Nintendo of America’s Reggie Fils-Aime revealed that the company is having an active discussion on bringing more Wii U games to Nintendo Switch.
This comes from a desire to present the Switch audience an opportunity to try out previous titles that they may have missed. To put in Reggie’s words, “The internal conversations we have is that on one hand, the development teams would love to showcase their content to a wider base, and certainly in short order the install base on Nintendo Switch will be larger than the install base we ended with Wii U.”
However, a simple port isn’t something the company is striving for. “So there is that opportunity. What also drives the discussion, though is ‘what more will there be?’ Meaning, let’s take Mario Kart 8 Deluxe as an example,” he continued. “It needed to be the definitive version of that software for the consumer to be as excited as they are. Pokken Tournament DX with the additional fighters, the additional Pokemon, that was important for it to be an element of the game. What we are internally resisting is just a pure port, versus thinking about how not only do we showcase a game to a wider audience, but how do we make sure that there’s something more? So it’s an active discussion.”
With the success of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, it seems certain that we will be looking at more Wii U titles making the switch in the future. Do you feel is that a good or bad thing? Let us know in the comments below!