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EA comments on Switch support, says most players also own a PS4/X1 and often play the publisher’s games on those platforms

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VAMatt said:
gergroy said:
Skyrim must have sold terribly on the switch then...

Seriously, EA is dumb to ignore that much market share. Maybe they should try growing and cultivating a fan base on Nintendo systems so that they can take advantage of it? Just a thought...

EA is a huge company with tons more data than you or I have access to.  They're not ignoring Switch because they're dumb.  Their data tells them that it isn't a good fit for their games, for one reason or another.  That's a stone cold fact.  

Because big corporations never make dumb decisions. Been following EA stock lately?



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VAMatt said:
gergroy said:
Skyrim must have sold terribly on the switch then...

Seriously, EA is dumb to ignore that much market share. Maybe they should try growing and cultivating a fan base on Nintendo systems so that they can take advantage of it? Just a thought...

EA is a huge company with tons more data than you or I have access to.  They're not ignoring Switch because they're dumb.  Their data tells them that it isn't a good fit for their games, for one reason or another.  That's a stone cold fact.  

They not even tried. How could they know? Plants vs Zombies, The sims, NFS, Dragon age, where are them? Only releasing EA sports titles are not an indicator of how successful they can be on switch. 

Guess they are fine with PSXB userbase giving easy money on micro transations and yearly rehashed sports titles. Can't blame them for their self indulgence

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We reap what we sow

Well, Switch isn't hurting because of EA's non-support and EA isn't hurting by not supporting the Switch. I guess that cancels out.



BraLoD said:
The chance of a Switch onwer also having a PS4 is quite good, probably.
Their games selling more there is a fact.
But you have to invest to try to change that, if that's not the case then it will probably just never happen.
Well, not that I would care about it anyway, EA games might sell a whole damn lot on PS but that just doesn't really matter to me.

And when they go and run the Business Plan they don't see the ROI they want on that investment so they keep doing the same thing. Not that I would care =]



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I can't think of an EA game since Sims 2 that I've actually enjoyed. No big loss, they may as well not exist lmao.



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gergroy said:
Skyrim must have sold terribly on the switch then...

It kinda did underperform, didnt it?



I wish they at least tried porting new NFS on it, see how it sells...



Jpcc86 said:
gergroy said:
Skyrim must have sold terribly on the switch then...

It kinda did underperform, didnt it?

Nope, Bethssda has said on a few occasions that all of their games on Switch have performed well.



When the herd loses its way, the shepard must kill the bull that leads them astray.

Then make your games compatible with Switch user EA.

We know Switch user are different from PS4 and Xbox fans, but there are games that cater for that market. It's time you EA try to make special games like how Square Enix and Sega make different kind of games for specific platform.



RolStoppable said:
It's the reason why Madden 20 isn't on Switch. They looked at sales of Madden 18 and Madden 19 on Switch and then made the logical decision to forego a port of Madden 20. Sales numbers don't lie.

I know... I'm not sure how you can read his statement and not facepalm when you actually read what he is saying there.

His logic is that games they put out like Anthem are more likely to get played on the PS4 by users who might also have a Switch, ergo a Switch owner would play rather play their title on the PS4 than on the Switch... but that's not a choice, if a person who owns a Switch wants to check out Anthem then they can't choose to play it on the Switch and must check it elsewhere, that isn't saying that user has a preference to play it on the PS4, the choice simply doesn't exist to play it on the Switch, what this argument overlooks is that there are people who have a Switch, see a title which would fit nicely on the system, while... still owning a PS4 or gaming PC and when the EA title doesn't come to the Switch we think.... "fuck it" and don't buy the product.

This would be like a Gym only offering 12 month subs because they find that none of their customers buy anything other than a 12 month subscription, they instead choose to buy the 12 month option... because... of course, that is the only way to access said Gym, what about all the potential customers this would cost them who are interested in shorter terms? This Gym doesn't care because it's sold enough 12 month subs to keep the lights on, their argument works fine!

Wait until something shakes up EA's business model like when loot boxes have to force a warning label on the box like fags and booze does or when Fifa has to be 18s due to the potential gambling it contains, or when people who rant about EA all year don't have at least 3-4 EA titles bought in that same time period. They'll keep on doing what they're doing regardless.

As others have pointed out in the thread though.... not sure if people have seen the Switch library recently, not having EA Handegg Gambling Simulator 2019 on it isn't really creating a lack of anything to play.



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