Third party publishers are all smiles with the Switch, it seems.
Nintendo France has said that EA is “satisfied” with the sales performance of FIFA 1 on Switch, teasing further announcements to come.
Talking to French outlet Les Numeriques, Philippe Lavoué – general manager of Nintendo France – said that FIFA 18 on the Switch was a “test match” for EA, which is satisfied with the result.
The game has sold 73,000 physical units in France, and Lavoué expects the game to sell twice that amount with the upcoming World Cup in Russia.
Ubisoft and Konami are other third party publishers who are reportedly happy with the performance of their titles on the console.
FIFA 18 was released for Nintendo Switch last year, alongside the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One versions, and was was custom built, rather than a port – although it didn’t as many features as the PC and other console versions.
We weren’t all that impressed, calling it a “stripped-back shadow of its home console cousin”. You can read our full thoughts on the game in our review.
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