GAME seems to have much confidence in the Nintendo Switch. The U.K retailer’s CEO recently claimed that there is a great appetite for the system. In an interview with GamesIndustry.biz, GAME’s CEO talked about how a portable version of Breath of the Wild was the perfect game to launch the console with. According to him, playing such a massive game on a portable screen instantly conveys the message of the console. Check out the full interview here.
Gamesindustry.biz: Speaking of Nintendo, you seem to have high expectations for Nintendo Switch going forwards, which is notable considering the rather poor performance of Wii U. Why do you have such confidence?
Martyn Gibbs: The appetite that we have seen for the Switch console has, I think, been driven around the usability and exactly what the console is. You only have to play Zelda on-the-move – as you will have done – and you get it in a nanosecond. For me, it is worth the money just to get that [Zelda] experience in a large-screen mobile version. The concept is very strong and obviously having a launch game with a Metacritic of 97 is wholly helpful. I think the fact that we know what games are coming – we know we have Mario Kart, and then Splatoon 2 and then Super Mario Odyssey – is a good reason why people want to buy the console.