they make said games attractive enough, maybe more gamers that aren't into Nintendo consoles will come around to becoming multi-console owners as well. As things stand right now, they aren't going to be doing anyone any favors by releasing late ports everywhere. Much as I love Skyrim and much as I hope it sells well to the Switch crowd, who by and large love action-adventure games, even I have to recognize that that's probably not what's going to move the Switch further into the spotlight. Nor will games like FIFA and CoD.
Nope well it will only benefit Nintendo if EA keep supporting them. However, I think there is still a risk of some devs dropping support if sales are bad of there games like the Wii U.
EA has never helped any Nintendo system.
More the merrier.
NIntendo needs 2k games not EA games.
Well we're getting wwe 2k18 on switch so thats a good start!
No they didn't support the last two consoles properly (half attempts at ea sport ports barely count) why start now
As everywhere I go Nintendo games most of them (not all) are worthless except if they are Pokemon, Zelda, Mario.
Yes. And they will
I can't understand why so many people defend Nintendo's lack of third party support. Third party support would help it become more successful, isn't that what people want?
I don't get why you guys can't understand just having Third Party support on Nintendo = success. Nintendo needs the right third party support and the one that would make a difference not same third party support. EA need to create something specifically for Nintendo audience. Look at Ubisoft who went of their way to create Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle and it was their idea and pitch it to Nintendo. EA refuses to make anything unique on Nintendo systems.
No but it would be a welcome addition.
Switch needs support, period. From any third party. Want to know how a system does when it's only supported by Nintendo's excellent games? Take a look at the Nintendo 64, GameCube, and Wii U.
I don't disagree with you, but the Gamecube actually had decent third party support. It got most of the multiplatform titles, and many of them were superior to the PS2 versions. It just got slaughtered by the almighty PS2, which was an absolute monster that generation, everyone wanted one. To be fair, the newcomer Xbox didn't really fare that much better than the 'Cube.
That's true and a good point. There had good support from Capcom. RE4 was much better in cube than PS2. However, Xbox faired the same or slightly better but that's great for them. Being the new comer in the video game industry and selling AS much as Nintendo!? As well it gave them a sturdy foundation to launch 360 off of. Too bad Don Matrick blew it. Your right PS2 owned the generation. Incredible sales and it was brilliant including DVD playback in it. Despite having 3rd party support as you said another reason cube could have failed is becuase if it's design. As gaming was getting "cool" and "grown up" after PS1. PS1 was seen as cool in comparison to N64. It played CDs. Big deal at the time. And used CD format and games with awesome looking cut scenes. Sony followed with a very cool looking black PS2 with nice PS2 font on it. And could stand vertical. You could put it in a home theatre. Play DVDs. Had games older car buff types would be into like Gran Turismo. And stuff for "nerdy" guys like final fantasy. Grown up affairs like twisted metal and metal gear. While also having platformers like jak and daxter and ratchet. Nintendo and the purple lunchbox with the handle and tiny "baby" discs was out of their league. And I had a GameCube too. Sure you got Mario and Donkey King but what did they bring that was on a level like ICO or shadow of the Colossus. Software sells hardware. Sony brought an amazing library of games and sales to reflect that. And Xbox success is proof of what one tittle can do. Halo. Come to think of it now. It makes me think Nintendo is over rated. A lot of times we tend to blame 3rd parties saying they don't support Nintendo but makes makes many lacklustre descisons as well. Oh well. I'll say that after that generation they knew they needed something "revolutionary" to compete and thus the Wii was born.
FIFA is important for handheld. There are communities that absolutely love playing it on Vita that they hacked the game to fuse FIFA 17 rosters with FIFA 15.
We all remember the amazing EA games that helped 3DS reach 70 mil right? Obviously the more the merrier, but they dont need them.
Madden 2005 made DS sell over 150 million.. :P
Quadruple A 😆
Not really. EA has never played a big part in Nintendo systems success and failure. EA was huge on Genesis and less so on SNES. Outside of Madden didn't do much for Gamecube. Wii EA practically didn't exist. Handhelds EA outside of some GBA and DS maddens early on never support them all that much. EA has always been an afterthought on Nintendo systems. It's nice to have the option so more is always better for those who own a Switch but EA is the least deciding factor in what makes or breaks the Switch.
It would certainly help them get more numbers, but I don't buy EA games often.
The developers that make games for the switch the better. But if EA doesn't mess with it, It will only be ONE company. Since when is EA's support a deal breaker for a console's success.
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