Monday, 26 Feb 2024

How Will Nintendo Deal With PS5 and Xbox Series X?

We are less than one year from the release of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X (and probably a Series S too, but that's neither here nor there for the purposes of this discussion…), and with it comes the question: what will happen to Nintendo third-party support? How will Nintendo respond?The House That Mario Built has seen a resurgence in external software support over the course of the Switch generation, but as the competition moves onto more powerful hardware, the performance gap between the Switch and the competition will only widen. That said, the Switch is a huge hit. So will third parties stick around? We assembled hosts from our three platform-specific podcasts: Brian Altano (NVC), Jonathon Dornbush (Beyond), and Ryan McCaffrey (Unlocked) to discuss the topic at hand. (Note that this was recorded the day of The Game Awards and thus we didn't know the official name of Project Scarlett yet, so please forgive that in the video.)15 Big Nintendo Switch Games Coming in 2020 (and 4 Guesses)Enjoy the video discussion at the top of this page, and stick with IGN in 2020 for much, MUCH more on all three consoles. It's going to be an incredibly fun year. Console launch years are the best!

Ryan McCaffrey is IGN’s Executive Editor of Previews. Follow him on Twitter at @DMC_Ryan, catch him on Unlocked, and drop-ship him Taylor Ham sandwiches from New Jersey whenever possible.

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