The Nintendo Switch has been making noise in the gaming world. With this, game developers are trying to get a deal with Nintendo to add their own in the list of Nintendo Switch games available. However, with so many games that Nintendo has already picked to become part of the line-up and plenty which are of their own, none of them will come with the Nintendo Switch in a bundle within the selling price of $300.
Why Games Will Not Have Bundles With Nintendo Switch
Nintendo will not allow Nintendo Switch games bundles with the newest gaming console for one reason. According to Reggie Fils-Aime, president and chief operating officer of Nintendo of America, they have to keep Nintendo Switch within its selling price of $300 as he revealed in an interview with GameSpot. So, they prefer to “let the consumer decide what games they want to buy.”
Fils-Aime added that they based their decisions on Nintendo’s goal to appeal to possible buyers. Fils-Aime poses the question that “the first decision that we make is, where do we want to be in terms of the hardware price point that’s going to be approachable and hit the marketplace we want?” He answered that they would like to keep it at the price of less than $300 without Nintendo Switch games.
Fils-Aime also wanted that the company remain financially responsible. He mentioned that “we also have to do this from a financial perspective as well.” He added, “Once we got to that bundle, it really needed to be at $299 without a piece of software.”
Why Nintendo Would Not Even Include 1-2 Switch
The Nintendo Switch party game, 1-2 Switch should have been a good idea for a Nintendo Switch game bundle. Nintendo may have rendered it to become inclusive in the Nintendo Switch. This is so that the new gaming device could come to a close success with the Nintendo Wii which Nintendo bundled with Wii Sport.
However, Fils-Aime dissented to the comparison between 1-2 Switch and Wii Sport even though he agrees on some similarities. He claimed that the former is a more comprehensive game. “1-2 Switch has many more experiences-it’s a wider pallet of experiences, potentially more akin to Wii Play than to Wii Sports,” he said. He also added that Wii Play was a standalone piece of software. He added that it went both with a controller and without at that time.