Xbox Scorpio Games Lineup Won't See Square Enix Support, But Nintendo Switch Will

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Before the reveal of the Xbox Scorpio, Square Enix CEO Yosuke Matsuda laid out some general plans for the company moving forward, and they has more to do with the Nintendo Switch than the new Scorpio.

In an interview with Japanese publication Nikkei -- via GameReactor -- Matsuda spoke about the company’s wish to see Nintendo’s newly released hybrid console succeed, saying “more platforms are good for content creators. We would like to have success on Switch.”

Matsuda also ran down the different game platforms coming in 2017 including the already-released Switch, Xbox Scorpio, Windows 10 game mode and Google’s Tango before saying Square Enix will focus more on Nintendo Switch this year.

Square Enix already has plans for the Nintendo Switch in 2017, including the release of I Am Setsuna (available now), Dragon Quest Heroes I and II (in Japan), Minna de Wai Wai! Spelunker (coming to Japan in late April), Seiken Densetsu Collection (June 1 in Japan) and Project Octopath Traveler.

The Nintendo Switch has seen continued strong sales in Japan and with a scattered release of first-party games in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, ARMS, Splatoon 2 and Super Mario Odyssey, it seems the Switch will be a big seller in Japan and the rest of the world for the remainder of the year. It would serve Square Enix well to get their games to as many players as possible especially if they bring some of their biggest IPs to the hybrid console like Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts.

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