Nintendo has a stable of classic franchises that are almost always guaranteed to do well whenever they launch. This is why it doesn’t really come as a surprise to learn that half of Nintendo Switch owners own a copy of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey, and/or Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

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This is according to Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime who spoke to IGN about the attachment rate for some of the company’s flagship titles. “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.”

Fils-Aime also talked about the company’s plan for the future, where they are hoping to maintain a steady release of games to keep up their momentum. “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.”

So far the Switch has been selling very well, along with its flagship games such as the recently-launched Super Smash Bros. Ultimate which managed to sell 1.23 million units in Japan in three days.

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