Publisher Electronic Arts will wait until March 2018 to decide if more it will bring more titles to Nintendo Switch, according to a tweet from Wall Street Journal reporter Takashi Mochizuki. The tweet (below) shows information originally reported by fellow WSJ reporter Sarah Needleman.
エレクトロニックアーツ、Nintendo Switch向けソフトの開発は急がない姿勢。Switch向けFIFA18の成否を判断するにはまだ時期尚早で、「需要を正確に読みたい」と。来年3月くらいまでは少なくとも様子見の姿勢とのこと。 pic.twitter.com/WQaw57s6qI
— Takashi Mochizuki (@mochi_wsj) November 1, 2017
The highlighted report states that EA is waiting for the Switch’s one-year anniversary to judge the success of FIFA 18. EA’s Finance Chief Blake Jorgenson reportedly explained that EA wants to give FIFA 18 more time on the shelf before making a determination about developing more titles for the Nintendo Switch. Jorgenson also explained to the WSJ that EA wants to “fully understand what the demand is” for the Nintendo Switch.
This news comes among reports that Nintendo is increasing its own forecasts by 4 million for expected sales of the Switch console to 16.7 million units by March. The forecast puts the Nintendo Switch in the position of overtaking the Wii U’s lifetime sales within one year of availability.