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GTA 5 Parent Company "Excited" About Nintendo Switch

"We're very optimistic," says Take-Two CEO.


The parent company of Grand Theft Auto V developer Rockstar Games has said it is "excited" about the Nintendo Switch.

In an earnings call (via Seeking Alpha), Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick told investors, "We're excited about Switch. We're supporting Switch with NBA 2K18. We've said we're supporting the platform. I've said over and over again that when Nintendo comes to market you never want to count them out.

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"So, we're excited about it. The only thing we've announced so far is the basketball title," added the executive. Take-Two has previously said it is "intrigued" by the console.

Whether a Grand Theft Auto title will ever come to Switch is not clear. The only GTA game to ever come to a Nintendo console was Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, which launched on DS in 2009.

NBA 2K18 is the only Take-Two game confirmed for Switch, meanwhile. Take a look at all the games coming to the hybrid console here.

GTA V recently reached 75 million copies sold, while December 2016 saw more players on GTA Online than any other month since launch. The game's statistics continue to amaze: it has sold over six million units in the UK alone, and even outsold Uncharted 4: A Thief's End in the UK last year. It was also reportedly the fourth most-played game on Steam in 2016.

The next major title from Rockstar Games is Red Dead Redemption 2, which is scheduled for release this year. It is currently confirmed for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One; there is no word on whether it will come to Switch.

Nintendo's upcoming console launches on March 3 priced at US $300/£280/AU $470. The console's touchscreen was recently shown off for the first time, using Skylanders Imaginators. The toys-to-life game is one of 10 confirmed Switch launch titles. The other nine are: 1-2-Switch, The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+, Just Dance 2017, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, I Am Setsuna, Human Resource Machine, Little Inferno, World of Goo, and Super Bomberman R.

The Switch launch lineup could continue to grow between now and release in March, but it's unlikely there will be as many launch titles as there were for Wii U, which had 23. Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime recently spoke out to stress that launch is "not the be-all and the end-all."

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