Capcom is one of many third-party entities that have the full attention of the Switch in light of its profound success since its launch earlier this year.
A couple of months back, the company launched Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers as an exclusive addition to the library of Nintendo. In its most recent earnings report, Capcom announced that the brawler has proven to be a “smash hit” on the hybrid console.
According to Takashi Mochizuki from the Wall Street Journal, Ultra Street Fighter II sold 450,000 copies and in doing so exceeded sales expectations put in by Capcom. It has only convinced the company to scale its workforce and bring “multiple titles” to the Switch in the near future.
Capcom: 450K is 1Q figure for Ultra Street Fighter II, above its expectation. Also "starting to prepare" multiple Switch-version titles.
— Takashi Mochizuki (@mochi_wsj) July 28, 2017
Do note the mention of “Switch-version.” It may indicate that Capcom might not be pursuing exclusive titles for the Nintendo platform anymore. Either that or a timed exclusivity deal would make more sense. The developer is already expected to release Ultra Street Fighter II for other platforms since it already stated in the past that the additional platforms would only receive the game if it is successful on the Switch.
In addition to Capcom, Ubisoft is another name that has proclaimed support for the new console. In a recent earnings call, the publisher announced that it would be bringing more of its existing games to the Switch as well as new upcoming titles.
Unlike the Wii U, the Switch has been a massive success story for Nintendo. At the end of June, it had already shifted 4.7 million units. Software sales, on the other hand, stand at 13.6 million. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild accounts to nearly 4 million units in this figure alone. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, another popular title, follows close behind at 3.5 million units.