Nintendo wants to keep consumers playing its games for a prolonged period of time. It’s previously done this by launching expansion content for titles such as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Splatoon 2 and more recently has made DLC available for newer first-party releases.
If you are eager to see more add-on packs for Nintendo games, you’re likely in luck. During the most recent financial results briefing, the company president Shuntaro Furukawa said content to keep people playing was a major “initiative” and focus for Nintendo, and contributed to long-term software growth.
We are also focused on initiatives that keep consumers playing after the software has been released. As announced recently, we plan to update the in-game content and distribute new add-on content for Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. And as we’ve mentioned before, we’ve decided to create even more additional fighters for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
He also noted how the current Switch install base allowed for continued focus on software development, and mentioned how new titles would be released continuously going forward (as you would hope):
We are developing many new titles for Nintendo Switch in addition to the ones that have been announced. New titles will be released continuously going forward, and not just Nintendo titles, but also titles in a variety of genres including indie titles from other software publishers.
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