3m shipped is basically a lock at this point. Remember, games on Nintendo platforms are rarely front-loaded, and Switch still has a relatively small install base sure to grow. Not to mention JRPG fans are core gamers, actively looking for games they have missed when they jump aboard a new platform.
And saying they don't have to engage on the Switch because they sell well on PS4 / Xbone is so absurdly wrong. For example porting KH3 to the Switch (assuming it's possible) would effectively drop development costs, and consequent risk, not to mention more revenue, sales, profit and exposure.
And it can go even better with exclusives. I dare anyone argue that an exclusive FFVI remake for the Switch would not sell multiple millions, in the range of 4-5 or even more.
you are talking bout nintendo games here, I diffidently see octopath as being front loaded.
The problem is it's not possible, other wise square would have did it, unless they hate money.
I personally think it's stupid from a business stand point to limit yourself from over a 100 million users just to be exclusive on switch, unless it's a small budget project like octopath which was specially targeted for the switch audience.Last edited by quickrick - on 03 August 2018