Following the conclusion of the 2018 Game Awards last week, Nintendo of America's President Reggie Fils-Aimé had a lot to say to IGN about the current state of the Switch. One of the more interesting facts he mentioned was how half of all Nintendo Switch owners in the US have bought Super Mario Odyssey, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.
According to Reggie, these games attach to 50 percent of the hardware purchased:
"Those three games continue to attach to hardware at better than 50 percent...Just think about that. For everyone who owns a system, more than one out of every two have bought Zelda, more than one out of every two have bought Kart, more than one out of every two have bought Odyssey. That's never happened in U.S. video game history."
In order to maintain sales momentum, Nintendo intends to continue releasing key franchises next year and adding in a few surprises along the way:
“We've launched many systems, we've seen what works in driving a system forward...We've seen where we've lost momentum, and a critical component is having a great cadence of launches, and as you highlight, we have a number of key franchises teed up for next year...the other element is making sure that we also surprise with something that is completely unexpected, but brings new consumers into the platform. And that's what Nintendo Labo was all about. And we're going to be continuing to drive Nintendo Labo. The announcement we made in partnering with the Institute of Play, and leveraging the STEAM elements of those experiences, these are all part of the grand plan to continue making Nintendo Switch a very effective platform.”
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