Video game franchises are extremely important to video game developers and publishers. They represent a source of almost constant revenue for them. Apart from money, game franchises have other advantages that make them so important to developers.
Current generation game consoles are capable of mush more than gaming. Unlike in the past where game consoles were specialized game machines, these days game consoles can do many other things. Console owners acutually spend just about half of their time on console playing games.
2016 was an amazing year for gaming, we saw the release of tons of games, though unfortunately the rescheduling of others. 2017 promises to be even better, with long awaited games, games pushed out of 2016 and brand new games set for release this year.
Nintendo released its new game console the “Nintendo Switch” on January 3, 2017. While pre-orders are on, the official launching date is March 3, 2017. The Nintendo Switch will be a portable console as well as a home game system.