Blizzard Has No Plans to Port Hearthstone to Nintendo Switch

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The confirmation follows speculation past year that a version was in the works for the hit home/handheld console. But that rule might finally be broken this generation as console makers have found ways to update their consoles without replacing the hardware altogether. They feel that the Nintendo Switch, while capable of operating online, would be too limited in offline mode. But Miyamoto expressed how he feels that the Switch could be around a lot longer due to its unique features and, that Nintendo is focused on extending the life of the console. "He went on to say that it would be 'interesting" if the company could extend the console's lifecycle, concluding that 'you should be looking forward to that'.

In terms of support, the Switch certainly has the wind behind it right now; although the system can't hope to compete with the hardware grunt of the Xbox One or PS4, it's managed to endear itself to a broad cross-section of smaller indie developers.

A testament to its remarkable success is that it took only 10 months for it to eclipse the lifetime sales of the Wii U console, which stood at 13.5 million units sold globally. Of course, one of the biggest questions many have had, is about why the service for the Nintendo Switch has been delayed.

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While there is always a possibility that knowledge of the project is segregated in the Blizzard development scene, the far more likely answer is that the digital card game isn't now being worked on for Nintendo's handheld home console. Other digital card games, likeGwent, have attempted to make the leap to home consoles with varying success, so Blizzard may try to port it later on.

With the Wii and the Wii U, Nintendo tried to to attract new gamers with motion control features.

Part of Nintendo's confidence in the Switch's extra longevity, it seems, comes from the idea that the system isn't generally limited to one sale per household.

In other news, Nintendo inked a deal with Illumination Entertainment to produce a movie based on the world's most-recognized mascot. While the Switch is able to switch to a portable mode and use touch screen functionality, the console may not have frequent enough access to WiFi connections.

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