PlayStation execs have sharing their thoughts on the Nintendo Switch
Nintendo games continue to help power the Nintendo Switch stock sales around the globe.
The console has also managed to garner praise from one of its main rivals, PlayStation.
PlayStation boss Jim Ryan pointed out the new console’s strength coming from both the brand and first-party exclusives, which will always prove a draw for gamers.
“Switch is interesting,” Ryan told Glixel.
“You should never, ever doubt Nintendo.”
But while things are moving in the right direction for the Switch, Ryan was also curious to see how things will proceed moving into the holiday, what with the reported stock shortages.
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“It'll be interesting to see how they do this holiday,” Ryan added. They're clearly out of stock.
“They've had some really big first party franchises to support them – Zelda is so powerful."
It’s fair to see how Ryan came to the conclusion that Zelda Breath of the Wild has been pivotal in the strong launch, having somehow managed to outsell the console itself.
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The latest Legend of Zelda gave fans a top AAA title to play in the console’s first month, sellig 2.76 million units, compared to 2.74 million Switch consoles.
And Zelda might get another sales boost with the release of the Breath of the Wild DLC this summer. The Master Trials includes the Trial of the Sword game mode, which gives players the task of fighting through 45 rooms filled with enemies.
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The DLC also includes a hard mode, complete with tougher enemies and floating treasure guarded by monsters.
And Ryan wasn’t the only PlayStation exec passing judgement on the Nintendo Switch.
PlayStation executive Shawn Layden also had this to say about the PS4’s newest rival and how it’s not having the impact some would think on overall sales.
“When you look at our numbers, I think it shows that a lot of gamers are a two-console family," Layden told TIME.
"And quite often those two consoles are PlayStation and Nintendo sitting side-by-side."