Despite mostly skipping the Wii and Wii U, Bethesda has been one of the most supportive third-party developers on Switch. With games like Skyrim, DOOM, Wolfenstein II all on the system, the company's relationship with Nintendo has never been better.
As you might expect, the partnership appears to be benefitting both sides. Bethesda is seeing the audiences for its top games growing as Nintendo-exclusive players check them out for the first time, and speaking to GamesIndustry.biz, the studio's SVP of global marketing Pete Hines has said that it's "clear" these games are bringing new players to Nintendo's machine.
"One of the things we discovered in talking with Nintendo, is that there's a segment of their audience who plays other kinds of things on their platform that also likes our stuff. And there's a segment of their audience -- and it's a healthy size -- whose entry point into the platform is our title. [Nintendo] can see what is the first thing people play on a new Switch account, and when it's a Doom or a Skyrim, they're like: 'Somebody got a Switch and decided to play your game before anything else.'
"It's interesting to see. It definitely fits an audience that [Nintendo] already has, but it's also clear that we are bringing some new people to [Switch]."
Of course, Bethesda's support is continuing with DOOM Eternal arriving this November and Wolfenstein: Youngblood launching later this month. It's great to see these franchises finding a new home on Switch and we sure hope it continues.
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