There are over 100 Games in Development for the Switch

Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima stressed the importance of a steady stream of games coming to consoles speaking to investors this week, adding that there are now more than 100 titles in development for Nintendo’s upcoming Switch console.

The games are from over 70 publishers he added illustrating the preceding point.

“After the presentation on January 13, we have continued to receive requests from more and more software publishers who want to develop games for the system,” Kimishima said during a briefing earlier this week. “At the presentation, we announced that there were over 80 titles in development from more than 50 software publishers, but that number has now climbed to over 100 titles from more than 70 publishers.”

He added that the still unannounced new titles will be detailed in the future.

Kimishima also made a pointed as to why Nintendo is aiming at spacing out the release of Nintendo’s big, in-house developed games instead of releasing them all when the system comes out in March.

This explains why we see The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild as a launch day title, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Arms listed as title coming sometime during the first half of the year and Splatoon 2 in summer.
“We believe that these titles exemplify the concept of the Nintendo Switch, which is to be able to play anywhere with anyone and at any time, and will expand and invigorate competition between players,” he said. “In this way, we are working to create titles and environments to invigorate the competitive gaming scene so that a wider demographic of customers can enjoy, talk about, and continue playing the Nintendo Switch.”