The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will sell 10 million NX consoles ‘pretty quickly’ says analyst Pachter

Breath of the Wild might help move a few Wii U consoles off the shelf as well

Renowned Games Industry analyst Micheal Pachter dropped by Gamertag Radio during E3 2016 to deliver his thoughts on Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo's showings. While he joked that Nintendo didn't have a press conference (and hasn't for several years now), he did admit that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild "looks amazing."

He 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…It's sad that it took them so many years after the Wii U launched to get it out…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."

The Wii U originally launched back in 2012 and has taken its fair share of criticism, namely not having enough content to warrant owning one. As a result, Nintendo has only shipped 12.8 million units in almost 4 years. 

Pachter is definitely correct that Breath of the Wild will be an instant system seller, though it still remains to be seen if the NX will even be a system worth owning. Right now, we just don't know many concrete details to make any safe assumptions about it, and the notion that it may be as powerful as a PS4 still remains to be seen. If the Wii U sees a big enough price cut due to the NX's release, it could become an attractive alternative to more frugal gamers.

Regardless, it's safe to say that we should all be excited for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

Source: Gamertag Radio