The Wii U was less than ideal for Nintendo when it launched a few years ago. Many thought we had seen the last of hardware manufacturing from the Big N. So when the Nintendo Switch was announced, it seemed like a gamble. Could they do the same again?
Looks like it might be good tidings for Nintendo this time around.
BEST LAUNCH EVER?
The Nintendo Switch has made some serious waves. Legend of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild has seen a crazy amount of praise, deservedly so considering the game itself. It’s hard to imagine how many units alone have been moved on that game alone.
The talk of the Nintendo Switch being the best release the Japanese giant has ever done comes from a journalist for the New York Times, Nick Wingfield. He tweeted out regarding information he had gotten from an interview with Nintendo USA head honcho and top meme, Reggie Fils-Aime.
Nick tweeted the following
2. Fri-Sat sales for Nintendo Switch exceeded first 2-day sales in Americas for any system in Nintendo history. Next biggest was Wii.
— Nick Wingfield (@nickwingfield) March 6, 2017
It’s quite uplifting to see this news considering the sales that Nintendo had to combat. The likes of Horizon Zero Dawn having released very close to the launch of the Nintendo Switch proving to be a good contention and test of how well Nintendo would perform.
Now is the test of time. The Gamecube did well out of the gate, but failed to make a dent against the likes of Sony and Microsoft in the console war. If Nintendo can keep this momentum with quality first party games and good third party support, we might just see them retake the throne in good time.
What do you think of these developments? Do you see the Nintendo Switch as a console that will stay?