This week, Nintendo announced that it has reached an important milestone in the Nintendo Switch.
The Japanese company announced through its Twitter account that it had more than 1000 games available for players to download and use on the platform – a major milestone considering that the console is not yet two years old.
The tweet time is interesting because although we have seen Nintendo just celebrate this milestone, users of the popular ResetEra gaming forum have noticed that the Switch library currently has more than 1,300 games.
What, we think, is even better news technically.
Certainly when you also consider that the PlayStation 4 has been out for over 5 years and has only about 1800 titles on offer, it is clear that Nintendo is really interested in following the competition.
If you are a fan of the Nintendo Switch in the UK and want to know how many games are available here, you may be interested to know how the availability of titles is broken.
First, there are 1262 games available on the Nintendo Switch UK eShop – certainly a lot of choice!
However, only 178 – less than 20% of the total number – are available in retail or to buy physically.
It's more than ever proof that games are becoming more digital as we go along – even Nintendo, a company formerly known for its physical versions that retain value, is seeing an inexorable trend toward digital display windows.
This happens after news began to circulate about the change of the Nintendo Switch the following year.
It's a rumor we've been reporting since the earliest days of the hybrid console's lifespan, and something that seems to have more strength with each passing month.
This month is no different. According to new The Wall Street Journal, a new version of the Nintendo Switch, may arrive in the summer of next year.
The rumor notes that the Nintendo Switch Two will have screen and display improvements, although the final specifications for the upgraded console have not been agreed yet. You can read more about the rumors in the link.