Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter has predicted that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will help to see the Nintendo NX “pretty quickly” sell 10 million units worldwide.
That indicates his belief that the “dedicated game platform” could easily see a more positive reception than Wii U, which has sold more than 12.8 million units worldwide since launch.
“Zelda looks amazing,” Pachter proclaimed to Gamertag Radio. “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.”
He continued: “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.”
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will release simultaneously on Nintendo NX and Wii U in 2017.