Nintendo’s latest console has been doing well so far, and one more developer is showing support for it. Take-Two Interactive CEO Strauss Zelnick openly spoke on the company’s impression of the Nintendo Switch, acknowledging that some of the company’s properties would eventually make their way to the Switch.
Zelnick, CEO of Rockstar Games’ parent company, expressed approval of the way the Switch has performed thus far while speaking at the Cowen and Company 45th Annual Technology, Media & Telecom Conference. In short, he had this to say about Nintendo and the launch of the Switch:
“We’re there front and center. We have basketball coming for the platform, we consider ourselves in a very important partnership with Nintendo, and we believe in it, and we see it the way they do. We think it’s been a very successful launch. It remains to be seen how it does, but we’re excited about it and assuming there’s an installed base, we’ll be there. Not with all our titles, but selectively.”
This means more good news for Nintendo, which recently saw a major bump in its stock courtesy of Capcom openly expressing support by bringing Monster Hunter XX to the Switch. However, from the sound of it, even if the Switch is a roaring success for years to come, gamers shouldn’t expect every Take-Two Interactive release to come to the console. Whether Take-Two’s selectivity means that the Switch will only release re-releases of older games or will also see new games that are slated to release in the years to come remains to be seen.
It also calls into question whether a report from Wedbush Securities still holds true. Initially, the report suggested that the likelihood of Red Dead Redemption 2 coming to the Switch was considered to be “exceedingly poor.” With the game already slated for release on the PS4, Xbox One, and making the series’ first foray into the world of PC gaming, the Switch may not be supported. However, with Red Dead Redemption 2 now delayed and the Switch impressing Take-Two, there is still a chance that the game could eventually make its way to the Switch.
After years of struggling with the Wii U primarily due to the lack of support from third party developers, the Switch has turned things around in mere months for Nintendo. With the parent company of the developer responsible for the best selling game of all time in the U.S. supporting the console, Nintendo is well on its way to meeting or even surpassing the success it achieved with the Wii.
Source: Wall Street Webcasting