Nintendo Direct could reveal as many as 18 new Switch games

Xbox One games coming out this January

It looks like 2017 has proven to be one of the best years for Nintendo, the Japanese gaming company. A leaked document from Electronic Arts earlier this year pointed towards a January Nintendo Direct, but beyond that no specific details are available. This was despite Nintendo's constant dilemma of keeping a balance between the delivered number of units versus the demand.

The rumor stems from this past weekend's revelation that Amazon had published and removed 18 placeholder game listings for the Nintendo Switch. In any case, a Direct has been long overdue since the Nintendo Switch doesn't have many major game announcements left leading into 2018 and beyond.




Some of the most popular games to be added to the Switch this year include the first and second main title release of the "Bayonetta" franchise - PlatinumGames' well-known action-adventure hack and slash videos games that were originally released in 2009 and 2014, respectively. After selling 10 million Switches and almost on the way to selling 14 million units within the console's first year on store shelves, Nintendo is looking to sell 20 million units in the next Japanese fiscal year. The first console component in the list is Nintendo Switch's Joy-Con. If Nintendo is planning a Direct, it would be a great chance to show the world what's coming to the Switch in 2018.

Nintendo dominated 2017, thanks to the new Switch console, as well as the plug-and-play SNES Classic, but it wasn't just the hardware that sold like hotcakes. Considering that the Switch is already doing something no other console now does (namely, being both a living room console, and a competent hand-held device), this statement is certainly going to stir up some excitement for the future capabilities of the Switch.

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