EA Explains Its Very Limited Support For The Nintendo Switch

EA CEO Andrew Wilson has commented on why the publisher seems to be ignoring the Nintendo Switch.

Nintendo Switch is the successful and much-praised console that joined the 8th console generation relatively “late” after being released in 2017. Throughout its now two-year lifetime, the console hasn’t gained the support of popular but controversial publisher Electronic Arts. EA CEO Andrew Wilson has given an explanation as to why the company hasn’t poured the work into making Switch-compatible games like it does for other major platforms.

At EA’s first-quarter earnings call earlier this week, an analyst voiced the idea of porting the acclaimed hit The Sims to the Nintendo Switch – a pairing that to many would seem like a fit. After briefly explaining what the company looks at to evaluate platforms in terms of crafting games for them, Wilson stated, “… Many Switch owners also own a PlayStation 4 or an Xbox One or a PC and very often choose to play the games that we make on those platforms…”

It’s safe to say that The Sims (and other major EA games) won’t be coming to the Switch in the near future. However, Wilson did leave open a window of opportunity, by later stating, “I wouldn’t say that The Sims would never go to the Switch.”

Currently, the Switch only supports four EA titles, two of which are FIFA games. While the console does support the FIFA games, the Switch-versions lack some of the additional content that EA had released over time to other consoles. Hopefully, it won’t be too long until EA begins to give the Nintendo Switch more attention.


As you may have heard, Nintendo is gearing up for the launch of the smaller variation of its successful Nintendo Switch console – the Nintendo Switch Lite. The main difference between the Nintendo Switch currently on the market and the Nintendo Switch Lite is that the latter is exclusively a handheld device – it doesn’t support output to a TV – because of its non-detachable joy-cons.

The Nintendo Switch Lite will be released on 20 September and is currently available for pre-order.