PUBLISHED: 14:56, Mon, Feb 3, 2020 | UPDATED: 15:16, Mon, Feb 3, 2020
Mario Kart 9 'replacing' Zelda BREATH OF THE WILD 2 as big Nintendo Switch 2020 game (Image: NINTENDO)
Mario Kart 9 could replace Zelda BREATH OF THE WILD 2 as the big Nintendo Switch game for 2020, according to latest rumours. The Nintendo Switch is approaching its third birthday and in the time it’s been on sale the hybrid handheld console has been a huge hit. Latest sales figures indicate the Switch has sold over 52million units between its launch in March 2017 and the end of December 2019.
The Switch has outsold the SNES and is believed to have outsold than the Xbox One despite Microsoft’s system having a three and a half year head start.
Comparing how much the Switch and PS4 have both sold in their first three years on sale, Nintendo’s console is also slightly outpacing Sony’s.
Nintendo has previously said that they’re looking to sell over 100million Switch units in the console’s lifecycle.
To ensure this happens they arguably will need to make sure a steady stream of must-have exclusives keep on hitting the Switch.
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Currently the Switch’s 2020 release schedule is looking slightly bare, with Animal Crossing New Horizons the biggest confirmed title for this year.
The Xenoblade Chronicles remake is also pencilled in for a 2020 launch, with an exact release window currently unclear.
But apart from those titles that’s about it for the major, confirmed new games that will be exclusive to the Nintendo Switch this year.
It’s possible that Nintendo could have some surprises releases planned on the Switch for 2020 which may get announced in an upcoming Direct.
There are a number of games we haven’t heard about for awhile like Bayonetta 3 and Metroid Prime 4 that fans may be holding out for a 2020 release.
While Ninty could also have a number of unannounced titles up their sleeves that they may reveal soon.
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Could Mario Kart 9 be getting a shock 2020 release date? (Image: NINTENDO)
A new Paper Mario game as well as two new Metroid games, besides Metroid Prime 4, are also believed to be in the works for the Switch.
It had been thought that Nintendo had been planning