Surely by now you have seen all kinds of deliveries in our weekly lists of the most downloaded titles in the eShop of Nintendo Switch, from the giant hits of Nintendo even some wonders from third-party companies, including some independent projects that undoubtedly stood out from others.
However, you may have also noticed some games that were featured on the list that you hadn’t heard of up to that point. We’re talking about games that didn’t seem to have the same track record or popularity as others that were below them on the sales charts. It turns out that this happened thanks to some techniques or tricks with which the distribution companies played to promote their games.
Now it seems that Nintendo is fighting against these types of strategies, according to a report by Gamasutra supported by several other unidentified sources, although there is still no official confirmation on this. If true, Nintendo
Another change that seems to have been implemented is that games will no longer be able to enter the list when given away with the purchase of another game from the same distribution company, as used to be the case. Now developers could not mount their game on the list by offering it alongside another, if the information is true.
However, it seems that developers will still be able to use significant discounts of up to 90% to increase the sales of their games and get them to the list, as long as they do not use the strategies mentioned above. We may see more changes in this regard in the coming months.