Sparse Launch Lineup
Console launches generally aren’t things to write home about, but the Switch lineup is looking especially sparse on the Nintendo front. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the big leader of the pack, launching day one on March 3.
By itself, Zelda may be enough to surge interest in the system, but any other big series would still help at launch. The system will also be getting a fun looking party title called 1-2 Switch. Besides that, Skylanders Imaginators and Just Dance 2017 are the only other games confirmed for day one right now.
It’s strange to think that only two Nintendo games are confirmed for launch day, and most of the titles announced by Nintendo, including Super Mario Odyssey and Splatoon 2, are still coming with no firm release date. The Wii carried 21 day-one titles in the US, and after the Wii U failed to capture attention initially, Nintendo should be looking to push out compelling titles for the Switch before too long.