BIG IN JAPAN
While one recent TV ad yielded a brief look at FIFA on Switch, support from the major western thirdparties is still conspicuous by its absence. In Japan, however, things are rather different. A recent developer survey conducted by long-running Japanese magazine Famitsu painted a rosy picture of Switch’s fortunes, with over half of respondents saying they were currently developing for the system and only one in six saying they had no interest in it. That may improve following the Unreal Engine 4 announcement: the US-made engine is increasingly popular among Japanese studios, with the likes of Capcom, Square Enix and Bandai Namco now using it to power the latest entries in some of their biggest franchises.