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EA Wants to Bring More Titles To Nintendo Switch

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Electronic Art’s Chief Studios Officer Laura Miele has promised more EA games will come to Switch. Miele’s comments follow concerns from many fans that EA has made the Switch a secondary priority so far.

We invested with FIFA. We had good success there. I love that we have such a great global reach and global presence on that platform with that game. We are absolutely looking at more Switch games in our portfolio, so more to come on that. We’re not going to announce anything as of yet. But it is absolutely a platform we’re looking at for some of our more successful games.

Laura Miele, Game Informer – SEPTEMBER 2019, ISSUE 317

Earlier this week, EA CEO Andrew Wilson claimed that many Switch owners prefer to play EA games on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One. This was in response to a question asking if The Sims 4 could be ported to Nintendo’s hybrid console.

A great many Switch owners also own a PlayStation 4 or an Xbox One or a PC, and very often choose to play the games that we make on those platforms even though they have a Switch and they enjoy a lot of great content on the Switch.

Andrew Wilson, gamesindustry.biz – AUGUST 1ST, 2019

Concerns about Electronic Art’s dedication to the Nintendo Switch are not unfair. Despite the Switch releasing over two years ago and EA being a major publisher, only four of their titles have found their way across. FIFA 18, Fe, Unravel Two, and FIFA 19.

Even then, the Switch versions of FIFA are heavily dumbed down, inferior ports of the original product. FIFA 19 on Switch had no Pro Clubs, Division Rivals, Squad Battles, League Squad Builder Challenges, Catalogue, or even Web App support. Of course, EA was still more than happy to charge the full $60. Despite these flaws, FIFA 19 on Switch still managed to sell almost a million copies.