As is currently the case, the upcoming handheld/console hybrid, Nintendo Switch, will be launching with five games this March. If a comparison is carried out, there were about 23 games available for the Wii U at launch all the way back in 2012. One of the Switch launch games is the massively anticipated Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, but five games is still a fairly small number for some.
And now, the Nintendo of America president, Reggie Fils-Aime, has decided to shed some further light on the Switch’s launch lineup and much more. He mentioned in an interview with CNET that launch day, March 3, is “not the be-all and the end-all.” Hopefully aiming to address the main issues with the Wii U, Fils-Aime stated that Nintendo plans to deliver additional compelling games on a fairly regular basis to keep soon-to-be owners happy and regularly draw in new ones. He said:
Launch day is not the be-all and the end-all, it really is the steady pacing of content that continually reinforces for the people who bought into the platform why they made a smart choice, as well as what compels people who might be sitting on the sidelines to jump in.
We feel we have this great ongoing march of content to motivate you to jump into the platform.
Fils-Aime further acknowledged, as he’s already done in the past, that their previous console, the Wii U, struggled mainly because of the lack of quality titles that came out on a regular basis.
The Switch’s launch lineup, as it currently stands, includes these games:
- Just Dance 2017
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
- Skylanders: Imaginators
- Super Bomberman R
The Nintendo Switch has been confirmed to release on the 3rd of March, priced at $300. You can read the full CNET interview here.