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Reggie: Zelda, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Mario Odyssey bought by over 50% of Switch owners; Splatoon 2 one in four Switch owners

Posted on December 12, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch

Nintendo of America president has shared more about the Switch’s success in an interview with Variety.

First, Reggie revealed that three games have been bought by more than 50% of Switch owners. Those games are Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and Super Mario Odyssey. Splatoon 2, meanwhile, has been purchased by one in four Switch owners.

Reggie said:

“Typically if you have a title where one out of five owners have bought a game, that’s strong. That helps drive sell-through of the console.”

Reggie also told Variety that a key reason for Switch’s success is due to the system’s hybrid nature:

“It’s a powerful idea for a gamer to never have to leave their game experience behind. That’s been a cornerstone of our strong performance to date.”

The original Nintendo Wii, launched in 2006, sold more than 100 million units and remains the company’s best-selling console to date. Fils-Aime said it’s possible that the Switch will top the first-year sales of the Wii, if momentum remain strong through the holiday-shopping season.

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