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Call of Duty Games Get a Step Closer to Coming on Nintendo Switch Following Microsoft’s 10-Year Deal With Nintendo

Published 02/21/2023, 8:30 AM EST

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Nintendo Switch is almost 6 years old now. Even though this console is successful enough, we have yet to see a game from the uber-successful Call of Duty series on this console.

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And let us not kid here, both these would make for a winning combination. Popping heads in a call of duty game would give Nintendo users the ultimate gaming experience on the go.

And it appears this dream of Call of Duty on Nintendo Switch is now one step closer to reality.


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Nintendo and Microsoft finally sign a 10-year deal for Call of Duty on Nintendo consoles

The success of COD is hidden from no one. A Call of Duty game breaks several sales records every time it launches. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II is the latest example of such success.

Nintendo Switch is in a similar boat. This console is currently the third-best-selling gaming console of all time. This console has no shortage of good games, but it has yet to see a COD game released for it.

The biggest reason for this is the fact that Switch is somewhat underpowered when compared to the current generation of PlayStation and Xbox. And COD games tend to be pretty demanding when it comes to visuals.


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Maybe Activision never saw a reason in developing a port for this console. This might change now. Microsoft is in the process of acquiring Activision Blizzard. And to show they are not planning to make COD Xbox exclusive, they have signed a deal with Nintendo to release these games on Nintendo systems for the next 10 years.


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This was revealed by Brad Smith Vice Chair and President at Microsoft. He mentioned, “We’ve now signed a binding 10-year contract to bring Xbox games to Nintendo’s gamers.”

While many fans are excited about it, others think that it might be a superstitious announcement. Given the fact that Microsoft has yet to acquire Activision.


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In case they succeed in this deal, this might end up being a win-win situation for Nintendo. COD multiplayer brings a large amount of sum to platform holders when players spend money on in-game items.

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Written by:

Rohit Sejwal


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Originating from Delhi, Rohit Sejwal is an Esports writer at EssentiallySports who has done MSc in filmmaking. Academics aside, he is an Avid Gamer and has been writing about them every now and then. While RPG games are his forte, Soulsborne games are the ones that he cherishes the most.
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Akash Pandhare