The Switch has a lot of games, and we’d certainly argue that quite a lot of really good games are in the system’s vast library, waiting to be discovered. There are plenty of bad games and silly apps, of course, but there is nevertheless plenty of fantastic variety for those that seek out the better options.
In addition to decent support in the retail space, a big part of the third-party scene on Switch is the eShop. Nintendo’s download store has never been bigger, which is something Nintendo has highlighted in its financial reports – it’s given the eye-catching update that there are now over 6700 third-party games on the system.
This includes over 1100 additions in the last six months alone, and perhaps importantly for the future of third-party support on Nintendo hardware these games are delivering a decent percentage (over half) of overall Switch game sales. This will have a wide range, of course, from multi-million selling major titles like Monster Hunter Rise down to small download-only games.
Thanks to the digital age this is the highest number of third-party games Nintendo has ever had on one of its systems.
It’s a staggering number, and even discounting the significant numbers of low quality titles that can undoubtedly be found on the eShop, after four and a half years we reckon the Switch library has a broad range of top-notch titles from third-parties.
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