In a recent Gamertag Radio podcast, industry analyst Michael Pachter said that Zelda looked great at E3. He believed that the game’s showing could lead Nintendo’s new console, the NX, to hit 10 million units in sales pretty quickly. The Wii U, by contrast, has struggled to hit 13 million units in its lifetime.
“Zelda looks amazing,” Pachter said. “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.”
Pachter finished off by saying that the NX will be a console that people will want to buy.
“It’s sad that it took them so many years after the Wii U launched to get it out,” Pachter said. “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.”
Do you agree with Pachter’s comments? Let us know in the comments below! Thanks to VideoGamer for transcribing parts of the interview!