Everything has its time
Nintendo Switch is now out in the wild and it has been received with both praise and criticism. A “home console that you can take on the go” as Nintendo puts it, Switch does indeed have a striking resemblance to a tablet. Which is why some people complained about applications like Netflix, or even a web browser, are not available at launch.
During an interview with the Washington Post, Reggie Fils-Aime opened up and touched on different aspects of the Switch, including the scarcity of apps.
The situation with the apps is a little frustrating to some but pretty simple in the eyes of Nintendo. They want the message to be clear, and that is that Nintendo Switch is a gaming machine. Having apps on it would be both convenient and a luxury, but it would not be enough to differentiate it from the other tablets in the market, whereas the games and IP would.
It is still nice to hear that Nintendo is talking with various companies about apps to be featured on Switch, and in turn this will entice those who are on the fence about purchasing it while they wait for more things to justify their purchase. The Nintendo Switch launch has been a huge success and with games like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, ARMS, and Splatoon 2 coming in the next couple of months, the momentum seems like it will continue.
Apps will only add more to what is already a very good system.
Source: Washington Post