Despite the Nintendo Switch selling around 37 million units, not every major publisher is embracing the handheld/home console hybrid.
The Nintendo Switch has proven incredibly popular since launching back in 2017.
In fact, according to recent reports, Nintendo Switch sales to date are on par with the PS4 at the same time during its lifetime.
The console’s popularity is largely down to its diverse library of games, which include first and third-party blockbusters, as well as some of the biggest indie hits and best retro releases.
But one company that hasn’t embraced the console and supported it with new games is Electronic Arts.
EA has released very little on the console, save for scaled down FIFA ports, Unravel Two and Fe.
And the bad news for Nintendo Switch fans is that this trend doesn’t look like it’s going to change anytime soon.
Indeed, based on comments made by EA CEO Andrew Wilson, the company believes that its games will sell better elsewhere.
Speaking about the lack of Switch support to investors, Wilson said: “We have a lot of data that would suggest a great many Switch owners also own a PlayStation 4 or an Xbox One or a PC and very often choose to play the games that we make on those platforms, even though they have a Switch and they enjoy a lot of great content on the Switch.”
While Wilson’s comments were specifically made about a lack of The Sims on Nintendo Switch, there’s a sense that the company might be holding back other blockbuster games.
It’s unlikely, therefore, that we’ll see Nintendo Switch ports of Battlefield 5, Apex Legends and Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order.
On the plus side, Nintendo Switch fans do have a lot of great first-party games to look forward to.
This includes Luigi’s Mansion 3, which according to leaks will be released in October.
Then there’s The Legend of Zelda Link’s Awakening and Pokemon Sword and Shield, which will launch on September and November, respectively.
The new games will be accompanied by a brand new Nintendo Switch Lite console.
The slimmer, lighter and more affordable console is said to be designed for gamers on the go.
“Nintendo Switch Lite is a compact, lightweight addition to the Nintendo Switch family, with integrated controls,” the company explains.
The Nintendo Switch Lite has a September 20 release date, and will launch at a lower price.