Games are fun especially on a portable console like Nintendo Switch and only with a huge lineup of titles can Nintendo bring themselves back from the ashes of Wii U.
While the company decided to discontinue the NES Mini, a retro console for your favorite titles from the 80s and 90s, the Switch is here to stay. The next generation console opened to a whole lot of criticism and much fanfare from long time fans. Pricing the console at $300 on par with an immensely powerful PS4 and Xbox One systems need lots of confidence in their own product. The company’s top representatives seem to have had it and despite the high price tag, the console sold so much that it is almost close to touching 1 million devices now.
Surprisingly, more people have purchased the Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild than the console itself. Any gamer has to have both the hardware and the software to actually play the game. It could even be people who are buying the game first while they save money for the console itself. According to a new report, the Nintendo Switch has sold about 906,000 devices while the Zelda game sold 925,000 copies since its launch in the first week of March.
If you are still confused by the numbers, it is going to be a stunning reveal to know how Nintendo managed to sell more games than the hardware. Firstly, it is evident that everyone who purchased a Switch had to purchase the Breath of the Wild game. It is the only AAA title available for the console at launch and a game that would offer hours of fun. Anyone who brought the console had to get it which already helped them sell over 900,000 copies. The story behind the extra 25,000 copies is justified by the standard edition and the collector’s edition offered by the company.
Players probably purchased the normal version of the game to play using the game card whereas they kept the collector’s edition in mint condition even though they paid a huge sum to own both of them together along with the console. Collector’s need no justification and some of these special copies could have also been purchased in extra quantities so as to sell them with a higher price on ebay later.
With very less games, the upcoming Mario Kart 8 Deluxe should sell millions on Nintendo Switch even though the game is already available on the Wii U.