EA still lukewarm on bringing its portfolio to Switch

first_imgEA still lukewarm on bringing its portfolio to SwitchBlake Jorgensen: “We’re conscious of the fact that the top selling titles are all Nintendo software”Rebekah ValentineSenior Staff WriterFriday 31st January 2020Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleElectronic ArtsThough EA’s portfolio isn’t entirely absent on the Nintendo Switch, its offerings are a bit thin at the moment. So far, only somewhat-reduced versions of FIFA and two EA Originals — Unravel 2 and Fe — are available from EA on Nintendo’s console.It’s a concern that EA has been getting asked about with some regularity during its earnings calls, and it came up again today during the call to discuss the company’s Q3 results. As in the past, EA leadership freely praised the success of the Nintendo Switch, but COO and CFO Blake Jorgensen remarked on a particular concern stopping the company from bringing more games to the platform.”We are always looking and discussing with Nintendo what else we can put on the platform, and as the platform grows, our interest in adding content grows for that platform,” he said. “But we’re also conscious of the fact that the top-selling titles by a long shot are all Nintendo software. Which is fabulous software, but it helps us balance the realities of how big our markets could be there.”Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games However, Jorgensen concluded by saying that audiences would hear news in the future about what EA was bringing to the Switch.In the past, CEO Andrew Wilson has remarked that the reasons for EA making itself scarce on the Switch have to do with the fact that so many Switch owners also own a PS4 or Xbox One.Meanwhile, earlier today, Nintendo announced that its console shipments had surpassed 52 million units.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Publishing & Retail newsletter and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesEA leans on Apex Legends and live services in fourth quarterQ4 and full year revenues close to flat and profits take a tumble, but publisher’s bookings still up double-digitsBy Brendan Sinclair An hour agoEA acquires Super Mega Baseball developer Metalhead SoftwareCanadian studio fills another gap in FIFA publisher’s expanding sports portfolioBy James Batchelor 6 days agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img

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