Industry analyst Michael Pachter has said in a recent episode of Gamertag Radio (via VideoGamer) that he believes The Legend Of Zelda: Breath of The Wild will help Nintendo sell upwards of 10 million Nintendo NX consoles when the two products launch next year, adding that he thinks it will happen “pretty quickly.”
Although he admittedly didn’t realize “that Zelda was launching on NX when NX launches,” he says as that is the case, it makes him think “NX is much more higher powered” than he expected, believing the mystery machine will be “closer to PS4” in terms of power than he thought it would be.
Zelda looks amazing. Something I missed… I actually did not realise that Zelda was launching on NX when NX launches. That makes me think NX is much more higher powered than I expected, that NX is an iteration probably closer to PS4 than I thought it would be, and it’s going to have a big title to support it.
I think probably only Wii U owners will buy Zelda, but I think everybody who buys an NX will absolutely buy it, and I think it will sell them 10 million consoles pretty quickly. Zelda looked great. I mean, it really looks like a good game.
It’s sad that it took them so many years after the Wii U launched to get it out, but the silver lining in that cloud is that it’s going to launch on the NX, so the NX is going to be something you will want to own.
Whether or not The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild truly will become a system seller when it releases next year nobody can say for sure, but if there’s one Nintendo franchise big and popular enough to drive sales on brand loyalty alone, Zelda is arguably second only to Mario.