[dropcap]T[/dropcap]eam17 and developer Sold Out have announced a partnership. The two sides are working together, in order to bring games like Overcooked, W.M.D, Yoku’s Island Express and Worms to Switch in physical form. Now GamesIndustry spoke with Garry Williams, the CEO of Sold Out. Interestingly an Overcooked Switch Physical Release is now highly possible in the very near future. Many fans of the game have asked for a cartridge version of the popular cooking game.
Williams has also mentioned that selling retail games on Switch can be a challenge. Check out parts of his interview below.
“There are many companies who have managed to earn really good revenues through Nintendo hardware sales to consumers. When I worked for Imagineer in Japan we made some very welcome revenues making Sim City SNES, many of us also did well on GameCube, Wii and DS. The opportunities are there. Nintendo does not exclude you, it just asks you to ‘up your game’. If it were easy, everyone would be doing it.”
“The boxed retail model is a tough model on Switch so you need to feel pretty certain your title works before entering the market. Luckily for us, the Team17 Switch releases are tried, tested and proven on the Nintendo decks. Overcooked, for example, is a double BAFTA-winning title and already successful on the Nintendo format.”
“Sold Out is not in the business of ‘vanity publishing’. If we were not certain we could generate profits, we would not enter the Switch boxed retail market. Nintendo simply delivers the platform for success and it is up to third-party publishers to decide how best to either get on board or to watch the sales juggernaut leave the depot.”