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Asphalt 9 Legends: 1 million installs in first 7 days on Nintendo Switch eShop


The mobile title from Gameloft Asphalt 9: Legends has done rather well on the Nintendo Switch eShop. The company has recently announced that the racer has hit one million instals during the first seven days on sale on the Nintendo Switch eShop, which is rather good. The Nintendo Switch is short of racing titles and Asphalt 9: Legends clearly filled the spot for those wishing to get on the track and race and supercars.

“This is an incredible moment for us…Bringing Asphalt 9: Legends to Nintendo Switch is something we wanted to do for a long time, as we are great fans of this platform. It has been a strong request from our community and it translates today with one million downloads in a week.”

  • Guilherme Lauchaut, VP Strategic Partnerships at Gameloft



  1. If you play like I do, a few races a day until your daily fuel is out and you avoid the game trying to get you to buy stuff. it is free.

    As I’m not bothered by the tactics of good cars popping up ($2 on one occasion, but also included were a ton of in-game coins – I didn’t bite because it cost money and the game does prey on the gullible) and the game pressing free card packs that need to get converted into cars (you’ll see) and the game coins you earn to get gold card packs for the chance at rare cards (earned by racing, stunts, a whole set of other things), all of the other attempts to lure my wallet out have failed. But I can see some getting into the game who want that $19.99 pack of cars IF they like this.

    Whale alert, lol:The game will get you to part with cash if you’re lazy and impatient. There’s a long campaign mode made up of short courses, but it takes time to race and re-run races to “farm” as an option.

    I won’t touch it the microtansactions, but the game does also offer up making a new or joining a car club after a few missions for more rewards. The trade-off being interacting with people who might be jerks unless you restrict the membership to friends. Also, that figure Gameloft is touting ONLY includes installs and doesn’t add in any who’ve uninstalled the game since launch.

    Is the game good? Yes, in an arcade-like racer, it is (don’t expect a Gran Turismo or Forza experience). Just be warned that the game has short courses (they get longer as you go, but so far, most take maybe 2 minutes each) pushes you to spend money (IGNORE it) and you’ll find it pretty fun if you like fast racing with stunts and crashes. I do wish a paid version existed that ripped out the buy-in nonsense, but until that happens, it’s worth a go if you’re immune to that stuff.

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