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Old 08-01-2019, 02:32 AM   #1
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EA insists Switch isn't a good fit for its games

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EA insists Switch isn't a good fit for its games

This won't change anytime soon

To date, there are exactly three Electronics Arts games on Nintendo Switch: Fe, FIFA 19, and FIFA 18. It goes without saying, but that's not some erroneous oversight on EA's part; it's a deliberate strategy to willfully ignore one of the world's most popular video game platforms.

During a recent investor's call, CEO Andrew Wilson expressed disdain toward the Switch as it pertains to EA's portfolio. "Any time we're evaluating platform conversations, we're really looking at a couple of things," Wilson said. "One, does the game really fit the profile of that platform in terms of the control or the community ecosystem? Two, do we think the community playing on that platform would appreciate the game and go there, or would they prefer to play it somewhere else?"

He continued "We have a lot of data that would suggest a great many Switch owners also own a PlayStation 4 or an Xbox One or a PC and very often choose to play the games that we make on those platforms, even though they have a Switch and they enjoy a lot of great content on the Switch."

Like, there's certainly some method behind this stubborn attitude. No one's jonesing to play Madden on Switch. But Unravel 2? A Way Out? [Correction: Unravel 2 is on Switch, bringing the grand tally to four games.] There are plenty of examples from other publishers where Switch ports prove to be surprisingly popular simply because they're on Switch. Armchair analysis is kind of a moot point, though. EA's indifference to the Switch comes from the top, which means it isn't likely to change anytime soon.
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Old 08-01-2019, 08:26 AM   #2
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Good, the less ea reach goes through console generations the better.
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Old 08-01-2019, 09:43 AM   #3
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No. EA just wants to sell you gambling. They don't need to bother and make new games.

It's the easy money. It's way more appetizing. These company's don't even remember what marketing is anymore. They just want to get the most money in whatever means possible. Making a product people want? Nah! Too much trouble!

EA is basically saying: Shut up and go buy more FIFA lootboxes for us ya dumb idiots!!
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Old 08-02-2019, 03:03 AM   #4
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EA needs to die. I haven't bought one of their games since the PS3.
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Old 08-04-2019, 10:15 AM   #5
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The only EA game I can think of that I've bought in the last five years is the European Unravel Collection of both games for PS4. Pretty simple and cheap port.

Amazing that EA did it at all.
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Old 08-04-2019, 11:44 PM   #6
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The last thing I remember with ea logo on the cover was Mass Effect 2 and I bought that used, felt less shame by doing so.

To think this guys were launching their sports brands with no significant changes every year (except for generational jump) since the 16 bits.
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