Nintendo Switch sales surge on success of new Mario, Zelda games

Don't expect any data-heavy game launches until at least 2019

Online retailer Amazon recently added listings for eighteen Nintendo Switch games to their site, the price points of which range from $59.99 to $99.99.

Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima spoke to Kyoto Shimbun in an interview where he discussed the console and how it continues to surpass expectations in terms of the Switch's sales targets.

Nintendo's resurgence to the front of the pack in the video game industry surprised even some within the company itself. Until March 2018, the firm plans to sell 14 million units.

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This news comes via a presentation that took place at a 34C3 hacking conference, Germany, where the trio explained what steps they took to bypass Nvidia's security, and how they opened up the Switch to take the necessary steps in order to execute hardware glitches to bypass the ARM Trustzone on Nintendo's hybrid gaming hardware. We are proud to award Nintendo with the titles of Shacknews Best Developer and Publisher of the Year.

The Switch launched with the long-awaited Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and enjoyed another gargantuan tent-pole release in October with Super Mario Odyssey. This time, however, Nintendo has the advantage of a solid base of gamers that will be looking for new content. While hugely popular first-person shooters such as Call of Duty may not find a home on the Switch soon, the platform has become a fertile ground for indie developers.

At the moment, however, Plutoo, Derrek and Naehrwert have not gone into details about when, in what way and with what content, the Homebrew Launcher will be made available, however, they stressed that the goal is not to encourage "piracy", but to be able to exploit on the Switch some emulators and unofficial applications. From a developer standpoint, they successfully released a brand new Zelda and Mario game in the same calendar year in the United States.

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