2017 was a year when Nintendo clearly demonstrated their vision for the future of the company.
Expectations will certainly be higher for Nintendo and the Switch heading into 2018, but maintaining its place in the video game hierarchy could prove tricky.
"That being said, when we were first presented with the Switch concept and some of the key games coming for it, I think a lot of folks who have been in the industry for a while, we all kind of felt, 'Oh, we've got a victor here'".
Nintendo is a Switch-selling machine, and it doesn't look like the company will be slowing down at any point next fiscal year. While the new hardware started Nintendo's 2017 rise, it was blockbuster releases from its two venerable and massively successful franchises that carried the momentum. We are proud to award Nintendo with the titles of Shacknews Best Developer and Publisher of the Year. From a developer standpoint, they successfully released a brand new Zelda and Mario game in the same calendar year in the United States.More news: Hoda Kotb named 'Today' co-anchor following Lauer's exit
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This is good news for people bored of gaming gems like Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The second video game in the list also belongs to Nintendo - Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.
Very soon on Nintendo Switch, you will be able to run homebrew titles, a news that does not cause a particular sensation because already in the month of November it was clear that sooner or later it would be possible. The main thing Nintendo will want to avoid is the development of piracy tools, like the R4 back in the DS days, or the Gateway cards that released for the 3DS.
Lower down the best-seller list, we see games like Destiny 2 and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, but several more Nintendo Switch games had strong sales figures as well.