With the Switch being the runaway success it is, it was likely that popular titles for the system would be caught up in its wake. As some indie titles continue to sell remarkably well on the system, it should also come as no surprise that Nintendo’s own premiere titles are doing well on their console, but the hybrid console looks triggering even stronger attach rates than usual.
Speaking with IGN, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime said that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe all have an attach rate higher than fifty percent. “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,” Fils-Aime said. “That’s never happened in U.S. video game history,” he followed up, likely referring to how high the attach rates are for these titles.
While Nintendo’s 2018 hasn’t been as consistently prominent as it was last year (with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate being the company’s key title for the year), Fils-Aime says the company isn’t resting on its laurels. “we have a number of key franchises teed up for next year,” he told IGN. “With the games that we’ve announced for the first calendar quarter [of 2019], we think that momentum will power through.”
Looking ahead, Nintendo’s upcoming lineups includes Animal Crossing, Luigi’s Mansion 3, New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (a port of the Wii U game with some enhanced features), Yoshi’s Crafted World, Daemon X Machina, Fire Emblem: Three Houses, The next major Pokémon RPG, and the more faraway Metroid Prime 4.