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Re: Nintendo Has Involved Third Parties "Since The Beginning" With Switch, Says EA's Patrick Söderlund

StuTwo

EA are parasites. They want the table laid out ready for them to feast and, no, they won't be helping with the washing up afterwards!

Yes they're a business and have to make decisions that maximise their revenues but they also have a role as one of the market leaders to help develop and grow the market. Switch has the potential to bring in big numbers of future console gamers from smartphones/tablets - it's important for the industry. In theory at least...

...It's possible that EA have decided that the only model they really want to support and help grow is one where there are two manufacturers of identical consoles differing only by marketing strategy (allowing you to sting both for "marketing support") with a FTP business on the side. There may be an benefit for EA if Nintendo fail badly and it does sometimes seem like they've got an internal brief to undermine Nintendo.

I think that philosophically they are diametrically opposed to Nintendo in terms of how they view games and the ways in which they want to monetarise them. Nintendo is all about the long tail and a premium up-front cost whereas EA is all about making big sales quickly followed by big sales and hoping to leach additional revenue through micro-transactions.

I don't think they'll ever work well with Nintendo.

Re: Capcom Has No Plans To Infect The Nintendo Switch With Resident Evil "At The Moment"

DanteSolablood

@RainbowGazelle Looking at current high street prices in the UK, I can get a new Wii U for £299.99 with Mario Kart 8. The Switch will be £280 without a game... however the £299.99 is a recent reduction since the Switch point of sale hit the shelves.

@SLIGEACH_EIRE Digital Foundry can be wrong. At the moment the Foxconn leaks which directly contradict a lot of what Digital Foundry was stating about the Switch's clock speeds etc. have been proven right on almost everything they said.

Re: Capcom Has No Plans To Infect The Nintendo Switch With Resident Evil "At The Moment"

Raptor78

Capcom had a difficult year last year with a smaller market share than even Codemasters and Sega. They will want to take as few risks as they can this year to build themselves up, if Switch is successful then I'm sure they will knock out some quick Resident Evil ports missing from Nintendo's back catalogue just to get some presence on there aside from Monster Hunter which no doubt will make an appearance on Switch before the year is out. Capcom has a decent library of classic games but really can't afford the risk, EA and Activision on the other hand can.

Re: Capcom Has No Plans To Infect The Nintendo Switch With Resident Evil "At The Moment"

ottospooky

The core demographic of Switch are currently muddied and a bit confused. Will the cherished 'hardcore' gaming contingent buy it or is it Wii portable by any other name? Nintendo are targeting a bit of both. But when the dust settles on launch, and the big pubs can do their market research and look at sales figures we will have a better idea about what AAA titles - if any - will hit.

Re: Nintendo Has Involved Third Parties "Since The Beginning" With Switch, Says EA's Patrick Söderlund

DanteSolablood

@TbobB Is your name a M.A.S.K reference?

I think this news is very promising and quite a departure from what happened with the Wii U. While there was talk of developers being onboard for the Wii U, there was also a lot of talk behind the scenes (and in tech forums) from those same developers on how difficult & expensive it was to develop games for the Wii U... making games much less likely to have been released.

The Switch however has been almost universally praised for being easy to develop for & having matching, if not better development tools than it's rivals. This makes games easier and cheaper to develop for... much less risk for EA, Activision, Ubisoft and anyone else that wants to bring their games.

Another thing I feel we need to realise is that the Wii U did launch with more games (as currently announced), but that was followed by an unprecedented games drought. Can anyone blame Nintendo for spreading their IP out a bit more? Is this a case of damned if they do, damned if they don't?

FIFA is, despite how crap I think football is, one of the TOP selling games in the World & is a good start from EA... better than Battlefield. If we as fans can throw our money instead of shade at Nintendo and it's games then we will definitely see a good amount of AAA coming to the Switch.

Re: Capcom Has No Plans To Infect The Nintendo Switch With Resident Evil "At The Moment"

DragonEleven

This actually shows more common sense from Capcom than the other third parties are showing... even though Resident Evil is one of their biggest selling series, chances are it won't sell as well on the Switch at launch as some of their other franchises due to differences in the preferences of users.
They need to start off with games that will sell well with the early adopters... strengthen the initial user base first, before expanding upon it with games like Resident Evil.