Red Dead Redemption 2 Chances of Appearing On Nintendo Switch Are ‘Exceedingly Poor’

“Nintendo has wandered too far away from the mainstream,” says Pachter.

Posted By | On 30th, Oct. 2016 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605


Red Dead Redemption 2 was finally announced a couple of weeks ago, and, as expected, it seems like the game will only for Xbox One and PS4. Contrary to expectations, a PC version of the game was not announced, and while fewer people may have thought it a viable possibility, a Nintendo Switch version of the game was also not announced.

Unlike with PC players, however, Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter does not seem to think that Nintendo players will ever get the game. Speaking in an exclusive interview with GamingBolt, Pachter said that the chances of a Switch port for the game are ‘exceedingly poor.’

“I would say the chances of that are exceedingly poor,” he said. “I can’t remember any game other than – there was a GTA made for the DS, which came out in 2009 – I’d be really surprised if they wasted their effort to port anything for Nintendo. I just think that Nintendo has wandered too far away from the mainstream for most of the publishers, so you’re just not getting mainstream games produced for Nintendo consoles- not ones made for other consoles, at any rate.”

Which, while likely to be true, is also a bit of a shame- the prospect of playing a game like Red Dead on the go without compromises is almost too good to be true. But with that said, it’s unclear whether Nintendo has the audience, or even the kind of hardware, necessary for making a game like Red Dead work as of right now.

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  • Gabe Hoffman

    When I saw the headline I was kinda disappointed until I saw who actually said it. Does Pachter even realize one of the confirmed publishers for Switch is Take Two which is the parent company of Rockstar?

    • SNesticles

      That doesn’t mean Take Two is committing to develop anything, just that they’re evaluating the development hardware.

    • Johnooo

      Take Two also produce the likes of NBA 2K games as well as WWE 2K games. We saw a basketball game during the switch announcement trailer which could be NBA 2K17. Just because take two is on board does not mean you will see the likes of GTA and Red Dead on the switch. But most likely the NBA and WWE titles.

  • DE Climax

    pachter is a man only capable of predicting things that anyone that’s paying attention could tell you. I don’t think anything he says could be called “news.”


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