With Mario Kart 8 Deluxe having recently been crowned the fastest-selling Mario Kart title in the franchises’ history, it wouldn’t come as a surprise if we see more Wii U games getting the ‘deluxe’ port treatment. In a recent interview with Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime, IGN asked if Nintendo is planning any more Wii U ports for Nintendo Switch and this is what he had to say:
“The internal conversations we have is that on one hand, the development teams would love to showcase their content to a wider base, and certainly in short order the install base on Nintendo Switch will be larger than the install base we ended with Wii U,”.
Fils-Aime also touches upon Pokken Tournament DX for Nintendo Switch and comments on how Nintendo is reluctant to create doing straight ports. Understandably, it would seem that they feel they have a duty of adding more content to make the purchase worth your while:
“So there is that opportunity. What also drives the discussion, though is ‘what more will there be?’ Meaning, let’s take Mario Kart 8 Deluxe as an example. It needed to be the definitive version of that software for the consumer to be as excited as they are. Pokken Tournament DX with the additional fighters, the additional Pokemon, that was important for it to be an element of the game. What we are internally resisting is just a pure port, versus thinking about how not only do we showcase a game to a wider audience, but how do we make sure that there’s something more? So it’s an active discussion.”