January Nintendo Direct could see more than 16 games revealed

Posted January 03, 2018

As we enter the new year we'll start to see more financial reports giving us an idea of how Nintendo performed throughout 2017.

Darkest Dungeon lives up to its name as it is a merciless and relentless dungeon crawling RPG, while the game has met with great acclaim on the PC, iOS, and PS4, it seems that the dungeons are looking to inhabt the Switch and the XBox as we see Darkest Dungeon Switch and Xbox One Rated by PEGI (Pan European Game Information), the rating board for Eurpoean games. Amazon has released its list of the best-selling games from 2017, and Nintendo managed to take seven of the top 10 spots.

"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'".

The top 20 bestselling video game items includes seven titles and other items from Nintendo. If the games listed by Amazon are to be announced soon, there is no doubt they will be shown at the upcoming Nintendo Direct. Until March 2018, the firm plans to sell 14 million units.

According to the German convention, Nintendo has done a good job in its security system, but the weak point of Switch is the NVIDIA Tegra X1 chip which, being well known and documented, has allowed hackers to exploit a backdoor. This also makes Mario Odyssey first title in the list.

The Switch launched with the long-awaited Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and enjoyed another gargantuan tent-pole release in October with Super Mario Odyssey.

Much like its hand-held cousin the 3DS, still a strong seller in its own right, the Switch is in a position to forge a unique relationship with third-party developers who want access to the portable gaming market, as well as fans of Nintendo's intellectual properties. Kirby Star Allies, Metroid Prime 4, Shin Megami Tensei, and the untitled Yoshi game are popular contenders.