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Third-Party Developers Are the Key to Nintendo Switch Success

We’re on a first-name basis with Nintendo games. Mario. Zelda. Donkey Kong. But in today’s multi-billion dollar video game industry strong first-party brands aren’t enough. Nintendo knows this all too well. It’s previous console, the Wii U, was dogged by criticism that it didn’t have much to offer other than Nintendo games. So getting third-party support for the Nintendo Switch was a huge deal for the company when it formally revealed the hybrid console back …

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The Xbox One loses another exclusive third-party developer

Quantum Break was exclusive to Xbox One, but Remedy’s next game won’t be. When we’ve reported on the PS4’s sales lead over the Xbox One in the past, we usually point out that the deficit only really matters insofar as it discourages developers and publishers from sticking with Microsoft’s smaller audience. These days, we’re seeing more and more signs of this effect coming to pass for console games both large and small. Today’s sign of …

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Nintendo Switch keeps getting pricier third-party games

When Minecraft: Story Mode — The Complete Adventure comes to Nintendo Switch in June, it will cost $39.99. That’s according to various retailers, which put the game up for pre-order yesterday. At that price, the game costs $10 more on Switch than on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Wii U, a price hike that’s causing concern for many Switch owners. The Switch port of Minecraft: Story Mode launches June 27, more than eight months after …

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