Tuesday, January 17, 2017

5 Games So Far: Nintendo Exec Talks Switch Launch Lineup

As it stands currently, the Nintendo Switch will launch with five games this March. By comparison, there were 23 games available for the Wii U at release in 2012. One of the Switch launch games is the highly anticipated Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, but five games is a small number for some.


Now, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime has shed some further light on the Switch's launch lineup and more. He told GameSpot sister site that launch day, March 3, is "not the be-all and the end-all." Aiming to address problems with the Wii U, Fils-Aime said Nintendo plans to deliver additional compelling games on a regular basis to keep current owners happy and draw in new ones.

"Launch day is not the be-all and the end-all," Fils-Aime said. "It really is the steady pacing of content that continually reinforces for the people who bought into the platform why they made a smart choice, as well as what compels people who might be sitting on the sidelines to jump in."

"We feel we have this great ongoing march of content to motivate you to jump into the platform."

Fils-Aime acknowledged, as he's done in the past, that the Wii U struggled in part because of a lack of quality games that came out on a regular basis.

You can read the full CNET interview here.

The Switch's launch lineup, as it currently stands, includes these games:


  • 1-2-Switch
  • Just Dance 2017
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Skylanders: Imaginators
  • Super Bomberman R

You can see all of the confirmed Switch games here in this roundup.

The Switch launches on March 3, priced at $300.

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