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But it does, Fifa, NBA, Skyrim, Doom, Dark Souls Remaster...are all big games, and we will definitely have more new big 3rd party announcements, in next Direct will proably have some of them.
First Nintendo is holding back some big 3rd party announcements for future Directs and E3, they dont want to announce all big surprises at once, and second porting take times, I am pretty sure some of big projects for Switch started only last few months ago.

How times go there will be more and more 3rd party games on Switch.

Last edited by Miyamotoo - on 18 January 2018

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Hey, it got FIFA. That's about as big as it gets!



The Switch IS NOT as powerful as the Xbox One or PS4. That naturally means that some stuff simply CAN'T come to Switch, not without significant cost that may very easily not be recouped. Third party games still do not sell as well on Nintendo most of the time. On top of that, most western third parties (Activision, EA, Ubisoft, Take Two) see the thing as primarily a handheld, and western third parties have not seen much success on handhelds. Besides, remember how long it took PS4/XB1 to get games that weren't just ports of PS3/360 games?

If the Switch continues being ridiculously successful more stuff will come, but you should never expect EVERY third party game to come to it. Now, some games I don't understand not coming to Switch (Monster Hunter: World most specifically), but I expect that I will not be able to get everything I want that comes out to come out on Switch.



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Because it'd take more downgrades and changes then they're willing to make, Doom just scrapes in the acceptable mark on switch and that's a game that ran at 1080p/60fps on the ps4, the majority of the big games do not run that well on ps4. Which is why the big new open-world games just won't come to the Switch.



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The Switch IS NOT as powerful as the Xbox One or PS4. That naturally means that some stuff simply CAN'T come to Switch, not without significant cost that may very easily not be recouped. Third party games still do not sell as well on Nintendo most of the time. On top of that, most western third parties (Activision, EA, Ubisoft, Take Two) see the thing as primarily a handheld, and western third parties have not seen much success on handhelds. Besides, remember how long it took PS4/XB1 to get games that weren't just ports of PS3/360 games?

If the Switch continues being ridiculously successful more stuff will come, but you should never expect EVERY third party game to come to it. Now, some games I don't understand not coming to Switch (Monster Hunter: World most specifically), but I expect that I will not be able to get everything I want that comes out to come out on Switch.

Sorry but do you actually have any evidence for sucha claims for Switch also? Beacuse information we have about 3rd party sales on Switch is that they are selling quite good. Actualy Activision, EA, Ubisoft, Take Two seeing Switch primarly like handheld is a plus beacuse they can port their games on Switch and to be avalible in full handheld mode also and that gave extra value to those games, we have alredy games like Skyrim, Doom, La Noire and Dark Souls Remaster that were not on handhelds before.

I tottaly agree about your second part, I think Switch will have strong 3rd party support for Nintendo platform and there will more and more 3rd party announcements for Switch, but it will never be on pair of PS/XB



It's weaker, hd/game cards are small and ninty doesn't the best of relationships with 3rd party devs.



It's getting most of the games it should get as far as multiplatform. No one console gets them all.



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