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Nintendo Switch is Having a Really, Really Good Year

The Switch seems to be the console everyone wants to “bring games back” to, and the console where I keep seeing game fans wish an old favorite would make its return.

I found this article today talking about Square wanting to port over some of its older portfolio to the Switch. How awesome would that be?

“So we think that programme of porting and transferring the older titles over to newer platforms, such as the Switch, is very important. So that people get that awareness of our back catalogue. Just straight ports isn’t cutting it, we need to update those and modernise them to make something that works for modern gamers too.” – Square Enix CEO Yosuke Matsuda

Brian Fargo tweeted a tease today that looks like Wasteland 2 is coming to the Switch, and we also know as of today that Payday 2 is coming to Switch as well in February.

Oh, and Breath of the Wild getting Game of the Year from the VGA doesn’t hurt either.

These types of big wins for Nintendo are probably why the company’s stocks are back to their 2008 levels, and why the Nintendo Switch is selling as fast the Playstation 4 and is about to outsell the Wii U’s entire 4 year lifespan worth of sales.

Now fans (myself included) want to see more games come to the Switch including genres we really see as underrepresented. I’d love to see a Diablo 2 remaster, or any kind of really good action RPG come to the console. I’d also like to see something like Hearthstone or the upcoming MTG arena make its way to the Switch.

2017 was an awesome year for Nintendo, so here’s hoping they don’t squander this opportunity going into 2018.

  • Jim says:

    I want to see Steam on Switch.

    • Keen says:

      Hah, that would most certainly be unrealistic for the foreseeable future. What I’d like to see, however, is definitely a more open-marketplace for the Switch and a much more robust virtual console bringing back NES all the way through Gamecube.

  • Solarbear says:

    If they had more Sports games I’d buy one.

  • Kotton says:

    “Just straight ports isn’t cutting it, we need to update those and modernise them to make something that works for modern gamers too.”

    Someone seems to get it! We don’t just want nostalgia, we want some polish. I would love to see some older games that I never got to play modernized a bit. Here’s hoping for that Switch under the tree this year!

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