If anyone has learnt from the Wii U fiasco, it is Capcom. Though they don’t seem any less hesitant to develop for the Nintendo Switch, Capcom mention in a Q&A session during their financial call that they’re still evaluating the Nintendo Switch’s success.
The question posed was regarding Capcom’s future plans for the Nintendo Switch after the release of Ultra Street Fighter II:
Following the sales results of Ultra Street Fighter II, what will Capcom’s approach to the Nintendo Switch be going forward?
The Nintendo Switch seems to be doing very well, and we look forward to further growth in its install base. Begining with Monster Hunter XX (Double Cross) Nintendo Switch Ver. for Japan, we are evaluating how we will support this platform in the future.
What this means that despite the 450,000 copies success of Ultra Street Fighter II, Capcom still wants to test the water when developing for the Nintendo Switch and Monster Hunter XX will serve as litmus before going forward.
In my opinion, Capcom should find no trouble selling Monster Hunter XX in Japan, being hugely popular there. Whether or not it can hit their internal targets, that is something else. You can read more on their Q&A and their financial report here.
— Nibel (@Nibellion) August 3, 2017
Monster Hunter XX will launch for the Nintendo Switch on 25 August 2017. A special edition Nintendo Switch is also prepared to mark the event