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Asked about Switch 2, EA says new platforms ‘are typically good for us’

Electronic Arts CEO Andrew Wilson was requested about the anticipated launch of new Nintendo {hardware} throughout an earnings name on Wednesday.

The exec responded by saying that, whereas he wouldn’t remark immediately on any unannounced platforms, broadly, the launch of extra highly effective {hardware} has benefited the writer and its franchises FC, Battlefield and Madden.

“I can absolutely not comment on anything that has not been announced, or acknowledge it in any way,” he responded, when requested about studies {that a} new Nintendo console will launch this yr.

“What I’d say nonetheless is, to the extent that platforms over the course of the final 20 years [have] provided improved CPU, GPU, reminiscence, battery life, display screen decision… to the extent that these issues have occurred, the place we’re capable of ship extra immersion for our gamers, notably round our largest franchises like FC, like Madden, like Apex, like Battlefield… that has typically been very good for our enterprise.

“Our gamers’ potential to essentially expertise our video games on the highest stage has typically labored out very nicely for us.

“So with out commenting in any respect about something round Nintendo or Switch, I’d simply say new platforms are good for us, and when new enhancements provide improved [power], that’s typically a plus for our portfolio of video games and the communities that play them.”

Although the corporate has but to remark publicly, Nintendo’s Switch successor is extensively anticipated to launch this yr.

VGC reported final summer time that improvement kits for ‘Switch 2’ have been within the fingers of key associate studios, with a launch anticipated in late 2024.

Dr. Serkan Toto, CEO of Tokyo-based recreation trade consultancy Kantan Games, just lately predicted that the new console might launch at $400 – $100 greater than the Switch launched at – and there’s an opportunity its video games might undertake the $70 pricing of PS5 and Xbox Series X.

According to the trade marketing consultant, Nintendo’s subsequent console will once more have transportable performance, as VGC reported final yr.