THE SECRET TO SUCCESS
The reasons for the Switch's initial success could easily be chalked up to the new Zelda title alone. However, I think there is much more to it. Over the past few years, mobile gaming has been steadily growing in popularity. Many gamers of my generation are now older and have less time to spend on binge gaming sessions in front of the television. The problem with most mobile games is that while they may scratch the itch for a quick gaming fix, they lack the overall depth and complexity of a full console or PC gaming experience. Enter, their Nintendo Switch.
I have logged over a hundred hours in Breath of the Wild, but It doesn't seem like it. Normally, a massive, task filled, sandbox game like Zeld intimidates me. I just know I will run out of time before I get to finish the game, so I hesitate to even get started. With the Switch, I accumulated well over 70% of my total play time in small increments spread out throughout the day. A quick fifteen minutes to gather some supplies here, ten minutes to solve a shrine there, an maybe a quick side quest before dinner. This has been my approach to BotW, and it has been incredible!
The biggest question about the Switch now is weather or not Nintendo can convince the big name publishers to bring there biggest titles to the new hybrid console. If the Switch continues to see strong sales success, they will certainly have to consider it very carefully. Many critiques argue that it simply can't be done due to the lack of processing and graphics power of the Switch. I don't think this is true for several reasons.