Another thing I just realized is that the Nintendo Switch Lite coming out the same day as Link's Awakening continues a trend of Nintendo releasing a new system, whether it's a revision or a new console entirely, with a Zelda game. Furthermore, the revised model is releasing with a Zelda remake. Just like the New 3DS when it launched overseas in February 2015, it released with Majora's Mask 3D.


2006 - Wii/Twilight Princess
2015 - New 3DS/Majora's Mask 3D
2017 - Switch/Breath of the Wild
2019 - Switch Lite/Link's Awakening

Looks like Zelda has become the default system seller/marking tool for Nintendo.

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