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Nintendo Asked For Capcom’s Advice On The Nintendo Switch

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Nintendo asked for Capcom's help for the Nintendo Switch

Nintendo has had great success with the Nintendo Switch so far. Right about this time, the company would have sold more than 1.5 million units of the console worldwide. There is no denying that the console has become very popular, especially to those who have grown tired of the usual Microsoft or Sony choices. However, unbeknownst to many, Nintendo had help on the design of the Switch.

According to GameRant, Nintendo sought out the help of Capcom during the design stage of the Switch. In fact, Capcom was the one who suggested for Nintendo to keep the console’s RAM to 4GB. Apparently, the former wanted to be sure that the console will be able to support its RE Engine; the same engine that Capcom uses on the new Resident Evil 7: Biohazard.

While the new Resident Evil game is yet to be ported to the Switch, rumor has it that the development team at Capcom is still busy modifying the game engine for the console. It would seem that Capcom wants to make sure that the engine will run smoothly with the console’s somewhat sub par performance.

Nintendo asked for Capcom's help for the Nintendo Switch

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (via

It is not unknown to many that the Nintendo Switch still lacks the power that the Xbox One and PS4 has. This is due to that fact that the console is actually a hybrid. Meaning, it can be used as a portable gaming device apart from being just a console. Because of this, Nintendo had to strike the balance between the console’s portability and performance.

The Nintendo Switch has achieved quite a record on its first week of release. According to reports, Nintendo managed to sell more than one million units on the first week alone. Because of this, the company is quite optimistic that it will be able to sell around 20 million units just on the first year of the console.

At the moment, Nintendo is pushing developers to release new games for the platform. However, the console still suffers from lack of contents apart from the initial games released during launch. For more updates on the Nintendo Switch, be sure to check us out at TheBitbag.

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