GTA 5 Parent Company "Excited" About Nintendo Switch

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

15 Comments
Please use a html5 video capable browser to watch videos.
This video has an invalid file format.
00:00:00
Sorry, but you can't access this content!
Please enter your date of birth to view this video

By clicking 'enter', you agree to GameSpot's
Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Now Playing: GTA 5 (PS4) - Video Review

GameSpot may get a commission from retail offers.

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.

"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."

Got a news tip or want to contact us directly? Email news@gamespot.com

Join the conversation
There are 15 comments about this story
15 Comments  RefreshSorted By 
GameSpot has a zero tolerance policy when it comes to toxic conduct in comments. Any abusive, racist, sexist, threatening, bullying, vulgar, and otherwise objectionable behavior will result in moderation and/or account termination. Please keep your discussion civil.

Avatar image for ratverlegh
RatVerlegh

We are very optimistic is the new we are not gonne support this.

Avatar image for mariokart64fan
mariokart64fan

"The only gta title to come to a Nintendo console was Chinatown wars " wrong there was gta on gbc and gta advance on gba

Avatar image for nintendians
nintendians

take 2 is interested, but will they make games for it? only time would tell.

Avatar image for d_
D_

GT5 will get announced for Switch the moment GTA6 drops

Avatar image for sakaixx
sakaiXx

In comparison the current best selling exclusive home console game is uncharted 4 at 8.7m and mario kart 8 at 8.2m. Multiplatform games does contribute to sales of console,hopefully nintendo stops being a protectionist idiot and let the third party guys come in.

Online
Avatar image for Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

Developer 234 saying the Switch is so great and they're so excited.

"So are you making games for it?"

"Uh...well....."

Avatar image for freonyl
freonyl

there will be no rockstar games in the switch.. just this gamespot put title "GTA parent company" bs. More correct if put "borderland/NBA parent company" that would make the title better.

Avatar image for isariamkia
Isariamkia

@freonyl: A GTA Chinatown-like would be really welcome

Avatar image for ballashotcaller
ballaShotCaller

@freonyl: they can put GTA 3-5 on there if 5 was on the 360.

Avatar image for dm92
DM92

The only GTA game to ever come to a Nintendo console was Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, which launched on DS in 2009.

Wrong,

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Theft_Auto_(video_game)

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Theft_Auto_2

Avatar image for deactivated-58a52a206d377

No GTA is ever coming to the switch unless its some 2D (GtA Chinatown Wars) BS

Avatar image for iandizion713
iandizion713

China Wars 2 please.

Avatar image for aross2004
aross2004

@iandizion713: This. China Wars was awesome!

Avatar image for barcaazul
BarcaAzul

You could see GTA coming to switch, and if it didn't run like a bag of nails, it would be great for taking around with you.

I am curious to see how RDR will run on PS4 and XB1, and I get the feeling it may not be the best version by September and a pro or Scorpio is the way forward. If this is the case then Switch looks unlikely.

These are just my opinion mind.