Remember how it seemed that there were never any new games out for the Wii U? According to the NPD (National Purchase Diary), the tables have turned. Mat Piscatella, Video Game analyst at the NPD, reported over 1,400 new releases for the Nintendo Switch. For reference, in the same timeframe, the PS4 received 600 new releases, while the Xbox One followed closely behind at 400. This makes the Switch’s new releases over 400. That’s more than both it’s competitors combined!
From GamePulse and The NPD Group: New Release count by Platform for 2017, 2018 and 2019 in the U.S., Physical & Digital.— Mat Piscatella (@MatPiscatella) January 9, 2020
If you're thinking the Switch marketplace got a lot more crowded this year, and that a whole bunch of games were releasing all the time, well, you're right. pic.twitter.com/ByW1azu3zC
What about compared to previous Nintendo consoles? While Wii U release counts haven’t been disclosed, a Wii and Switch comparison graph of the first three years was reported. The Wii doesn’t even hit 400 new releases on any year.
More on Switch New Release counts... 2019 was such a remarkable year for many reasons, one of them being just how many games came to Switch. Here's a comparison of the 1st 3 calendar years of Switch to the 1st 3 calendar years of Wii. Check a👀 pic.twitter.com/AIPcivylRv— Mat Piscatella (@MatPiscatella) January 10, 2020
Author’s Note: When will game development for the Switch slow down? Is this the future? Let us know in the comments below!