GameStop Exec Calls Zelda: Breath of the Wild One of the Greatest Games of the Past Decade


There’s no denying the sheer quality of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. In fact, the game has had such a positive effect on gamers that its led GameStop’s senior director of merchandising, Eric Bright, to claim The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild to be one of the best games in the last decade.

Bright’s candid thoughts on the latest Zelda title came during a recent interview with Game Rant, where the GameStop senior director discussed the success of the Nintendo Switch and the future of Nintendo’s success. During the conversation, Bright had this to say about Breath of the Wild:

“Breath of the Wild, with it being fresh and new content, has fed the Zelda lovers in all of us, so I think it will be pretty hard to match that for a while. I think Breath of the Wild will go down in history as one of the greatest games to be released in this past decade.”

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Bright went on to speak glowingly of Breath of the Wild, and even recommended that those who have the ability should pick up a copy. Bright continued:

“Nintendo is really zeroed in on [providing] high quality games, with Zelda being one of the most highly-rated games we’ve seen a while. It’s pretty much near perfect. If you haven’t played it, you should. Unbelievable that they were able to package this much in a game, and make it portable thanks to the Switch. Just an amazing game.”

Obviously, Bright isn’t the only one who feels this strongly about Breath of the Wild. The director of Overwatch recently praised the Zelda title, calling it a "masterpiece," and critics seem to agree as Breath of the Wild set a record for perfect scores on Metacritic.

It’s not surprising then to learn that nearly every gamer who picked up a Nintendo Switch also purchased Breath of the Wild. There’s little doubt at this point that the strength of the latest Zelda is boosting sales of the new Nintendo console.

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It will be interesting to see how sales of the Nintendo Switch continue as more games are released for the console. Fortunately for both Nintendo and GameStop, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is on the horizon and looks to highlight the co-op capabilities of the Switch. Bright shared his thoughts about Mario Kart on the Nintendo Switch:

“Mario Kart without a doubt will be huge. We know the interest from previous sales of Mario Kart, and we know that Mario Kart on the Switch is going to extend that.”

If Nintendo can continue producing high quality games for the Switch like Breath of the Wild, it wouldn’t be surprising to see the Nintendo Switch eventually outperform the Wii.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is available now for Nintendo Switch and Wii U.

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