Ashes of the Singularity Dev: The Nintendo Switch Doesn’t Need 3rd Party Support

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Apr 23, 2017
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Nintendo’s new platform, the Nintendo Switch, won’t really need support from third party developers according to the CEO of Ashes of the Singularity developer, Stardock.

Many have said that Nintendo’s new platform would need good third-party support if it wanted to succeed, but Stardock’s CEO Brad Wardell doesn’t think that’s correct as Nintendo has enough great franchises of its own. This would be different if the Switch was a more expensive platform, but this isn’t the case.

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“Nintendo doesn’t arguably need third party,” Wardell said in a recent interview with website Gamingbolt. “You think about the Mario games, Zelda, I mean, there’s plenty there. I mean, if it was a $1000 game system, maybe I’d care. But as it stands now, there is plenty to play with on the Switch, that’s just fine.”

At this point, the Nintendo Switch has way better third-party support than its predecessor, the Wii U, and the platform has been selling like hot-cakes. According to retailer GameStop,  the Switch is selling out instantly and could possibly eclipse the original Wii.

“The Nintendo Switch is off to a start right now that it could possibly eclipse the Wii”, GameStop’s senior director of merchandising, Eric Bright, said during a recent interview with Game Rant. “Initial sales on this have been phenomenal. I can’t give straight numbers, but I can say we’re seeing one of the highest attach rates of software and accessories to a device that we’ve seen in a long time.”

As covered last week, the Switch was the best-selling console in the US for the month of March and the platform became Nintendo’s best-selling platform the first month after its release. In addition, the Zelda franchise became “the top-selling property of all time within the Adventure super genre, selling 54 percent more revenue than the next best-selling franchise, Resident Evil.”

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The Nintendo Switch is available globally now alongside 1-2-Switch and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The new Super Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for the Switch will release on April 28.

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