EA still lukewarm on bringing its portfolio to Switch
Blake Jorgensen: "We're conscious of the fact that the top selling titles are all Nintendo software"
Though EA's portfolio isn't entirely absent on the Nintendo Switch, its offerings are a bit thin at the moment. So far, only somewhat-reduced versions of FIFA and two EA Originals -- Unravel 2 and Fe -- are available from EA on Nintendo's console.
It's a concern that EA has been getting asked about with some regularity during its earnings calls, and it came up again today during the call to discuss the company's Q3 results. As in the past, EA leadership freely praised the success of the Nintendo Switch, but COO and CFO Blake Jorgensen remarked on a particular concern stopping the company from bringing more games to the platform.
"We are always looking and discussing with Nintendo what else we can put on the platform, and as the platform grows, our interest in adding content grows for that platform," he said. "But we're also conscious of the fact that the top-selling titles by a long shot are all Nintendo software. Which is fabulous software, but it helps us balance the realities of how big our markets could be there."
However, Jorgensen concluded by saying that audiences would hear news in the future about what EA was bringing to the Switch.
In the past, CEO Andrew Wilson has remarked that the reasons for EA making itself scarce on the Switch have to do with the fact that so many Switch owners also own a PS4 or Xbox One.
Meanwhile, earlier today, Nintendo announced that its console shipments had surpassed 52 million units.