Capcom Not Fully Onboard With The Nintendo Switch

Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers

Ever since the Nintendo Switch was released, we’ve seen a surge of 3rd party companies wanting to support the system. Bethesda’s bringing DOOM and Wolfenstein II, 2K Games has brought over NBA 2K18 and has WWE 2K18 on the way, and that’s just a few examples. Even Koei Tecmo is on board and they weren’t fans of the Wii U. Not to mention that the console is selling well and has even managed to outsell both the PS4 and Xbox One for several months.  So it’s interesting when a huge Japanese company such as Capcom, isn’t so sure about their Switch support.

In a recent Wall Street Journal article, they pretty much called out Capcom for their lackluster support so far. Quick to point out that Capcom has only released titles that were already released for previous consoles. Those being Ultra Street Fighter II, and the upcoming Resident Evil Revelations ports. Sure, we’ll see Monster Hunter XX, but that’s a Japan-only affair. But why exactly isn’t Capcom fully onboard with the Nintendo Switch?

Well, according to Capcom spokeswoman, it’s typical for Capcom to do this for a new system.

A company spokeswoman said that is normal procedure for third-party software developers because there isn’t enough time to make new games for a console within a year of its launch.

That said, I can remember when Capcom fully embraced new systems with a boatload of new titles.  So I’m not really understanding the stance towards the Switch. Sure, I get that making new titles for a new system can be daunting, but we’ve known about the Switch for a while. Let alone we’ve seen other companies produce new titles for the system. Honestly, I feel that Capcom is just dragging their feet on a potential money maker. Games that fans have been asking for, Duck Tales Remastered, Mega Man Collection 2,  The Disney Afternoon Collection, just to name a few.

I don’t know what’s going on over at Capcom, but the sooner they realize that their fighting games aren’t going to keep them afloat, the better. Missing the boat on the Switch, which is selling like hotcakes, is a bad business decision in my eyes.

Source: WSJ

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