EA goes from cautious to “bullish” on Nintendo Switch supportEnlarge / EA’s recent comments suggest the company will be bringing more than just FIFAto the Nintendo Switch before too long.
As Nintendo continues to celebrate an incredibly strong launch for its hybrid Switch console, a looming question remains about whether major third-party publishers will lend significant software support to the system.
In a recent earnings call, mega-publisher Electronic Arts suggested that strong hardware sales may be convincing the company to give the system a second look.
“We feel really good about it,” EA CEO Andrew Wilson said in response to a question about the Switch in a recent earnings call. “We have a tremendous relationship with Nintendo and have done for many, many years and are excited by the fact that they have come out very strong and are bringing in a whole new player base into the ecosystem. We continue to be bullish on it and are looking at other titles that we might bring to the Switch.”
Though Wilson used the word “continue” in his response, Electronic Arts hasn’t exactly been full-throated in its Switch support thus far.

Back in November, EA CFO Blake Jorgensen said that the company was only planning “a game or two” for the Switch, while expressing skepticism about the system’s wider appeal. “It’s an interesting device.

But I can’t yet predict how broad it’s going to be,” he said. “Will people be interested in a portable device alongside their regular portable device that they have today?”
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