The Toronto Star managed to chat with Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime recently. What was interesting is that Reggie says that the critically acclaimed The Legend of Zelda series actually over performs in Canada. He went on to say that it performs very well in the United States and does better than both Europe and Japan.
“There are certain franchises that overperform in the Canadian market. Legend of Zelda is one. I can’t tell you why but the Canadian consumer loves it. Every single game in the series has done better with the Canadian audience than the U.S. audience, and the U.S. audience does better than Europe or Japan. Another phenomenon, and this is a recent trend, over the last 10 years is Pokémon. Pokémon games do exceptionally well (in Canada).”