Activision Made A Mistake Not Putting Call Of Duty On Nintendo Switch
Back in the late 2000s and early 2010s, Call of Duty remained appearing on Nintendo consoles. However, with the launch of the Nintendo Switch in 2017, the franchise stopped being available for the company’s platform. During his testimony on Wednesday morning in San Francisco as part of the case between Microsoft and the FTC, Activision CEO Bobby Kotick admitted that the company made a mistake keeping Call of Duty off the Nintendo Switch.
“I made a bad judgment,” Kotick said while on the witness stand. “When I saw a prototype of the Switch, it was different.”
“I thought Wii was the most extraordinary video game system ever created. When I saw Switch prototypes, I was concerned…they were trying to accomplish a lot. I didn’t think it was going to be successful.”
He then added that the Switch is “probably the second biggest video game system of all time”.
As part of the acquisition deal, Microsoft has signed a 10-year contract with Nintendo in order to bring Call of Duty back to the platform in the future. The deal is contingent on Microsoft’s purchase of Activision being finalized.
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