Take-Two, a leading name in the video game industry, sees a lot of promise in the Nintendo Switch for ports and original titles.
The Red Dead Redemption 2 publisher made $1.57 billion in net bookings during the last quarter, after expectations were set from $1.40 to $1.45 billion. Compared to last year, that is a rise of 140%. It is no secret where those numbers are coming from. The open world cowboy action game from developer Rockstar has seen 23 million copies sold through to retail, beating Take-Two’s expectations, and bringing in some serious bank. Not to mention NBA 2K19, the best-selling sports title in the US last year and the third best-selling game in the US overall.
Take-Two also reported that sales of Civilization VI for Nintendo Switch “significantly exceeded expectations.” It was one of four games the firm released on Switch in the latter months of 2018. The others included L.A. Noire, Carnival Games, and the aforementioned NBA 2K19. CEO Strauss Zelnick believes the hybrid Nintendo console is a great option for new games and ports, with plenty of room to explore and innovate.
Zelnick said, “We felt good about the platform and we put the titles on Switch that we felt were going to perform well. We are excited about continuing to support the Switch for the right kind of properties.” So does that mean you get to take Red Dead Redemption 2 on the go? No, probably not ever, but new IPs or ports for the Switch are not out of the question. One that comes to mind is XCOM-2. The simulated tactical game would do well on the Switch given the success of Mario and Rabbids, and looking forward, NBA 2K20 and beyond are likely to return to the console as well.
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