Tokyo – Nintendo shocked the video game world when it announced their upcoming Zelda game, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, will also be released by competitor Sony on the PlayStation 4. This is the first Nintendo game on a competitor’s video game console ever. Analysts predict it could sell an additional 20 million units which would generate an extra $1.2 billion in revenue.
It is rumored that the development cost has succeeded $150 million dollars so far. The game will release for the Nintendo Switch the end of 2017 and the PS4 version in Early 2018. It will compatible with the PS4 Pro. The controls with a PS4 controller will be announced at E3. The PS4 Camera may be required for the optimal experience. An inside source said the game runs “incredible smooth at 60fps.”
Mario for iPhone is another new strategy that Nintendo is experimenting with which is unusually for the very conservative company. The game could sell over 50 million downloads which had very low development costs. Apple executives said they were extremely happy with an early version of the game with one executive saying, “I grew up on Mario and this is the most fun I’ve ever had playing a mobile game.”
“With the PS4 version of Zelda, we don’t have to worry about losing money on the counsel,” said spokesman Yamcha Kenshin. “I guess you could say we are becoming a bit more Western in our philosophy but very slightly. We don’t want our games to suck.”
The new Nintendo console, the Switch, comes out in Spring 2017. With the failure of the Wii U, the company has a lot riding on the Switch which could affect the future of the company continuing in the low margin hardware market.
With PS4 just breaking the 50 million unit sales figure, Nintendo could even sell more copies of the highly anticipated game.