Quality over quantity is Nintendo's first-party focus as the Switch nears year 3

Despite the strong install base Nintendo now has with the Switch, the company’s leadership is hesitant to put the quality of its first-party releases at risk in order to get more titles out the door.

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locomorales10d ago

This is just an excuse to please the fan base. But the truth is that Nintendo is having a lot of trouble to put HD games on the street since Wii U.

Even now with only one hardware to support and the unification of all teams, the lauch pace is not what it should be.

Quality is important and nobody will ever say otherwise, but not all Nintendo games are that great to say that they are only lauching those. For each Mario Odyssey and Zelda BotW we get a lot of Yoshis, Re-releases of Wii U games and 1, 2 Switchs.

jaymacx10d ago

I think this year so far Nintendo has been very quiet on upcoming releases. Hopefully a direct will remedy that. I do agree last year we saw plenty of Wii U ports on Switch.
-Hyrule Warriors
- Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze
- Captain Toad
-Bayonetta 1&2

New releases were
Kirby allstar Allies
Super Mario Party
Pokemon Lets Go Pikachu/Evee
Super Smash Bros Ultimate

We Did not get a lot of Yoshi’s though.
We will most likely get Bayonetta 3, new Pokémon, and some other titles. 5 or more first party new games is good. We just need more big 3rd party games to fill in the gaps .

DJK1NG_Gaming10d ago

You missed new releases such as
Octopath Traveler
Sushi Strikers
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Torna The Golden Country

The World End With You: Final Remix

jaymacx10d ago

Thanks DJK1NG_Gaming
I didn’t count Octopath because it was Square Enix but Nintendo did publish it. Either way you’re right. I forgot about the others you mentioned.

Knushwood Butt10d ago

Sushi Striker was a port of a 3DS game.

Not sure why you keep using it as padding in your lists.

DJK1NG_Gaming9d ago

@Knushwood Butt
No it wasn't.
It was announced as a 3DS game first.
Both version released at the same time.

Knushwood Butt9d ago

Right, ported from 3DS to Switch.

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DJK1NG_Gaming9d ago (Edited 9d ago )

Nintendo has no problem with HD games. That was mastered 2017.

jaymacx10d ago

On the 1st party side of things I agree with and support Nintendo’s decision on quality titles. What Nintendo needs to do is lower the costs to 3rd parties so we can get more multiplatform titles. I heard the costs for the carts are lowering so this should get us some more 3rd party games on Switch. After beating RE2 (PS4 pro) I really want more RE on Switch.

ccgr10d ago

Most of the Switch games seem to be re-releases

Bronxs1510d ago (Edited 10d ago )

Quality over quantity? Yeah right....more like shit upon shit.

Sorry Nintendo you’ve been super disappointing after fooling everyone to get the system with Mario odyssey. Everything after have be rethreads or straight up re-releases.

Adding battle mode to Mario kart 8 should be a free DLC not reason to re-release the game at FULL price. Especially when it was better on wii u because you can play it online without having to PAY! same for splatoon on wii u. And same with donkey Kong topical freeze. You added that new character with a surf board. Should be a free dlc or micro transaction like for 1.99 you can get this character. NOT a reason to recharge full price.

People are quick to call out MS or Sony for the littlest hint of anti consumer moves. Meanwhile Nintendo there trying to assault consumer’s intelligence!

SuperSonic9110d ago

Dude dont be too hard on them. its Nintendo. let them little kids play. Give them a free pass. Let the kids get away with it while they draim mom and pops pockets. :S

ReesesPuffs10d ago

What is the point on hating on people for liking certain video games? Having different preferences is part of being human. Also ironic you'd call anyone a kid with how childish your comment is.

EddieNX 10d ago (Edited 10d ago )

Splatoon 2
Mario Kart 8 deluxe
Xenoblade Chronicles 2
Super Mario Odyssey
M+R Kingdom battle
Pokémon let's go
Super Smash Bros Ultimate
Mario Party
Donkey Kong tropical freeze

These are the exclusives I've played and ive had some of the most fun I've ever had in gaming. Switch has the best exclusive games. Period.
There is also a stellar line up if exclusives yet to come.

I don't get why so many people who clearly hate the Switch feel the need to.comment on Switch articles. Maybe go away perhaps?
If you don't like something you.dont have to tell the people who do, no one cares.

XB1X+Switch is what you need.

DJK1NG_Gaming9d ago

Mario + Rabbids is Nintendo game though. It's entirely Ubisoft. Money.

Nintendo just said okay.