When it comes to publishers of video games, EA is one of the biggest, if not the biggest, publishers around, which is why when the company announced that they would be releasing games for the Nintendo Switch, it was considered a pretty big deal, and sort of a tip of the hat at Nintendo for creating a potentially viable console.
However it seems that EA could be reining in their enthusiasm. According to The Wall Street Journal’s Sarah Needleman, it looks like EA will be holding off on future Nintendo Switch titles for now until they have given FIFA 18 an entire year on the market. The report quotes the publisher’s CFO Blake Jorgensen who claims that it’s too soon to judge how well FIFA 18 on the Switch has done, and that the company needs more time to understand what the demand is for the Switch before committing more resources to it.
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This seems to echo a report from a few months ago in which EA suggested that more titles for the Switch would be on its way, although it would be dependent on how well FIFA 18 does. That being said, the Switch itself appears to be doing quite well, with Nintendo expecting the console to beat the Wii U’s lifetime sales next year.