The Nintendo Switch has already experienced a successful launch and shows signs of continuing to go strong. On the eve of release and after a select number were able to provide reviews on the console, a common theme emerged in concern. Many expressed some manner of reserve on the thin number of video games to be released at launch. While the company’s line is that gamers can expect a steady release of more titles, a recent hint about expected releases is sure to push fence sitters a little closer to Nintendo’s new console.
As reported by BGR, Reggie Fils-Amie made a statement in one of his interviews that for every generation of console there is an effort to offer an installment to each of the classic franchises. This holds strong implications for the much beloved Super Smash Bros. series. The wildly popular franchise has been a must own ever since its debut with the N64. Knowing that the series has avid followers, Nintendo would be remiss if a Super Smash Bros. did not release.
According to Cnet, the last iteration of the Super Smash Bros. sold over 5 million copies on the Wii U alone. When paired with the 8.5 million sold on the 3DS, it would be hard to argue that franchise is loosing steam. The sales numbers are perhaps more impressive when one considers that the Wii U has been acknowledged as a failure because of its poor sales.
In stark contrast to its predecessor, Tech Radar notes the Nintendo Switch is reported to be the fastest selling console yet. The potential of a Super Smash Bros. release would likely see similar success in its own sales figures. Due to the game’s popularity, it may just be the nudge that some were waiting for if they remained indecisive on the new video game system.
In the meantime, consumers can rely on the certainty of a couple of other highly anticipated launches. The more immediate future promises the likes of a new Super Mario game and Mario Kart to ride on the coat tails of the latest, and much praised, Zelda title.
Though the true achievements of the Nintendo console have yet to be seen, it has already made a mark by making the effort to put forth a quality experience instead of trying to out power the likes of other contemporary gaming systems. While some still criticize handling features and a lack of standard applications, like Netflix and Hulu, the differentiation from other consoles seems to be paying off.
Let us know what you think. If you haven’t bought a Nintendo Switch, would Super Smash Bros. put you over the edge or would you wait until the video gaming library was more filled out?
By Chris Hansen
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